Y NOT Studios

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Y Not Studios
Private Limited Company
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 2009
Founder S. Sashikanth
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Key people
S. Sashikanth
Chakravarthy Ramachandra - (CEO)
Products Film production
Film distribution
Website Y Not Studios

Y Not Studios is a film production and distribution company involved in South Indian films in India. It was established in 2010 by S. Sashikanth, who had previously dabbled in direction while assisting Shankar during the making of Mudhalvan.[1]


In 2010, the production house made two critically acclaimed films, the spoof Thamizh Padam and the comedy drama Va, both featuring Shiva in the lead role. The former won commercial acclaim too and featured amongst the top ten grossers of that year. In 2012, the studio produced Balaji Mohan's Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi, which was also simultaneously made in Telugu as Love Failure, and the film opened to critical and commercial acclaim.[2] After also producing Balaji's next bilingual project, the successful comedy Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (2014), their subsequent release was the historical drama film Vasanthabalan's Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014). Featuring Siddharth and Prithviraj in the lead roles and with music composed by A. R. Rahman. Despite opening to positive reviews and winning critical acclaim, it performed poorly at the box office, with trade pundits blaming the time of release.[3]

2016 witnessed the Tamil-Hindi bilingual sports drama Irudhi Suttru with R. Madhavan in the lead role alongside another producer C. V. Kumar. Irudhi Suttru featured the tale of an anti-establishment boxing coach with a lot of anger against the system that let him down, finally redeeming himself by training a girl who goes on to be a world champion. The film also marked Y Not Studios first Hindi film, with leading director Rajkumar Hirani, also joining the film as a creative producer and expanding the film's brand value.[3].

In 2017 Irudhi Suttru was remade in Telugu with Victory Venkatesh reprising the lead role in and as Guru.

Further projects are Pushkar-Gayathri's police thriller Vikram-Veda featuring R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi.

Film Produced[edit]

No Year Language Film Actors Director
1 2010 Tamil Thamizh Padam Shiva, Disha Pandey C. S. Amudhan
2 2010 Tamil Va Shiva, Lekha Washington, Charan Sripathi Pushkar-Gayathri
3 2012 Tamil Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Siddharth, Amala Paul Balaji Mohan
4 2012 Telugu Love Failure Siddharth, Amala Paul Balaji Mohan
5 2014 Tamil Vaayai Moodi Pesavum Dulquer Salman, Nazriya Nazim Balaji Mohan
6 2014 Malayalam Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Dulquer Salman, Nazriya Nazim Balaji Mohan
7 2014 Tamil Kaaviya Thalaivan Siddharth, Prithviraj, Vedhicka Vasanthabalan
8 2016 Tamil Irudhi Suttru R. Madhavan, Ritika Singh, Mumtaz Sorcar Sudha Kongara
9 2016 Hindi Saala Khadoos R. Madhavan, Ritika Singh, Mumtaz Sorcar Sudha Kongara
10 2017 Telugu Guru Venkatesh, Ritika Singh, Mumtaz Sorcar Sudha Kongara
11 2017 Tamil Vikram Vedha R. Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Pushkar-Gayathri

Films Distributed[edit]

No Year Language Film
1 2015 Tamil Enakkul Oruvan
2 2017 Telugu Guru


  1. ^ Sudhish Kamath (2012-03-01). "Why Not?". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Love Failure goes viral - The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/tamil-cinema-goes-national/article6775343.ece?secpage=true&secname=entertainment

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