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UTV Motion Pictures (also known as Disney-UTV) is the feature film unit of UTV Software Communications, a media conglomerate owned by The Walt Disney Company India. UTV Motion Pictures is one of the largest film and production studios in Southern Asia. The studio has been the exclusive distribution label and feature film marketer of The Walt Disney Company India for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures movies since 2013.

Notable UTV Motion Pictures' films that have won Academy Awards in India are Rang De Basanti (2006), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009), Peepli Live (2010), and Barfi! (2012). As of 2017, Disney-UTV has suspended producing domestic films, with its latest domestic entry being Jagga Jasoos.


UTV Motion Pictures was founded by Ronnie Screwvala and Zarina Screwvala in 1996 as UTV Motion Pictures Plc., the film distribution division of UTV Software Communications.

UTV Software Communications is an Indian media conglomerate that was founded on 22 June 1990 as United Television Software Communications and became public on 27 November 1995. The company was re-branded to its current name on 19 March 1998.

UTV Motion Pictures started in Bollywood, and eventually expanded in Hollywood in partnership with studios such as 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures and Sony Pictures.

From 2008–2009, UTV Motion Pictures became one of the largest production houses in India with 10 Hindi film releases, one in Tamil and M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening – the first mainstream Hollywood movie co-produced by an Indian movie studio. UTV also distributed Disney's Confessions of a Shopaholic and Bedtime Stories in Indian territories.

In 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired UTV Motion Pictures through UTV Software Communications. Since then, UTV Motion Pictures became the exclusive distributor for all Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases for South Asian territories from 2013 onward.

Alongside production duties, UTV Motion Pictures distributes its movies in more than 45 countries around the world on the same day as their theatrical release in India. UTV Motion Pictures is among the Top 20 Distributors in North America and is the first Indian film studio ever to have crossed the US$5 million revenue mark in the first half of the year.


Films produced by UTV Motion Pictures

Year Film Director Notes
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Shakun Batra Co-produced with Dharma Productions
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Mandeep Kumar Co-produced with Tips Industries Limited
Grandmaster B. Unnikrishnan Malayalam Film
International distribution only
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 Balaji Sakthivel Tamil Film
Co-produced with Thirupathi Brothers
international distribution only
Kalakalappu Sundar C. Tamil Film
Co-produced with Avni Cinemax
international distribution only
Arjun: The Warrior Prince Arnab Chaudhuri Co-produced with Disney India and Disney World Cinema
Rowdy Rathore Prabhu Deva Remake of 2006 Telugu film Vikramarkudu
Co-produced with SLB Productions
Joker Shirish Kunder Co-produced with Hari Om Entertainment, Cape of Good Films and Three's Company
Mugamoodi Mysskin Tamil Film
Barfi! Anurag Basu Co-produced with Ishana Movies
Heroine Madhur Bhandarkar Co-produced with Bhandarkar Entertainment
Husbands in Goa Saji Surendran International distribution only
Thaandavam A.L Vijay Tamil Film
2013 Kai Po Che! Abhishek Kapoor
Himmatwala Sajid Khan Remake of 1983 Hindi film Himmatwala
Co-produced with Puja Entertainment and Films
Settai R. Kannan Tamil Film
Remake of 2011 Hindi film Delhi Belly
Gippi Sonam Nair Co-produced with Dharma Productions
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Sundar C. Tamil Film
Co-produced with Avni Cinemax
international distribution only
Ghanchakkar Raj Kumar Gupta
Chennai Express Rohit Shetty Co-produced with Red Chillies Entertainment
Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire Prakash Jha Co-produced with Prakash Jha Productions
Sigaram Thodu Gaurav Narayanan Tamil Film
The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra Co-produced with DAR motion pictures, Dharma Productions, Sikhya Entertainment, National Film Development Corporation of India, ROH Films, ASAP Films and Cine Mosaic
Ivan Veramathiri M. Saravanan Tamil Film
2014 Anjaan N. Lingusamy Tamil Film
Raja Natwarlal Kunal Deshmukh
Khoobsurat Shashanka Ghosh Co-produced with Disney India and Anil Kapoor Film Company
Haider Vishal Bharadwaj Co-produced with VB Films
2015 ABCD 2 Remo D'Souza Co-produced with Disney India
Phantom Kabir Khan Co-produced with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Yatchan Vishnuvardhan Tamil Film
Co-produced with Vishnuvardhan Pictures
Katti Batti Nikkhil Advani Co-produced with Emmay Entertainment
Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai S. P. Jananathan Tamil Film
Co-produced with Binary Pictures
2016 Fitoor Abhishek Kapoor
Irudhi Suttru :Sudha Kongara Tamil Film
Co-produced with Y NOT Studios, Wikipedia:Thirukumaran Entertainment and Dream Factory
Saala Khadoos Sudha Kongara Co-produced with Y NOT Studios, Rajkumar Hirani Films and Tricolour Films
Mohenjo Daro Ashutosh Gowariker Co-produced with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions
Dangal Nitesh Tiwari Co-produced with Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions and Disney India
2017 Jagga Jasoos Anurag Basu Co-produced with Disney India, Picture Shuru Entertainment and Ishana Movies

UTV Spotboy

The following films were produced under the UTV Spotboy banner.

Year Film Director Notes
2012 Paan Singh Tomar Tigmanshu Dhulia
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana Sameer Sharma Co-produced with Anurag Kashyap Films and JAR Pictures
2013 Shahid Hansal Mehta Co-produced with Bohra Bros.
ABCD: Any Body Can Dance Remo D'Souza
2014 Filmistaan Nitin Kakkar Co-produced with Satellite Pictures Pvt. Ltd
Pizza Akshay Akkineni Remake of 2012 Tamil film Pizza
Co-produced with Getaway Films

Films Only Distributed

Year Film Production Company
2013 Race 2 Tips Industries
Ship of Theseus Recyclewala Films
Rangrezz Pooja Entertainment
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Indian distribution only) Dharma Productions
2014 Sholay 3D Sippy Films
Pen India Limited
Highway Window Seat Films
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
2 States Dharma Productions
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Heropanti Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
PK Vinod Chopra Films
Rajkumar Hirani Films
2015 Tamasha Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Dilwale (overseas distribution only) Red Chillies Entertainment
Rohit Shetty Productions
2016 Baaghi Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

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