Dream Warrior Pictures

Indian film studio

Dream Warrior Pictures
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Key people
S R Prakashbabu
S R Prabhu
ProductsFilm Production
Film Distribution

Dream Warrior Pictures is an Indian film production company based in Chennai. It was founded in 2010 by brothers S R Prakashbabu and S R Prabhu, who were partners in Studio Green during 2010–2013. They are also relatives of the veteran actor Sivakumar and cousins for actors Suriya and Karthi. They are prominent producers and distributors in India.


Dream Warrior Pictures first produced the film Kaashmora (2016), which is the highest budget film in Karthi's career. Karthi, