17 films lined up for UTV Motion pictures in 2010-2011July 17th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) UTV Motion Pictures that has so far belted out two major hits from its stable this year — “Raajneeti” and “I Hate Luv Storys” — has 17 films locked for 2010-2011 release and is still counting.
“We are the only ones to have seven films already locked for release next year and we believe that this year among the top five films, UTV will have three,” UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur told IANS.
“In fact we are quite close to achieving that since two of our films - ‘Raajneeti’ and ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ - have done so well,” he added.
In the remaining part of 2010, UTV will have 10 releases — Anurag Kashyaap’s “Udaan”, Aamir Khan’s “Peepli Live”, Karan Johar’s “We Are Family”, Vikas Bahl’s “Chillar Party”, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Paan Singh Tomar”, Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Saat Khoon Maaf”, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Guzaarish”, Raaghav Dar’s “My Friend Pinto”, Rajkumar Gupta’s “No One Killed Jessica” and Farah Khan’s “Tees Maar Khan”.
And they already have seven scripts locked for 2011.
These are Anees Bazmee’s “Thank You”, Karan Johar’s “Dostana 2″, Anurag Basu’s “Silence”, Aamir Khan’s “Delhi Belly”, Madhur Bhandarkar’s “Heroine”, Anurag Kashyap’s “Wasseypur”, and Dibakar Banerjee’s “Calcutta Jasoos”.
“For us its not just money, we believe in involving in every aspect of developing a film,” Kapur said.
UTV Motion Pictures are expecting a projected revenue of Rs.450 crore for the financial year 2010-11, which will be 95 percent up from the Rs.230 crore revenue in financial year 2009-10.
When asked on what criteria do they select the films they want to work with, Kapur clarified: “Our first priority is the script, then the filmmaker and then whether the film fits in our slate for that particular year or not.”
“We have a stringent process of coming out with at least 11-15 films a year, so that is a consideration as well. If we feel that the film is not fitting the bill this year then we postpone it to the next year,” he added.
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