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RELIANCE BIG PICTURES SUPPLIES KOREA AND CHINA WITH BOLLYWOOD FLAVOUR

Ghajini is the First Indian Action Film to Reach Korea While China Purchases Rights for 13B, Luck By Chance, Karzzzz and Rock On!!


Mumbai, September 15, 2009: A tattoo-laden Aamir Khan and the petite Asin have found a strong base across the world, BIG Pictures -- Reliance Big Entertainment's (RBEL) motion picture brand has sold the rights to Ghajini in Korea. Additionally, BIG Pictures has sold the broadcast and digital rights to four of its films to China. The four films to make their way to China and which have been box-office hits in India include: 13B, Luck By Chance, Karzzzz and Rock On!!

The sale of the theatrical, broadcasting and digital rights to Ghajini in Korea marks the first time an Indian action film has reached the shores of this South Asian nation, which has an appetite for action films. At the same time, BIG Pictures which has produced and/or distributed recent hits including: 13B, Luck By Chance, Karzzzz and Rock On!! has sold the broadcast and digital rights to China-based CC TV. These two new developments in the entertainment arena reflect BIG Pictures’ initiative to spread the popularity of Indian cinema into new territories.

Each of the Bollywood films which were sold to China covers a different genre. Rock On!! follows four eccentric youths on their musical journey from being boys to men, and the role of their music band. Karzzzz is about Monty who moves in and out of his past life and love. Luck By Chance captures the essence of the glitzy world of Bollywood and its many layers -- as superstition and destiny underline most actions. 13B is the apartment where Manohar and his family move in to, only to realise that a reality show on TV has controlled their lives in a mysterious way.

Commenting on the sales, Jawahar Sharma, COO of International Film Business at BIG Pictures said: “Within just a year of its launch, our international sales team has tapped into major markets for the proliferation of Indian cinema. Indian cinema is gaining ground with the entry of Ghajini into Korea and our four titles into China. China is a crucial market because of its size, and we are happy that we have found warm welcome into the largest country in the world.

BIG Pictures continues to educate worldwide audiences on the diverse facets of Indian culture through its Bollywood cinema as evidence by Ghajini, 13B, Luck By Chance, Karzzzz and Rock On!!, which have now successfully penetrated the South Asian markets.

About Reliance Big Entertainment: Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com). It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.

BIG Pictures (www.bigpictures.co.in), RBEL's motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide.The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, David Dhawan, Anurag Basu, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Indra Kumar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, M.S. Sathyu and Amol Palekar.

In Hollywood, RBEL has signed development deals with Julia Roberts' Red Om Films, Nicolas Cage's Saturn Productions,Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures,Tom Hanks' PlayTone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment.

RBEL's associate company ADLABS is India's largest film processing, exhibition and services company.
Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com) is among India's largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.


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Vice President, PR
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Manager, PR
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