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Ajay Devgn FFilms
Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2000
Founders Ajay Devgan,
Veeru Devgan
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Veeru Devgan,
Veena Devgan,
Ajay Devgan,
Kajol Devgan,
Anil Devgan
Products Films
Services Film production
Film distribution
Owner

Ajay Devgan,

Kajol
Parent Devgan Entertainment Software Limited
Subsidiaries NY VFXWAALA
Website ADF-(NY Vfx)

Ajay Devgn FFilms, also known as ADF, is an Indian film production and distribution company established by actor Ajay Devgan 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[1] named after his kids, Nysa and Yug.[2]

History[edit]

In 2000, ADF released its first film, Raju Chacha. The film starred Devgan 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 his home production All the Best: Fun Begins, which was directed by Rohit Shetty and starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu and Mugdha Godse.[3] 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$11 million),[4] 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.[5] The film supposedly created a record for its advance bookings.[6]Bol Bachchan has become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India.[7] Box Office India declared the film as a "hit"[8] and it grossed 1,580 million (US$25 million) worldwide.[9]

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.[10] Box Office India rated Son of Sardaar as a hit, and an average grosser in the overseas markets.[11][12] It went on to gross 1.5 billion (US$23 million) worldwide.[9]

In 2014, ADF produced Singham Returns. In 2016 Devgan started Shivaay which is to be the most expensive film of his production.[13]

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.[14]


Vfx (2015-present)[edit]

In October 2015, Devgn also started 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 movies like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, Dilwale and Force 2.[15]

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, Sonakshi Sinha, Juhi Chawla, 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 Devgan Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Erika Kaar, Abigail Eames National Film Award for Best Special Effects
2017 Untitled Abhinav Shukla film Films that have not yet been released Abhinav Shukla Nana Patekar Post-Production
2018 Capsule Gill Films that have not yet been released Tinu Suresh Desai Ajay Devgn Pre-Production
Untitled Pradeep Sarkar film Pradeep Sarkar Kajol Devgan Pre-Production
Untitled Nishikant Kamat film Nishikant Kamat Sanjay Dutt, Farhan Akhtar Pre-Production
2019 Taanaji Films that have not yet been released Om Raut Ajay Devgn Pre-Production
2020 Sons of Sardaar: The Battle of Saragarhi Films that have not yet been released Ajay Devgn Pre-Production [16]
VFX
Year Film Director Notes
2015 Drishyam Nishikant Kamat
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Sooraj R. Barjatya
Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Subodh Bhave Marathi Film
Tamasha Imtiaz Ali
Dilwale Rohit Shetty
Bajirao Mastani Sanjay Leela Bhansali
2016 Ranveer Chings Rohit Shetty Commercial advertisement[17]
Theri Atlee Tamil Film
Ventilator Rajesh Mapuskar Marathi Film
Force 2 Abhinay Deo
Shivaay Ajay Devgan National Film Award for Best Special Effects
Dangal Nitesh Tiwari
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai Mani Ratnam Tamil film
Baahubali: The Conclusion S. S. Rajamouli Telugu and Tamil languages
Jagga Jasoos Anurag Basu

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