Clean Slate Filmz

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Clean Slate Filmz
TypePrivate
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedOctober 2013
FounderAnushka Sharma
Karnesh Sharma[1]
Headquarters,
Key people
Karnesh Sharma
ProductsFilms, Web Series
ServicesFilm production, distribution
Websitehttps://cleanslatefilmz.com

Clean Slate Filmz (Previously known as Clean Slate Films) is an Indian film production and distribution company established by actress Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Sharma [2][3][4] in October 2013.[5] Based in Mumbai, it mainly produces and distributes Hindi films and web series.

Early Years[edit]

Co-founded in September 2013 by Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Ssharma, Clean Slate Filmz was set up with the single-minded intention of producing movies that the sibling duo "believe in and the audience loves, while backing exciting hot new talent." Karnesh added, "Our first project, NH10 is taking shape so well, that it gave us a lot of confidence to put things into 5th gear under our banner."[5][6]

Their debut venture, the crime-thriller NH10 was a co-production between Clean Slate Filmz and Phantom Films, distributed by Eros International. The film dealt with a married couple in Gurgaon who decide to take a road trip, and instead endanger their lives by intervening in an incident of honor killing. Anushka Sharma played the lead role alongside actor Neil Bhoopalam, Darshan Kumar and Deepti Naval. The film was directed by Navdeep Singh, and written by Sudip Sharma. Released on 13 March 2015, on a budget of about US$2.1 million,[7] NH10 was declared a sleeper hit, raking in approximately US$5.1 million worldwide at the box office.[8] The film was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival where it was warmly received and widely appreciated.[9]

Further productions[edit]

Following the success of their maiden production venture NH10, Clean Slate Filmz released their next production Phillauri, a romantic comedy directed by Anshai Lal and starring Anushka Sharma in the lead alongside Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada. It opened to positive to mixed reviews and was a modest box office success.

They next produced Pari, a supernatural horror film directed by Prosit Roy in his debut. It stars Anushka Sharma, with Parambrata Chatterjee, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Rajat Kapoor and Mansi Multani featuring in supporting roles. The film received generally positive reviews for Sharma's performance and praising for the makers for doing a movie on this genre.

Clean Slate Filmz next produced a web series, a cop drama titled Paatal Lok, written and created by Sudip Sharma. The series is in collaboration with Amazon and was hosted on Amazon Prime on 15 May 2020 to positive reviews.[10]

The same year, their production Bulbbul, which released on Netflix on 24 June 2020, received positive reviews[11] from the critics and the audience with a particular praise for its stand on feminism,[12] visual effects, background music, and performance of the leads, especially Tripti Dimri.[13]

Their latest production Mai: A Mother's Rage Released on 15 April 2022 on Netflix. The series, created by Atul Mongia and directed by Anshai Lal, follows a story of a grieving mother who discovers the criminals behind her daughter's tragic death, and transforms from meek to merciless to get the real cause behind death.

Clean Slate Filmz be producing two Netflix films. The first one is titled Qala[14] which will be the debut of Irrfan's son Babil Khan in films. The second film is titled Chakda 'Xpress, a biopic about cricketer Jhulan Goswami which will be portrayed by Anushka Sharma.[15]

Productions[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Films[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor
2015 NH10 Navdeep Singh Eros International
2017 Phillauri Anshai Lal Fox Star Studios
2018 Pari Prosit Roy Pooja Entertainment
Zee Studios International
2020 Bulbbul Anvita Dutt Netflix
2022 Qala Anvita Dutt Netflix
2023 Chakda ’Xpress dagger Prosit Roy Netflix

Television[edit]

Year Title Creator Network
2020-present Paatal Lok Sudip Sharma Amazon Prime Video
2022 Mai: A Mother's Rage Atul Mongia Netflix

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Karnesh Sharma is making sure his name adds up to a success number". 27 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Anushka Sharma wants to take risks as producer". 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Anushka Sharma: Transformation from actor to producer is wonderful". India Today. 20 April 2015.
  4. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (31 October 2013). "Anushka Sharma turns producer with NH 10 : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama".
  5. ^ a b "Anushka Sharma starts shooting for 'NH10'". Zee News. 17 January 2014. Archived from the original on 20 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  6. ^ "After 'NH-10', Anushka Sharma flags off her second production". IBN Live. 22 October 2014. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  7. ^ "NH10 Opens Better Than Queen, Kahaani, Tanu Weds Manu; Equals Mardaani". Koimoi. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Box-Office Verdicts Of Major Bollywood Releases Of 2015". Koimoi. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Anushka to attend screening of NH10 in Beijing Film festival". Deccan Herald. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ Team, Koimoi com (11 October 2018). "After NH10 & Pari, Anushka Sharma To Now Produce A Web Series!".
  11. ^ "'Bulbbul' Review: Anushka Sharma's Haunting Horror Production Gets Thumbs Up From Audience". www.mensxp.com. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  12. ^ "A feminist fable". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Bulbbul Twitter Review: Tripti Dimri leaves fans in awe of her screen presence and acting skills — read tweets". Bollywood Life. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Babil Khan's debut film 'Qala' announced, Irrfan Khan's son to star opposite Tripti Dimri in Anushka Sharma production". Daily News and Analysis. 10 April 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Anushka-Sharma-Preps-For-Chakda-Express-". Indian Express. 23 February 2022. Retrieved 24 February 2022.