Yash Raj Films USA

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Yash Raj Films USA, Inc.
Industry Entertainment
Founded NY, United States
Founder Yash Chopra
Headquarters NY, USA
Key people
Aditya Chopra (chairman of Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.)
Parent Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.
Website www.yashrajfilms.com

Yash Raj Films USA, Inc. is an American film distribution company based in New York. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Indian film studio Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd..[1][2]


Other than just being a subsidiary company and distributing films in the Americas, the company is actively involved in production of movies such as New York and Ta Ra Rum Pum, which was shot entirely in the United States.[3]


Yash Raj Films (USA) Inc. has previously commenced criminal and civil copyright infringement actions in various jurisdictions in the United States. On June 30, 2003, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey handed down the following Judgments:

  • Judgment in the amount of $94,823.00 against an Edison, NJ retail business operated under the name Gunjan and its owners Ninand Patel, Priya Patel, Vrusti Corporation and Archurusti Corp., a rising out of their sale of counterfeit copies of Yash Raj Films.
  • Judgment for damages in the amount of $2,300,000.00 and $29,894.00 in legal fees against Bharat Mehta the owner of the replication business Media Dimensions Inc located in Austin, Texas for the unauthorized replication of counterfeit copies of Yash Raj Films.[4]

Venture with Disney[edit]

Yash Raj Films made India's first 3D-animated movie, Roadside Romeo, in collaboration with Walt Disney Company.[5]


As a distributor, YRF USA has released various movies in the United States. Some of them are:

  • D-Day (2013) ... distributor (2013) (USA) (all media)
  • Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) ... distributor (2007) (USA) (all media)
  • Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) ... distributor (2006) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005) ... distributor (2005) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Utsab (2000) ... distributor (2002) (USA) (DVD)
  • Aaina (1993) ... distributor (2003) (USA) (DVD)
  • Lamhe (1991) ... distributor (200?) (USA) (DVD)
  • Faasle (1985) ... distributor (2000) (USA) (DVD)
  • Nikaah (1982) ... distributor (1999) (USA) (DVD)
  • Biwi O Biwi (1981) ... distributor (200?) (USA) (DVD)
  • The Burning Train (1980) ... distributor (2001) (USA) (DVD)
  • Mukti (1977/I) ... distributor (2002) (USA) (DVD)
  • Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) ... distributor (2000) (USA) (DVD)
  • Dastaan (1972) ... distributor (2001) (USA) (DVD)
  • Naya Zamana (1971) ... distributor (2001) (USA) (DVD)
  • Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966) ... distributor (2001) (USA) (DVD)
  • Madhumati (1958) ... distributor (200?) (USA) (DVD)
  • Boot Polish (1954) ... distributor (2002) (USA) (DVD)
  • Aag (1948) ... distributor (2002) (USA) (DVD)[6]