Reliance Entertainment’s games – Little Singham and Little Singham Cycle Race – Inspire Eco-consciousness on World Environment Day with Plastic Hazard Awareness.

Warner Bros. Discovery & Reliance Games to support UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Tide Turners Plastic Challenge.

Mumbai, June 05, 2023: In commemoration of World Environment Day, Reliance Games is proud to announce a unique initiative aimed at raising awareness about the hazards of plastic among children and youth. Building upon the tremendous success of last year’s campaign, which reached 1.5 million youth and encouraged them to collect an impressive 250 million virtual plastic bottles, the studio is expanding its efforts to support the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Tide Turners Plastic Challenge for World Environment Day.

This global initiative engages youth in addressing the urgent issue of plastic pollution, which poses a threat to life in oceans, rivers, and land. Notably, Reliance Games will incorporate the issue of plastic pollution into its popular game, Little Singham, and introduce a brand-new game, Little Singham Cycle Race, both designed to educate and entertain players.

POGO’s Little Singham, one of India’s leading animated IPs, with its unique and quirky storylines, has been engaging, inspiring, and captivating millions of kids across the country since its launch. The show’s growing animated universe and the new range of games extend the fun and frolic to a wider audience sphere. As part of that, Reliance Games expands its program with two of its fan-favourite titles, Little Singham and Little Singham Cycle Race, boasting an impressive 75 million downloads. These games embark on a new campaign to educate players about the detrimental impact of plastic pollution.

The in-game activation is part of Reliance Games’ support of Playing for the Planet (, an initiative facilitated by UNEP which works with the games industry to decarbonize the industry and test green activations in games.

Through inventive gameplay mechanics, players actively collect virtual plastic bottles and prohibited plastic items, reinforcing the significance of reducing, reusing, and recycling plastics. Both games prominently feature the World Environment Day “Only One Earth” logo, underscoring their commitment to global environmental preservation.

The Tide Turners youth program, backed by the worldwide Scout and Girl Guide movement, engages an impressive count of 500,000 youth across more than 30 countries.

Atul Bagai, Head of UNEP’s office in India, emphasized the importance of raising awareness among young people, stating:

At UNEP, we were impressed to see the integration of the plastic theme in Little Singham that saw some 250 million virtual plastic bottles collected in the game. Educating people about what actions we can all take to change our relationship with plastics is key. We need more games like this serving to educate and inspire more young individuals to become environmental advocates and help us to Beat Plastic Pollution.”

Uttam Pal Singh, Head of Kids Cluster, Warner Bros. Discovery, said, “POGO’s beloved kid supercop, Little Singham, has been a fan-favourite for years and with his traits of bravery, responsibility, and honesty, has entertained and inspired kids across the country. We believe that today’s youth and kids are the drivers of tomorrow’s change. With Little Singham as the messenger, in collaboration with Reliance Games, we aim to raise awareness about the concern of plastic pollution and inspire kids in fun and engaging formats to bring a positive and responsible attitude towards climate change.

Amit Khanduja, CEO of Reliance Entertainment – Digital, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We are proud to strengthen our relationship with UNEP’s Playing for the Planet initiative, and our esteemed partner, Warner Bros Discovery, in raising awareness about plastic pollution through our games. Our goal is to reach an impressive milestone of 100 million runs and 50 billboards per game, maximizing our exposure to spread the message. Our belief has always been that our games, enjoyed by over 500+ million gamers worldwide, can serve as a platform to deliver impactful messages. This year, our collaboration with UNEP, on this theme, around World Environment Day, aligns with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan initiated by the Government of India, enabling us to reach children and young adults who love playing games and are fans of Little Singham. Through our games, we are delivering a crucial message that resonates deeply.”

This collaboration is part of the Playing for the Planet initiative, launched by UNEP in September 2019 at the UN Climate Summit. The initiative aims to mobilize the gaming industry to create awareness about pressing environmental issues. Reliance Games/Zapak, alongside Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Supercell, stands as one of the founding members of this ground-breaking movement.

About Reliance Games

Reliance Games is India’s leading Gaming Destination with more than 500 million game downloads. Reliance Games and Zapak work closely with leading Entertainment companies such as WWE, Cartoon Network, Paramount, Discovery Kids, etc. From famous games like American Dad! Apocalypse Soon, WWE Mayhem, World Robot Boxing, T20 Cricket, to Blockbuster TV Series running games Little Singham, Little Krishna & many others, Zapak Players from all over the world experience endless excitement, achieve amazing high scores, challenge friends & compete in one of India’s biggest games collections. Reliance Games and Zapak are the division of Reliance Entertainment Digital.

