The Indian film industry is more than a century old and one of the world’s most advanced. India and South Africa have held close ties for centuries – South Africa houses a large Indian diaspora, the countries share a passion for cricket, and Indian tourism brings in welcome revenue.
South Africa an Attractive Film Location
South Africa offers incredibly diverse shooting locations within the country and in neighboring Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and more. It also offer beaches, beautiful mountains, scenic landscape, wildlife and adventure, luxury experiences combined with cities and their vibrant night life. Within two hours’ flying time you can reach the Okavango delta, the Victoria Falls, the Cape winelands, the tropical beaches of Maputo, the arid desert of Namibia, the Kruger National Park as well as the magnificent Drakensberg range of mountains. The country’s film industry is growing fast, and the falling Rand means that it is becoming increasingly economical to shoot there. Feature filmmakers receive significant financial incentives to film in South Africa. Little wonder that South Africa is a favorite destination for Indian filmmakers.
Importance of 43 Indian films to The Network and Our Clients
The long list of Indian films below represents a strong and consistent revenue stream that has helped our film industry to grow and constantly develop and improve the film services we are able to offer. Today South Africa offers film crew, technology, climate and talent that match or exceed any other global destination. Couple that with the most beautiful and diverse locations and ever-reducing costs due to the falling currency and it’s easy to understand why film, television and advertising filmmakers are flocking to South Africa in ever-increasing numbers. Here our list of 43 Indian films that were partially or totally shot in South Africa – please contact us to suggest new entries (and correct any mistakes you may find).
1. 8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)
8 x 10 Tasveer (English: 8 x 10 Picture) is a 2009 Bollywood mystery psychological thriller film written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, and produced by Percept Picture Company, starring Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Takia Azmi. The film features Sharmila Tagore, Javed Jaffrey, Anant Mahadevan, Girish Karnad, Benjamin Gilani, Rushad Rana, Andrea Tully, and Pia Shah in supporting roles. It was previously called Tasveer, but changed due to the director’s insistence that the title was jinxed. The film’s music is composed by Salim-Sulaiman with a title track by Bohemia.
2. Aankhen (2002)
Aankhen is a 2002 Indian heist thriller drama film directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar,Arjun Rampal, Sushmita Sen and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. Aditya Pancholi is featured in an important supporting role. The film is an adaptation of Shah’s own Gujarati play Andhalo Pato (Blindman’s Buff). The film tells the story of Vijay Singh Rajput (Bachchan) a hard-working but temperamental man, who has spent all his life working for one bank and even achieving them International recognition. When Vijay loses his mind and goes on a violent rampage beating up another employee, he is subsequently fired. He decides to take vengeance by organising a full on heist, and having the same bank robbed by three blind men, as no one will suspect them. Aankhen had its worldwide premiere in Malaysia at the 3rd IIFA Awards ceremony on 5 April 2002. Upon release Aankhen received acclaim from critics and cinema-goers alike, for its unusual storyline, well executed direction and acting, with Bachchan and Akshay Kumar drawing maximum accolades for their performances. The film performed good at the box office thus earning a ‘HIT’status at the box office from koimoi- India’s leading box office site and was nominated in several award categories in 2002/03, although it didn’t win any.
3. Aankhen 2 (2017)
After a long time, star of the millionaire, Amitabh Bachchan, is going to give a sequel of his 2002 movie Aankhen as Aankhen 2. Aankhen 2, will be the second instalment of Aankhen, which was released on 5 April, 2002. This was action comedy crime movie. Aankhen 2 is going to directed by Anees Bazmee and it will be produced by Gaurang Doshi. Its remaining crew members will be Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Arjun Rampal, and Ileana D’Cruz. As the first movie was based on the robbery of bank by blind gang, which is guided by Amitabh Bachchan. This time this movie is going to direct by Anees Bazmee so, we can expect a new story from the new director. The director of this movie Anees Bazmee, has revealed that this movie is going to release on Diwali of 2017. Watch the Aaanken 2 Trailer.
