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Ajay Devgn Ffilms
Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2000
Founders Veeru Devgan
Ajay Devgn
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Ajay Devgan
Products Films
Services Film production
Film distribution
Owner Ajay Devgn
Subsidiaries NY VFXWAALA
Website ADF Films,
ADF-(NY Vfx)

Ajay Devgn Ffilms is an Indian film production and distribution company established by actor Ajay Devgn in 2000. Based in Mumbai, it mainly produces and distributes Hindi films.

In 2015, Ajay Devgn has also started a Vfx company called NY VFXWAALA named after his kids, Nysa and Yug.[1]

History[edit]

In 2000, ADF released its first film, Raju Chacha. The film starred Devgn himself as the lead actor and his wife Kajol as the lead actress. Raju Chacha received mixed reviews but grossed Rs 82.5 million at the box office.

In 2008, Devgn co-produced the drama U Me Aur Hum, which marked his directorial debut. Devgn also played the lead role in the film, sharing the screen again with Kajol. The film was written by Devgn himself and three other writers. Critical reception was generally positive, with Taran Adarsh giving the film 4 out of 5 stars and describing it as "A well-made, absorbing love story that's high on emotional quotient".

In 2009, Devgn released and acted in his home production All the Best: Fun Begins, which was directed by Rohit Shetty and also starring, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu and Mugdha Godse.[2] The film was released on 16 October 2009 and received positive response from critics. It was rated a hit in India, and is the ninth highest grossing Bollywood film of 2009.

In 2012, Devgn starred in Rohit Shetty's romantic action comedy film Bol Bachchan, which was a joint production by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd and also featured Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Prachi Desai in lead roles. The film, made on a budget of 700 million (US$9.7 million),[3] is an official remake of the popular 1979 film Gol Maal. The film was released on 6 July 2012 in around 2,575 screens worldwide with 2,700 prints. It received mixed reviews from critics but enjoyed a good opening at the box office.[4] The film supposedly created a record for its advance bookings.[5] Bol Bachchan has become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India.[6] Box Office India declared the film as a "hit"[7] and it grossed 1,580 million (US$22 million) worldwide.[8]

That same year Devgn starred in Ashwni Dhir's romantic action comedy film, Son of Sardaar, which was a joint production by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, also featuring Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Juhi Chawla in lead roles. The film was released on 13 November 2012. Whilst having competition with the Yash Raj film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Son of Sardaar managed to do very well at the box office worldwide.[9] Box Office India rated Son of Sardaar as a hit, and an average grosser in the overseas markets.[10][11] It went on to gross 1.5 billion (US$21 million) worldwide.[8]

In 2014, ADF produced Singham Returns starring Devgn and Kareena Kapoor. In 2016 Devgn produced and starred in Shivaay which is to be the most expensive film of his production.[12]

In June 2017, it's reported that ADF will make a Television serial based on the life of Baba Ramdev and his success with Patanjali Ayurved.[13]

In late December 2017, ADF collaborated with Fox Star Studios to produce Total Dhamaal starring Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor .[14][15]

In January 2018, ADF announced film Helicopter Eela that has Kajol Devgan in the lead role.[16]

NY VFXWAALA[edit]

In October 2015, Devgn established visual effects company called NY VFXWAALA named after his kids, Nysa and Yug. Apart from home productions, his VFX team has been involved with many major films, such as Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, Dilwale and Force 2.[17] The company won the Best Special Effects award at the 64th National Film Awards for the film Shivaay (2016).[18]

Production[edit]

