Rajshri Productions

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Rajshri Productions
TypePrivate
IndustryEntertainment
Founded1962
FounderTarachand Barjatya
Headquarters,
India
ProductsFilm production
Film distribution
Television production
Websitewww.rajshri.com

Rajshri Productions Pvt. Ltd. is a film production and distribution company based in Mumbai, India, established in 1962,[1] which is primarily involved in producing Hindi films. The most successful films produced by the company include Dosti (1964), Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978), Nadiya Ke Paar (1982), Saaransh (1984), Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994). Recent projects include Piya Albela, a TV serial on Zee TV, created by Sooraj Barjatya.

History[edit]

Rajshri Productions, the film production division of Rajshri, was established in 1962. Its first release Aarti met with critical acclaimed and was screened at international film festivals. This was followed by Dosti, a non-star-cast film which became a box office success, and received the National Award for the Best Hindi Film of the Year (1964) and six Filmfare Awards.

Rajshri Productions made several more successful and critically acclaimed movies between the 1960s and 1980s including Uphaar, Geet Gaata Chal, Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, Chitchor, Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye and Saaransh. At the end of the 1980s, when the film industry experienced a slump due to the advent of home video, Rajshri was on the verge of closing down. However, the company had a hit with a musical teenage romance, Maine Pyar Kiya, directed in-house by Sooraj R. Barjatya, which saved the company from closure.[2] It became one of Indian cinema's biggest grossers, and won six Filmfare Awards including Best Film and the Most Sensational Debut of the Year for 24-year-old Salman Khan.

Salman Khan followed up the success of Maine Pyar Kiya with Rajshri blockbusters Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Hum Saath Saath Hain. Hum Aapke Hain Koun remains one of the highest grossing releases in the history of Indian cinema, and won the National Award for the most popular film providing wholesome entertainment, as well as eight Filmfare Awards and six Screen Awards, including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Director.

Television[edit]

Digital[edit]

In November 2006, Rajshri Productions launched a broadband entertainment portal, Rajshri.com, offering streaming and downloads of various forms of content including movies, music videos, concerts, and documentaries.[3] The digital content is from its own production house and others.

Offices[edit]

Rajshri Productions have offices in various Indian cities such as Mumbai, Rajkot, Hubli, Kolkata, Patna, Cuttack, Siliguri, Kathiar, Bhusawal, Nagpur, Raipur, Indore, Jaipur, Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Jalandhar, Vijayawada, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ernakulam and various others.

Awards[edit]

Filmography for productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajshri - India's Leading Entertainment Studios since 1947". rajshri. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Sooraj Bhajatya's superhit film Maine Pyar Kiya saves Rajshri Productions". India Today. 15 May 1990. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. ^ Aminah Sheikh (1 February 2007). "Bollywood films now a click away". Rediff.com. Mumbai. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  4. ^ "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 20 July 2018.

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