RITESH SIDHWANI & FARHAN AKHTAR
Having started out modestly twenty years ago, today Excel is considered iconic in changing the sensibilities of Indian viewers. Excel Entertainment has been pushing the boundaries of reel entertainment ever since its first release in 2001, ‘Dil Chahta Hai,’ which even till today is considered a cult classic. Excel has produced films as diverse as ‘Lakshya’, a coming of age film set against the 1999 Kargil War, ‘Don’ an edge of the seat thriller, and ‘Honey Moon Travels Pvt Ltd’ a light hearted bittersweet comedy. Alongside these blockbusters and few others such as Talaash, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Fukrey, Excel has also launched avant garde ventures like Gully Boy, India’s first hip hop film and the official entry to the Academy Awards this year.
Apart from working with the biggest names of the Indian Film industry, they have chosen to further increase the dynamism of their movies by collaborating with the best in the international field of filmmaking. From cinematographers to top of the line-celebrated technicians, Excel Entertainment uses their enterprising nature to provide global levels of cinema for the Indian viewers. Always looking towards the future, Excel Entertainment is determined to achieve their goals of placing India on the global map of international cinema by showcasing their award winning movies to a worldwide audience.
Excel Entertainment has now ventured into the digital universe with India’s first original series for Amazon prime – Inside Edge which was nominated for the International Emmy awards for Best Drama Series. Post the success of Inside Edge, Amazon has collaborated further for more shows with Excel Entertainment titled Mirzapur and Made in Heaven, both of which received great critical acclaim and viewership