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Reliance Entertainment is one of India’s leading film and entertainment companies that is engaged in the creation and distribution of content across Films, Streaming, TV, Animation, Gaming, and Digital platforms. Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful which include among others, The Post, the 2019 Golden Globes and Oscar-winning film, Green Book & 2020 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917.

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Reliance Entertainment and Canrus Productions to Release Marathi Romantic Drama ‘Sari’ in UK and Ireland Cinemas on May 19th, 2023

“SARI”, written and directed by Ashoka K. S. and produced by Dr. Suresh Nagpal and Akash Nagpal, is set to release in India TODAY

Mumbai, 5th May 2023: Life sometimes comes to a point where no one can tell what will happen next. That is why it is said, ‘Life is full of surprises and miracles’. The story of Marathi film ‘Sari’ is based on these lines.

Get ready to be swept off your feet by the enchanting love story of ‘Sari‘ as Reliance Entertainment and Canrus Productions announce the release of the Marathi romantic drama in UK and Ireland cinemas on May 19th, 2023. After receiving a positive response in India, the film, written and directed by Ashoka K. S. and produced by Dr. Suresh Nagpal and Akash Nagpal, is all set to make its international debut and captivate audiences with its heart-touching narrative.

Director Ashoka K. S., who is well-known for his critically acclaimed horror flick ‘6-5=2’ and commercially successful film ‘Dia,’ brings his unique vision and expertise to ‘Sari.’ The film is a love story with a twist, following the lives of young lovers who experience miraculous events that no one could have imagined. With its intriguing plot, ‘Sari’ promises to be a romantic drama with emotional depth that will leave a lasting impression on audiences.

Starring Ajinkya Raut, Ritika Shrotri, Prithvi Amber, and Mrinal Kulkarni in lead roles, ‘Sari’ is a beautifully crafted film that showcases the talent of Marathi artists. Presented by Canrus Productions and distributed by Reliance Entertainment, the film is set to resonate with all film enthusiasts who have a penchant for romantic dramas.

Dhruv Sinha, Head Overseas Businesses at Reliance Entertainment, expressed his excitement for the release of ‘Sari’ in UK and Ireland cinemas, saying, “We are thrilled to bring this Marathi romantic drama to international audiences and hope that it will strike a chord with viewers in the UK and Ireland as well.

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the captivating love story of ‘Sari’ as it hits the big screens in India today and on 19 May in UK & Ireland. The film is distributed by Reliance Entertainment Studios UK in UK & Ireland.

Get ready to be swept off your feet by this beautifully crafted film that will leave you feeling emotionally moved!

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Joy Movie Production & Reliance Entertainment all set to release “Charles Enterprises”, a social satire family drama, Malayalam movie in Cinemas pan India & Globally on 19th May

“Charles Enterprises”, directed by Subhash Lalitha Subrahmanian, stars Urvashi, Kalaiyarasan , Balu Varghese, Guru Somasundaram, Sujith Shankar, Manikandan R. Achari, bhanu and Abhija Shivakala.

Mumbai, 2 May 2023: Joy Movie Production and Reliance Entertainment are proud to announce the release of Charles Enterprises, a social satire, in India and globally on the 19th of May. The film is directed by Subhash Lalitha Subrahmanian. The family drama, entwined with humour, thrill, friendship and love will see a pan- India and overseas release in markets of USA, Canada, UK and Australia.

Charles Enterprises is a fascinating depiction of Ravi Kumaraswamy’s life, a young man from Kochi suffering from night blindness, a congenital disability. Ravi steals a Ganesha idol from his mother, Gomathi, a profound devotee, and later tries to overcome the ensuing crises and reclaim his life, which becomes more difficult due to the social situation thoroughly affected by the pandemic.

Subhash Lalitha Subrahmanian, a passionate filmmaker started his creative career as a director by making short films and musical promos in Malayalam & Tamil. His short films were selected for the international short film festival of Kerala, and many of them have gone on to win awards.

