Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Dharma Production Group

Enrapturing audiences all around the world, our films have raked in success for the company and its associates.

Dharma Productions Pvt. Limited was established by Late Shri Yash Johar in 1976 to produce high quality celluliod entertainment that would strive to be accepted and appreciated by audiences across the world. Set up back then under the banner of Dharma Productions Pvt. Ltd., the company soon became a buzzword for stellar productions with releases such as 'Dostana', 'Duniya', 'Muqaddar Ka Faisla', 'Agneepath' and 'Gumrah'.

From then on Yash Johar formed a proprietory concern under the name of Dharma Productions in 1997.

What followed next was cinematic history from Dharma Productions.

1998 saw the release of Dharma Productions 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' ('Heartbeats'), the directorial debut of Karan Johar (son of Mr. Yash Johar) that featured the most loved on-screen couple of contemporary Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. This massive production turned into a huge box office blockbuster and became the first Indian feature film to figure in the UK Top 10 (Empire, December 1998), featuring in sold out shows at the Odeon Marble Arch and at The Empire - Leicester Square in the West End of London.

'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' not only broke box-office records but also accumulated a number of National and International awards. Hailed for its superlative performances and excellent craftsmanship 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' is acclaimed for its unparalleled standards in Presentation and Production Mounting even today. Its landmark recognition has been the Indian National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, a signature achievement for the mission and hallmark of Dharma Productions.

All of these landmark achievements set up a huge expectancy and anticipation for the next movie from Dharma Productions, and Karan Johar did not fail to deliver. 2001 saw the release of 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham', ('Laughter and Sadness'), which was scripted and directed by Karan Johar and featured a line-up of Indian megastars across generations. This movie lit up the silver screen with its casting coup of industry stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, contemporary megastars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, and current heartthrobs Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor.

'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' represented everything that was ever expected of a Dharma Productions movie in terms of its grandeur, exquisiteness, and touching storyline that won millions of hearts across the world. The movie established new box-office benchmarks, featured in both the US and UK Top Ten Listings, and went on to win awards at a host of National and International Film Festivals.

‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ was released all over the world with 635 prints and holds the distinction of being the highest grossing Indian film in the UK and USA. It made its debut at No. 3 on the UK chart (behind Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings) and was on the Top Ten Films in UK for 4 consecutive weeks in a row. Besides being invited at various International Film Festivals across the Globe, it has also been listed in the Top 20 Asian Films by admission in Europe in the Cannes Film Festival 2002. In fact ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ is the first Indian film to have a mainstream release in the territories of Germany, France and Poland. It was very well received with Five Awards including the Best Actress Awards for Kajol at the Valenciennes International Film Festival, FRANCE. Infact Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham holds the distinction of being the highest grossing Indian Film in the International Market.

Heart-warming storylines… Stellar megastar casts… Record box-office collections… These are what make up our celluloid dreams at Dharma Productions.


  1. I love Dharma Production films! They all rock! :)

  2. Thank you... We really appreciate your love and support... :-)

  3. My whole family loves your movies! I've even put it up on my blog's FB page:

  4. Dharma Production's movies is awesome. I can smile, sad, angry, crying, laughing when I watching KKHH, K3G, Kal Ho Naa Ho, KANK ...
    Very very emotional ...
    LIKE IT ... :)

  5. What more can I say than this that I have watched Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 63 times and is still continuing.....No one - NO ONE can recreate the magic which Karan did in this movie and made us feel that it wasnt a reel but a real life story...Stellar Performances - The best movie ever made!
    Keep up the good work - best wishes

  6. Dharma productions are the light of Indian cinema; I can not count anymore how many DVD’s of KKHH & K3G I offered to my family & friends.... Now, they understand better my passion for Bollywood.

  7. thank u............ i m big fan of dharma production spcly KHNH...... looking froward 4 their future projects.. my all wishes are with u....

  8. KHAN... my best actor at all Time
    Love all his movies and Dharma Production

    MY NAME IS KHAN ... Grate Movie
    You are my HERO:
    LOVE YOU BROTHER....... Rick poi, USA: