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Reliance Entertainment unveils 69-film lineup over 2 years

MUMBAI: Big Entertainment, the media and entertainment arm of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (ADA) Group, has lined up 69 films in nine languages for production and distribution over the next two years.

The languages include Tamil (Vikram Kumar), Telugu (Krishna Vamsi), Kannada (Girish Kasaravalli) , Marathi (Amol Palekar), Bengali (Rituporno Ghosh and Buddhadev Dasgupta), Punjabi (Manmohan Singh), Malayalam, Gujarati and English.


Reliance Big Entertainment chairman Amit Khanna in a statement said that the deals include a two-film deal with Vidhu Vinod Chopra including his English-language gangster film Broken Horses, a six-film deal with Excel Entertainment promoted by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani including Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don II.


There is also a two-film deal with Shyam Benegal, four-film deal with Madhur Bhandarkar, three-film deal with Vivek Agnihotri and two-film deal with Sudhir Mishra.


Out of the total films, those in post production stage are Rock On, Sarkar Raj, Love Story 2050, Pathshala, Tamil film Yaavaram Nallam, Hulla, Summer 2007, Punjabi film Mera Pind and Shabri.


Films in production stage are Luck By Chance, Daddy Cool, Singh is Kinng, Sultan-the Warrior, Dulha Mil Gaya, Sikander and animation film Hey Krishna.


Khanna also added that Reliance ADA group at present has 106 operating cinema screens which is expected to go up to 400 by the end of the calender year 2009.

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