4. Andaaz (2003)
Andaaz is a 2003 Indian romantic musical film directed by Raj Kanwar and produced by Suneel Darshan. It stars Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. The film tells the story the Raj (Kumar) and his romantic relationship with two girls, Kajal and Jiya (Dutta and Chopra). The music of the film was composed by Nadeem-Shravan with lyrics written by Sameer.
5. Aashiqui 2 (2013)
Aashiqui 2is a 2013 Indian romantic drama film directed by Mohit Suri. Starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles, it was produced by Bhushan Kumar and Mukesh Bhatt under the T-Series and Vishesh Films banners. Set in the early 2010s, Aashiqui 2 is a love story centering on the turbulent relationship between musicians Rahul and Arohi, a relationship which is affected by Rahul’s issues with alcohol abuse and temperament.
6. Ayan (2009)
Ayan is a 2009 Tamil action film co-written and directed by K. V. Anand. The film, starring Suriya, Prabhu, Tamannaah and Akashdeep Saighal in lead roles, was produced by M. Saravanan and M. S. Guhan, distributed by Sun Pictures. The film score was composed by Harris Jayaraj, the soundtrack released on 19 January 2009. Edited by Anthony Gonsalvez, the film was filmed by M. S. Prabhu. The film’s story revolves around Deva, a youngster whose mother wants him to become a government official. He, on the other hand, works for a smuggling group run by Arumuga Dass who has been his mentor and looking after him since childhood. Conflict occurs when Deva’s arch rival, Kamalesh opposes and tries to eliminate Arumuga Dass from the smuggling business. Who wins in the conflict forms the climax of the story.
7. Blood Money (2012)
Blood Money is a 2012 Bollywood crime thriller film directed by Vishal Mahadkar and produced by Mahesh Bhatt. The film stars Kunal Khemu opposite Amrita Puri in lead roles. It released on 30 March 2012, and received mostly positive response from critics. Blood Money managed to perform above average business at the box office. Many critics compared the film to the Blood Diamond (2006), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), The Firm (1993) and to Bhatt’s earlier directorial film Naam (1986).
8. Break Ke Baad (2010)
Break Ke Baad (English: After the Break) is a 2010 Indian coming-of-age romantic comedy drama film directed by Danish Aslam and stars Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan in lead roles. Shahana Goswami and Yudhishtr Urs play siblings while Sharmila Tagore, Navin Nischol (in his last role before his death in 2011), and Lillete Dubey have supporting roles. The film was shot in Mauritius and Cape Town. The film is produced by Kunal Kohli under the banner of Tips Music Films. The music for the film has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi. This is the first time that Vishal-Shekhar and Prasoon have worked together on a movie soundtrack. The music was released on 15 October 2010.
9. Chashme Baddoor (2013)
Chashme Baddoor (English translation: Far be the evil eye) is a 2013 Bollywood comedy film directed by David Dhawan. It released on 5 April 2013 and is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name. The film stars Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu and Divyendu Sharma in lead roles. It was a critical and commercial success.
10. Cocktail (2010)
Cocktail is a 2010 Malayalam thriller film edited and directed by Arun Kumar Aravind. The film stars Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Samvrutha Sunil, Fahadh Faasil, Innocent, and Mamukkoya. It is co-written by Anoop Menon and is a credited remake of the Canadian film Butterfly on a Wheel. It was the directorial debut of film editor Arun Kumar.
11. Crook (2010)
Crook is a 2010 Bollywood adult thriller film popularly known by the title of It’s Good to be Bad!. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Neha Sharma and Arjan Bajwa in the lead. It is directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mukesh Bhatt. It was released on 8 October 2010. Before the release, the film was given an ‘A’ certificate from the Indian Censor Board, due to the erotic scenes between Emraan Hashmi and Shella Allen. Mostly shot in Australia and South Africa, the film is based on the controversy regarding the allegedly racial attacks on Indian students in Australia between 2007 and 2010.
