The titles will be drawn from varied genres and include both big-budget tent-pole features as well as mid and small-budget content-driven films, the two companies said in a statement. According to the press release, the slate includes Hindi remakes of Tamil blockbusters, a biopic, an espionage thriller, a courtroom drama, a satire comedy, a romance drama, and a film based on true events, among others.
About four to five of these, that have popular stars on board, will see a big-screen release worldwide, starting in 2022.
The upcoming movies will be produced over the course of the next 24 to 36 months with filmmakers Pushkar and Gayatri, Vikramjit Singh, Mangesh Hadawale, Srijit Mukherji, and Sankalp Reddy already on board to direct.
“I really look forward to our partnership with T-Series. This partnership with Bhushan will surely mark the beginning of a great feat in Indian film industry as we move on to offer a bouquet of path-breaking and momentous films to our audience,” said Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment.
Bhushan Kumar, Chair and Managing Director, T-Series, said in the release, “After working on music marketing together, this collaboration has happened at the right time and this will just strengthen our ties. Shibasish and I hope to give our Hindi film audiences new and unconventional films.”
Previously, Reliance Entertainment has produced several hits in partnership with Rohit Shetty, Imtiaz Ali, Neeraj Pandey, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, Ribhu Dasgupta and S Sashikant. The production house is currently awaiting the release of Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi and the sports drama ’83, both of which have been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.
T-Series, meanwhile, has major projects in the pipeline like Kuttey, starring Arjun Kapoor, Tabu, Konkona Sen Sharma and others, the Hindi remake of Thadam, starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur, and Jalsa, starring Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah.