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DAR Motion Pictures (DAR), a wholly owned subsidiary of DAR Capital Group, is an Indian film production and distribution company headquartered out of Mumbai. Known for its focus on content driven cinema, DAR Motion Pictures has worked with a variety of film directors and companies, including Ritesh Batra, Nikhil Advani, Anurag Kashyap, Sikhya Entertainment amongst others. Apart from its investments in iRock Media, DAR has also focused immensely on innovation and the adoption of modern technology, creating Haunted 3D, India’s first stereoscopic 3D horror film. Further, the movies credited to DAR clearly indicate a tilt towards, content and subject driven cinema. Films like City of Gold, D-Day and The Lunchbox are stark examples of that.
Amongst the most talked about and appreciated films of 2013, ‘The Lunchbox’ was not just an unprecedented success story domestically but also received phenomenal international acclaim. A Sundance script ‘The Lunchbox’ was showcased at Cannes and The Dubai International Film Festival, amongst many others. It was bestowed with the Best Screenplay and Jury Grand Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013.
Dar Motion Pictures is among the few mainstream Bollywood production houses that actively produce both Hindi and regional cinema. Opening with the hard hitting and riveting Lalbaug Parel (Marathi) & City of Gold (2010 film)(Hindi), DAR moved on to produce many Marathi and Hindi films including and Teecha Baap Tyacha Baap (Marathi), Haunted 3D, D-Day, Mickey Virus, Peddlers, Monsoon Shootout and The Lunchbox. Further through its distribution arm, ‘DAR Film Distributors’, it has been behind the distribution of two of the most successful Hollywood films in India namely, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Fast & Furious 6’, and released Girish Malik’s ‘Jal’ which was the only Indian film in competition at the Busan International Film Festival 2013. Among other Marathi films that DAR Film Distributors have distributed are Dhag, Postcard and Cappuccino.
Continuing in the tradition of creating fresh content beyond the language barrier, DAR has given Marathi cinema its first true superhero film ‘Baji’ starring Shreyas Talpade. 2017 saw the release of 2 films from the house of DAR, namely 'Haraamkhor' & 'Monsoon Shootout'. The production house's most recent release is the much talked about "Bucket List", which is directed by Tejas Vijay Deoskar and bears the distinction of being the first ever Marathi film to feature the one & only Madhuri Dixit. The film had a wide release on 25 May 2018. DAR's pipeline also includes director Ritesh Batra's "Photograph" which features Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The company also has 2 other projects under development currently - a remake of the critically and commercially acclaimed Malayalam movie Bangalore Days and a biopic on Arunima Sinha - the first Female amputee to climb Mount Everest and a national level volleyball player who was pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011.
Upcoming Renmake Of Bangalore Days Released
- Bucket List (2018)
- Haraamkhor" (2017)
- Baji (2015, Marathi)
- Monsoon Shootout (2017) 
- Ugly (2014)
- The Lunchbox (2013)
- Mickey Virus (2013)
- D-Day (2013)
- Dangerous Ishq (2012)
- Haunted 3D (2011)
- Teecha Baap Tyacha Baap (2011, Marathi)
- City of Gold (2010)
- Lalbaug Parel (2010, Marathi)
Up for Release
Film Distribution Projects
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- Sons of Ram (2012)
- Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
- Jal (2014)
- Dhag (2014)
- Postcard (2014)
- Cappuccino (2014)
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