Viacom18 Motion Pictures, (part of the Viacom18 Group), India’s premier full-service development, production, marketing and distribution banner has announced its release slate for 2011. Over the next year, Viacom18 Motion Pictures plans to release 10-12 movies, 9 of which have already been firmed up and are at various stages of development and production.
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures has partnered with directors like Abbas-Mustan, Anurag Kashyap, David Dhawan and Puri Jagannadh and has also brought into its fold talented newcomers like Bijoy Nambiar, Ribhu Dasgupta, Satish Rajawade and Luv Ranjan. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures opens its offerings for this year with a unique rom-com titled Tanu Weds Manu releasing on Feb 25, 2011 followed by 2 films that are co-productions with Anurag Kashyap – Michael (Working Title) & Shaitan. These films are set for release in the first quarter of this fiscal year.
Vikram Malhotra , Chief Operating Officer, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, says, “Our release slate for the next year is a reflection of our direction in the Indian film industry – to establish a significant presence across various spectrums of this business.” He further added, “We have an unparalleled slate for the year 2011-12, with films which span diverse genres right from rom-coms to action, from thrillers to drama.”
Another new initiative is the launch of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ new brand ‘Tipping Point Films’, that will cater to the evolving sensibilities of the urban, Indian youth by offering edgy and engaging film content to this audience segment.
The line-up, which includes a combination of co-productions and own-productions are:
Pyar ka Punchnama
Michael (Working Title)
Gangs of Wasseypur
Projects in the urban-youth genre in co-production with Irock Media