Pen India Limited Ipo

Pen india limited ipo

Pen India Limited is an Indian filmproduction and distribution company established by Dr. Jayantilal Gada on 31 March 1987.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.[1][2][3][4][5]

Initial years[edit]

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.[6]

Brief history[edit]

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).[6]

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.[6]

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.

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Daughter Bhavita Jayantilal Gada also joined PEN in 2006 and started an Animation Division with mega projects like MAHABHARAT.[7]

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.[6][8]

Film history[edit]

In 2012 PEN's maiden production Kahaani with Sujoy Ghosh proves successful at the box-office.[7]

In 2013 PEN released 3 projects: Issaq, released all over India in 900 theatres.

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Singh Saab the Great on 1970 screens in India. Mahabharat 3D animation feature film also released in 300 theatres.[9]

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.[9]

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.

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Year Film Cast
2008 Yeh Mera IndiaAnupam Kher, Purab Kohli
2010 KaaloSwini Khara
2011 Chatur Singh Two StarSanjay Dutt, Ameesha Patel
2012 KahaaniVidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
2013 IssaqPrateik Babbar, Amyra Dastur, Ravi Kishan
MahabharatAjay Devgan, Anil Kapoor
Singh Saab The GreatSunny Deol, Urvashi Rautela, Prakash Raj
2014 LakshmiNagesh Kukunoor, Monali Thakur
Sholay 3DAmitabh bachan
Rang RasiyaRandeep Hooda, Nandana Sen
EntertainmentAkshay Kumar, Tamannaah
Ekkees Toppon Ki SalaamiAnupam Kher, Neha Dhupia
2015 P Se PM TakMeenakshi Dixit
Singh Is BliingAkshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta
2016 Rajini MuruganSivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh, Rajkiran, Soori, Samuthirakani
MastizaadeSunny Leone, Tusshar Kapoor
Do Lafzon Ki KahaniRandeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal
Wah TajShreyas Talpade, Manjari Phadnis
ShivaayAjay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal
Kahaani 2: Durga Rani SinghVidya Balan, Arjun Rampal
2017 Commando 2: The Black Money TrailVidyut Jamwal, Adah SharmaEsha Gupta
MachineMustafa Burmawala, Kiara Advani, Ronit Roy
2018 AiyaarySiddharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpai, Rakul Preet Singh
GujjuBhai - Most WantedSiddharth Randeria, Jimit Trivedi
MercuryPrabhu Deva
Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir SeDharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kriti Kharbanda
Helicopter EelaKajol, Riddhi Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neha Dhupia
Namastey EnglandArjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra
Sandakozhi 2Vishal, Rajkiran, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
2019 The Accidental Prime MinisterAnupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna
Total DhamaalAjay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey
Mere Pyare Prime MinisterAnjali Patil, Om Kanojiya, Makrand Deshpande, Rasika Agashe
Yeh Saali AashiquiVardhan Puri, Shivaleeka Oberoi
2020 Gul MakaiReem Shaikh, Atul Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Mukesh Rishi, Pankaj Tripathi
AttackJohn Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh
Gangubai KathiawadiAlia Bhatt


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