Looking forward to the release of Charles Enterprises, Director Subhash Subrahmanian discussed the movie, saying, “The film carries a unique style in narrating the story of a Ganesha idol and several people surrounding it in the backdrop of an urban area. The storytelling method is far from the usual filmmaking and has never been seen in Malayalam cinema. The dynamic and zestful pace of the movie makes it a treat to the audience’s eyes and minds. Even the genre of the film is something that will entice the audience comprising both families and youngsters.

The movie features an ensemble cast that includes Urvashi, Kalaiyarasan , Balu Varghese, Guru Somasundaram, Sujith Shankar, Manikandan R. Achari, bhanu and Abhija Shivakala. The film is directed by Subhash Lalitha Subrahmanian and is produced by Dr. Ajith Joy & Joy Movie Production.

Sameer Chopra, VP- Marketing Head, Reliance Entertainment, expressed, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Joy Movie Production to showcase Charles Enterprises to Indian and international audiences. Our goal is to show people content-rich films that give them an all-around experience as well as pure entertainment.

Charles Enterprises, a Reliance Entertainment Release pan India and globally, is all set to hit the theaters on 19th May. The film promises to be a captivating watch and is expected to strike a chord with film buffs..

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Mumbai, March 15, 2023: Since 2018, Reliance Animation has successfully delivered over 18,000 minutes of animation content across 1,500+ episodes for shows such as ‘Sammy & Raj’, ‘Little Singham’, ‘Golmaal Jr.’, ‘Smashing Simmba’, ‘Bhaiyyaji Balwan’, among others.

Reliance Animation is the production partner for ‘Sammy & Raj’, one of Nickelodeon International & Nickelodeon India’s first ever children’s series with cross-border cultural mix. The 20-episode comedy follows the misadventures of a pair of cousins who have access to a time-altering program and can pause, rewind, fast-forward, and slow-motion their way through a variety of situations. The animated series was released first in the United Kingdom, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East and will be eventually released in India. Reliance produced the show using the Harmony software platform, which is well known in the international markets.

Reliance Animation is the first production house to get Bollywood IPs into to animation, by partnering with Rohit Shetty, director of the blockbuster Super Cop franchise Singham’ & comedy franchise ‘Golmaal’.

 ‘Little Singham’, inspired by the blockbuster film ‘Singham’, launched on 24th April 2018, and within a short span of time, started ruling the hearts of kids across India and bagged the Best Bollywood Inspired IP at the ANN Awards 2022 (AnimatioN Network Awards). With over 580 episodes and 20 telefilms in both 2D & 3D, the show aired on Discovery Kids, which jumped to the no. 2 spot in BARC ratings (Broadcast Audience Research Council) within the first week of ‘Little Singham’s release. The show recently moved to Pogo and is also streaming on Netflix in Hindi, English and Tamil.

Golmaal Jr., the second IP by Reliance Animation in collaboration with Rohit Shetty, was launched on 13th May 2019 and airs on Nickelodeon in Hindi & English with over 320 episodes. In a couple of weeks after its launch ‘Golmaal Jr.’ was rated no. 1 show in BARC ahead of ‘Motu Patlu’ which had been ruling the top spot for last couple of years.

‘Smashing Simmba’, based on the second character of the Rohit Shetty Super Cop franchise, released on 14th Nov 2020 and has clocked over 180 episodes. The animated show first aired on Pogo in Nov 2020 and recently started streaming on Discovery Kids from January 2023. In the week of its release on Pogo, ‘Smashing Simmba’ was rated the no. 1 show on the channel and the no. 3 show across Pogo’s kids’ category in urban India. This show was also awarded as the Best Remotely Produced Content at ANN Awards 2022.

Bhaiyyaji Balwan’ is one of Reliance Animation’s successful home-grown IPs currently showing on the Disney Kids Network. The team successfully completed delivery of 104 episodes within a span of 12 months. This series offers wholesome entertainment with relatable characters in everyday stories and is ranked no. 5 amongst all series in the Kids Genre during the first 4 weeks post launch.

Pandeyji Pehelwan’ is another home-grown IP by Reliance Animation which is sold to a large regional broadcaster, ETV, as part of the launch of their Kids’ channel ETV Bal Bharat in April 2021. The team has delivered over 50 episodes so far.

Tejonidhi Bhandare, CEO, Reliance Animation commented Our journey has been from 2D to 3D to Harmony to Anime and to Tech over last couple of years. We are now focusing on creating home-grown IPs after the success of our Bollywood IPs. Globally, we will also focus on Production Services and co-productions for both Linear and Digital platforms. The vision is to bring a world of fantasy and excitement for our consumers through unique storytelling ‘blended’ with cutting edge technology and creativity”.

