Rajshri Productions

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Rajshri Productions
TypePrivate
IndustryEntertainment
Founded1947
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 1947,[1] which is primarily involved in producing Hindi films.[2] 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) Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Vivah (2006) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015). It has produced successful shows like Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli, and Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara.

History[edit]

Rajshri Productions, the film production division of Rajshri, was established in 1947. Its first release Aarti met with critical acclaim 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.[3] 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.[4] 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[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1962 Aarti Phani Majumdar
1964 Dosti Satyen Bose
1966 Suraj T. Prakash Rao
1967 Taqdeer A. Salaam
1970 Jeevan Mrityu Satyen Bose
1971 Uphaar Sudhendu Roy
1972 Mere Bhaiya Satyen Bose
Piya Ka Ghar Basu Chatterjee
1973 Saudagar Sudhendu Roy
Honeymoon Hiren Nag
1975 Toofan Kedar Kapoor
Geet Gaata Chal Hiren Nag
1976 Tapasya Anil Ganguly
Chitchor Basu Chatterjee
1977 Paheli Prashant Nanda
Alibaba Marjinaa Kedar Kapoor
Agent Vinod Deepak Bahry
Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye Lekh Tandon
1978 Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se Hiren Nag
1979 Sunayana Hiren Nag
Shikshaa S. Ramanathan
Sawan Ko Aane Do Kanak Mishra
Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin Satyen Bose
Gopal Krishna Vijay Sharma
Raadha Aur Seeta Vijay Kapoor
Tarana Deepak Bahry
Naiyya Prashant Nanda
1980 Payal Ki Jhankaar Satyen Bose
Manokaamnaa Kedar Kapoor
Maan Abhiman Hiren Nag
Jazbaat Sooraj Prakash
Ek Baar Kaho Lekh Tandon
Humkadam Anil Ganguly
1981 Jiyo To Aise Jiyo Kanak Mishra
1982 Nadiya Ke Paar Govind Moonis
Tumhare Bina Satyen Bose
Sun Sajna Chander Bahl
1983 Sun Meri Laila Chander H. Bahl
Dard-E-Dil Suraj Prakash
1984 Rakt Bandhan Rajat Rakshit
Abodh Hiren Nag
Saaransh Mahesh Bhatt
Phulwari Mukul Datt
1986 Babul Govind Moonis
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Sooraj Barjatya
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun
1999 Hum Saath Saath Hain
2002 Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe Mohan Singh Rathore
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Sooraj Barjatya
2004 Uuf Kya Jadoo Mohabbat Hai..! Manoj J. Bhatia
2006 Vivah Sooraj Barjatya
2008 Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi Kaushik Gatak written by Sooraj Barjatya
2010 Isi Life Mein Vidhi Kasliwal
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! S. Manasvi
Jaana Pehchana Sachin Pilgaonkar
2014 Samrat & Co. Kaushik Gatak
2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Sooraj Barjatya
2016 Dawat E Shaadi Syed Hussain Urdu film
2019 Hum Chaar Abhishek Dixit
2022 Uunchai Sooraj Barjatya

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajshri - India's Leading Entertainment Studios since 1947". rajshri. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Rajshri Productions PVT LTD Information - Rajshri Productions PVT LTD Company Profile, Rajshri Productions PVT LTD News on The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Sooraj Bhajatya's superhit film Maine Pyar Kiya saves Rajshri Productions". India Today. 15 May 1990. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  4. ^ Aminah Sheikh (1 February 2007). "Bollywood films now a click away". Rediff.com. Mumbai. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "42nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 20 July 2018.

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