Viacom18 Studios
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryFilm
Founded2006; 18 years ago (2006)
HeadquartersMumbai, India[1]
Key people
Ajit Andhare (COO)
ParentViacom18
Websitewww.viacom18studios.com

Viacom18 Studios (formerly Studio 18 and Viacom18 Motion Pictures) is an Indian film distribution and production company. It is a subsidiary of Viacom18 (a Paramount Networks EMEAA and Network18 joint venture) based in Mumbai and it is one of the first studio model based motion picture & content production business in India, with an operation that involves acquisition, production, syndication, marketing and worldwide distribution of full-length feature films as well as digital only films, web series, short films.

Due to Viacom being one of the partners in the company, Viacom18 Studios also distributes films from Paramount Pictures in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka since 2011, starting with Transformers: Dark of the Moon.[2][3]

Filmography

Films produced

Release date Film Director Notes
2007 Kya Love Story Hai Lovely Singh As Studio 18
Jab We Met Imtiaz Ali As Indian Films
Welcome Anees Bazmee As Indian Films
2008 Bhoothnath Vivek Sharma As Indian Films
Singh Is Kinng Anees Bazmee As Indian Films
Kidnap Sanjay Gadhvi As Indian Films
Golmaal Returns Rohit Shetty As Indian Films
Little Zizou Sooni Taraporevala As Indian Films and Studio 18
Dil Kabaddi Anil Sharma As Indian Films and Studio 18
2009 Short Kut Neeraj Vora As Indian Films; remake of Malayalam movie Udayananu Tharam
Luck Soham Shah As Indian Films; adaptation of 2001 Spanish thriller film Intacto
Life Partner Rumi Jaffery As Indian Films and Studio 18
Road, Movie Dev Benegal As Indian Films and Studio 18
2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife Gurinder Chadha As Indian Films and Studio 18
Striker Chandan Arora As Indian Films and Studio 18
Hum Tum Aur Ghost Kabeer Kaushik As Indian Films and Studio 18; remake of 2008 Hollywood film Ghost Town, Inspired from the Hollywood films The Sixth Sense (1999), Heart and Souls (1993)
That Girl in Yellow Boots Anurag Kashyap
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Aanand L. Rai
Pyaar Ka Punchnama Luv Ranjan
Shaitan Bejoy Nambiar
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Puri Jagannadh
Speedy Singhs Robert Lieberman English film, Dubbed in Hindi language.
Loot Rajnish Raj Thakur
2012 Players Abbas–Mustan Remake of 1969 British film The Italian Job
Kahaani Sujoy Ghosh
Blood Money Vishal Mahadkar
Bittoo Boss Supavitra Babul
Department Ram Gopal Varma
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 Anurag Kashyap First Installment of Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 Anurag Kashyap Second Installment of Gangs of Wasseypur
OMG – Oh My God! Umesh Shukla Based on the 2001 Australian film The Man Who Sued God and the storyline is based on Gujarati Stage play Kanji Virudh Kanji
Aiyyaa Sachin Kundalkar
Keymon & Nani In Space Adventure DQ Entertainment Animated Film[4]
Son of Sardaar Ashwni Dhir Remake of Telugu film Maryada Ramanna
2013 Inkaar Sudhir Mishra
Special 26 Neeraj Pandey Based on the 1987 Opera House heist in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Tigmanshu Dhulia Second Installment of Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster
Chasme Baddoor David Dhawan Remake of 1981 Bollywood film Chashme Buddoor
Bombay Talkies Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap Anthology film
Zapatlela 2 Mahesh Kothare Based on the Don Mancini's Hollywood movie Child's Play. Shoted in 3D in First time in Marathi Cinema.[5][6]
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Life of an Indian Athlete Milkha Singh
Luv U Soniyo Joe Rajan
Madras Cafe Shoojit Sircar Debut film of Bollywood South Indian actress Raashi Khanna
