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Raj & DK celebrate 15 years in film industry, look back at ideas that inspired them

99, the debut feature film of the director duo, released on this day in 2009

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 15.05.24, 04:13 PM
Raj & DK.

Raj & DK. Instagram

Filmmaker duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK have looked back at their journey as directors upon completion of 15 years in the film industry, recalling their hit projects and offering an insight into the ideas that inspired them to start their company Dreams2Reality, which later became D2R Films.

“When we wanted to turn filmmakers, the first thing we did was make business cards. We debated for a long time (like we still do) — what should we call ourselves? Writers? Directors? Producers? Storytellers? Guerilla something... Finally we decided ‘Filmmakers’ described us best,” they wrote on Instagram on Wednesday alongside a series of posters of their past and upcoming projects.

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“Next. What do we name our company? Very self-explanatorily, we named it Dreams2Reality Films. Cheesy much? Thankfully, it soon became D2R Films... representing a ‘detour’ from the norm,” they further wrote.

“We started off as Indie filmmakers and blew up all our savings. But we are glad, years later, that we stuck to the stories we always wanted to make, however hardsell they have been. For that we would not take the easy route. For just that, we are proud. And for everything else, we are so very grateful,” the screenwriter-director duo added.

“From dreams to screens, all these years of storytelling, experiences and countless memories have made us who we are! Grateful to all the incredible actors, our talented crews and the amazing audience who made all these years unforgettable. Congratulations for 15 years of Sita R Menon too… our long-term creative partner. Here’s to us! Thank you everyone for 15 incredible years of support and collaboration! 🎬✨,” Raj & DK signed off.

Raj & DK have helmed films like Shor in the City (2011), Go Goa Gone (2013), and A Gentleman (2017) before transitioning to OTT platforms where they created hit web series like The Family Man (2019) and Farzi (2023) on Amazon Prime Video and Guns & Gulaabs (2023) on Netflix.

Currently, the dynamic duo is working on Citadel: Honey Bunny featuring Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Varun Dhawan, and Gulkanda Tales, both of which are set to drop on Amazon Prime Video this year.

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