Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (transl. Give in all your energy), released internationally as My Big Fat Bride, is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Sharat Katariya, starring Ayushmann Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar.[2][3][4] The film's background score is composed by Italian composer Andrea Guerra.[5] The film was released on 27 February 2015 to good critical reception.[6][7][8][9] Box Office India stated that the film collected 30.19 crore (US$4.2 million) after a five-week run.[10] The film celebrated 50 days of its theatrical run on 16 April 2015.[11]

Dum Laga Ke Haisha received five nominations at the 61st Filmfare Awards, winning two, Best Female Debut for Pednekar and Best Cinematography. The song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" got three nominations for its lyrics by Varun Grover and vocals by Papon and Monali Thakur. The film also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha
DLHK Poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySharat Katariya
Produced byManeesh Sharma
Aditya Chopra
Written bySharat Katariya
StarringAyushmann Khurana
Bhumi Pednekar
Music bySongs:
Anu Malik
Score:
Andrea Guerra
CinematographyManu Anand
Edited byNamrata Rao
Production
company
Release date
  • 27 February 2015
Running time
110 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget9 crore[1]
Box officeest. 30.26 crore[1]

Plot

It is 1995.[12] Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmann Khurrana) owns a video cassette shop in the local market of Haridwar, who subscribes to nationalist organisation(RSS). He daily visits it's Shakha (branch) for their early morning ritual of recitation of the national anthem, pledge to the nation & exercise. One of the key value of the organisation is abstinence, although senior members are married & no restriction on the marriage of juniors members. However, it is expected that their members should not indulge in their married life at the expense of service to the nation. His father is keen on getting him married to an educated overweight girl Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar). In spite of not liking her, the school drop out Prem agrees to marry her as he cannot win over a girl with 'Juhi Chawla-level-of-looks.' In addition, as Sandhya is trying to be a school teacher, his family asks him to think of this alliance to a financial help too. Eventually, in an elaborate community-wedding ceremony, Prem and Sandhya get married.

Prem visibly shows his disinterest in the marriage and does not consummate the marriage on the wedding night. While his sister, aunt and mother argue about his non-existent life, Prem leaves for Agra. At home, Sandhya tries to get Prem attracted to her. But he is too embarrassed to even walk with her on the street. Prem and Sandhya's relationship continues to remain strained although they share a kiss and have sex on their second night together. Shakha Babu (branch in charge), advises him that since he could not uphold his vow of abstinence he should better focus his married life. Over time, Sandhya's frustration shows; when Prem's aunt brings up a petty topic, the two have a heated exchange of words and she tells them how he does not treat her well.

Amidst all this a close friend of Prem, Nirmal gets married. Prem and Sandhya go for the ceremony where due to his excessive drinking and jealousy over his Nirmal's pretty wife, he tells everyone that sleeping with Sandhya feels like hell. Sandhya hears this and slaps him in front of his friends and he slaps her back. The following morning, Sandhya reflects on what she's been through, feels she has had enough and decides to leave Prem. She blames her father-in-law for his lack of respect towards women and not giving his son a proper education. Sandhya's mother tries to pacify her, saying she must return to her husband. But she decides that she can live by herself. Meanwhile, Prem decides to channel his energy into studying and to take his English paper again; he enrols for the examination. His friends give up on him; after a verbal squabble, they throw him out of the group. He studies sincerely for the exam, but at the time of his exam, he is overwhelmed by the emotional turmoil & not able to write a word. Ultimately he plainly writes an emotional message to the person checking his paper that if at all he feels any pity for his state he should not award him with a zero or else his family would be reduced to zero ( indicating his attempt to suicide.)