Vikram Veturi, Creative Head, Reliance Animation, commented, “With our lovable characters and entertaining stories filled with fun, our aim is to capture the hearts of young audiences all over the country. It has been an incredible experience producing and creating shows that are adored and cherished by our young viewers. We continue to strive to craft inspiring and thrilling content that will leave a lasting impact in the future. 

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Reliance Entertainment is one of India’s largest content studios, having produced and distributed more than 400 films that have grossed over $1 billion at the global box office. As a vertically integrated media company focused on India, the fifth largest media and entertainment market globally according to FICCI & EY, Reliance has proprietary new media assets across animation and gaming, which monetize the Company’s proprietary film IP library across new media platforms. Reliance invests in film production companies and intellectual property, maintaining a rich content portfolio across multiple Indian languages and relationships for digital distribution with Netflix, Amazon, Disney+Hotstar and other platforms. Reliance films have won 29 national awards since 2008, and the Company works with some of the most prominent directors and stars in India.

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IMAC is led by its founder, Shibasish Sarkar, a media and entertainment industry leader with more than 27 years of corporate experience handling multiple verticals across films, television, animation, gaming content and operations of digital and new media platforms.

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Mumbai, 10 March 2023: Life sometimes comes to a point where no one can tell what will happen next. That is why it is said, ‘Life is full of surprises and miracles’. The story of Marathi film ‘Sari’ is based on these lines.

Ashoka K. S., the director of ‘Sari’, talks about his experiences and the interesting plot of the movie. He says, “I directed a Marathi film for the first time and  it was fun working in Marathi. Marathi artists are very talented. Talking about the movie, it is a love story. There are many twists and turns in the lives of young people who are in love, many amazing events happen, miracles happen, which no one has ever thought of. It’s a heart-wrenching story that will definitely resonate with the audience.”

Ashoka K. S. is well-known for directing his first found footage kannada horror flick 6-5=2 in 2013 and the film was remade in Hindi with the same title in 2014. Dia, his second film, was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful as well.

This heart touching love drama features Ajinkya Raut, Ritika Shrotri, Prithvi Amber and Mrinal Kulkarni in lead roles. Presented by Canrus Productions, produced by Dr. Suresh Nagpal and Akash Nagpal, the film is written, edited and directed by Ashoka K. S.

The film will be distributed by Reliance Entertainment and will hit the big screen on 5th May 2023.



Mumbai, 01  March 2023: Reliance Entertainment, Film Hangar, Saraswati Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., and Filmmaker Ribhu Dasgupta’s next film, a courtroom drama thriller, “Section 84”, in association with Jio Studios, will star the legendary Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.

This film will mark legendary thespian Amitabh Bachchan and Ribhu Dasgupta’s third collaboration together after the critical success of Yudh (Indian Television thriller miniseries released in 2014) & Te3n (released in 2016). 

Director Ribhu Dasgupta expresses, “I feel happy, blessed, and honoured to collaborate with Sir again. Looking forward to it.”

Vivek B. Agrawal, Producer, Reliance Entertainment, says, “It’s an honour to have Mr. Bachchan on board in our next film and I’m thrilled to be starting this adventure with him and Ribhu in Section 84.“

Sameer Chopra, VP Marketing, Reliance Entertainment, says, “We are absolutely delighted to start work on Section 84. Mr. Bachchan’s unparalleled superstardom paired with Ribhu’s amazing story telling craft would make Section 84 an incredible watch for audiences worldwide.“

‘Section 84’ is presented by Reliance Entertainment in association with Jio Studios and produced by Reliance Entertainment, Film Hangar and Saraswati Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. The film is written and will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.


Mumbai, Feb 21, 2023: ‘Saturday Afternoon’, a film directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, will be released in USA & CANADA on 10th March 2023. The Global distribution rights of the film have been acquired by CEPL and released through Reliance Entertainment. The intensely shot one-take film was completed in 2018, and will be screened for the audiences in North America before its official release in its home country, Bangladesh. It will also be released in other countries across the globe in subsequent months.

