Vivek Rangachari is an investment banker who set up the production house DAR Motion Pictures in the year 2009. It was a part of the group headed by his brother, Arun Rangachari– DAR Capital Group. Arun heads the group from Dubai. Vivek Rangchari completed his Master’s degree in Business Applications from INSEAD which is situated in France and worked in the Middle East for a short period. Following this, he moved to Mumbai and raised a fund of 50 million dollars which was invested in media space. Vivek started DAR as a mini studio with an aim to develop new audiences in the mainstream cinema which is also commercially viable.

He has produced thirteen films so far including Mickey Virus, D-day, The Lunchbox, Peddlers, and Ugly. Vivek Rangachari is the Business Head of DAR investments. He is also the Commissioning Producer at the DAR Capital Group. He has an experience of over ten years in the Middle East and also across India. Using his knowledge efficiently, he has credited multiple financial innovations. Before starting to work at DAR Production House, he used to work at the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as a Senior System Analyst.

He has also served as an Investment Analyst at the Abu Dhabi Investment House. Vivek has been previously involved in a dangerous controversy. While DAR Motion Pictures was planning to make a flick based on ‘The Bikini Murders' which was supposed to be based on the life of Johnson Thhat, a serial killer named Charles Sobhraj threatened Vivek as he thought the movie was based on his life. Whereas this wasn’t the case, the movie was based on the book ‘The Bikini Murders’ which was written by Farrukh Dhondy. However, Vivek said that he wasn’t afraid of the allegation as the book is already written and he has the rights of the book. Vivek doesn't want to keep his production company limited to Hindi cinema.

He already makes Marathi movies and is now planning on venturing into the Tamil film industry. He also plans on making one Hollywood movie every year. Till date, the most popular movie under the production of Vivek Rangachari has been ‘The Lunchbox’. The movie with Imran Khan, Nimrat Kaur and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as leads did good business at the box office and was appreciated by the critics for its fresh story and simplistic approach towards cine

Ashok Pandey Hindi Actor

Ashok Pandey

Ashok Pandey is an Indian Producer. He is known for his movies ‘Phas Gaya Re Obama’ and ‘Saare Jahan Se Mehenga’. He is one of the producers who tried to inculcate real life problems in his work and doesn't believe in unrealistic cinema. He makes movies in Hindi language only. He co-owns production company ‘Revel Films’ along with Pragati Pandey. He is also one of the few producers who makes it a point to work with budding directors. He thinks that it is easy to work with established talent but very hard to hunt and nourish a new one. Ashok completed his Bachelor’s in Technology degree in the subject of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the esteemed institution of BITS, Pilani. He later did his Master’s in Science in the subject of Computer Science from CCNY, New York. Furthermore, he is the founder of a US based company called Intelligroup Inc. He has an extensive experience in marketing and is a strategic planner of business, and hence is a huge reason behind Revel’s achieved success. Ashok Pandey produces under the banner of Revel Films. It is an entertainment based production company which was founded in the year 2009 by its current owners - Ashok Pandey and Pragati Pandey. They believe in making sensible yet entertaining flicks. They ventured into this business with a short film called ‘An Expression’ which was followed by a few feature films. All its projects are liked by both critics and audiences. The first feature film produced by Ashok Pandey was ‘Phas Gaya Re Obama’. It was a satire which was directed by Subhash Kapoor. The main cast of the flick included Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Amole Gupta and Manu Rishi. The flick was released on the 3rd of December in the year 2010. It was produced under the banner of Revel and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot of the film is a satirical comedy based on the recession or meltdown of the economy which originated in the United States. The film received positive responses and was also remade in Telugu. The Telugu remake was named Shankaraabharanam. ‘Saare Jahan Se Mehenga’ is another flick produced by Ashok Pandey. It is also a Bollywood satire. Directed by Anshul Sharma, it had Sanjay Mishra, and Pragati Pandey in the lead roles. Ashok Pandey has focused on the topic of inflation and rising prices in India through this film. Like any other Ashok Pandey film, the movie was high on content and easily relatable by any common man in India.

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Firoz A. Nadiadwala

Firoz A. Nadiadwala is an Indian producer. He produces films in the Hindi film industry. He was born on 19th March in the year 1965, in the Bollywood city of India, Mumbai, and resides in the same city since his birth. His entire family is engrossed in the production business which was taken to prominence by his grandfather A. K. Nadiadwala. The production company gave many hits in the 1960s and 1970s. Firoz’s parents are Munira Nadiadwala and A. G. Nadiadwala. His father was also a film producer and took forward their production business in the 1980s and 1990s. Coming from a family of filmmakers, Firoz also entered the world of cinema. His brother Sajid Nadiadwala is a producer, director, and the owner of the ‘Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Production House’. A-list films like Kick, Phantom, 2 States, Baaghi, Dishoom and many more have been released under the Nadiadwala banner. The family has completed over 60 years in Bollywood as a successful production house. In the year 2016, along with delivering a hit ‘Welcome Back’, Firoz Nadiadwala entered bitter controversies because of his conflicts with the director of the movie – Anees Bazmee. The conflict was because of money as Anees demanded his full fee before the completing of the flick and Firoz had no money to give. Superstar Anil Kumar and Eros Entertainment owner Sunil Lulla became the peacemakers. However, Anees said that this wasn’t the true story. In the year 2015, Firoz announced the third installment of the all-time hit movie ‘Hera Pheri’. Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham are being considered for the lead roles in the modern day Hera Pheri. Firoz has confirmed that his company is the only company to have three franchises, Welcome and Hera Pheri included. Scripts like Phir Hera Pheri, Aarakshan, Fool N Final and Phir Hera Pheri are archived in the great Oscar Library. Firoz has also said that he believes in creating family entertainers – movies which will be enjoyed by people of all ages alike. Firoz doesn’t only concentrate on creating comedies, he also believes in the genre of serious cinema. He has hence produced flicks like Aarakshan which concentrate on realistic and critical topics like caste based reservation in government jobs and colleges. The film received a lot of backlash because of this issue.

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Firoz A. Nadiadwala Hindi Actor