UTV assembles 17 movies for 2009-10; 13 movies slated for 2010-11

MUMBAI: Last financial year saw UTV Motion Pictures release 12 movies. And now, the studio has upped its slate to 17 movies that will be released between July 2009 and March 2010.

Additionally, a further slate of 13 movies that is in various stages of development and production is scheduled for release in 2010-11.

These include a film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya, Rai along with another film by Anees Bazmee, starring Akshay Kumar. UTV is also working with other directors such as Anurag Basu, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Priyadarshan, Anurag Kashyap, Rajkumar Gupta, Rajkumar Gupta, Nishikant Kamat, Sourabh Narang and Prakash Jha.

2010-11 will also see UTV release two animation films - Arjun, The Warrior Prince and Alibaba & the 41 Thieves and one kids film Chillar Party.

Meanwhile, the slate for 2009 is: Ramgopal Varma‘s horror film Agyaat, Vishal Bhardwaj‘s musical thriller Kaminey, spoofy comedy Aage Se Right, romantic comedy Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Dharma Productions‘ romantic comedy Wake up Sid, Dharma Productions‘ thriller Qurbaan, Ashutosh Gowarikar‘s romantic musical What‘s your Rashee?, David Dhawan‘s comic thriller Hook Ya Crook, Ken Ghosh‘s dance musical, hilarious caper Season‘s Greetings, pulp thriller Peter Gaya Kaam Se, bio-pic Paan Singh Tomar, Deven Khote‘s directorial debut Phillum City and Prakash Jha‘s political drama Rajneeti.

The year will also witness UTV release the Tamil and Telegu remake of A Wednesday, starring Kamal Hassan and Mohanlal. The production house will also have two co-productions with Aamir Khan Productions namely Delhi Belly and The Falling.

Says UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur, "The range of movies we have in store for audiences up until March 2010 is testament to the vision of UMP to produce movies across all genres and scales, with a relentless focus on combining the very best talent in the industry with great scripts. We are confident that 2009-10 will be a banner year for the company, after our dream run last year, during which all our movies, performed well both commercially and critically."

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