Commenting on the film finally being released, Director, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, states, “I am glad the film is finally going to be seen by wider audience. The movie is very important for people in my country to see, and I wished it would be released in Bangladesh first, but never the less I’m glad that it will be seen by people all over the world, starting with USA & Canada. I invite the audience to come and experience the film in theatres!”

The film is about an unprecedented terrorist attack that takes place in a peaceful café in the center of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on a nice Saturday afternoon. The film unravels the clashes and contradictions of religion, ideology, and civilizations through a terror drama shot in a single take in that Dhaka café which acts as a miniature of the conflicted world we live in.

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is a Bangladeshi film writer, director, and producer with a number of critically acclaimed films to his credit. His films have represented Bangladesh at the Oscars three times.

Commenting on this collaboration, Sreyashii Sengupta, CEO (South-East Asia) of CEPL, says, “A thought provoking, intense film which is a  dramatic narrative evoking varied emotions and conversation, we are happy we can bring Bangladesh’s most modernist director Farooki’s acclaimed  “Saturday Afternoon ” ( Shonibar Bikel)  finally to global audiences after four years of breathless wait.”

Dhruv Sinha, Head Overseas Businesses, Reliance Entertainment, adds, “Saturday Afternoon” gives us an opportunity to work with a maverick filmmaker like Farooki and it also opens doors for films from Bangladesh to the world.  We can assure you that the team at Reliance Entertainment will bring many such gems in future to the world audience.”

Sumit Chadha, AVP, Reliance Entertainment Studios US, adds, “Mostofa Farooki’s Saturday Afternoon has already been well-received at festivals around the world, and we’re excited to put it out in Cinemas first in North America on March 10. I’m sure people here will like the movie as much as they have everywhere else.”

In its review, The Hollywood Reporter called the film a “breathless narrative” while The New York Times recognised the film’s “tense moments of human struggle”. Critics all over the world heaped praise on the film. Film Inquiry wrote, ““Farooki’s candid treatment of events, alongside his technically-impressive recreation of it, transcends any interpretations of exploitation or notions of “cheap” drama, instead he has formed a powerful statement that practically speaks for itself.” And Easternkicks wrote “”A harrowing, uncompromising anatomy of a real-life terror attack tautly dramatized into a single-take thriller.”

The film has also received critical acclaim and praise from several film festivals, including the Russian Federation of Film Critics Jury Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in April 2019, as well as the Kommersant Jury Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2019.

More accolades have added to the film’s success, including the Prix du Jury Netpac, 26th Vesoul IFFAC, 2020; Prix du Jury Lycéen, 26th Vesoul IFFAC, 2020; Winner, City of Kumamoto Prize, Fukuoka International Film Festival 2021; Official Selection, Sydney International Film Festival, June 2019; In Competition, Munich International Film Festival, July 2019; LIFF, London, July 2019; Official Selection, Hongkong Asain Film Festival, In Competition, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Busan International Film Festival, October 2019, Official Selection, IFFSA Toronto 2022.

A CEPL and Reliance Entertainment Release, ‘Saturday Afternoon’ is written & directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, produced by Jaaz Multimedia, Chabial (Bangladesh) And Tandem Productions (Germany, Russia). 

The film is in Bengali (with English Subtitles) and English language.

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Reliance Entertainment is one of India’s leading film and entertainment company that is engaged in the creation and distribution of content across Films, Streaming, TV, Animation, Gaming, and Digital platforms. 

Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. 

This relationship has produced several successful which include among others, The Post, 2019 Golden Globes and Oscar winning film, Green Book,  Academy Award nominee and Golden Globes winner 1917(2020) and The Fabelmans (2023).

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Mumbai, Feb 02, 2023: Reliance Entertainment, join hands with T-Series & Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks to distribute Sudhir Mishra’s Afwaah, Anubhav Sinha’s Bheed & Hansal Mehta’s Faraaz in the overseas market.

The first film to be released as part of this association is Faraaz, directed by Hansal Mehta, starring Zahan Kapoor, Aditya Rawal, Juhi Babbar Soni, releasing on 3rd February. Based on the real-life terrorist attack that ravaged a Dhaka Cafe, Faraaz is a tense hostage drama that unfolds over one claustrophobic night.

Followed by Sudhir Mishra’s directorial Afwaah, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bhumi Pednekar, Sumeet Vyas & Sharib Hashmi releasing soon.

And Anubhav Sinha’s Bheed starring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Kapur, Bhumi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana & Dia Mirza releasing on 24th March 2023. Bheed is a story that sheds light on the social disparity that the country faced in the toughest of times.

