Founders of Phantom Films decide to part ways
Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Anurag Kashyap announced the news on their social media.
Phantom Films was an Indian film production and distribution company established by director Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, producer Madhu Mantena and Vikas Behl. It was founded in 2011 by all four of them, and is cited as the “director’s company”.
The idea to start their own production house came in mind of because of “their failure in convincing every time to someone to believe in the kind of cinema they make”. Movies like Queen, Udta Punjab, Hassee Toh Phassi, Masaan and Lootera are just a few to name when it comes to the delivery by the production house.
However, the four partners have finally decided to stride along on their own journeys and dissolve Phantom Films. They took to social media to announce the news. This is what they had to say –
Vikramaditya Motwane said in a statement: “It has been the craziest, greatest journey and the most wonderful partnership of my life. My three partners have been my family through thick and thin and I can’t thank them enough for their love and support for the past seven years.
“I wish them nothing but the best on their individual journeys from here on and hope our paths will cross again in better times.”
Anurag Kashyap : “Phantom was a dream, a glorious one and all dreams come to an end . We did our best and we succeeded and we failed. But i know for sure we will come out of this stronger, wiser and will continue to pursue our dreams our own individual ways. We wish each other the best.”
Madhu Mantena : “We had a glorious run for seven years and I guess sometimes even marriages end. I personally believe that Phantom is the best thing that happened to me in my producing career.
I want to thank Anurag, Vikram and Vikas for being great partners, mentors and for holding my hand patiently through my dark times. Hope to continue to be friends and may be even collaborate on individual films in the future.”