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Disney UTV’s 2014 movie slate spans across multiple languages

MUMBAI: After witnessing a successful year in 2013, Disney UTV has lined up a slew of bigger movies for 2014 which span across languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English.

In order to showcase concept-driven films featuring young new talent in front of and behind the camera, the studio will unveil films covering a variety of genres from drama, action and horror to romance, comedy and thrillers.

2014 will also mark the first slate of locally produced, Disney-branded movies including ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘P.K.’, ‘ABCD 2’ and ‘Jagga Jasoos’. A total of 14 Hindi films will be released this year accompanied by four in Tamil, one in Telugu and seven in English including ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’ (In 3D) and ‘Saving Mr Banks’ to name but a few.

Disney UTV Studio VP and head theatrical, television and digital distribution Amrita Pandey said, “Disney UTV has produced some of the most trendsetting and cult movies of the past decade and we are confident that our upcoming releases will keep the same tradition alive. Our foremost effort is to ensure that we bring our audiences great stories that are original, innovative and delivered by the best talent in the business. We are delighted to associate with some of the most talented names in the industry—established names and debutants—to deliver a slate of movies that will entertain audiences of all ages and tastes.”

The studio has to its credit four films in the last seven years to have been selected to represent India at the Academy Awards, which include ‘Rang De Basanti’ (2006), ‘Harishchandrachi Factory’ (2009), ‘Peepli Live’ (2010) and ‘Barfi!’ (2012).

In 2011, UTV ventured into South Indian cinema with ‘Deiva Thirumagal’ and ‘Muran’, and has since released movies like ‘Vettai’, ‘Masala Café’, ‘Mugamoodi’, ‘Thaandavam’, ‘Settai’ and ‘Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru’ in Tamil, and ‘Grandmaster’ and ‘Husbands in Goa’ in Malayalam.

Its success in 2013 was marked by films like ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Race 2’, ‘Kai Po Che’, ‘ABCD’, ‘Ship of Theseus’, ‘The Lunchbox’ and ‘Shahid’.

2014 and beyond Slate – Studios, Disney UTV

Hindi:

Sr. No.

Name of film

Director

Cast

1

ABCD 2 ( In 3D) Remo D’Souza Prabhu Dheva and others

2

Fitoor Abhishek Kapoor Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif

3

Filmistaan Nitin Kakkar Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Mishra

4

Haider Vishal Bhardwaj Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu and Kay Kay Menon

5

Heropanti Sabbir Khan Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon

6

Highway Imtiaz Ali Alia Bhatt  and Randeep Hooda

7

Jagga Jasoos Anurag Basu Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Govinda

8

Khoobsurat Shashank Ghosh Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Aamir Raza Hussain

9

Kick Sajid Nadiadwala Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez

10

Pizza ( In 3D) Akshay Akkineni Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Arunoday Singh, Dipannita Sharma and Rajesh Sharma

11

P.K. Rajkumar Hirani Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Sanjay Dutt

12

Phantom Kabir Khan Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Khaif

13

Shaatir Kunal Deshmukh Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malik, Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon

14

2 States Abhishek Varman Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Tamil:

1

Anjaan N. Lingusamy Suriya, Vidyut Jamwal, Samantha, Manoj Bajpai, Dalip Tahil, Brahmanandam and others

2

Naan Sigappu  Manithan Thiru Vishal and Lakshmi Menon

3

Purampokku S.P. Jhananathan  Arya, Vijay Sethupathi, Shaam, Karthika and others

4

Sigaram Thodu Gaurav Vikram Prabhu, Sathyaraj, Monal Gajjar, Satheesh and others
Telugu

1

Untitled Film with Mahesh Babu Koratala Siva Mahesh Babu
Walt Disney Pictures / Marvel

1

Captain America: The Winter Solider  ( In 3D) Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Chris Evans,  Frank Grillo and Sebastian Stan

2

Into the Woods Rob Marshall Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and others

3

Maleficent ( In 3D) Robert Stromberg Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley

4

Million Dollar Arm Craig Gillespie Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma and Alan Arkin

5

Planes 2 – Fire & Rescue( In 3D) Bobs Gannaway Dane Cook

6

Saving Mr. Banks John Lee Hancock Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson

7

Guardians of the Galaxy ( In 3D) James Gunn Chris Pratt, Zoe Saidana, Dave Bautista also featuring Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper’s voice