Films
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Cast Notes
1999 Hindustan Ki Kasam Veeru Devgan Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Sushmita Sen Produced under 'Devgan Films'
1999 Dil Kya Kare Prakash Jha Ajay Devgan, Kajol Devgan, Mahima Chaudhry Produced under 'Devgan Films'
2000 Raju Chacha Anil Devgan Ajay Devgan, Kajol Devgan, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt
2005 Blackmail Anil Devgan Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Priyanka Chopra
2008 U Me Aur Hum Ajay Devgan Ajay Devgan, Kajol Devgan
2009 All the Best: Fun Begins Rohit Shetty Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu
2012 Bol Bachchan Rohit Shetty Ajay Devgn, Asin, Abhishek Bachchan
Son of Sardar Ashwni Dhir Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt
2014 Singham Returns Rohit Shetty Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan
Vitti Dandu Ganesh Dilip, Mrunal, Ashok Marathi film
2016 Parched Leena Yadav Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla
Shivaay Ajay Devgn Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Erika Kaar, Abigail Eames National Film Award for Best Special Effects
2018 Aapla Manus Satish Rajwade Nana Patekar, Sumeet Raghavan Marathi film
Helicopter Eela Pradeep Sarkar Kajol Devgan, Neha Dhupia
Total Dhamaal Films that have not yet been released Indra Kumar Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Boman Irani, Esha Gupta, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaaferi Scheduled for 7 December 2018.
2019 Turram Khan Films that have not yet been released Hansal Mehta Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Bharucha Filming
Taanaji - The Unsung Warrior Films that have not yet been released Om Raut Ajay Devgn, Jagapati Babu Filming ;
Scheduled for 22 November 2019
VFX
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Cast Notes
2014 Singham Returns Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan
2015 Drishyam Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor
Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Sachin Pilgaonkar, Shankar Mahadevan, Subodh Bhave Marathi Film
Tamasha Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
Dilwale Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol Devgan, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon
Bajirao Mastani Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone
2016 Ranveer Chings Ranveer Singh, Tamannaah Commercial advertisement[19]
Theri Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson Tamil Film
Ventilator Ashutosh Gowariker Marathi Film
Force 2 John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha
Shivaay Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal National Film Award for Best Special Effects
Dangal Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari Tamil film
Baahubali: The Conclusion Prabhas, Anushka Shetty Telugu and Tamil languages
Jagga Jasoos Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Baadshaho Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Vidyut Jammwal
Mersal Vijay, Nithya Menen, Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal, Tamil film
Golmaal Again Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Kunal Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade
Secret Superstar Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim
2018 Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Suriya, Keerthi Suresh Tamil film
Padmavat Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor
Raid Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz
Sanju Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza Digital Clean Ups.
Odiyan Mohanlal, Prakash Raj Malayalam film
Total Dhamaal Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Boman Irani, Esha Gupta, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaaferi
Television
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Network Notes
2002–2004 Devi Sony Entertainment Television Produced under Devgan Software and Entertainment
2018 Swami Ramdev - Ek Sangharsh Discovery Jeet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajay Devgn kick starts NY VFXWAALA, a division of Ajay Devgn Films"
  2. ^ "Trailer Preview and synopsis of All The Best – Fun Begins Movie"
  3. ^ "'Bol Bachchan' crosses Rs 50 crore mark". ibnlive.in. 10 July 2012.
  4. ^ Bol Bachchan Has Good First Day
  5. ^ "Bol Bachchan gets record advance bookings". The Times Of India. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Fastest to the Century: Barfi! In 17 Days". Boxofficeindia. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Box Office Earnings 06/06/12 – 12/07/12 (Nett Collections in Ind Rs)". boxofficeindia. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Top Ten Worldwide Grossers 2012". Boxofficeindia. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Ajay Devgn takes on Shah Rukh Khan!". Daily News and Aanlysis. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Jab Tak Hai Jaan SUPER HIT Son of Sardaar HIT". boxofficeindia. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Jab Tak Hai Jaan BLOCKBUSTER Son of Sardaar AVERAGE". Boxofficeindia. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Shivay to be Ajay Devgn Productions' most expensive film"
  13. ^ "Ajay Devgn to make a biopic on the life of Baba Ramdev"
  14. ^ "Ajay Devgn to co-produce Total Dhamaal"
  15. ^ "Total Dhamaal: Anil Kapoor-Madhuri Dixit-Ajay Devgn's film to release on this day"
  16. ^ "Kajol's film 'Eela' gets a release date"
  17. ^ "Visual effects: Here's how Ajay Devgn is the common link between 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Dilwale'"
  18. ^ Sharma, Priyanka (7 April 2017). "Ajay Devgn on Shivaay's National Award win: Not surprised, it is well deserved". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Ajay Devgn has a hand in the making of Ranveer Ching"

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