Commenting on this association, Anubhav Sinha, Founder & Managing Director, Benaras Mediaworks said, “We are delighted to join hands with Reliance Entertainment for the overseas release of our films. This gives us an opportunity to ensure that the messaging within all our films reaches out to a larger & more diverse audience.”

Over the years, makers of ten films, amongst them are the box office hits and critically acclaimed MULK (2018), ARTICLE 15 (2019) & THAPPAD (2020) and a scrumptious line up of films is in the oven for the near future. With brave decisions and hard-hitting stories, such as those on religious biases, caste discrimination and domestic violence, Benaras Mediaworks has become one of the most exciting production houses in the country.

Adding to this Bhushan Kumar, Chairman & Managing Director, T-Series commented, “ I am happy to have initiated this association with Reliance Entertainment . It makes me even happier that as a team, T-Series is taking rapid strides at making Indian entertainment available to the global audience. There’s more to come, and I hope we continue to strive and achieve even greater heights in the coming years.”

On the collaboration Dhruv Sinha, Head Overseas Businesses, Reliance Entertainment, said, “We are extremely pleased to associate with T-Series & Benaras Mediaworks to explore this opportunity. We will be using specific focused release strategies that is content specific which films produced by Benaras demands. With a changing audience taste this is the need of the hour and we recognize it. Additionally this collaboration will not only give us an opportunity to strengthen our existing partnerships with T Series and Benaras, but will also extend to other independent filmmakers & production houses in exploiting their films to their fullest distribution potential”


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Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of Reliance Group and is engaged in the creation and distribution of content across film, television, digital and gaming platforms. Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, Bridge of Spies, The Post and this year’s Best Picture at the Oscars-Green Book.

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Reliance Entertainment, one of India’s leading content production houses joins forces with the best creative minds to produce 2023’s most binge-worthy web series

The Studio has produced 13 shows in 5 years, additionally 10 shows green lit for development & 4 shows are in-production

Mumbai, 01 February 2023: One of India’s biggest production houses, Reliance Entertainment, entered the streaming services segment in 2018, after producing a plethora of award-winning and blockbuster films across various languages and genres. The studio ever since has been riding waves of success, in the streaming services content creation space. 

It all started with a range of shows like Bose Dead/Alive, Sacred Games, Ghoul among a host of other fiction and nonfiction projects. Sacred Games was India’s first Netflix original series and a major global breakaway show, that went on to win 29 awards across the globe, released in 191 countries and subtitled in over 20 languages. 

Reliance Entertainment has also produced many critically acclaimed, massively viewed, and award-winning shows, on multiple platforms. Black Widows an adaptation of a dark comic thriller from Finland, premiered on Zee5 in Dec 2020.  Sunflower, an original web-series, in the quirky murder mystery space streamed the following year also on Zee5.

Masoom, a thrilling family drama premiered on Disney Hotstar in 2022. Dr Arora a slice of life dramedy was also shown on Sony Liv last year.  

In the unscripted space released series include Family Tandoncies a comedy special on Netflix starring famous comedian Amit Tandon, Teacher’s Genuine Stories on Viu, a Malayalam adaption of the American Game show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? on Surya TV, among others. 

Sweta Agnihotri, CEO, Content Syndication, explains, “Reliance Entertainment has produced shows in a variety of genres and forms, including fiction and non-fiction. The very skilled in-house content drivers continue to offer outstanding material to global audiences across several languages. Creative collaborations with industry heavyweights such as Rohit Shetty, Imtiaz Ali, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and others have resulted in ground-breaking content across platforms.”  

Going forward in 2023, Amazon Prime will showcase, what is being touted as India’s BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER mounted at a massive scale. Rohit Shetty and Reliance Entertainment’s high-octane action show, Indian Police Force, is a story of the life and journey of a Delhi Police Special Cell Officer. 

The next tent-pole with Amazon Prime is Vikramaditya Motwane’s Jubilee, a show that explores the stories and dreams that gave birth to Bollywood. The series is currently being post-produced for a mega premier in 2023. 

The sequel to the critically acclaimed 2021 quirky murder mystery, Sunflower, on Zee5, directed by Vikas Bahl and starring Sunil Grover, is also in its pre-production stage. 

