Eros International Media Ltd (EIML), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced the theatrical release dates of some of its powerful line-up for the first half of 2012. Post a very successful 2011, which had some of the biggest and prestigious films of the year like Ra.One, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Rockstar, Chalo Dilli, Bol and Desi Boyz coming from the Eros banner, Eros is now geared up for a promising 2012.
The company releases more than 75 films in a year across different languages and has clear visibility of more than 50 films in the next 12-18 months, out of which the release dates of some of the key global rights films are listed below.
Interestingly, all of these upcoming Eros International films have been shot in the UK.
Eros to start its new year with a bang with the release of highly anticipated action-adventure Agent Vinod on the 23rd of March 2012. Starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, Agent Vinod, is a Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan’s Illuminati Films co-production with Eros International, directed by Sriram Raghavan. The other key cast include Ravi Kishan, Adil Hussain, Ram Kapoor and Prem Chopra. Saif Ali Khan secretly filmed an important sequence in London over two days a few months ago.
Post the stupendous box-office performance of Housefull, Eros International joins hands once again with Sajid Nadiadwala to bring to the fans the sequel to this much enjoyed comic caper – Housefull 2 on the 5th of April 2012. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by the unmatchable Sajid Khan, Housefull 2 promises to bring the house on fire yet again with its leading starcast of Askhay Kumar, John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Asin and Jaqueline Fernandes. Housefull 2, like Housefull was filmed in London and other parts of the UK earlier this year.
Next on the calendar is the untitled co-production between Kunal Kohli Productions and Eros International starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Directed by Kunal Kohli, the film is set to release in cinemas on the 22nd of June. The film was tentatively titled Teri Meri Kahani and also stars Neha Sharma in a central role. Filming in the UK started in Stratford upon Avon in July 2011. Other filming locations include Nottingham University and the countryside in Yorkshire.
Illuminati Films and Eros International collaborate once again for their untitled Production No. 3, which is a contemporary love story written by Imtiaz Ali, directed by Homi Adajania and starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani and Randeep Hooda. The film releases in cinemas on 13th July 2012.
Talking about the line-up, Nandu Ahuja, SVP – India Theatrical, Eros International, said: “We have an exciting line up for the coming year, and we are expecting these films to garner some good numbers in the first half of the year.”