The first YRF release of the year is Ta Ra Rum Pum, the sophomore effort of Siddharth Anand (who has earlier directed Salaam Namaste) on 27 April, 2007. The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji. The theatrical promos of the film are already out, depicting the unusual story of a race car driver.
Shaad Ali’s third directorial venture Jhoom Barabar Jhoom will release next, on 15 July, 2007. The film boasts a stellar cast, comprising Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, and Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance. Ali has earlier directed Bunty Aur Babli for Yash Raj and also Saathiya.
Chak De India, slated to hit screens on 10 August, 2007, is the production house’s third release of the year. Directed by Shimit Amin, it stars Shah Rukh Khan and promises to change the perspective towards sports themed films in India.
Pradeep Sarkar’s Laga Chunri Mein Daag, will be unveiled on 12 October, 2007, to coincide with the festive season, and will hope to hope to satisfy connoisseurs and masses alike with its sensitive portrayal of strong women. The film stars Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukherji, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kunal Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan.
YRF’s last offering for 2007, slated for a 30 November 2007, is Aaja Nachle, with which cinematographer Anil Mehta makes his directorial debut and Madhuri Dixit Nene stages her comeback.
Yash Raj plans to kick off 2008 with Tashan. Directed by Vijay Crishna Acharya (the screenplay and dialogue writer of Dhoom and Dhoom:2), this film will bring Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan together again. It also stars Anil Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
2007 will also mark a difference in functioning for YRF, with the production house moving to a studio style of functioning. With the YRF studios fully operational, Yash Raj Films will be capable of independently handling pre-production, production and post-production work, besides marketing, licensing and merchandising and global distribution.