about us

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.– Milton Berle.
What we do
We make

movies.

Full feature, shorts, tele-films, digital. The kind that go well with popcorn-cola, nimboo paani-chaat combos. The kind that go well whether consumed solo or with likeminded souls. The kind that ignite your brain’s frontal cortex (that’s the part that makes you laugh, cry, sigh).

As producers, we are committed to our audiences first and foremost. We get that you have an option when you decide to watch cinema. We get that you’re choosing us over time spent on a valuable business deal, a job that pays well, an exam that needs preparation, a TV remote that’s addictive, etc etc etc. In an era of information overload, developing content that is original, meaningful and impacting lives, is critical to our company’s mission. In short, we value your choice, and your time.

As producers, we are committed to that talent we showcase. From the on-screen artists, to the lead technicians, to the back office that makes a project come of full circle – every one counts. Piecing together a cohesive, competent team that conjures celluloid vision to reality is our company’s strength.

As producers, we are committed to our four point value proposition –

Imagine. Inspire. Engage. Entertain.



Our Partners

“Partnerships are good engines for narrative.” - Tommy Lee Jones
So while we know what we do best, we collaborate with like-minded partners to bring our cinema to life (and to theaters)! They are –

2011

the year we started our company.

70

years of management and film industry experience.

120

our typical crew size
and we love hiring interns.

5

stars is what we strive for,
from critics and fans alike.

our team

Founders


“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.” ― Tina Fey



OUR DIRECTORS

“If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” ― Brad Szollose

our work

“Creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself." — Alan Alda

Awards

“In the end, when this is all over (award shows), I just go back to the beginning.” - Danny Boyle

News Room

“Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Mumbai Mirror

​VIACOM18 SET TO TAKE BIRTHDAY BOY NIKKHIL ADVANI TO JAIL!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Viacom18 Motion Pictures has joined hands with birthday boy Nikkhil Advani, for their latest venture 'Lucknow Central', a unique human tale of triumph and trial. With the increasing appetite of audiences' for meaningful cinema, the studio known for its critically acclaimed and content driven films, Viacom18 Motion Pictures alongwith Nikkhil Advani's Emmay Entertainment & Motion Pictures will go behind bars for this film.


Filmfare

​Nikhil Advani opens up about the failure of Katti Batti & Hero and the success of Airlift.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

In life there are no constants and more so in the industry. The gloom that his two directorial releases, Katti Batti and Hero, cast last year has melted. Nikhil Advani, the co-producer of this year’s first 100 crore hit Airlift, feels vindicated by its success. The film, about the 1990 exodus in Kuwait, has been touted as Akshay Kumar’s best till date. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, Airlift has salvaged his sinking spirits. “Airlift was a tough film to make as it’s based on a piece of history - full marks to Raja and his team for pulling it off so well. But it was also a dicey film to sell as a producer,” he says. He shares that the best compliment he received for Airlift was from director, Raja Menon himself. “It was 4 am and we were at the Imperial Hotel in Delhi. We were both drunk. Raja looked at me and said, ‘Thank you for sticking by me’. I don’t think he will ever admit that again’,” chuckles Nikhil.


Bombay Times

​Nikhil Advani and his partners unveil exciting plans for film and TV

Friday, January 29, 2016

Filmmaker Nikhil Advani and his sister Monisha Advani are one of the most successful brother-sister combinations in Bollywood. Throw in their childhood friend, the extremely pleasant Madhu Bhojwani, as their third partner and you will know why Emmay Entertainment, their production house, is breaking ground.


Times Of India

Nikkhil Advani: Varanasi has a magnetic appeal even for a matlabi believer of God like me

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Known for films like 'Kal Ho Na Ho', 'Salaam- E- Ishq', 'Patiala House' and more recently 'Hero' and 'Katti Batti', Bollywood film director Nikhil Advani was in Varanasi in connection with the shooting of a short film recently. "The film is part of a project in which five directors from India and Pakistan are making short films. Among the Indian directors, there's Tigmanshu Dhulia, Aparna Sen, Ketan Mehta and Bejoy Nambiar apart from me," informed the director while canning a boat scene at Raja Chet Singh Ghat on Wednesday.

Mumbai Mirror

‘MY PHONE CALLS ARE STILL BEING ANSWERED’

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Says Nikkhil Advani, admitting that he erred with his last two films but is stilll in the race, producing three films and directing two more.

Pinkvilla

It's out! Akshay Kumar reveals the first poster of Airlift

Monday, November 16, 2015

So it's official! The much spoken about Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift is all set sweep the audiences off their feet on 22nd January 2016.The International Khiladi today took to social media to share the first official poster of the much awaited flick making it go viral in no time.

Man's World India

Q&A WITH NIKKHL ADVANI

Thursday September 10, 2015

It’s a balmy Sunday afternoon. Director Nikkhil Advani steps out of a sound mix for his film Hero, and points up at the logo of Rajkamal Studios. “Yash Chopra used to love this place. Of course, then this complex did not have so many residential buildings,” says Nikkhil. “We shot some scenes of Mohabbatein in that studio,” he says wistfully, pointing to a locked studio gate. Advani’s schooling as an assistant to Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar and Sudhir Mishra led him to direct six films, from Kal Ho Naa Ho to Salaam-E-Ishq and D-Day. This September presents him with a curious situation — two of his films (Hero and Katti Batti) are releasing in consecutive weeks.

The Huffington Post

Nikkhil Advani Speaks About Helming 'Hero' And 'Katti Batti', Which Are Releasing Back To Back

Thursday September 10, 2015

Nikkhil Advani, 44, has already had an exhausting day when we meet around 5 pm at Yashraj Studios in Mumbai’s Andheri (West), where he is completing the mix for his upcoming film Katti Batti, an “edgy, Dharma Production vibe” rom-com starring Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan. Before that film releases on September 18, he has Hero, a remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1983 action drama starring newcomers Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, releasing on Friday.

Glamsham.com

Nikkhil Advani: AIRLIFT is an extremely patriotic film

Thursday September 3, 2015

We all have enjoyed seeing the romantic, comical, action & also the patriotic side of Akshay Kumar and once again we will get to see khiladi's patriotic side in his upcoming film AIRLIFT.


Ask producer Nikkhil Advani about his upcoming film AIRLIFT and he says, “I have seen about 82 minutes of the film. I think there is one last schedule that is going to happen from 20th of October onwards and then they'll release on 22nd of January.”

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