Mukta Arts

Mukta Arts Limited is an Indian film production company,[5][3] headquartered in Mumbai,[6] established in 1978. The company is involved in the production, distribution, exhibition and education in cinema and creative arts and production of digital software in television serials, web series and documentaries.[7] It is the first Hindi film production company that listed on the stock exchange.[8][9] Mukta Arts Limited has produced and co-produced 42 films in Hindi and other languages till date. It has distributed over 400 movies under the brand name Mukta movies distributors. In 2012 it entered into exhibition sector and launched its own chain of multiplex theatres under the name Mukta A2 Cinemas, now present at 18 locations in India including one in Bahrain with 54 screens.[10][11]

Mukta Arts Ltd.
Founded24 October 1978[3] by Subhash Ghai
Key people
Subhash Ghai (Chairman)
Rahul Puri (Managing Director)
Parvez Farooqui (Executive Director)[4]
WebsiteMukta Arts

The company also runs Whistling Woods International, a Film, Communication and Media Arts Institute since 2006.


On 24 October 1978 film maker Subhash Ghai set up his own film production company Mukta Films[12] and produced a film titled Karz. In 1982, Subhash Ghai formed a new independent company as Mukta Arts Private Limited and produced and directed many movies including  Hero, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Saudagar, Trimurti, Khalnayak, Pardes, and Taal till 2000.

In 2000, Mukta Arts Limited became first Company from the Hindi Film Industry to be listed on the stock exchanges in India.[8][9] Subsequently, it produced commercial movies like Yaadein, Aitraaz, Kisna, 36 China Town, Yuvraaj and Apna Sapna Money Money. In 2003, it produced low budget movies under the banner of Mukta searchlight films including Iqbal, Joggers Park, Rahul and Black and White. It won a National Award for IQBAL as best film on other social issues in 2006. It also set up a division for regional movies which produced three Marathi, one Bengali, one Punjabi and one Kannada movies.[13] It set up its own all India distribution network and released many Hindi and English movies.[14]

Key people

Subhash Ghai is the Founder and Chairman of Mukta Arts while Rahul Puri is the Managing Director. Prabuddha Gupta is the CFO of the group.[15][16]

Film insurance

Mukta Arts became the first Indian film production company to establish the practice of securing film insurance through its movie ‘Taal’. The policy is now named the 'Cine Mukta' Policy.[17][18]

Whistling Woods

In 2006 Mukta Arts Ltd promoted and set up India's largest Film and Television Training Institute at Film City, Mumbai called Whistling Woods International (WWI).[19] It is affiliated with TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) and provides Diplomas and Degrees to students in Arts and Crafts of Cinema, Animation, Music, Fashion and Management. The institute serves as a contributor and advisor to the Indian government through the Skills Ministry and the HRD Ministry.[20]

Mukta A2 Cinemas

In the exhibition sector Mukta Arts Ltd holds a chain of multiplexes across India under Mukta A2 Cinema with 18 locations and 54 screens including one in Bahrain.[21] Mukta Arts Ltd also has a joint venture in the exhibition programming space with a 55:45 shareholding split with UFO in the company Mukta VN. Mukta A2 Cinemas has also entered into a joint venture with Asian Cinemas under name Asian Mukta A2 Cinemas LLP which operates 10 screens in South India.[22]

Mukta Digital Studio

The digital arm of Mukta Arts Ltd is known as Mukta Digital Studio which oversees Mukta Arts group's content on television, web and various mobile platforms in production and acquisition. Mukta Digital Studio has already produced short films and music videos for Skill India, Communal Harmony, Namami gange, Kumbh India and Tree Plantation for various government departments.[23]


1978Gautam GovindaHindi
1985Paisa Yeh PaisaHindi
1987Uttar DakshinHindi
1989Ram LakhanHindi
1992Prem DeewaneHindi
1998Sham GhanshyamHindi
2003Joggers ParkHindi
2003Ek Aur Ek GyarahHindi
2004Badhai ho BadhaiHindi
2005Kisna: The Warrior PoetHindi
200636 China TownHindi
2006Shaadi Se PehleHindi
2006Apna Sapna Money MoneyHindi
2007Good Boy, Bad BoyHindi
2007Khanna & IyerHindi
2008Bombay to BangkokHindi
2008Black & WhiteHindi
2009Paying GuestsHindi
2010Right Yaaa Wrong Hindi
2010Hello DarlingHindi
2011Love ExpressHindi
2011Cycle KickHindi
2014Kaanchi: The Unbreakable Hindi
2008Sanai ChoghadeMarathi
2008Valu – The Wild BullMarathi
2014Double Di TroublePunjabi

See also


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  10. "Welcome to Mukta A2 Cinemas". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  11. "Multiplex count to double in south India by 2021". 18 December 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  12. "Subhash Ghai on 39 Years of His Banner Mukta Arts: 'I Love to March with Time or Ahead of Time'". 25 October 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  13. "I've played my innings well, says Subhash Ghai". 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  14. "Is Bollywood losing its small-town audience?". 17 May 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  15. "Subhash Ghai: From No Man To Show Man". 11 October 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  16. "Mukta Arts' Q3 FY19 consolidated revenues up 33% y-o-y to INR 40.7 core". 14 February 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  17. "Film insurance: A 'hit' among producers". 29 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  18. "With a Rs 330-crore insurance cover, Rajinikanth sets another record with Robot 2". 19 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  19. "Filmmaker Subhash Ghai's media institute partners with Reliance Jio to set up virtual reality lab". 10 May 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  20. "Govt overrides fin dept, gives land to Whistling Woods". 26 September 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  21. "Mukta A2 Cinemas launches first-ever brand film". 2 November 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  22. "Mukta Arts Ltd". Retrieved 14 March 2019.
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