Cinemas are gradually becoming a necessity in a layman's life. Not everyone can afford expensive relaxation and entertainment. However, Cinemas are such means of entertainment, it can be enjoyed both in cheap and expensive ways so it's a beautiful neutral scope of enjoyment.
Alongside all these factors, movie studio companies or production houses play a magnificent role in creating such creative pieces. How entertaining a movie can depend majorly on the budget invested in it.
There are multiple well-known movie studio companies all over the world. However Bollywood, the king movie industry of India, also produces movies that impact audiences worldwide. Behind such movies, there are master production houses working notably.
Here are the top 5 biggest Bollywood production houses in India.
UTV Motion Pictures/Disney UTV
Founded by: Ronnie Screwvala and Zarina Mehta
Popular Movies of UTV Motion Pictures/Disney UTV: Barfi, Swades, Dangal, and Haider
UTV Motion Pictures was founded in 1996 by Ronnie Screwvala and Zarina Mehta. With its headquarters in Mumbai, the parent company of this Bollywood production house is The Walt Disney Company India. It is one of the highest grosser production houses in India.
It has a collection of 3900.140 crore INR. In 1997 it came up with its first-ever Hindi movie "Dil Ke Jharoke main" directed by Ashim Bhattacharya. They were the producers of the highest-grossing Indian movie, "Dangal" worldwide.
Dangal earned almost 2,024 crores in INR from all over the world. It produced the movie "The blue umbrella" which has been awarded the national prize as the best children-oriented movie. It has also produced box office hits such as PK, Rang De Basanti, Chennai Express, Swades, Barfi and Jagga Jasoos.
Fox Star Studios
Owned by: Star India
Popular Movies of Fox Star Studios: Sanju, Chhichore, Chhapaak, Neerja and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
In number two comes Fox Star Studios. It has the same parent company as UTV Motion Pictures, which is The Walt Disney Company India. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star India. It was founded in March 2008.
Their first movie was Khichdi by Aatish Kapadia in the year 2010. This production house's two best gross earning movies worldwide were Sanju and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Chhichhore a movie by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Fox Star Studios was awarded a Rajat Kamal National award.
A few more popular movies by Fox Star Studios are:- Total Dhamaal, Housefull 4, Chhapaak, My Name is Khan and many more. It has a collection of 3615.900 crore INR.
Founded by: Kishore Lulla
Popular Movies of Eros International: Devdas, Andhadhun, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ra. One, and Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
Eros International Media Ltd. also known as Eros India was founded in 1977. It was founded in Mumbai by Kishore Lulla and Arjun Lulla. Its parent company is ErosSTX. It has two factions: Eros Music and Trinity Pictures.
They released their first musical drama movie "Waqt" directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah in 2005. It has been the creator of blockbusters such as "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" which has grossed 970.05 crore INR worldwide. It was also the fastest movie to collect Rupees 1 billion and 2 billion net.
The distributor share of the movie "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" crossed 150 crore INR. This movie has achieved many more milestones. Its movies like Bajirao Mastani and Bajrangi Bhaijaan again has received Filmfare awards in fields such as best movie and best film.
It has also created amazing movies such as Hero, Badlapur and even Bengali movies like Bela Seshe. Eros is also an enlisted company at Bombay stock exchange. It has a gross collection of 3433.670 crore INR.
Founded by: Yash Johar
Popular Movies of Dharma Productions: Baahubali, Shershaah, Dear Zindagi, and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Dharma Productions was created by Yash Johar in the year 1979. It was a production-based in Mumbai. The first film produced by this house was Raj Khosla's "Dostana". Later in the year 2004, after the death of Yash Johar, Karan Johar his worthy son and a skilled director took over.
The first box movie to fetch a national award for the best actor faction of this production house was "Agneepath". Initially, the movie did not do very well. However, later it became a cult classic.
Gradually Mahesh Bhatt with his films brought this production house to moderate light of success. However in the year 1998, Karan Johar's debut direction "Kuch Kuch Hota Hain" brought them phenomenal success. It is said to be the highest-grossing film of the production house till now.
Karan Johar movies like "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gam" were also movies that brought the production great success. However, when Dharma's was being stereotyped for bitter n' sweet melodramatic love stories only, with a punch of youth came a movie in 2013, "Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani" an adventurous romcom by Ayan Mukherjee created a huge fanbase in teenagers bragging the title one of the top grosser on the first day! Simmba was another such movie. Shershaah released in 2021 garnered massive success too. It has a gross collection of 3357.820 crore INR.
T-Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd
Founded by: Gulshan Kumar
Popular Movies of Eros International: Ludo, Bhuj, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa
It was founded by Gulshan Kumar in 1983. Initially, it was known for Bollywood music soundtracks and indie pop music. However, according to the information of 2014, T-Series is the largest music record label in India. In 1990 it started with a musical romance movie namely Aashiqui. Then there was no looking back.
The highest-grossing movie of T-Series was Bhool Bhulaiyya initially. It also produced blockbusters like Saaho, Kabir Singh, Airlift and many more. These were top grosser all around the world too. This production house has a gross collection of 3108.870 crore INR. However, these are not the end of the list. There are many more amazing movie studio companies in India efficient and effectively running.
Who is the richest producer in Bollywood?
Ronnie Screwvala, founder of UTV Motion Pictures is one of the richest producers in Bollywood.
What is a production house in Bollywood?
A production house is an organization that provides resources and finance to produce a movie.
Which is the biggest production studio in India?
UTV Motion Pictures/Disney UTV is one of the biggest production studios in India.
What are some of the most successful production houses in Bollywood?
Dharma Productions, Red Chillies Entertainment, Vinod Chopra Productions Pvt Ltd, and Bhansali Productions are some of the most successful production houses in Bollywood.