Geetha Arts

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Geetha Arts
Industry Entertainment
Founded Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in 1972
Headquarters Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Key people
Allu Aravind
Allu Arjun
Allu Sirish
Products Films
Owner Allu Aravind
  • Geetha Film Distributors
  • Geetha Arts Digital

Geetha Arts (Telugu: గీతా ఆర్ట్స్) is an Indian film production and distribution company established in 1972 by Allu Aravind, brother-in-law of Chiranjeevi. The company is based in Hyderabad and had produced films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages.

Geetha Arts though came to be known for its big-budget blockbusters, the company marked its beginning by producing a small-budget movie Banthrotu Bharya in 1974. The company delivered several successful projects from the beginning, the film Vijetha , a family drama starring Chiranjeevi set the trend of blockbusters for Geetha Arts. Since then, Geetha Arts has made movies mostly featuring superstars such as Chiranjeevi, Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Pawan Kalyan, Allu Arjun and Ram Charan.

After consolidating the film production business, Geetha Arts expanded its presence into film distribution, exhibition and digital content. In the highly fragmented and unorganized industry, Geetha Arts is one of the few players that has streamlined its business and evolve into an integrated film conglomerate.

Film production[edit]

Geetha Arts has produced some of the biggest hits in Telugu cinema such as Pasivadi Praanam (1987), Athaki Yamudu Ammaiki Mogudu (1989), Rowdy Alludu (1991), Master (1997), Annayya (1999), Jalsa (2008) and Magadheera (2009), some of which were co-productions with its partners Leo Entertainment and Sai Ram Arts.

As a production house, Geetha Arts has been gaining popularity in the last few years. Jalsa, a Telugu film starring Pawan Kalyan grossed $10 million at the box office. It was the biggest hit of 2008 and the second highest grosser amongst Telugu films. Our next – Ghajini, a Bollywood movie starring Aamir Khan grossed over $45 million at box office, making it the highest grossing Indian film. The smashing blockbuster Magadheera, a big-budget swords and sandal epic that grossed $25 million at the box office. The movie was not only the highest-grossing Telugu film ever, but the highest grossing Indian movie in 2009. The movie is a crown jewel in Telugu cinema for two reasons. Magadheera unlocked the box office potential of Telugu films by doing numbers that only a few big-budget Bollywood blockbusters can match. Secondly, with its Hollywoodesque grandeur, special effects and action episodes it showed the Telugu cinema can churn out films of international standards.


Year Film Director Notes
1974 Banthrotu Bharya Dasari Narayana Rao
1975 Devude Digivaste Dasari Narayana Rao
1979 Maavullo Mahasivudu Raja Chandra
1982 Yamakinkarudu Raj Bharat
1982 Shubhalekha K. Vishwanath
1984 Hero Vijaya Bapineedu
1985 Vijetha A. Kodandarami Reddy
1987 Pasivadi Pranam A. Kodandarami Reddy
1987 Aradhana Bharathiraja
1987 Chakravarthy Ravi Raja Pinisetty
1988 Nyayam Kosam Ravi Raja Pinisetty
1989 Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu A. Kodandarami Reddy
1991 Rowdy Alludu K. Raghavendra Rao
1993 Mechanic Alludu B. Gopal
1996 Pelli Sandadi Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao co-produced with C. Ashwini Dutt & K. Raghavendra Rao
1996 Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi E. V. V. Satyanarayana
1997 Master Suresh Krissna
1998 Paradesi Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao co-produced with C. Ashwini Dutt & K. Raghavendra Rao
1999 Annayya Mutyala Subbayya
2001 Daddy Suresh Krishna
2003 Pellam Oorelithe S. V. Krishna Reddy co-produced with C. Ashwini Dutt under "Siri Media Arts"
2003 Gangotri K. Raghavendra Rao co-produced with C. Ashwini Dutt & K. Raghavendra Rao

Marking as KRR's 100th Film

2003 Johnny Pawan Kalyan
2005 Andarivaadu Srinu Vaitla
2006 Happy A. Karunakaran
2008 Jalsa Trivikram Srinivas Santosham Best Film Award
2009 Magadheera S.S. Rajamouli National Film Award for Best Special Effects
Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu
CineMAA Award for Best Film
Santosham Best Film Award
2011 100% Love Sukumar
2011 Badrinaath V. V. Vinayak
2014 Kotha Janta Maruthi Dasari
2015 Darling Sam Anton co-produced with Studio Green
2015 Bale Bale Magadivoy Maruthi Dasari
2016 Sarainodu Boyapati Srinu

Hindi cinema[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1990 Pratibandh Ravi Raja Pinisetty
1994 The Gentleman Mahesh Bhatt
1997 Mere Sapno Ki Rani K. Raghavendra Rao
2000 Kunwara David Dhawan
2002 Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai K. Murali Mohan Rao
2003 Calcutta Mail Sudhir Mishra
2008 Ghajini A.R. Murugadoss Stardust Hottest New Film Award

Tamil cinema[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1989 Mappillai Rajasekhar
1997 Ninaithen Vandhai K. Selva Bharathy
2014 Darling Sam Anton

Film distribution[edit]


Geetha is now expanding into the next arm of the movie business –film exhibition. The pilot for this was done in Rajahmundry. Geetha Arts has acquired an existing cinema – Apsara, refurbished it with a multiplex environment and relaunched it as "Geetha Apsara". Geetha-Apsara redefined movie-going experience in small-town Andhra Pradesh, by providing great facilities and blockbuster movies at an affordable price. With the success at Rajahmundry, Geetha is actively looking at opportunities to further expand its exhibition business in other towns of Andhra Pradesh as well. And they set up a mini multiplex in Bhimavaram which is famous for Royyala Cheruvulu and Vintage Andhra village culture.


Over the last 15 years, Geetha Film Distributors (GFD), a subsidiary of Geetha Arts has released over 300 Telugu, Hindi and English films in Andhra Pradesh and is one of the leading distributors in the state. Geetha Arts is one company in Andhra Pradesh that has a studio-style functioning of having a production wing along with distribution channels. Over the years, GFD has earned a reputation of being a highly transparent company serving small and big producers, all alike.Geetha Film Distributors (GFD), a wholly owned subsidiary of Allu Entertainment Private Limited. Ghajini 2008 was biggest Hit in Geetha Arts distribution which collected 115 crore (US$17 million) domestic nett.The rights of domestic markets were bought for 53 crore (US$7.9 million).[2]


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