Vishesh Films

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Vishesh Films
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1986
Headquarters,
Key people
Mukesh Bhatt
ProductsMotion pictures
OwnerMahesh Bhatt
Mukesh Bhatt
Vishesh Bhatt
Websitewww.visheshfilms.com

Vishesh Films is an Indian film company[1] founded in 1986 and currently owned by Mukesh Bhatt. Vishesh Films is one of the most successful Indian film production houses.[citation needed] The production company is named after Vishesh Bhatt, the son of Mukesh Bhatt.[2]

History[edit]

In 1987 Mukesh Bhatt turned producer when he set up his own banner, "Vishesh Films", naming it after his son Vishesh Bhatt. He went on to become one of the most recognised banners of the Indian film industry in the coming decade, giving both serious productions (along with his brother Mahesh who directed these films) – like Daddy (1989), launching his niece Pooja Bhatt as a movie actress, — as well as commercial romantic hits like Kabza (1987), Aashiqui (1990) and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), in which he cast Pooja with actor Aamir Khan. He next produced Sadak (1991) which remains his highest grossing work, which was also directed by his brother Mahesh Bhatt under the banner Vishesh Films. He won critical acclaim for Sir (1993), which saw Pooja Bhatt act with Naseeruddin Shah along with the hit Criminal (1995) it.

He went on to produce the film Tadipaar. Following this, he produced dramas like Dastak (1996), the debut film of Miss Universe 1994-turned-actress Sushmita Sen, and Tamanna (1997),. In 1998 his brother Mahesh Bhatt directed his last directorial venture Zakhm (1998) returned to the censor board because of right-wing pressure critical of its references to the Mumbai riots of 1993 and joined Mukesh Bhatt's production house as a full-time creative head of "Vishesh Films". Thereafter, the Bhatt brothers joined hands and churned out stories and screenplays for over twenty films, many of which were box-office successes, like Dushman, Raaz, Murder (2004), Gangster (2006), Woh Lamhe (2006), Murder 2 (2011), Jism 2 (2012) and Murder 3 (2013).

Vishesh Films is known for producing small budget commercially successful films and great music.[3] They produced thrillers like Raaz, Jism, Murder and Gangster all of which were major commercial successes. They further produced Zeher, Awarapan and Jannat. While the first two were moderate successes, the latter emerged a Super Hit. They then began producing quasi sequels and have given the maximum number of franchises to Indian Cinema.[4] For 30 years Mukesh along with his brother Mahesh produced movies under the banner of Vishesh films. However owing to differences between the brothers, Mukesh Bhatt took over Vishesh films and in May 2021, it was publicly announced that Mahesh Bhatt was no more associated with the firm.[5]

Filmography[edit]

The following is a list of films produced under the banner Vishesh Films India PVT. LTD. of Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt

Timeline 1986–2000[edit]

Release date Title CBFC rating Director Writer Composer Lyricist Cast
1988 May 20 Kabzaa U Mahesh Bhatt Salim Khan Rajesh Roshan Amrita Singh

