The Hindi film industry or Bollywood is amongst the biggest and most popular ones in the world. The 100 year old industry churns out countless movies every year and has a large number of film production houses to carry out film making.
Listed below are the top 10 biggest production houses in Bollywood:
1. UTV Motion Pictures Ltd
UTV Motion Pictures Ltd is a production company founded in 2004 by Ronnie Screwvala and owned by The Walt Disney Company. It is engaged in film production, marketing, distribution, licensing and merchandizing. The leading films of this production house include Swades, Life in a Metro, Race, Jodha Akbar, Barfi, Chennai Express and 2 States.
2. Eros International
The next name on the list of top 10 biggest production houses in the country is that of Eros International, a Mumbai based production and distribution company, which was founded in 1973 by Arjan Lulla. It is a public limited company with a distribution network spanning 50 countries worldwide. Shaan, Mr India, Om Shanti Om, Love Aaj Kal, Housefull and Student of the Year are some of the big hits of this company.
3. Yashraj Films
Yashraj Films is a prestigious production house, which was set up by Yash Chopra in 1970 and is now looked after by Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra and Pamela Chopra. This production house has given Bollywood some of its best movies such as Silsila, Kabhie Kabhie, Deewar, Trishul, Veer Zaara, Mohabbatein and Darr.
4. Dharma Productions
Next on the list comes the production house called Dharma Productions, which was set up by producer director Yash Johar in 1976 and is now headed by Karan Johar, who became the chairman in 2004. The production banner has churned out a large number of hits including Dostana, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Student of the Year, Kal ho na Ho, 2 States, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and My Name is Khan.
5. Balaji Motion Pictures
Featuring next on the list of best production houses in India is Balaji Motion Pictures, which is owned by Ekta Kapoor. The production house was established in 2001 by Jeetendra and is a subsidiary of the leading television production house Balaji Telefilms. Some popular films of this company are Shootout at Lokhandwala, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Ragini MMS and The Dirty Picture.