In 2023, Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films marked a number of significant milestones in honoring its 50th year. The first project under the brand was the love picture Kabhi Kabhie, which was directed by his late father and famed filmmaker Yash Chopra in 1973.
YRF- Spy Universe
Aditya’s YRF Spy Universe made its debut this year with the release of Sidharth Anand’s Pathaan, which starred Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. At the local and international box offices, the movie brought in ₹543.09 crore and ₹1055,00 crore, respectively. Another installment in the YRF Spy Universe, Tiger 3, directed by Maneesh Sharma and starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, brought in ₹282.61 crore and ₹436.2 crore at the end of the year, respectively. In between, YRF also had Vicky Kaushal feature in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s The Great Indian Family open in theaters, but the movie didn’t do well at the box office.
It debuted on streaming services this year thanks to a collaboration with Netflix India. First, The Romantics, a documentary series about the history of the production company, debuted on the platform. It also commemorated Aditya Chopra’s much-discussed rare on-screen presence.
The Railway Men, a grim drama based on the events of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and starring Kay Kay Menon, R Madhavan, Divyendu, Juhi Chawla, and Babil Khan among others, was then released by YRF Entertainment, the digital arm of YRF. Reviews for the show were mainly good.
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar
In addition to producing Luv Ranjan’s romantic comedy Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar, which starred Ranbir and Shraddha Kapoor, YRF also released two more Shah Rukh Khan releases this year: Atlee’s action thriller Jawan and Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming Dunki. Kuttey, the directorial debut of Aasman Bhardwaj, was also distributed by YRF at the beginning of the year.