Abundantia Entertainment Private Limited, India's first independent motion pictures studio, today unveiled its business blueprint and confirmed its film slate for 2014 and 2015.
For the records, Abundantia Entertainment was incepted in August 2013 by Vikram Malhotra, the erstwhile COO of Viacom18 Motion Pictures - one of the country's leading movie studios. Vikram has to his credit some of the biggest and most memorable films of the last 3-4 years and also deep relationships with talent in the film and TV business in India.
The company also announced the arrival of new strategic investors to support its growth and expansion plans.
Driving the model of creating 'talent-studio partnerships', Abundantia has firmed up an impressive line-up for the first two years of operations of its motion pictures business. Combined with a strategic stake acquisition of Crouching Tiger Motion Pictures, promoted by Rajnish Khanuja, the studio announced multiple film deals with production houses led by some of the hottest names in the movies business in India. Top-lining the slate are projects with Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday, Special 26), Shoojit Sircar (Vicky Donor, Madras CafĂ©) and Nikhil Advani(D-Day, Kal Ho Na Ho) as well as up-coming talent like Soumik Sen (Gulaab Gang) and a clutch of first-time directors.
The slate of 11 films across the first two years carries a combined value of approx Rs. 250 crores and will see these leading directors not only make their own films but also creatively produce work in their respective production houses. At various stages of production, the slate will witness releases starting as early as mid-2014.