The second largest film industry of the world has contributed many talents – each brilliant in its own creative field. Very few, however, have enjoyed consistency in their creative endeavours and even fewer have managed to create an organization that has become an integral part of the entertainment business in India. YRF (Yash Raj Films) Studios has merited this unique distinction.
YRF Studios (the only privately owned Studio in India) was formed by Yash Chopra – a leading light of the Indian entertainment industry for the last five decades. Yash Chopra passed away on 21st October 2012 leaving behind a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
YRF Studios started out as a film-making company in 1970. In the last four decades it has grown from strength to strength and today has to its credit India's most enviable film catalogue – some films of which have been the highest grossers in the entertainment business.
YRF Studios, over the years, has expanded to distribution of films all over the world – its own as well as films made by other well-known Indian names.
YRF Studios has also widened its horizons into Home Entertainment by marketing and distributing DVD's, VCD's and Blu-ray discs all over the world through its offices in UK, USA, UAE and India.
YRF Studios has been associated with producing various successful music albums and also markets and distributes its own Music through it its own Label – YRF Music.
2010 marked the entry of YRF Television, producing new age Television software for transmission on Sony Entertainment Television - India's leading television broadcaster, ushering a new wave of television viewing experience.
YRF launched a youth films studio, Y-Films in 2011. A dynamic, vibrant start-up at the intersection of films, creativity and youth culture that hopes to challenge the norm and detonate boundaries. Giving the youth a creative outlet and voice entertains and unites on film and beyond. Keeping with its vision of being a platform for new talent, Y-Films has become a launch pad for new directors and stars.
In November 2011, the Studio announced the formation of YRF Entertainment, a Hollywood-based production and financing company focused on developing and producing feature films for the US and international marketplace. The company is launched and funded by Yash Raj Films.
YRF Studios has its own Post-production facilities, Production, Domestic & International Distribution, Music & Home Entertainment, Marketing, Design, Digital, Licensing, Merchandising, Talent Management, Brand Partnerships, Music Studios and Film Studios – all in-house facilities, which make it one of the most coveted creative houses in the country.
In 2004, Hollywood Reporter carried a survey on the "Biggest Film Distribution Houses" in the world in which YRF Studios (Yash Raj Films) was listed as the Number 1 Film Distribution House in India and 27th in the world.
The Hindi film industry voted Yash Chopra and his son Aditya Chopra the most powerful people in the Indian Entertainment business and Yash Raj Films thundered into the Number 1 slot in Filmfare's Power List for three years in a row - in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
YRF Studios has its own state-of-the-art fully integrated Studio and Corporate Office at one of Mumbai's prime properties where the heart of the entertainment business beats.
YRF Studios is India's leading Entertainment Conglomerate – veritably a "Studio" in every sense.