12. Deewaanapan (2001)
Deewaanapan (English: Insanity) is a Bollywood movie, released on 16 November 2001. It stars Arjun Rampal and Dia Mirza and is directed by Ashu Trikha. Om Puri and Vinod Khanna have supporting roles.
13. Dhoom 2 (2006)
Dhoom 2, English: Blast 2, also abbreviated and known as D:2, D2 and Dhoom 2: Back In Action) is a 2006 Indian action film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra at an estimated budget of ₹350 million (US$5.2 million) under the Yash Raj Films banner. It is the second in the Dhoom series. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra star as buddy cops Jai Dixit and Ali, respectively. The duo attempt to capture Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan), a professional thief whose passion is to steal rare and valuable collectibles using high-technology gadgets. The film features Bipasha Basu and Aishwarya Rai in lead female roles.
14. Dil Ka Rishta (2003)
Dil Ka Rishta, English: Relationship of the heart is a Bollywood movie, directed by Naresh Malhotra and produced by Aditya Rai, Aishwarya Rai’s brother. It was produced and distributed under Aishwarya’s own Target Films banner and Tips Industries Limited. The film was released on 17 January 2003. The film stars Arjun Rampal and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles with Isha Koppikar, Rakhee, Paresh Rawal and Priyanshu Chatterjee in supporting roles. It had a very good opening in England and it was the only Indian film at 12th position that time.
15. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Ek Tha Tiger (English: Once There was a Tiger) is a 2012 Indian action thriller, directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. It stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and features Ranvir Shorey, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth and Gavie Chahal in supporting roles. The film was the third collaboration of Kabir Khan with Yash Raj Films after Kabul Express (2006) and New York (2009). The plot centers on an Indian spy (RAW) code-named Tiger who falls in love with a Pakistani spy (ISI) during an investigation and how Tiger’s ideology and principles change over time. Pre-production of Ek Tha Tiger started in the second half of 2010 after the script had been completed. Principal photography commenced on September 2011 and ended in June 2012. Initially scheduled for a release on June 2012, the film’s release was delayed and it opened on 15 August 2012, coinciding with India’s Independence Day was holiday which celebrates on 65th anniversary to the market. Critics gave Ek Tha Tiger generally mixed reviews with most of the praises given for its action, cinematography and music. The film opened to extremely strong box office collections and became the second Bollywood film to gross over ₹3 billion (US$45 million) worldwide with a gross of ₹3.20 billion (US$48 million)
16. Fida (2004)
Fida is a Bollywood romantic thriller film released in 2004. The film, directed by Ken Ghosh, stars Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, and Kim Sharma. This is the first film in which Kareena Kapoor played a negative role. It was an average hit at the box office.
17. Ghajini (2008)
Ghajini is a 2008 Indian action psychological thriller film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss and produced by Allu Aravind, Tagore Madhu and Madhu Mantena. The soundtrack and score is by A. R. Rahman. It is a remake of Murugadoss’s own 2005 Tamil film of the same name starring Aamir Khan in the lead role along with Asin and it became the highest grossing movie of that year and the first Hindi film to cross the ₹100 crore mark. It stars Aamir Khan, Asin and Jiah Khan in lead roles while Pradeep Rawat and Riyaz Khan essay supporting roles. The film’s main plot was adapted from Christopher Nolan’s Memento and comedy plot was inspired by 1951 British movie Happy Go Lovely.
18. Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Gandhi, My Father is a 2007 Indian biographical drama film by Feroz Abbas Khan (not to be confused with actor Feroz Khan). It was produced by Bollywoodactor Anil Kapoor, and released on 3 August 2007. The film explores the troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi. The movie is based upon the biography of Harilal Gandhi, titled Harilal Gandhi: A Life by Chandulal Bhagubhai Dalal. Khan’s play, Mahatma vs. Gandhi, while different from this film, had a similar theme which was based on novel by Gujarati author Dinkar Joshi. The movie was shot in South Africa and in several Indian cities including Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
19. God Tussi Great Ho (2008)
God Tussi Great Ho (English: God you are Great) is a 2008 Indian fantasy comedy film, written and directed by Rumi Jaffery and starring Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sohail Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in a friendly appearance. It was released on 15 August 2008. According to director Rohit Dhawan, the film is inspired from a village folk tale about a Brahmin, though most reviewers noted that the film’s story-line has similarities with the 2003 Hollywood comedy Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston.
20. Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015)
Hamari Adhuri Kahani (English: Our Incomplete Story) is a 2015 Indian romantic drama film directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mahesh Bhatt under the banner Vishesh Films and Fox Star Studios. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, and Rajkummar Rao. It is based on the love story of Bhatt’s parents, Nanabhai Bhatt, Shirin Mohammad Ali and his stepmother. The film was released worldwide on 12 June 2015 receiving mixed-to-negative reviews from critics.
21. Hera Pheri (2000)
Hera Pheri is a 2000 Indian comedy film directed by Priyadarshan starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty and Tabu. It is a remake of the 1989 Malayalam film Ramji Rao Speaking which itself was based on the 1971 TV movie See The Man Run. The film spawned a sequel, Phir Hera Pheri, released in 2006. Hera Pheri 3 will succeed Phir Hera Pheri and is in pre-production. Over the years it has become a cult classic. It was voted as the best Bollywood comedy film of all time in an online poll conducted by The Indian Express.Paresh Rawal won the best comedian award in Filmfare, IIFA and Star Screen Awards.
22. Heyy Babyy (2007)
Heyy Babyy is a 2007 Hindi romantic comedy film starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Juanna Sanghvi and Boman Irani. It is a remake of the 1990 Malayalam movie Thoovalsparsham which itself is an adaptation of 1987 American film Three Men and a Baby which in turn was based on the 1985 French movie Three Men and a Cradle and which was also remade in Telugu as Chinnari Muddula Papa and in Tamil as Asathal. It is the first full-length feature film directed by Sajid Khan. It released on 24 August 2007 to a good response.
23. Ishq Vishk (2003)
Ishq Vishk (English: Love Romance) is a 2003 Bollywood coming-of-age romance film starring Shahid Kapoor in his debut film performance, Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala. It is about Rajiv (Shahid Kapoor) and Payal (Amrita Rao) who are friends since childhood. While Payal is in love with Rajiv, it takes him a bit longer to return her feelings. The film became a success and launched both Shahid Kapoor’s career and Amrita Rao’s career. Shahid and Amrita later appeared in Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, Shikhar and Vivah
24. Ishq Forever (2016)
Ishq Forever is a 2016 Bollywood romantic drama musical film directed by Sameer Sippy. It will feature newcomer Krishna Chaturvedi as the male lead and the female lead is Ruhi Singh. The film is slated to be released on 19 February 2016. Official Theatrical Trailer was released on 18 December 2015 with the movie “Dilwale”. Music is composed by popular composer Nadeem Saifi. This is a comeback film for Nadeem Saifi after almost a decade. Directed by Sameer Sippy, the love story/thriller stars two (seriously hot) newbies, Ruhi Singh and Krishna Chaturvedi, alongside two beloved Bollywood veterans — the gorgeous Lisa Ray and the hilarious Jaaved Jaaferi. Ishq Forever is actually SET in Cape Town, and it plays a major role. That means they’re showcasing the city in all its glory.
25. Jagga Jasoos (2017)
Jagga Jasoos (English: Detective Jagga) is an upcoming Indian comedy-drama film directed by Anurag Basu, and produced by Basu and Ranbir Kapoor. The film features Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Adah Sharma in lead roles, and tells the story of a teenage detective in search of his missing father. The film is scheduled for release on 7 April 2017.
