About Us

Hope productions was officially created in 2011 with the film English Vinglish. Gauri Shinde and R Balki started the company to control production of their own films, besides providing a platform to create and shape original content and launch promising new talent. Soon after, Anil Naidu took over as the Chief Producer partner and Business Head. The single-minded goal is to create high quality content with the highest efficiency possible, without any compromises, with complete transparency. The wealth of experience of the team in the communications business, ensures that Hope Productions can also value add creatively to brands and execute advertising films as more than just film makers.

Accolades

National Award

Paa

National Award for Best Actor Amitabh Bachchan.

National Award

Paa

National Award for Best Hindi Feature Film.

English Vinglish

Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Filmfare, Screen, Zee & IIFA

English Vinglish

Best Debut Director Award.

National Award

Padman

National Award for Best Film on Social Issues.

Snapshots

Hope you like pets

Dipti is a child of Hope Productions. She has been working with Gauri Shinde as her Chief Creative Assistant for over a decade. Dipti made her debut as an advertising film maker with Hope. Besides being a promising film maker, Dipti is also a passionate animal lover. Her love for dogs slowly but surely drew her to the world of dog training & animal welfare. She recently began a venture- “For the love of Dog”. Soon her love for dogs may meet her love for filmmaking on a screen near you. In the meanwhile, you can show her and some of the loveliest beings on earth some love at www.fortheloveofdog.co.in

Happenings at Hope

Big B gets nostalgic as Paa completes 10 years

.. he be in adverts .. he do them a few with the me .. he be the heading of them that forefront the world .. he be different in his applications of content .. on his writing and his sense ..   .. after a few .. a meet to convey the intent for […]

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‘Paa’ turns 10, amused Vidya Balan asks, ‘Can you believe it?’

‘Paa’ turns 10, amused Vidya Balan asks, ‘Can you believe it?’   One of the finest films of Bollywood, ‘Paa’ ruled the year 2009 with receiving many prestigious awards turns 10 today. The film was critically acclaimed by the masses and the star cast was praised for their good work. This R Balki film revolves […]

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Gauri Shinde Launches Sridevi’s Biography

“She was an amazingly sensitive, supremely intuitive, loving, caring, funny, childlike superstar, but she was my very own Shashi” – that’s how director Gauri Shinde described Sridevi, as she struggled to choose words that could define the superstar. “It is very difficult to describe a person, an actor like Sridevi, in a few words,” added […]

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Ilaiyaraaja’s Masterclass – R Balki Moderates

Kala Academy in Panjim on day 7 of IFFI, Goa, saw maestro Ilaiyaraaja, in conversation with National Award-winning director R Balki.   Ilaiyaraaja began on a pensive note, musing over the origin of music. “Music should take you somewhere else. It should take you beyond the clouds. If it cannot, it is not music,” he […]

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Gauri Shinde puts Karan Johar in a soup.

Gauri Shinde opens up on directing Karan Johar for a commercial.

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Amitji is in love.

Filmmaker R Balki snapped in a candid moment with actor Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of their new campaign

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Padman wins national award.

Filmmaker R. Balki is happy that his film “Pad Man” won the National Film Award for Best Film On Social Issue because, more than just a critical achievement, the honour indicates the start of a conversation on menstrual hygiene.  

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Bollywood director’s first film was an apology and a thank you to her mother

It’s October 4, 2012. A nervous Gauri Shinde waits in a movie theatre in Goregaon, Mumbai, after the Indian premiere of her directorial debut, English Vinglish.

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Gauri Shinde: Making movies from, and of, life

It was when 2,500 people at the Toronto International Film Festival gave a standing ovation to English Vinglish in 2012 that Gauri Shinde realised that “maybe, I was on to something big”.

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