The year 1995 marks the inception of Shree Venkatesh Films (SVF) instituted by two young entrepreneurs Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni, who transformed it into one of the biggest Media and Entertainment houses in Eastern India.One of the few companies in India that operates across multiple verticals within the Media & Entertainment industry.
In the Filmed Entertainment space, SVF has following divisions: Production, Distribution, Exhibition, Digital Cinema and Music and Online Store.
It has won four National Awards for Chokher Bali, Raincoat, Memories in March and Chitrangada and has produced almost all the blockbusters in the Bangla Film Industry in the past decade.In addition,it has released over 200 Hindi Films in East India including Hindi films like Dabangg, Taare Zameen Par, Don 2, Tere Naam, Devdas, Bombay etc and English Films like Transformers 3, Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men First Class, Rio etc. SVF has also "digitised" 200 theatres across West Bengal, making it the largest player in Eastern India.
The Distribution wing of the company has released over 125 Hindi films in Eastern India in addition to its home productions. Blockbuster films like Bombay, Khamoshi, Josh, Company, Devdas, Baghban, Munna Bhai MBBS, Hungama, Khakee, Tere Naam, Bhoot, Murder, Waqt and Black features amongst its releases. Housing its own Editing Studio and an Exhibition unit with over 20 theaters under its wings, including all the three multiplexes in the city is another step forward to boost Production and Distribution activities.
In the Television space, SVF has co-promoted four leading channels: Music India, Sangeet Bangla, Sangeet Bhojpuri and Music India UK. The company has also been producing prime-time shows for Star Jalsa, Rupashi Bangla and Mahua Bangla including shows like Maa (the highest TRP show in West Bengal), Behula, Durga, Bandhan, I Laugh You, Sindur Khela ,Sansar shukher hoi Romonir Guney and Bodhu Kon Alo Laglo Chokhe.
Today, Shree Venkatesh Films is a brand with which the audience associates quality, novelty and wholesome entertainment responsible for introducing superior technical workmanship, availing the best labs in the country for post-production and initiating the shooting of Bengali Films abroad reflects a pervasive approach in the company's work. The Company has not only grown in size but has displayed expertise in handling different genre of cinema.
Shree Venkatesh Films is often credited as the production house that helped restore the Bengali Film Industry its lost glory.