26. Kelor Kirti (2016)
Kelor Kirti is a 2016 Bengali language romantic comedy film directed by Raja Chanda and produced by Mahendra Soni and Shrikant Mohta under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films and Surinder Films. The film stars Jisshu Sengupta, Dev, Ankush, Sayantika Banerjee, Mimi Chakrabarty, Koushani Mukherjee & Nusrat Jahan in lead roles. It is a remake of Tamil film Charlie Chaplin and Hindi film No Entry . The film is to be released on Eid & Ratha Yatra, 6 July 2016. Kelor Kirti is a fun filled ride with a bunch of young couples. This comedy of errors involves their fun loving couples round off in a bundle of chaos and misunderstanding,when an enchanting woman enters their lives, leading them to their share of confusion they are all caught up is misunderstanding and humorous situations, which end up in chaos.
27. Khamoshiyan (2015)
Khamoshiyan (English: Silences) is a 2015 Indian romantic horror film, written by Vikram Bhatt and directed by debutant, Karan Darra. Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt produced the film in association with Vishesh Films. The film stars Gurmeet Choudhary, Ali Fazal and Sapna Pabbi in principal roles. Initially, the film was scheduled for release on 23 January 2015, but was postponed to 30 January 2015.
28. Khel…No Ordinary Game (2003)
Khel – No Ordinary Game (English: The Game) is a 2003 Bollywood Action film directed by Yusuf Khan. The film stars Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty and Celina Jaitley in lead roles. Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja makes his Bollywood debut, playing an important supporting role in the film. It was released on, 2 October 2003.
29. Life Partner (2009)
Life Partner is a 2009 Bollywood romantic comedy film. It stars Govinda, Fardeen Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza and Prachi Desai in lead roles. The film is written and directed by Rumi Jaffery and produced by Abbas-Mustan under their banner, Burmawalla Bros. It received positive reviews upon its release on 14 August 2009, though it was an above average grosser at the Indian Box Office
30. M.S. Dhoni The Untold Story (2016)
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is a 2016 Indian biographical sports film directed by Neeraj Pandey, based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current ODI and T20I captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Fox Star Studios distributes the film and produced it jointly with Inspired Entertainment and Arun Pandey, in association with Friday Film Works. The film features Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni and Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, and Anupam Kher in supporting roles. The film was released on 30 September 2016. A teaser trailer was released on 15 March 2016, in conjunction with the commencement of 2016 ICC World Twenty20. The film was dubbed in Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi languages. The film emerged a hit at the Indian box office.
31. Murder 3 (2013)
Murder 3 is an Indian psychological thriller film and the sequel to the 2011 film, Murder 2. This is the third installment in the series and unlike its predecessors, this edition is an official remake – of the Colombian thriller The Hidden Face. Directed by Vishesh Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt from Vishesh Films. Murder 3 was released on 15 February 2013 to mixed reviews. The film performed moderately well at the box office.
32. Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar (1998)
Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar (English: We Two, Ours Two) is a 1998 Tamil film directed by Sundar C. Prabhu Deva and Meena played the leading roles, whilst the film featured an extensive cast, along with a bevy of supporting actors. The film released on 14 January 1998 and became a big success at the box office. The film was loosely based on the 1995 Hollywood movie Two Much.
33. No Entry (2005)
No Entry is a Hindi comedy film released in 2005. It was directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Boney Kapoor. The film features an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan, Lara Dutta, Esha Deol, Celina Jaitley and Bipasha Basu with a cameo appearance by Sameera Reddy. A remake of the Tamil super hit Charlie Chaplin, No Entry was Bollywood’s biggest hit of 2005.
34. No Problem (2010)
No Problem is a 2010 Bollywood action comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Anil Kapoor who also stars as the main character. It stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Paresh Rawal, Kangana Ranaut, Neetu Chandra and Sunil Shetty. Shooting began in July 2010. It was shot in South Africa and Mumbai. No Problem was released on 10 December 2010.
35. Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013)
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (English: The Torn Poster Let Out A Hero) is a 2013 Bollywood action comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film features Padmini Kolhapure, Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz in the lead roles, and was released on 20 September 2013 to a mixed to positive response from critics.
36. Race (2011)
Race is a 2011 Malayalam thriller film directed by Kukku Surendran and starring Kunchacko Boban, Mamta Mohandas, Indrajith, Baby Anikha , and Gowri Munjal. The story is based on Greg Iles’s novel 24 hours. The film opened in Kerala theatres on 11 February 2011 to negative reviews. The film was dubbed into Telugu as Game by Narne Media Solutions (Pvt) Limited in 2013.