Subsequently, a friend's father opens a shop selling music CDs in the same market, clearly affecting their business. Prem's family talks to the shop owner's family and the discussion end with Prem's friend challenging him to participate and win the "Dum Lagao" contest. (The contest entails him carrying his wife on his shoulders and running an obstacle course). Meanwhile, Sandhya and Prem reach the court to file divorce. There Sandhya reveals in front of the judge that she married him because she thought he would care for her. On the other hand, Prem bluntly reverts that he married her because he was under family pressure. Prem's father pleas to the judge that divorce should not happen on petty issues & his family is more than happy to take her home, Sandhya's parents on the same page & support him. The court decides that the two must spend six months with each other and try to salvage their marriage. Both decide to live together just as a formality but the two begin to get on, as they both start understanding each other. Meanwhile, Sandhya is coerced into the contest. Sandhya also feels that Prem should take her to the contest, but it seems that Prem is too volatile to think straight. They start coming close each passing day, but in Prem's own words they lack co-ordination & are a total mismatch. One fine day as Prem returns home, he is disgusted to see that his family members are pretending to love culinary skills of Sandhya, which is basically boiled food devoid of spices. He finally snaps and expresses his anguish of this pretence everywhere & attempts to suicide. At that same time, a police constable arrives at his home, owing to the complaint regarding his emotional letter (attempt to suicide) he had earlier written in his English exam. At this point Sandhya is moved & feels the pain of Prem, they have an open-hearted conversation & both realise that they might not be the perfect spouse for one another but care for each other deeply. Sandhya gets accepted for a teaching job in Meerut, which she gladly accepts since she feels that there is no one who cares about her anymore. When she tells Prem about it, he cannot come to terms with losing her & realises that he is in love with her.

On the day of competition, Prem's aunt successfully convinces him to participate in the competition and the couple takes a last chance to save their marriage. Surprisingly, Prem shoulders the weight of his wife and surges past all other contestants. In the last lap, Sandhya confesses to Prem that she does not want to go to Meerut and wants Prem to let her stay. Prem knows winning this competition is the only way to do this and pushes himself further to eventually win the race.

Prem does not let Sandhya get off his back even after the race is over. He takes her back all the way to his house where they seal their love with a kiss.

Cast

  • Ayushmann Khurrana as Prem Prakash Tiwari[13]
  • Bhumi Pednekar as Sandhya Prem Tiwari (née Verma)
  • Sanjay Mishra as Chandra Prakash Tiwari
  • Alka Amin as Sashi Tiwari
  • Sheeba Chaddha as Nain Tara
  • Seema Pahwa as Subhadra Rani
  • Kumar Sanu as himself
  • Shardul Rana as Samar Verma
  • Shrikant Verma as Shakha Babu
  • Poorva Neeraj as Sandhya's Divorce Lawyer
  • Kunal S Malla as Bade Jijaji
  • Sonali Sharma Anand as Hema
  • Chandra Choor Rai as Nirmal
  • Mahesh Sharma as Vijay
  • Jahidul Islam Shuvo as Shuvo

Production

The story of the movie is set in Haridwar and Rishikesh.[14] Dum Laga Ke Haisha is the first Bollywood film to be entirely shot in the twin temple towns.[15] The script of Dum Laga Ke Haisha was written in 2007, almost seven years before the release.[16]

The role of the housewife required the actress to be overweight. As a result, the final actress, Bhumi Pednekar, gained 30 kg to land the role.[17]

Release

The censor board muted the word "lesbian"[18][19] and replaced four words in the film.[20][21] The film had a platform release in India, opening on 775 screens.[22] The film released in UAE on 23 April 2015.[23] As of 20 March 2015, this film has not been released in North America or Europe.[24]

Soundtrack

Score

The film features original musical score composed by Italian composer Andrea Guerra. The composer best known for his score for the Will Smith starring Pursuit of Happyness made his debut in Bollywood with this film.

Songs

Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Soundtrack album by
Released9 February 2015
Recorded2014
GenreFilm Soundtrack
Length29:10
LabelYRF Music
Anu Malik chronology
Shootout at Wadala
(2013)
Dum Laga Ke Haisha
(2015)
Welcome Back
(2015)

Kumar Sanu has sung two songs in the film, while Sadhana Sargam makes a comeback with this album.[25] Other singers are Papon, Kailash Kher, sisters Jyoti and Sultana Nooran, Malini Awasthi, Rahul Ram and Monali Thakur. Monali Thakur sang "Moh Moh Ke Dhage", for which she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer.

