Film producer, distributor & former chairman at PEN India
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He founded PEN India (full name, Popular Entertainment Network India and also sometimes written as Pen) in 1987; today the company produces and presents Bollywood films. Gada retired in 2014 at the age of 52. His son is the film and TV producer Dhaval Gada and was announced as his successor at PEN on 3 November 2014. However, Jayantilal Gada resumed office from 1 April 2016.
Gada launched a new Television Channel named WOW (Channel). WOW’s content is mainly full of various Bollywood Songs, old and classic Bollywood movies to new Hindi movies, Gujarati movies etc along with South Indian (Hindi dubbed) movies, TV series such as Mahabharat etc.
Early life and career
Jayantilal Gada is a Kutchi Vagad born in Lakadia, Gujarat. He studied till 10th in Gurukul High School, Ghatkopar. He began working in his father's small grocery store, also taking courses in radio repairing and photography.
Gada started a small video library in a section of his father's store, buying video cassettes from producers for distribution. This sideline grew as he first began hiring out video cassette players, then began filming weddings on video. Later, he moved into wholesaling videos. Popular Video Cassette Library was restructured and renamed PEN in 1992. After financial problems, Gada began moving into acquiring the copyright to films – at this stage he was aged 25.
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Move into presentation and production
In 2004, Gada acquired the rights to supply Hindi-language feature films to public service broadcaster Doordarshan, beginning with the film Yeh Mera India. He convinced Doordarshan to show the remastered and extended version of the classic action-adventure Sholay, which had record viewing figures despite its long running time. Gada also gained the rights to screen films on Zee.
The Bollywood film Kahaani was produced by Gada and his nephew Kushal Gada. In 2013, he produced the 3D animation film Mahabharat, in which Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan and Vidya Balan voiced characters. It made the highest box office returns of all animated films produced in India. It was awarded Best Animation Film At the 3rd Fiji Film Festival. PEN also produced the 2014 film Entertainment, starring Akshay Kumar.
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The following is a list of notable films in which Gada's Pen India Ltd has been involved:
|2008||Yeh Mera India|
|2011||Chatur Singh Two Star|
|2013||Singh Saab The Great|
|2014||Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami|
|2015||P Se PM Tak|
|2016||Do Lafzon Ki Kahani|
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- a, Suva (29 July 2014). "Indian Entries Win Awards At the 3rd Fiji Film Festiva". indianhighcommissionfiji.org. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- Priya, Gupta (30 November 2014). "Dr Jayantilal Gada: I feel proud that today I am making films with the same stars whose video cassettes I sold at one time". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- Chandra, Vaishali (23 April 2015). "Dhaval Gada Of PEN India : I'll Keep My Father Dr Jayantilal Gada's Head Held High With Pride". Koimoi.com. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Parmar, Beena (2 January 2014). "Sholay returns, after 38 years, in 3D". thehindubusinessline.com. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- Raghavendra, Nandini (14 December 2011). "Shah Rukh Khan's Don 2: Zee Entertainment bags satellite rights for Rs 37 crore". economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- "Jayantilal Gada's MAHABHARAT". bollywoodtrade.com. Bollywood Trade Editorial. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- MANIAR, PARAG (22 August 2013). "Ajay Devgn-Vidya Balan dub for an animated film". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- "Animated 'Mahabharat' sets a new record". animation-boss.com. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- Rajesh Kumar, Singh (20 May 2014). "It's Entertainment: Dogs in films that we have loved". bollywoodtrade.com. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- Shah, Kunal. "I never buy a film which is like a one time watch". businesstoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- Shashidhar, Ajita (17 April 2014). "Broadcasters to go slow on movie acquisitions". businesstoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- Eepsita, Guha (21 August 2014). "Rang Rasiya's title song launches today". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 8 April 2015.