Time Group and NH Studioz unveil mega expansion plans



Nana Patekar stars in Kabool (The Confession) on stage with chairman Pravin Shah (extreme right) at the Time Group event. Photo: Hinal / Vivek Kotian

Among the pioneers in the Home Video market in India, Time Group (whose first film as a video content provider was the 1984 Mera Dost Mera Dushman directed by Raj Khosla), hosted an event to showcase their expansion plans. Joining hands with Narendra Hirawat of NH Studioz and Shagun and Makarand Wagh, they announced 10 projects on that day.

Celebrities in attendance included Nana Patekar, Jeetendra, Sohail Khan, Sukhwinder Singh, Jayantilal Gada of Pen Studios, Rajat Bedi (whose company Triflix Entertainment, co-produces some of the films with them), Chitah Yagnesh Shetty, Sunny Singh, Gurmeet Choudhary, Rakhi Sawant, Isha Koppikar, Johny Lever, Arjan Bajwa, Siddhant Kapoor, Mukesh Rishi, Kumar Taurani and Ramesh Taurani, Ganesh Jain of Venus Records & Tapes, Manmohan Shetty, Satish Kaushik, Ashoke Pandit, Anand Pandit and others.

South Indian film industry personalities such as Shankar Master (choreographer of the Bahubali franchise among others), director Teja Dharma, television director Sanjeev K. Kumar and Chandramouli (writer of the KGF franchise and Salaar) were also in attendance.

Time is an end-to-end entertainment major, which covers acquisition-production-distribution-exhibition of films/content all under one banner. NH Studioz is a leading content house with distribution of Indian cinematic content around the globe via all possible modes and mediums.

Time Group chairman, Pravin Shah, Sagoon Wagh (managing director), Viral Shah (director) and Jeet Wagh (director) unveiled the amped logo of Time to mark the occasion of their four decades in the Indian media and entertainment business.

Time unveiled the state-of-the art chroma studio at golden tobacco, the biggest shooting floor in Mumbai sprawling across 30,000 sq. ft. and having world-class technologies, in collaboration with Subhash Kale, owner of Real Touch Studios. Pravin Shah, chairman, Time Group, said, “I pledge to keep raising bars the way I have been doing with every project since four decades and keep entertaining with larger than life visuals as always!”

Viral Shah, director, Time Group, said, “We have been pioneers and innovators through the last 40 years and now, we are making a quantum leap towards future forward Gen-Next technology, services and solutions in the entertainment space. Apart from its established verticals, Time Films and Time Audio, we now have diversified into Time Virtual Studios, Time Artists Network and Time Motion Picture services.” He added, “The amped logo symbolizes our renewed energy. We are revolutionizing the future with frontier technologies that will take Indian film-making and content creation to the next level. Our new verticals will add and augment our holistic integrated offering to Indian entertainers.”

Among the new projects announced were  Zakhami, directed by Teja, Freedom at Midnight directed by M Chandramouli, Operation Khiladi directed by Sanjeev Krishnamoorthy, Top Spin directed by Aijaz Khan, Samosa Singh and Wedding Unplanned directed by Rehan Khan, Kabool (The Confession) directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan featuring Nana Patekar and Ranneeti directed by Ashu Trikha.

Gandhi Maidan and Taskari, also directed by Teja, were the two web series announced on the occasion.

Time Audio will be re-launched with Hanuman Chalisa, sung and composed by Sukhwinder Singh, to be released on the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti on April 16. The music video Jogi re jogi, the world’s first devotional song shot in Varanasi simultaneously in four languages—Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and Bhojpuri.



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