Raj Babbar Sanjay Dutt

1989 February 08 Daddy U Suraj Sanim Rajesh Roshan Anupam Kher

Pooja Bhatt Manohar Singh Raj Zutshi

1990 July 13 Jurm A Salim Khan Rajesh Roshan Indeevar

Payam Sayeedi

Meenakshi Sheshadri

Sangeeta Bijlani Vinod Khanna

August 17 Aashiqui U Akash Khurana

Robin Bhatt

Nadeem-Shravan Sameer, Rani Malik & Madan Pal Rahul Roy

Anu Agarwal Deepak Tijori

1991 July 3 Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin U Robin Bhatt

Sharad Joshi

Nadeem-Shravan Faiz Anwar Aamir Khan

Anupam Kher Pooja Bhatt Tiku Talsania

December 3 Sadak A Robin Bhatt Nadeem-Shravan Pooja Bhatt

Sanjay Dutt

1992 September 18 Junoon A Robin Bhatt Nadeem-Shravan Avinash Wadhawan

Pooja Bhatt Bhatt Rahul Roy

1993 Jaanam U Vikram Bhatt Anu Malik Paresh Rawal

Pooja Bhatt Rahul Roy

July 9 Sir U/A Mahesh Bhatt Jay Dixit Anu Malik Atul Agnihotri

Naseeruddin Shah Pooja Bhatt

December 17 Tadipaar U Mahesh Bhatt Nadeem-Shravan Anupam Kher

Gulshan Grover Juhi Chawla Mithun Chakraborty Pooja Bhatt

1994 August 19 Naaraaz A Mahesh Bhatt Jay Dixit Anu Malik Dev Kohli

Maya Govind Qateel Shifai Rahat Indori Zameer Qazmi

Atul Agnihotri

Gulshan Grover Mithun Chakraborty Pooja Bhatt Sonali Bendre

1995 March 17 Naajayaz U/A Mahesh Bhatt Jay Dixit Anu Malik Ajay Devgn

Juhi Chawla Naseeruddin Shah

July 21 Criminal A Mahesh Bhatt M. M. Keeravani Manisha Koirala

Nagarjuna Akkineni Ramya Krishnan

1996 June 28 Fareb A Vikram Bhatt Iqbal Durrani Jatin–Lalit Kundan singh

Milind Gunaji Suman Ranganathan

November 29 Dastak A Mahesh Bhatt Vikram Bhatt Rajesh Roshan Bhavna Datta

Manoj Bajpai Mukul Dev Sharad Kapoor Sushmita Sen Tiku Talsania Vishwajeet Pradhan

1997 May 8 Dil Kitna Nadan Hai U Ravi Rai Vikram Bhatt Anu Malik Faiz Anwar, Hasrat Jaipuri, Rahat Indori Raja Bherwani, Raageshwari, Kiran Kumar
1998 May 29 Dushman A Tanuja Chandra Sachin Bhowmick Aadesh Shrivastava

Uttam Singh

Ashutosh Rana

Kajol Sanjay Dutt

June 19 Ghulam A Vikram Bhatt Jatin–Lalit Anjum Rajabali Indeevar, Nitin Raikwar, Sameer, Vinod Mahendra Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Deepak Tijori, Sharat Saxena
Pooja Bhatt
1999 September 3 Sangharsh A Tanuja Chandra Girish Dhamija

Mahesh Bhatt

Jatin–Lalit Akshay Kumar

Ashutosh Rana Preity Zinta

December 10 Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan U Mahesh Bhatt Girish Dhamija Jatin–Lalit Indeevar, Nitin Raikwar, Sameer, Faaiz Anwar Saif Ali Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Chunky Pandey, Akshay Anand

Timeline 2001–present[edit]

Release date Title CBFC rating Director Writer Composer Lyricist Cast
2001 February 2 Kasoor A Vikram Bhatt Girish Dhamija

Mahesh Bhatt

Nadeem-Shravan Sameer Aftab Shivdasani

Apurva Agnihotri Ashutosh Rana Divya Dutta Irrfan Khan Lisa Ray

November 16 Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar U/A Tanuja Chandra Mahesh Bhatt Daboo Malik

Sajid–Wajid

Ameesha Patel

Gulshan Grover Jimmy Shergill Nafisa Ali

2002 February 1 Raaz A Vikram Bhatt Girish Dhamija

Mahesh Bhatt

Nadeem-Shravan Sameer Ashutosh Rana

Bipasha Basu Dino Morea Malini Sharma

September 20 Gunaah A Amol Shetge Mahesh Bhatt Anand Raj Anand

Sajid–Wajid

Praveen Bhardwaj, Anand Bakshi Bipasha Basu

Dino Morea Irrfan Khan

2003 July 4 Saaya U/A Anurag Basu Amol Shetge Anu Malik

M. M. Keeravani

Sayeed Quadri John Abraham

Mahima Chaudhry Tara Sharma

August 15 Footpath A Vikram Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Himesh Reshammiya