Vivek B. Agrawal, Producer, Reliance Entertainment adds, “Reliance Entertainment strives to continue working with some of the most creative minds in the business, in India and across the globe. Catering to the evolving needs of audiences worldwide keeps them striving to make clutter-breaking content across platforms, languages, and genres. The endeavor is to continue creating quality content, be it for theatrical releases or streaming services and contribute to the India story.”

Further in 2023, Reliance Entertainment has a basket of intriguing shows in collaboration with some of the best creative minds in the business. Acclaimed film maker Milan Luthria brings his A game to the series space with an action-packed entertaining series. The show is in post-production currently and will land in 2023. 

Adding to the wealth of content, are shows in the offing from film makers like Tigmanshu Dhulia & Sachin Kaushik who are helming a crime thriller, mixed with chaos and power battles. Film makers Gurmmeet Singh, Shilpi Dasgupta, Mrighdeep Singh Lamba are working on a story of star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of opium smuggling. 

Another collaboration that promises various stories for a global audience is being led by visionary Hollywood producer Peter Safran along with acclaimed writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. Vikram Bhatt & Shridhar Raghavan are working with them for the shows.  

Namit Sharma, CEO, Dreamers & Doers Co. a premium content studio from Reliance Entertainment, says, “This year, there are plenty of interesting new series on the Reliance Entertainment slate, and we’re working to produce both original content and excellent adaptations of great stories from around the world that will delight Indian audiences and provide them with a memorable viewing experience.”

Further on the horizon, Reliance Entertainment has engaged directors and writers known for their diverse storytelling; Anand Neelakantan’s woman led spy thriller, a crime thriller from writer Sudeep Nigam and, Garima Pura Patiyaalvi’s young girl’s journey in a strict convent school are scheduled to go on floors soon. 

For Reliance Entertainment this creative expansion makes the production house one of the most dynamic and diverse player in the domestic market.

Reliance Entertainment to release Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ winner of Best Picture and Best Director at the 80th Golden Globes in India, on 10th February 2023

The Oscar contender is presented by Amblin Entertainment & Reliance Entertainment

Mumbai, 13 January 2023: Reliance Entertainment will release the Golden Globes Best Picture and Best Director, film ‘The Fabelmans. Directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg ‘The Fabelmans’ will release in India on 10th February. The film won the Best Director and Best Picture – Drama Category awards at the recently held 80th Golden Globes.

A deeply personal portrait of a 20th century American childhood, Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is a cinematic memory of the forces and family that shaped the filmmaker’s life and career. A universal coming-of-age story about an isolated young man’s pursuit of his dreams, the film is an exploration of love, artistic ambition, sacrifice and the moments of discovery that allow us to see the truth about ourselves, and our parents, with clarity and compassion.

“Most of my movies have been a reflection of things that happened to me in my formative years,” Spielberg says. “Everything that a filmmaker puts him or herself into, even if it’s somebody else’s script, your life is going to come spilling out onto celluloid, whether you like it or not. It just happens. But with The Fabelmans, it wasn’t about the metaphor; it was about the memory.”

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Caroline, or Change), who has earned Oscar® nominations for his screenplays for Spielberg’s Lincoln and Munich. The film is produced by Amblin Entertainment & Reliance Entertainment.

Dhruv Sinha, Head International Businesses, Reliance Entertainment, expressed, “We, at Reliance Entertainment, are extremely proud of our long-lasting and fruitful partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. This association has borne fruit with films like The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, The Post, Green Book, and 1917 winning accolades at Oscar- and Golden Globe among others. We have brought to cinemas in India these creative masterpieces and now, on the same scale, we bring ‘The Fabelmans’ to audiences on 10th February.”

The film stars Gabriel LaBelle (The Predator) as 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman; four-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn) as his artistic mother, Mitzi; Paul Dano (The Batman, There Will Be Blood) as his successful, scientific father, Burt; Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs, An American Pickle) as Bennie Loewy, Burt’s best friend and honorary “uncle” to the Fabelman children, and Academy Award® nominee Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems, Ordinary People) as Mitzi’s Uncle Boris.

The music is by five-time Academy Award® winner John Williams (Schindler’s List, Jaws). The Fabelmans is edited by three-time Academy Award® winner Michael Kahn ACE (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List) and Sarah Broshar (West Side Story, The Post). The film’s director of photography is two-time Academy Award® winner Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan).

The Fabelmans will hit cinemas across India on 10th February 2023.

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