All lyrics written by Varun Grover; all music composed by Anu Malik.

Track Listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (Male)"Papon5:22
2."Dum Laga Ke Haisha"Kailash Kher, Jyoti Nooran & Sultana Nooran3:34
3."Tuu Meri Sare Inteha"Kumar Sanu2:45
4."Sunder Susheel"Malini Awasthi & Rahul Ram4:47
5."Dard Karaara"Kumar Sanu & Sadhana Sargam4:15
6."Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (Female)"Monali Thakur5:22
7."Prem's Theme"Papon3:05
Total length:29:10

Critical reception

The Hindustan Times stated that while "You know from the onset that the guy will get his girl", the film "bucks stereotypes in many, many ways".[26] Bollywood Hungama praised the film's lead actors Bhumi and Ayushman's performances, but criticised direction by Sharat Kataria and editing of the film.[27] Koimoi rated the film 4 out of 5 stars.[28] Shubhra Gupta of the Indian Express gave it 3.5 stars.[29] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the film 3.5 stars.[30] NDTV gave a positive review with 3.5 stars.[31] Anuj Kumar of The Hindu praised the movie saying "Dum Laga Ke Haisha: A well-rounded effort".[32]

Box office reception

Dum Laga Ke Haisha's net gross was 30 crore and the film was declared as a "Super-Hit" by the Box Office India.[33]

Box office

Box Office India stated the film opened well, earning 30 million (US$420,000) in first two days in India.[34] The film nett. grossed around 30 million (US$420,000) on first Sunday to take the first weekend nett. gross to 60.5 million (US$840,000).[35] The film nett. grossed 10.5 million (US$150,000) on first Monday.[36] On its first Tuesday, the film saw fall in collections as it managed to collect 10 million (US$140,000) of 5th day,taking the five-day total to nett. 80.5 million (US$1.1 million).[37][38] The film nett. grossed 175 million (US$2.4 million) in 10 days.[39] Dum Laga Ke Haisha became one of the few Hindi films, which earned more in second weekend (67.5 million (US$940,000)) than the first weekend (60.5 million (US$840,000)).[40] Dum Laga Ke Haisha recorded highest 5th weekend in 2015 with (11.3 million (US$160,000)) nett. gross.[41][42][43] After a five-week run, the film earned 30.19 crore (US$4.2 million).[10]

Awards and nominations

Award Category Recipient(s) Result
63rd National Film Awards[44] Best Feature Film in Hindi Sharat Katariya, Maneesh Sharma and Yash Raj Films Won
Best Female Playback Singer Monali Thakur (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Lyrics Varun Grover (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
11th Star Guild Awards Best Music Director Anu Malik Nominated
Best Lyrics Varun Grover (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Playback Singer – Female Monali Thakur (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Female Debut Bhumi Pednekar Won
Best Actor in a Comic Role Sanjay Mishra Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sanjay Mishra Nominated
61st Filmfare Awards[45] Best Female Debut Bhumi Pednekar Won
Best Cinematography Manu Anand Won
Best Lyricist Varun Grover (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Papon (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Nominated
Best Female Playback Singer Monali Thakur (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Nominated
22nd Screen Awards[46] Best Male Playback Papon (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Female Playback Monali Thakur (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Female Debut Bhumi Pednekar Won
2016 Zee Cine Awards[47] Best Lyricist Varun Grover (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Actor in a Comic Role Sanjay Mishra Nominated
Best Music Director Anu Malik Won
Best Playback Singer – Male Papon (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Female Monali Thakur (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Nominated
Best Female Debut Bhumi Pednekar Won
Best Cinematography Manu Anand Nominated
Best Director Sharat Katariya Nominated
2016 Stardust Awards[48] Editors Film of the Year Aditya Chopra, Maneesh Sharma Won
Best Debut (Female) Bhumi Pednekar Won
17th IIFA Awards[49] Best Female Debut Bhumi Pednekar Won
Best Lyricist Varun Grover (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Female Playback Singer Monali Thakur (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Male Playback Singer Papon (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
6th GiMA Awards Best Male Playback Singer Papon (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Lyricist Varun Grover (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Female Playback Singer Monali Thakur (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Nominated
Best Film Song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" Nominated
8th Mirchi Music Awards Best Lyrics Varun Grover (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won
Best Playback Singer – Female Monali Thakur (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Male Papon (for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage") Won

