GV FILMS LIMITED burst into the Indian Film Market in the year 1989. The main object of the company was production and distribution of feature films in various languages. This is the first company in the movie business to get listed in the Indian bourses and having shareholders through the length and breadth of India.
The Company was promoted by Mr.G Venkateswaran, who was a Chartered Accountant by profession. The first issue was oversubscribed by 7.8 times with over 30,000 investors from the Public. After the successful issue GDR’s worth $20.5 million and FCCB’s worth $ 4.5 mllion in April 2006 and Euro 9 million in Oct 2006, the paid Up share capital of the company stands at Rs. 368.63 crore. Now the company is planning second tranche of GDR’s worth $ 125 million on the London Stock exchange.
The company's contribution to the South Indian Film Industry is enormous more particularly to the Tamil Film Industry which is the third biggest in India next to Hindi and Telugu Film Industry.
GV’s many Firsts:
- India's First listed Public Limited Company from the media Industry
- First to export Tamil films to Japan and later to the other non-traditional, South East Asian markets like Korea.
- The first to bring DTS to a theatre of an A class town in Tamilnadu.
- With foresight, acquired Internet rights for over 6000 films way back in 1999-2000 for web casting that constitute valuable intellectual property rights. Currently own library of over 14000 films.
- First to bring 3D television serials in India
In tandem with Mani Ratnam, one of the finest directors in the country, GV Films presented a Rich films, each one a block-buster and award winner. " Mounaa Ragam" "Agni Natchathiram" "Nayagan" "Thalapathi" "Anjali" "Indira" "Tamizhan" "Chokkathangam."
A POWER TEAM of multi-talented achievers
One man and the saga of his success : GVFL
Mr. M V Balagiri
Chairman and Managing Director
He took his first step in the world of cinema, serving as Production Consultant for the Nadiadwala’s owned Base Industries Group. Mr Balagiri contributed his expertise to turn Sunjay Dutt-starrer “Vaastav” into a national-award winner - in addition to several big-budget multi-starrer films ‘Lahu ke do Rang’; ‘Ramshastra’, ‘Kartoos’, and the tickling comedy ‘Hera Pheri’. In 1999, Mr Balagiri laid the foundations of his dream venture Siddhesh Films which in a short span has recorded a series of firsts in the Indian film industry. It’s first offering- “Hoo Anthiya Ahoo Anthiya (Yes or no-released 2000 a Kannada film created history in Kannada film Marketing. His next offering ‘ One Two Three’ - was the first movie to be released in three different languages and premiered on the same day. A firm believer in the language of cinema, Mr. Balagiri has proved his mettle by producing and successfully exhibiting films in regional languages in addition to crafting the success of mainstream Bollywood or Hindi films.
Mr. Mahadevan Ganesh- Promoter Director & Ex-Chairman.
Mr Mahadevan Ganesh hails from a family who has been in the film industry for over 32 years. He moved to London during 1982 after a stint in Malayasia with a trading Company. In London he established Pelle Studio. A designing Company which he sold subsequently. He has produced about six films and ‘ANTHI MANTHARI’ a Tamil film won the National Award for the best feature film in 1996. Mr Mahadevan Ganesh was the Chairman of the Company prior to Mr Balagiri taken over as C & MD.
PLUS four more Directors as Independent Director.