Drishyam Films

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Drishyam Films
Industry Entertainment
Headquarters India
Products Films
Website Drishyam Films

Drishyam Films is a motion picture studio headquartered in Mumbai, India. Founded by Manish Mundra, Drishyam Films is a company that aims to build a platform for unique voices of Indian independent cinema and create global content with rich Indian flavours.

Their first film was the award-winning Ankhon Dekhi directed by Rajat Kapoor. The success of Ankhon Dekhi was followed by Umrika directed by Prashant Nair which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2015 and won the Audience Choice Award in the World Dramatic Competition section. [1] Soon after, Dhanak directed by Nagesh Kukunoor not only premiered in the Generation Kplus at the Berlinal International Film Festival 2015, but also won the Grand Jury prize, as well as a Special Mention from the Children’s Jury. [2] Dhanak released across India on 10 June 2016. The success at Sundance and Berlin was followed by Masaan directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, that premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2015 and brought home laurels by winning the Un Certain Regard Promising Future Prize and FIPRESCI Award. [3] The film had a great theatrical run of six weeks in India and picked up a bunch of critics and audience choice awards, including Filmfare Award and National Award for Best Debut. Waiting directed by Anu Menon, premiered in the 'Cinema of the World' program at the prestigious Dubai International Film Festival 2015 [4] released across India on 27 May 2016. In 2017 their films included Newton, Rukh and Kadvi Hawa. Newton starring Rajkumar Rao in the titular role premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017 where it won the CICAE Art Cinema Award. It released in India on September 22, 2017 to critical acclaim and went on to become a breakout box-office success, as well as India’s official Foreign Language entry to the Academy Awards 2018 and won the Best Hindi Film award at the 65th National Film Awards. [1]

Drishyam Films has also set up a VFX studio specialising in post-production and visual effects for feature films and commercials. [5]


Year Film Director Cast
2014 Ankhon Dekhi Rajat Kapoor Sanjay Mishra, Rajat Kapoor
2015 Masaan Neeraj Ghaywan Richa Chadda, Vicky Kaushal
2015 X Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, Anu Menon, Hemant Gaba, Nalan Kumarasamy, Pratim D. Gupta, Q, Raja Sen, Rajshree Ojha, Sandeep Mohan, Sudhish Kamath, Suparn Verma Rajat Kapoor
2016 Umrika Prashant Nair Suraj Sharma Tony Revolori Prateik Babbar Smita Tambe Adil Hussain Rajesh Tailang
2016 Dhanak Nagesh Kukunoor Hetal Gadda, Krrish Chhabria
2016 Waiting Anu Menon Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin
2017 Newton Amit V Masurkar Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav
2017 Rukh Atanu Mukherjee Manoj Bajpayee, Smita Tambe, Adarsh Gourav
2017 Kadvi Hawa Nila Madhab Panda Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey


  1. ^ "Umrika wins Audience Award Sundance Film Festival". 
  2. ^ "Dhanak' wins big at Berlin Film Festival". 
  3. ^ "Indian debut movie 'Masaan' sparkles at Cannes Film Festival". 
  4. ^ "Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah's film 'Waiting' to premiere in Dubai". 
  5. ^ "Drishyam Films Launches Post-Production Studio". 

External links

  • Official website
  • Drishyam Films on IMDbPro (subscription required)
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