Boss Anthony D'Souza Remake of 2010 Malayalam film Pokkiri Raja
Bhaji in Problem Smeep Kang Punjabi film
What the Fish Gurmeet Singh
2014 One By Two Devika Bhagat
The Royal Bengal Tiger Neeraj Pandey Based on the Chuck Palahniuk's English Novel Fight Club
Queen Vikas Bahl
Manjunath Sandeep A. Based on the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow graduate Shanmugam Manjunath who was killed in Lakhimpur Kheri district, Uttar Pradesh in November 2005
Mary Kom Omung Kumar Based on the life of Indian Boxer Mary Kom.
Gollu Aur Pappu Kabir Sadanand
Mumbai Delhi Mumbai Satish Rajwade Remake of 2010 Marathi film Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai
Margarita with a Straw Shonali Bose
2015 Rahasya Manish Gupta
Dharam Sankat Mein Fuwad Khan Remake of 2010 British film The Infidel
Gabbar Is Back Krish Jagarlamudi Remake of 2002 Tamil movie Ramanaa
Drishyam Nishikant Kamat
Manjhi – The Mountain Man Ketan Mehta Based on the life of Mountain Man Dashrath Manjhi Jointly produced by NFDC India
Time Out Rikhil Bahadur
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Luv Ranjan
Black Raja Chanda Indo-Bangladesh film
2016 Airlift Raja Krishna Menon
Santa Banta Pvt Ltd Akashdeep Sahir
Budhia Singh – Born to Run Soumendra Padhi Based on the Life of India's Youngest Marathon Runner Budhia Singh
Photocopy Vijay Maurya Marathi Film, co-production with Neha Rajpal Productions[7]
Motu Patlu: King of Kings Suhas D. Kadav Animated Film
Force 2 Abhinay Deo
2017 Rangoon Vishal Bhardwaj Based on the life and times of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Shree Narayan Singh
Lucknow Central Nikkhil Adwani Based on the Bengali film Muktodhara
Aval (The House Next Door) in Hindi Milind Rau Released in Tamil, Hindi languages and dubbed in Telugu as Gruham[8]
2018 Padmaavat Sanjay Leela Bhansali Based on the epic poem of the same name by Malik Muhammad Jayasi
Aapla Manus Satish Rajwade Marathi film, A film adaptation of the Marathi play Katkon Trikon by Dr Vivek Bele
Manto Nandita Das Based on the Prominent Urdu Novelist Saadat Hasan Manto.
Andhadhun Sriram Raghavan
Jalebi: The Everlasting Taste of Love Pushpdeep Bhardwaj
Baazaar Gauravv K. Chawla
2019 Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli Mahesh Manjrekar Based on the life of Marathi writer and humorist Pu La Deshpande
Thackeray Abhijit Panse Based on the life of Shiv Sena Party leader Bal Thackeray, Released in Hindi, Marathi languages
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel B. Unnikrishnan Malayalam film
Romeo Akbar Walter Robbie Grewal
Manmadhudu 2 Rahul Ravindran Telugu film, Sequel of 2002 film Manmadhudu, Remake of 2006 French film I Do
Motichoor Chaknachoor Debamitra Biswal
The Body Jeethu Joseph Remake of 2012 Spanish film The Body. It was Already remade in 2016 Tamil-Kannada film Game and Oru Melliya Kodu
Thambi Jeethu Joseph Tamil film
2020 Shimla Mirchi Ramesh Sippy
Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal Desingh Periyasamy
Krishna and His Leela Ravikanth Perepu
2021 Sarbath Prabhakaran Tamil film
Bhramam Ravi K. Chandran Remake of 2018 Bollywood film Andhadhun
2022 Hey Sinamika Brinda Tamil film
Gehraiyaan Shakun Batra
Jugjugg Jeeyo Raj Mehta
Shabaash Mithu Srijit Mukherji Based on the life of current Test and ODI captain of the India women's national cricket team, Mithali Raj
Laal Singh Chaddha Advait Chandan Remake of 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump.
Drishyam 2 Abhishek Pathak Second part of Drishyam film
Govinda Naam Mera Shashank Khaitan
2023 Zwigato Nandita Das
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani Karan Johar
OMG 2 Amit Rai
Suspect Samir Karnik
Dhak Dhak Tarun Dudeja
2024 Fighter Siddharth Anand [9]

Films distributed

Year Film Director Production Company Notes
2007 Kya Love Story Hai Lovely Singh VR Entertainers
Adlabs Films
As Studio 18
Jab We Met Imtiaz Ali Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision As Indian Films
Welcome Anees Bazmee UTV Motion Pictures
Base Industries Group
As Indian Films
2008 Bhoothnath Vivek Sharma Eros International
B.R. Films
As Indian Films
Singh Is Kinng Anees Bazmee Big Pictures
Hari Om Entertainment
Blockbuster Movie Entertainers
Adlabs Films
As Indian Films
Kidnap Sanjay Gadhvi Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision As Indian Films
Golmaal Returns Rohit Shetty Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision As Indian Films
Little Zizou Sooni Taraporevala As Indian Films and Studio 18
Dil Kabaddi Anil Sharma Paramhans Creations As Indian Films and Studio 18
2009 Short Kut Neeraj Vora Anil Kapoor Film Company As Indian Films
Luck Soham Shah Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision As Indian Films
Life Partner Rumi Jaffery Burmawala Bros As Indian Films and Studio 18
Road, Movie Dev Benegal August Entertainment As Indian Films and Studio 18
2010 It's a Wonderful Afterlife Gurinder Chadha Icon Productions
Bend It Films
As Indian Films and Studio 18
Striker Chandan Arora Makefilms As Indian Films and Studio 18
Hum Tum Aur Ghost Kabeer Kaushik Shooting Star Films As Indian Films and Studio 18
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Aanand L. Rai Soundrya Production
Shaitan Bejoy Nambiar Tipping Point Films, Anurag Kashyap Films, Getaway Films
Keymon & Nani in Space Adventure Swarna Prasad Nickelodeon India, DQ Entertainment International
Loot Rajnish Raj Thakur Popcorn Motion Pictures
2012 Players Abbas–Mustan Paramount Pictures, Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 Anurag Kashyap AKFPL Sequel of Gangs of Wasseypur
2013 Luv U Soniyo Joe Rajan Viacom18 Motion Pictures
2014 Anaamika Sekhar Kammula Endemol India
2015 Drishyam Nishikant Kamat Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Panorama Studios
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Luv Ranjan Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Luv Films Second installment of Pyaar Ka Punchnama
Nanak Shah Fakir Sartaj Singh Pannu Gurbani Media Punjabi film
2016 Force 2 Abhinay Deo Viacom18 Motion Pictures, JA Entertainment, Sunshine Pictures Second installment of Force
Gods of Egypt Alex Proyas Summit Entertainment, Mystery Clock Cinema Indian theatrical distribution only[10]
Nerve Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Lionsgate, Allison Shearmur Productions Indian theatrical distribution only[11]
Deepwater Horizon Peter Berg Summit Entertainment, Participant Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage
La La Land Damien Chazelle Summit Entertainment
Patriots Day Peter Berg Lionsgate, CBS Films, Bluegrass Films, Closest to the Hole Productions
2017 Power Rangers Dean Israelite Lionsgate, SCG Films, Temple Hill Entertainment
2018 Andhadhun Sriram Raghavan Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Matchbox Pictures
Jalebi: The Everlasting Taste of Love Pushpdeep Bhardwaj Vishesh Films Remake of 2016 Bengali film Praktan
2022 Gangubai Kathiawadi Sanjay Leela Bhansali Pen India Limited, Bhansali Productions International distribution only;[12] distributed by Pen Marudhar Cine Entertainment in India
Cobra R. Ajay Gnanamuthu Viacom18 Studios Tamil Film
Jugjugg Jeeyo Raj Mehta Dharma Productions

Web series

Year Title Language Network Notes Ref(s)
2021 Ray Hindi Netflix [13]
2023 Kaalkoot JioCinema [14]

References

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