37. Raja Natwarlal (2014)
Raja Natwarlal is a 2014 Indian Hindi crime drama film directed by Kunal Deshmukh and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur under UTV Motion Pictures. The film features Emraan Hashmi in the title role, alongside Humaima Malick, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon and Deepak Tijori in a special appearance. The film was released on 29 August 2014 and received mixed reviews from critics.
38. Sanam Teri Kasam (2016)
Sanam Teri Kasam (English: I Swear On You My Beloved) is a 2016 Indian romantic film starring Harshvardhan Rane and Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane. It is directed by the duo Radhika Rao-Vinay Sapru and produced by Deepak Mukut. The film is a modern rendition of the novel Love Story by Eric Segal. The film was released worldwide on 5 February 2016 under the production banner of Eros Now.
39. Singam II (2013)
Singam II is a 2013 Indian Tamil action film written and directed by Hari. A sequel to the 2010 film Singam, the film stars Suriya, who reprises the title role, along with Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek and Santhanam in supporting roles. Produced by S. Lakshman Kumar, it has music and background score by Devi Sri Prasad. The film was released on 5 July 2013 along with a Telugu dubbed version simply titled Singam, also known as Yamudu II. A Hindi dubbed version entitled Main Hoon Surya: Singham II was released later on 2 August.
40. Thirupaachi (2005)
Thirupaachi is a 2005 Tamil action masala film written and directed by Perarasu. The film stars Vijay, Trisha Krishnan and Mallika in the lead roles, with Livingston, Pasupathy, Benjamin, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Vaiyapuri and Manoj K. Jayan in other roles. Chaya Singh made a guest appearance in a song. The film featured score composed by Dhina, and a soundtrack jointly composed by Dhina, Devi Sri Prasad, and Mani Sharma. It was released on 14 January 2005. Vijay and Trisha paired for second time after Ghilli. The story is about the upright lifestyle of Sivagiri and the affectionate bond he has with his sister. Sivagiri feels that a brother’s duty towards his sister does not end with her marriage. The movie was dubbed in Hindi as Insaaf Ki Talwar. It was later remade in Telugu as Annavaram (2006) in Kannada as Thangigagi (2006).
41. Tum Mile (2009)
Tum Mile is a 2009 Bollywood disaster drama film, directed by Kunal Deshmukh, with story concept by Vishesh Bhatt. The film stars Emraan Hashmi and Soha Ali Khan in lead roles. It is a love story set against the backdrop of the infamous July 2005 Mumbai floods. The film was released on 13 November 2009.
42. Welcome (2007)
Welcome is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language masala comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Firoz A. Nadiadwala and Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of UTV Motion Pictures. The film features a large ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Malika Sherawat and Feroz Khan in his last film appearance, whilst Sunil Shetty makes a guest appearance and Malaika Arora Khan appears in an item number. The film spawned a sequel, named Welcome Back and became the first installment of Welcome film series. Welcome released worldwide on 21 December 2007, to mixed critical reviews and despite initial competition from Taare Zameen Par, was a strong financial success at the box office both in India and overseas. According to The Hindu, the film’s climax scene is a rip-off from the Charlie Chaplin film, The Gold Rush and Michael Madana Kama Rajan.
43. Yaariyan (2014)
Yaariyan (English: friendships) is a 2014 Bollywood coming-of-age romance adventure film directed by Divya Khosla Kumar, starring Himansh Kohli, Rakul Preet Singh and Nicole Faria in the lead roles. It marks the debut of the director as well as the lead star cast. The film was produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under the banner of T-Series Super Cassettes Industries. Yaariyan tells the story of 5 close friends who are in college, experiencing different relationships and learning new values. The response to the promotional material on YouTube led the distributor to release the film two weeks earlier than initially planned. The film released on 10 January 2014 with 1200 screens release in India.