Nadeem-Shravan

Sameer Aftab Shivdasani

Bipasha Basu Emraan Hashmi Rahul Dev

October 24 Inteha A Vikram Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Anu Malik Rahat Indori, Praveen Bhardwaj and Dev Kohli Ashmit Patel

Nauheed Cyrusi Vidya Malvade

2004 April 2 Murder A Anurag Basu Anurag Basu Anu Malik Rahat Indori

Sayeed Quadri

Ashmit Patel

Emraan Hashmi Mallika Sherawat

2005 Film Star Tanuja Chandra Mahima Chaudhry

Priyanshu Chatterjee Vasundhara Das

March 25 Zeher A Mohit Suri Mahesh Bhatt Anu Malik

Roop Kumar Rathod

Sayeed Quadri Emraan Hashmi

Sameer Kochhar Shamita Shetty Udita Goswami

May 20 Nazar A Soni Razdan Mahesh Bhatt Anu Malik Aly Khan

Ashmit Patel Meera Rupak Mann

December 9 Kalyug A Mohit Suri Mohit Suri Anu Malik Sayeed Quadri Amrita Singh

Emraan Hashmi Kunal Khemu

2006 April 28 Gangster A Anurag Basu Mahesh Bhatt Pritam Mayur Puri

Neelesh Misra Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Kangana Ranaut Shiney Ahuja

July 21 The Killer A Hasnain Hydrabadwala, Raksha Mistry Mahendra Lakhan Sajid–Wajid Sayeed Quadri Emraan Hashmi

Irfan Khan Nisha Kothari

September 29 Woh Lamhe A Mohit Suri Mahesh Bhatt Pritam Sayeed Quadri Kangana Ranaut

Shiney Ahuja

2007 June 29 Awarapan U/A Mohit Suri Shagufta Rafique Pritam Asif Ali Baig

Annie Khalid Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Mrinalini Sharma Shriya Saran

August 31 Dhokha U/A Pooja Bhatt Shagufta Rafique M. M. Keeravani Shagufta Rafique Ashutosh Rana

Aushima Sawhney Muzammil Ibrahim Tulip Joshi

December 28 Showbiz U Raju Khan Shagufta Rafique Lalit Pandit Tushar Jalota

Gulshan Grover

Mrinalini Sharma Sushant Singh

2008 May 16 Jannat U/A Kunal Deshmukh Vishesh Bhatt Pritam Kamran Ahmed

Neelesh Misra Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Javed Sheikh Sonal Chauhan Sameer Kochhar Vishal Malhotra

2009
January 23 Raaz – The Mystery Continues A Mohit Suri Shagufta Rafique Gourov Dasgupta

Pranay M Rijia Raju Singh Sharib Sabri Toshi Sabri

Kumaar

Sayeed Quadri

Adhyayan Suman

Emraan Hashmi Kangana Ranaut

July 17 Jashnn U/A Hasnain Hyderabadwala

Raksha Mistry

Nouman Javaid

Sandesh Shandilya Sharib Sabri Toshi Sabri

Kumaar

Neelesh Misra Nouman Javaid

Adhyayan Suman

Anjana Sukhani Humayun Saeed Shahana Goswami

November 13 Tum Mile U/A Kunal Deshmukh Pritam Kumaar

Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Soha Ali Khan

2010 October 8 Crook A Mohit Suri Ankur Tewari Pritam Kumaar Arjan Bajwa

Emraan Hashmi Neha Sharma

2011 July 8 Murder 2 A Mohit Suri Mahesh Bhatt

Shagufta Rafique

Harshit Saxena

Mithoon Sangeet Haldipur Siddharth Haldipur

Kumaar

Mithoon Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Jacqueline Fernandez Prashant Narayanan Sudhanshu Pandey

2012 March 30 Blood Money A Vishal Mahadkar Upendra Sidhye Jeet Gannguli

Pranay M Rijia Sangeet Haldipur Siddharth Haldipur

Kumaar

Sayeed Quadri

Amrita Puri

Kunal Khemu

May 4 Jannat 2 A Kunal Deshmukh Shagufta Rafique Pritam Sayeed Quadri Emraan Hashmi

