Luv Ranjan

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Luv Ranjan
Born
OccupationDirector, writer
Years active2011 – present

Luv Ranjan is an Indian film director, writer and producer. He was born in Ghaziabad district, Uttar Pradesh.[1] He has directed films such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Sonu ke Titu Ki Sweety, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 and Akaash Vani.[2] He is an alumnus of St. Paul's Academy, Ghaziabad.

Early life[edit]

After finishing his schooling from St. Paul's Academy, Ghaziabad, he studied at the prestigious Hindu College, Delhi University.

Directing[edit]

He began his career as a Director in 2011 with the film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama produced by Abhishek Pathak, Panorama Studios & Viacom18 Motion Pictures which starred newcomers Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Ishita Raj Sharma, Sonnalli Seygall, Divyendu Sharma and Raayo S. Bakhirta. The film, a romantic comedy which depicts the life of three young bachelors has attained a cult status amongst the youth of India.[3] In 2013, he wrote and directed Akaash Vani, reuniting him with Aaryan and Bharucha. Two years later, in 2015, he co-wrote and directed the sequel of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 starring Aaryan, Bharucha, Sunny Singh, Ishita Raj Sharma, Omkar Kapoor and Sonnalli Seygall. The sequel too received much appreciation and performed well at the box office.[4] [5] He directed the blockbuster Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in 2018. The film performed exceedingly well at the box office and gained commercial acclaim.[6]

Producing[edit]

He turned to production in 2012 with his childhood friend and co-producer, Ankur Garg and founded their company Luv Films. In 2016, he produced Life Sahi Hai, an Indian coming of age comedy web-series created by Tarun Jain. He directed and co-produced comedy film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety along with Ankur Garg and in collaboration with T-Series starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh.[7] It emerged as a commercial success and ranks as one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of 2018.

His 2019 films include Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh starrer urban romcom film De De Pyaar De, Hansal Mehta’s social comedy Turram Khan starring Rajkumar Rao and Nushrat Bharucha[8] and Jai Mummy Di starring Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall directed by Navjot Gulati which will release soon.[9]

His releases for 2020 include Malang (film) starring Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani and Kunal Khemu directed by Mohit Suri, the film is slated to release on 14th February, 2020 and his own directorial starring Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor which will release on 25 December 2020.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Yes Yes
2013 Akaash Vani Yes Yes
2015 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Yes
2016 Life Sahi Hai Yes Web series
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Yes Yes Yes
2019 De De Pyaar De Yes Yes
Jai Mummy Di Yes
Turram Khan Yes
2020 Malang Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Luv-Ranjan-teams-up-with-Bhushan-Kumar-for-a-romcom/articleshow/55263070.cms
  2. ^ "Luv Ranjan gears up for sequel to Pyaar Ka Punchnama". Indian Express. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Luv Ranjan makes bollywood debut through Pyaar Ka Punchnama". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Pyaar ka Punchnama soon to be on floor". Mid Day. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 review". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety a blockbuster movies of 2018". business-standard.
  7. ^ "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety". business-standard.
  8. ^ "Turram Khan upcoming comedy movie". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Jai Mummy Di". Indian Express.
  10. ^ "Malang". First Post.

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