RSVP Movies

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RSVP Movies
Private
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedMumbai, Maharashtra, India in 2014
FounderRonnie Screwvala
Headquarters,
Key people
Ronnie Screwvala
ProductsFilm production
OwnerRonnie Screwvala
WebsiteRSVP Movies

RSVP Movies is an Indian film production company established by Ronnie Screwvala in 2014. Love per Square Foot, starring Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar, was the first film produced under RSVP's banner. The film was released on 14 February 2018 and was screened at Beijing International Film Festival 2019.[1][2]

Establishment[edit]

In 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired UTV Motion Pictures. In 2017, Ronnie Screwvala re-entered the entertainment business with RSVP and produced Love per Square Foot which was digitally released on Netflix in 2018.[3][4]

Films[edit]

RSVP went digital with Anand Tiwari’s directorial Love per Square Foot (2018), starring Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar. RSVP produced Lust Stories (2018), an anthology film consisting of four short films from four directors, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar. The film has an ensemble cast including Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Kiara Advani, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Neha Dhupia, and Sanjay Kapoor.

In 2018, RSVP produced Akarsh Khurana's directorial debut Karwaan (2018), starring Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar.[5] RSVP collaborated with Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films for Pihu (2017), which premiered at 2017 International Film Festival of India and screened at the Fajr International Film Festival.[6] The film's official trailer was released on 24th October 2018 and was released theatrically in November 2018.[7]

RSVP collaborated with Guy in the Sky Pictures and produced Kedarnath (2018) starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan.[8] RSVP produced the directorial debut of Aditya Dhar, Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), starring Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, and Yami Gautam. The film got listed in the top ten Hindi films with the highest domestic net collection and won four National Film Awards including Best Director and Best Actor.[9][10] In 2019, RSVP produced Sonchiriya, directed by Abhishek Chaubey and starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana.[11] Vasan Bala's Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2019) starring Abhimanyu Dassani and Radhika Madan was also produced under RSVP's banner. The film premiered at Midnight Madness section of 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and won the People's Choice Award. The film was also screened at 2018 JIO Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image Film Festival.[12]

Upcoming projects of RSVP are, The Sky Is Pink starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, and Zaira Wasim which is going to be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2019,[13][14] Bhangra Paa Le featuring Sunny Kaushal and Raat Akeli Hai starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, and Shweta Tripathi Sharma.[15][16] RSVP has also announced three more projects, Natkhat, a short film co-produced with Vidya Balan, Rashmi Rocket,starring Taapsee Pannu and directed by Akarsh Khurana and Sam Manekshaw, starring Vicky Kaushal and directed by Meghna Gulzar.[17][18][19][20]

Filmography[edit]

Year Name Director
2018 Love per Square Foot Anand Tiwari
Lust Stories Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar
Karwaan Akarsh Khurana
Kedarnath Abhishek Kapoor
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike Aditya Dhar
Sonchiriya Abhishek Chaubey
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota Vasan Bala
The Sky Is Pink dagger Shonali Bose
2020 Rashmi Rocket dagger Akarsh Khurana
Ghost Stories dagger Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP launches seven directors". Mumbai Mirror. 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP launches seven directors". The Economic Times. 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Six years after selling UTV, Ronnie Screwvala dons the producer's hat". Business Standard. 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Netflix Boards Debut Film From Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP". Variety. 26 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP Launches Seven Directors". Indiawest. 12 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Pihu Trailer Showcases The Terrifying Tale Of A Two-Year-Old Trapped Alone". NDTV. 24 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Pihu Trailer Showcases The Terrifying Tale Of A Two-Year-Old Trapped Alone". NDTV. 24 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Kedarnath: Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP comes on board as producer of Sara Ali Khan-Sushant Singh Rajput starrer". The Indian Express. 12 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Uri: The Surgical Strike box office collection — Vicky Kaushal's action film crosses Rs 100 cr mark". Firstpost. 21 January 2019.
  10. ^ "National Film Awards 2019: Full list of winners 'Andhadhun', 'Uri:The Surgical Strike' bag awards". The Hindu. 9 August 2019.
  11. ^ "'Sonchiriya' Review: There Was Great Potential Here, but…". Indiawest. 2 March 2019.
  12. ^ "'Mard Ko Dard Nahi hota' creates history at TIFF". United News Of India. 17 September 2018.
  13. ^ "'The Sky is Pink' set for world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019". Business Standard. 23 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Priyanka Chopra's The Sky Is Pink goes on floors". The Indian Express. 22 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Dance movie 'Bhangra Paa Le', starring Sunny Kaushal and Rukshar Dhillon, in the works". Scroll.in. 22 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui wraps up shooting for Raat Akeli Hai". Hindustan Times. 29 April 2019.
  17. ^ "On Manekshaw's death anniversary, Meghna Gulzar announces 'Sam'; Vicky Kaushal to play Field Marshal". The Economic Times. 27 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Vidya Balan turns producer for short film 'Natkhat'". The News Today (India). 24 July 2019.
  19. ^ "First look: Vicky Kaushal to play Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in Meghna Gulzar's film". India Today. 27 June 2019.
  20. ^ url=https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/rashmi-rocket-first-look-taapsee-pannu-make-a-run-for-it-5950425/lite/ | date = 30 August 2019 | publisher = Indian Express Limited

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