Esha Gupta Randeep Hooda

September 7 Raaz 3 A Vikram Bhatt Shagufta Rafique Jeet Gannguli

Mithoon Rashid

Bipasha Basu

Emraan Hashmi Esha Gupta

2013 February 15 Murder 3 U/A Vishesh Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Pritam

Roxen (band)

Sayeed Quadri Randeep Hooda

Aditi Rao Hydari Sara Loren

April 26 Aashiqui 2 U Mohit Suri Shagufta Rafique Jeet Gannguli

Mithoon Ankit Tiwari

Aditya Roy Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor

2014 May 30 CityLights A Hansal Mehta Jeet Gannguli Patraleka
Rajkummar Rao
2015 January 30 Khamoshiyan A Karan Darra Jeet Gannguli Bobby-Imran Ankit Tiwari Naved Zafar Sapna Pabbi
Ali Fazal
Gurmeet Choudhary
April 17 Mr. X U/A Vikram Bhatt Jeet Gannguli Mithoon Ami Mishra Emraan Hashmi
Amyra Dastur
June 12 Hamari Adhuri Kahani U Mohit Suri Jeet Gannguli Ankit Tiwari Emraan Hashmi
Vidya Balan
Rajkummar Rao
2016 April 8 Love Games A Vikram Bhatt Vikram Bhatt Sangeet Haldipur Sidharth Haldipur Kausar Munir, Vikram Bhatt Patraleka
Tara Alisha Berry
Gaurav Arora
September 16 Raaz: Reboot A Vikram Bhatt Girish Dhamija Jeet Gannguli Sangeet Haldipur Sidharth Haldipur Emraan Hashmi
Kriti Kharbanda
Gaurav Arora
2017 April 14 Begum Jaan A Srijit Mukherji Sumair Malik Anu Malik Kausar Munir Vidya Balan
Ila Arun
Naseeruddin Shah
Rajit Kapoor
Ashish Vidyarthi
Gauahar Khan
Chunky Pandey
Pallavi Sharda
Mishti
2018 October 12 Jalebi U/A Pushpadeep Bharadwaj Kausar Munir, Pushpdeep Bhardwaj Jeet Gannguli, Tanishk Bagchi, Javed-Mohsin, Abhishekh Mishra, Samuel-Akanksha Rashmi Virag, Prashant Ingole, Manoj Kumarnath, Arafat Mehmood and Kunaal Vermaa Rhea Chakraborty
Varun Mitra
Digangana Suryavanshi
2020 August 28 Sadak 2[6] V/UA Mahesh Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt, Sumitra Sengupta Jeet Gannguli, Ankit Tiwari, Samidh Mukherjee, Urvi, Suniljeet Jeet Gannguli, Rashmi Virag, Vijay Vijawatt, Shabbir Ahmed, Suniljeet and Shalu Vaish Sanjay Dutt
Pooja Bhatt
Aditya Roy Kapoor
Alia Bhatt

Top-grossing films[edit]

Rank Name Year Domestic Gross Starring
1 Aashiqui 2 2013 854.0 million (US$11 million) Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor
2 Raaz 3 2012 729.0 million (US$9.1 million) Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta
3 Murder 2 2011 500.3 million (US$6.3 million) Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez
4 Jannat 2 2012 420 million (US$5.3 million) Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda
5 Jism 2 2012 349.7 million (US$4.4 million) Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vishesh Films at Bollywood Hungama
  2. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (11 December 2019). "Mahesh Bhatt's Vishesh Films collaborates with Jio Studios for a web series based on a dramatic love story set in 70s Bollywood : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Vishesh Films: Latest News, Videos and Photos of Vishesh Films | Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "News, Breaking News, Latest News, News Headlines, Live News, Today News CNN-News18". News18.
  5. ^ "Emraan Hashmi on Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt's professional split: 'All good things come to an end'". The Indian Express. 16 May 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  6. ^ "'Sadak 2' review: Mahesh Bhatt's comeback film has a bad '90s hangover". WION. Retrieved 10 April 2021.