SVF earmarks Rs 100 crore for 25 big-ticket movies

MUMBAI: At a glittering ceremony held in West Bengal, the co-founders of SVF Entertainment Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni made an ambitious declaration of producing 25 big-ticket films over the next three years (until 2020), allocating Rs 100 crore for the same–a figure unheard of in Tollywood so far.

The announcement was made at SVF Stories, which aims at becoming an annual gathering bringing notable personalities from the industry under one roof.

SVF co-founder & director Shrikant Mohta said, “At SVF, we have always tried to do our bit to raise the bar for Bengali cinema. Our commitment will not only aim at taking Tollywood to the next level but also serve as a platform to harness fresh young talent in the industry. In fact, with the super success of Amazon Obhijaan, we are excited and motivated to make the third part of the franchise even bigger.”

The three-year journey will also see SVF’s first film with the brilliant filmmaker Mainak Bhowmik titled Generation Aami – a ‘coming of age’ story. Birsa Dasgupta will return with a bang with Crisscross - based on Smaran-jit Chakraborty's best seller novel as well as Bibhaho Obhijaan- an emotional saga. And Debaloy Bhattacharya will be directing his next with a new take on Byomkesh titled Bidaay Byomkesh.

SVF co-founder & director Mahendra Soni said “We are coming up with movies with diverse genre and themes for old and young alike. The next three years will also see many firsts – we will be expanding into Bangladesh with the release of the first film starring the Bangladeshi superstar Shakib Khan. Siraj-Ud-Daulah will be the first ever war film of Bengal, will also see the debut of new talents and there is plenty in store for the audience to look forward to.”The first edition saw leading celebrities like National Award winning directors Aparna Sen, Srijit Mukherjee and Bengali superstars like Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev, Abir Chattopadhyay and others attending the event.

The exhaustive list of 25 films are as follows:-

Film (Director)

AscheAbarShabor  (Arindam Sil)

Finally Bhalobasha (Anjan Dutt)

Total Dadgiiri (Pathikrit Basu)

Generation Ami (Mainak Bhowmick)

Ami AsboPhire (Anjan Dutt)

KakababurProtyaborton (Srijit Mukherjee)

Uma (Srijit Mukherjee)

Two Untitled movies - starring Ankush

Untitled starring Shakib Khan &Nusrat Jahan  (Rajib)

Two Untitled movies - starring Yash

Byomkesh Gotro (Arindam Sil)

Siraj - ud - Daulah - (Raj Chakraborty)

Ek Je Chilo Raja (Srijit Mukherjee)

Feluda - (Sandip Ray)

Professor Shonku O El Dorado (Sandip Ray)

Tong Ling - (Raj Chakraborty)

Untitled starring Bonny & Rittika (Rajib)

Bidaye Byomkesh - starring Abir & Sohini – (Debaloy Bhattacharya)

GuptodhanerSandhane (Dhrubo Banerjee)

Ghare O Baire -(Aparna Sen)

Crisscross (Birsa Dasgupta)

BibahoObhijaan - (Birsa Dasgupta)

Shankar's New Adventure - starring Dev - ( Kamaleswar Mukherjee)

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