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External links

17th IIFA Awards

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22nd Screen Awards

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61st Filmfare Awards

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8th Mirchi Music Awards

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Alka Amin

Alka Amin is an Indian film, television and theatre actor. She graduated from National School of Drama. She is known for her performance in Bollywood movies like Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, Luka Chuppi 2019, Kedarnath 2018, Romeo Akbar Walter, Badhaai Ho 2018, Amazon exclusive web series Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare, award winning short film Maya and Sex Chat With Pappu and Papa. Her notable performances include playing 'Veena Chopra' in Parichay.

Anu Malik

Anwar Sardar Malik (born 2 November 1960), best known as Anu Malik, is an Indian music director and singer. He is an Indian National Award and Filmfare Award winning music director, who primarily composes music for the Hindi film industry. Known as one of the mega music composers of 90s in India, he is the son of Sardar Malik. Anu Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1980 with the film Hunterwali 77. He is also the only Music Director in Bollywood to win Filmfare Special Award(For the movie Refugee).

As a music director, he has composed music for various genres of films, and has created several commercially successful songs for the Hindi (Bollywood) film music industry. Malik is known for the use of the tabla in his songs, including "Taal Pe Ja"' and "Mere Humsafar" from the film Refugee, "Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal" from Main Hoon Na, "Eli Re Eli" from Yaadein and "Baazigar O Baazigar" from the film Baazigar.

In 1993, Malik created the songs for Mahesh Bhatt’s Sir and Phir Teri Kahaani Yaad Aayee, along with music for Baazigar, Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) and Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995). Later, his music for Virasat (1997) and Border (1997) and his songs for Indra Kumar's Ishq (1997) were commercially successful. This was followed by the music for Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999), Baadshah (1999), Josh (2000), Refugee (2000), Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega (2000) and Fiza (2000).

In 2001, Malik gave music in the films like Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, Aks, Ajnabee, Yaadein and Aśoka. In 2004, he composed the music for Main Hoon Na (2004), Fida (2004) and Murder (2004). His recent work includes music for Kambakkht Ishq, Shootout at Wadala, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.Malik had been judging the television show Indian Idol since its inception until October 2018 when he left the show following allegations of sexual harassment.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana (born 14 September 1984) is an Indian actor, poet, singer, and television host. He has established a career in Hindi cinema and is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards.

Khurrana won the second season of reality television show MTV Roadies in 2004 and ventured into an anchoring career. He made his film debut in 2012 with the romantic comedy Vicky Donor. His performance earned him several accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Following a brief setback, he starred in the commercially and critically successful romance Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Khurrana went on to establish himself with the comedies Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), and Badhaai Ho (2018), and the thriller Andhadhun (2018). Khurrana's performance as a blind pianist in the latter won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.In addition to acting, Khurrana has sung for all his films, including the song "Pani Da Rang", which earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar (born 18 July 1989) is an Indian film actress. After working as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films for six years, Pednekar made her acting debut with the starring role of an overweight bride in the company's 2015 romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Her performance was acclaimed and she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Pednekar rose to prominence in 2017 by playing headstrong women in two commercially successful comedy-dramas, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. The latter earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female

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Kumar Sanu

Kedarnath Bhattacharya (born 23 September 1957), better known as Kumar Sanu, is a leading Indian playback singer and music director of Bengali background, popular for rendering his voice in Bollywood movies of the 1990s and early 2000s. He was awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years. In 2009, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his achievements. Sanu notably holds the Guinness World Record for most songs recorded by a singer in 24 hours with 28.

