Pen India Limited is an Indian filmproduction and distribution company established by Dr. Jayantilal Gada on 31 March 1987.
Based in Mumbai, it mainly produces and distributes Hindi films.
In 1992, the business was restructured under the name ‘Popular Entertainment Network’ and began to acquire video rights for movies to be distributed over various mediums such as video cassettes, satellites, terrestrial platforms, etc. The Company subsequently forayed into theatrical and distribution rights of movies.
Pen India Limited was incorporated in the year 2000. Post that, it became the exclusive agency to Zee TV for acquisitions of Hindi feature films for Zee Cinema.
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Between 2004 and 2016, the company aggregated more than 2,500 movies for a cumulative value of more than INR 4,000 Cr. Over the years, PEN has become one of the largest independent content and rights aggregators of Bollywood movies in India.
In the past few years, Pen Studios has produced films like Kahaani, Shivaay etc. with many A-listers, that have been a huge success at the Box-office.
The company, now, is also expanding by focusing on producing good regional content.
Gearing up for the next major growth spurt in the media and entertainment industry - Pen is setting up its own digital media platforms and will offer unique services at reasonable prices for Indian consumers.
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Pen India Limited launched a new Television Channel named WOW (Channel). WOW's content library is full of various Bollywood music, old classic Bollywood movies to new Hindi, Gujarati films.
South Indian (Hindi dubbed) movies, TV series such as Mahabharat etc.
Dr.Jayantilal Gada started as a small-time entrepreneur with a video library called Popular Video Cassette Co in 1984.
Later he went into trading of video rights and distribution of VHS tapes across India by establishing Asia's biggest video shop "POPULAR VIDEO" at Lamington Road, Mumbai.
Restructured and formed Popular Entertainment Network Limited (with brand name 'PEN') in the year 1992 and started dealing in copyrights of Hindi feature films viz.
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Video, Satellite and Doordarshan (DD).
PEN was the largest content provider of Hindi feature films to channels. In 1995, PEN created another landmark by telecasting Sholay 20 years after its theatrical release on Doordarshan and creating a record with the highest ever Television viewing ratings (76 TRPs) with approximately 7.5 crore revenues.
In 1996, Sony TV telecast Sholay to celebrate its 1st anniversary and gained No 1 position among satellite channels beating Zee TV for the first time.
Daughter Bhavita Jayantilal Gada also joined PEN in 2006 and started an Animation Division with mega projects like MAHABHARAT.
Nephew Kushal Kantilal Gada joined the group in 2007 after graduating in management studies.
In 2009 son Dhaval Gada, after completing his course at Whistling Woods International Institute, joined PEN to streamline production activities.
In 2012 PEN's maiden production Kahaani with Sujoy Ghosh proves successful at the box-office.
In 2013 PEN released 3 projects: Issaq, released all over India in 900 theatres.
Singh Saab the Great on 1970 screens in India. Mahabharat 3D animation feature film also released in 300 theatres.
In 2014 PEN completes and finally releases Sholay 3D in 780 theatres in India.
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PEN also co produces and distributes Nagesh Kukunoor's Art House film "Lakshmii" on 82 screens, Entertainment in 3,200 screens worldwide.
PEN also distributes and released Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami on 490 screens and Ketan Mehta's Rang Rasiya on 890 screens.
PEN has been associated in the past with films like Sauda (1995), Kohram (1999), Lal Baadshah (1999), Kitne Door Kitne Paas (2002), Shararat (2002) and Yeh Mera India (2009) as right holders and not as a production.
The following is a list of notable films in which Jayantilal Gada's Pen India Ltd has been involved.
|2008||Yeh Mera India||Anupam Kher, Purab Kohli|
|2011||Chatur Singh Two Star||Sanjay Dutt, Ameesha Patel|
|2012||Kahaani||Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui|
|2013||Issaq||Prateik Babbar, Amyra Dastur, Ravi Kishan|
|Mahabharat||Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor|
|Singh Saab The Great||Sunny Deol, Urvashi Rautela, Prakash Raj|
|2014||Lakshmi||Nagesh Kukunoor, Monali Thakur|
|Sholay 3D||Amitabh bachan|
|Rang Rasiya||Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen|
|Entertainment||Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah|
|Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami||Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia|
|2015||P Se PM Tak||Meenakshi Dixit|
|Singh Is Bliing||Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta|
|2016||Rajini Murugan||Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh, Rajkiran, Soori, Samuthirakani|
|Mastizaade||Sunny Leone, Tusshar Kapoor|
|Do Lafzon Ki Kahani||Randeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal|
|Wah Taj||Shreyas Talpade, Manjari Phadnis|
|Shivaay||Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal|
|Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh||Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal|
|2017||Commando 2: The Black Money Trail||Vidyut Jamwal, Adah SharmaEsha Gupta|
|Machine||Mustafa Burmawala, Kiara Advani, Ronit Roy|
|2018||Aiyaary||Siddharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpai, Rakul Preet Singh|
|GujjuBhai - Most Wanted||Siddharth Randeria, Jimit Trivedi|
|Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se||Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kriti Kharbanda|
|Helicopter Eela||Kajol, Riddhi Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neha Dhupia|
|Namastey England||Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra|
|Sandakozhi 2||Vishal, Rajkiran, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar|
|2019||The Accidental Prime Minister||Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna|
|Total Dhamaal||Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey|
|Mere Pyare Prime Minister||Anjali Patil, Om Kanojiya, Makrand Deshpande, Rasika Agashe|
|Yeh Saali Aashiqui||Vardhan Puri, Shivaleeka Oberoi|
|2020||Gul Makai||Reem Shaikh, Atul Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Mukesh Rishi, Pankaj Tripathi|
|Attack||John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh|
|Gangubai Kathiawadi||Alia Bhatt|