Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani: Films The Duo Have Done Together

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Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani have been working together for a long time now and have given some big blockbusters. Read about some of their popular films.

Written By Pooja Dhar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani have worked together for so long that they reportedly don’t even remember when they first met. The two are the partners at the production house Excel Entertainment. While Farhan Akhtar has always been the creative face of the avant-garde production house, Ritesh is widely known to be the steady support of the production house and the reason for its rock-solid reputation. The audience has always loved to watch this duo and appreciated their work together. Their first movie together through Excel Entertainment was Dil Chahta Hai (2001). Over the years, Farhan and Ritesh have given some huge blockbusters at the box office.

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Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s films together

Rock On!!

Rock On!! is an Abhishek Kapoor directorial. The movie cast Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, and Luke Kenny, alongside Farhan Akhtar, in the lead roles. The movie falls under the banner of Excel Entertainment and was released in 2008. Rock On!! revolved around the lives of four band members and how they reunited after a huge setback. The film did very well at the box office and won many awards, including National Awards for Best Feature Film in Hindi and Best Supporting Actor.

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a Zoya Akhtar directorial. The film falls solely under the banner of Excel Entertainment, and it was released in 2011. Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, and Kalki Koechlin were the lead actors in the movie. The plot of the movie revolved around three best friends who go for a road trip and how their lives change. ZNMD was a super-hit at the box-office and people appreciated the movie immensely. The film won many awards, including National Awards for various categories.

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Dil Dhadakne Do

Dil Dhadakne Do is another Zoya Akhtar directorial. Dil Dhadakne Do also falls solely under the banner of Excel Entertainment, and it was released in 2015. The movie cast Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, and Shefali Shah, along with Farhan, in lead roles. DDD revolved around the story of a family and their day-to-day issues with each other. It gained much-appreciation from the critics as it was one of the few movies to depict how some Indian families function nowadays.

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Toofan is an upcoming Excel Entertainment film. The movie casts Farhan Akhtar in the lead role. Toofan was announced on January 16, 2019. It will be reportedly releasing sometime in 2020.



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