List of awards and nominations received by Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana (born 14 September 1984) is an Indian actor, poet, singer, and television host. He has established a career in Hindi cinema and is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards.

Khurrana won the second season of reality television show MTV Roadies in 2004 and ventured into an anchoring career. He made his film debut in 2012 with the romantic comedy Vicky Donor. His performance earned him several accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Following a brief setback, he starred in the commercially and critically successful romance Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Khurrana went on to establish himself with the comedies Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), and Badhaai Ho (2018), and the thriller Andhadhun (2018).In addition to acting, Khurrana has sung for all his films, including the song "Pani Da Rang", which earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Malini Awasthi

Malini Awasthi (born 11 February 1967) is an Indian folk singer. She sings in Hindi language dialects like Awadhi, Bundelkhandi and Bhojpuri. She also presents in Thumri and Kajri. The Government of India awarded her the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.

Maneesh Sharma

Maneesh Sharma is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. He made his debut with the sleeper hit Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director. He garnered more success with the 2013 comedy-drama Shuddh Desi Romance and the 2016 thriller Fan. He also produced the 2015 drama Dum Laga Ke Haisha which won him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur (born 3 November 1985) is an Indian singer and actress. She is the recipient of a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award.Thakur won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Sawaar Loon" from the film Lootera (2013). She was a judge on Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014. She was also an "expert" on Colors TV's Rising Star for two consecutive seasons.

Papon

Angarag Mahanta, known by his stagename Papon, is an Indian playback singer, Singer-songwriter and record producer from Assam. He is the lead singer and founder of the folk-fusion band called Papon and The East India Company.

Sheeba Chaddha

Sheeba Chaddha (born 1972) is an Indian film, stage and television actress.Chaddha was born in 1973, and grew up in Delhi, where she developed interest in theatre and started taking theatre workshops. She majored in English literature from Hans Raj College (University of Delhi).

Making her film debut with Dil Se.. (1998), over the years, Chaddha has acted as a character actor in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Parzania (2007), Delhi 6 (2009), Luck by Chance (2009) and Talaash (2012). In 2011, she also appeared in short film, Prakata Het Yad in gibberish, with actor Rituraj Singh. The film won he Audience Choice award in the Short Films category at River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival. She appeared in the 2012 film Talaash as Nirmala, a sex worker. The year 2015 saw her triumph with a quirky turn as Nain Tara Tiwary (Buaji) in Sharat Katariya's Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

Her early appearance on television, was on Love Marriage (2002), thereafter, she made a comeback in television in 2007 playing a business tycoon in Kasturi. This was followed by series like Na Aana Is Des Laado (2009–2012), Kitani Mohabbat Hai (2009), Kahani Saat Pheron Ki (2007), Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (2001–2013) and Lakhon Mein Ek (2012).In June 2012, she joined the cast of popular television series, Hitler Didi on Zee TV.She has also acted in stage plays, Rajat Kapoor's C for Clown (2007), Atul Kumar's The Blue Mug (2010) with Rajat Kapoor, Munish Bhardwaj, and Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey, played Desmadona in Roysten Abel's Othello in Black& White and a 2012 production of Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler, wherein she played the lead role of Hedda. She is also involved in running a theatre group, "The Company Theatre" in Mumbai.

She is currently involved with an internet television series, Permanent Roommates, which is under the banner of The Viral Fever (TVF).

Times of India Film Awards

The Times of India Film Awards (also known as TOIFA Awards) are presented by The Times of India to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The awards were first introduced in 2013. The second edition of the award was held at Dubai on 18 March 2016.

Varun Grover (writer)

Varun Grover (born 26 January 1980) is an Indian comedian, screenwriter, and lyricist. He won the award for Best Lyricist at the 63rd National Film Awards in 2015.

