Illuminati Films

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Illuminati Films
Private Limited Company
Founded 2009
Founder Saif Ali Khan
Dinesh Vijan
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Saif Ali Khan
Products Film production
Services Production
Distribution

Illuminati Films is an Indian motion picture production, based in Mumbai. The company was founded in 2009 by Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and producer Dinesh Vijan, with its first release Love Aaj Kal (2009) becoming a major commercial and critical success.[1][2]

History[edit]

The company's first release was marked by the romantic drama Love Aaj Kal, which released in 2009. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film portrays the feeling of pure love which never changes over time, although the perspective of realizing one's soulmate has changed. It received mostly positive reviews by critics and became the second highest-grossing film of the year.[3][4] Following Love Aaj Kal, Illuminati Films released its second project, Agent Vinod, an action thriller directed by Sriram Raghavan. Upon release, the film opened to mixed reviews and under-performed at the box office.[5] Homi Adajania's Cocktail, which released on 13 July 2012, marked the production company's third project. The film received predominantly favorable reviews and was a box office success. As of September, 2014, it was announced that Khan and Vijayan had decided to mutually part ways, their last co-production being Arif Ali's Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. Khan now remains as the sole producer of the production house.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Cast Notes
2009 Love Aaj Kal Imtiaz Ali Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Film
2012 Agent Vinod Sriram Raghavan Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Adil Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Prem Chopra, Ram Kapoor
2012 Cocktail Homi Adajania Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani
2013 Go Goa Gone Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta
2014 Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Arif Ali Armaan Jain, Deeksha Seth, Nikita Dutta
2014 Happy Ending Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. Saif Ali Khan, Ranvir Shorey, Ileana D'Cruz, Kalki Koechlin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gajjar, Manish (2008-04-18). "Saif Ali Khan turns producer". BBC. 
  2. ^ "Love Aaj Kal grosses Rs 62 cr worldwide". The Economic Times. Aug 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Box Office 2009". BoxOfficeIndia.com. Retrieved January 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Love Aaj Kal highest grosser of 2009". The Times of India. Aug 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ishaqzaade Tops Kahaani First Week". BoxOfficeIndia.com. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  6. ^ "Split wide open". Mumbai Mirror. 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 

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