YRF Distribution

YRF Distribution is the domestic distribution arm of Yash Raj Films which handles the theatrical distribution business of Yash Raj Films, throughout the territories of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Mr. Rohan Malhotra, born in Mumbai, India on 1 September, 1986 is a well-respected entertainment professional in the Indian movie industry. He is one of the foremost thinkers in the field of movie distribution and he has won multiple awards for executing product specific distribution strategies in the Indian market. . He serves as Vice President - Distribution - Yash Raj Films and he is incharge of running YRF Distribution, the theatrical distribution business of Yash Raj Films, throughout the territories of India, Nepal and Burma. Apart from its home productions, YRF Distribution has successfully released some of India's biggest & most loved films like Sultan, Fan, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Mardaani, Gunday, Dhoom 3, Shuddh Desi Romance, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger, Ishaqzaade, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Band Baaja Baaraat, New York (film), Bachna Ae Haseeno, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Chak De! India, Dhoom 2, Fanaa, Salaam Namaste, Bunty Aur Babli, Veer Zaara, Dhoom, Hum Tum, Saathiya, Mohabbatein & Dil Toh Pagal Hai. YRF Distribution has successfully released films by other producers like Piku, Happy New Year (film), Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali, Dostana (film), Krazzy 4, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Krrish, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Kaal, Black (film), Kal Ho Na Ho, Koi Mil Gaya, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and have also handled off-beat films like Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, My Brother…Nikhil, Maqbool, Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, Gaja Gamini and Zubeidaa. YRF Distribution has successfully released films in various languages like Grace of Monaco (film) (English), Happy New Year (Tamil & Telugu), Dhoom 3 (Tamil & Telugu), Aaha Kalyanam (Tamil & Telugu), Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De (Punjabi), Dhoom 2 (Tamil & Telugu), Yaaran Naal Baharan(Punjabi) & Sins (film) (English) across India.

YRF Distribution Offices

YRF Distribution has eleven offices across India in:-

1. Mumbai - Yash Raj Films Distributors Private Limited

(Mumbai Circuit – comprising parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa & North Karnataka)

Head: Mr. Rajesh Malhotra & Mr. Rohan Malhotra

2. Delhi - Yash Raj P. P. Associates Private Limited

(Delhi - Uttar Pradesh Circuit - comprising Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Uttaranchal)

Head: Mr. Rakesh Paul

3. Jalandhar- Yash Raj & Puri Company Private Limited

(East Punjab Circuit)

Head: Mr. Anil Puri

4. Jaipur - Yash Raj Jai Pictures Private Limited

(Rajasthan Circuit)

Head: Mr. Raj Bansal & Mr. Sunil Bansal

5. Amravati - Yash Raj Films Private Limited through Khajanchi Film Exchange

(Central Province Circuit)

Head: Mr. Bharat Khajanchi

6. Indore - Yash Raj Films Private Limited through Khajanchi Film Exchange

(Central India Circuit)

Head: Mr. Vijay Khajanchi

7. Bengaluru - Yash Raj Pal Films Distributors (Bangalore) Private Limited

(Mysore Circuit)

Head: Mr. Pal Chandani & Mr. Ajay Chandani

8. Hyderabad - Yash Raj Vandana Films Distributors Private Limited

(Nizam - Andhra Circuit)

Head: Mr. Sahdev Ghei & Mr. Kishanchand Jethani.

9. Kolkata - Yash Raj Jalan Distributors LLP

(West Bengal, Bihar, Assam & Orissa Circuit)

Head: Mr. Pritam Jalan & Mr. Kushagra Jalan

10. Chennai - Yash Raj Films Private Limited through SPI Cinemas Private Limited

(Tamil Nadu Circuit)

Head: Mr. Swaroop Reddy

11. Kochi - Yash Raj Films Private Limited through Jawahar Films Private Limited,

(Kerala Circuit)

Head: Mr. Himmat Singh Ved

The offices are used to monetise the studios slate of movies theatrically across India, Nepal and Burma so every movie can reach its widest possible audience in the most cost effective manner.

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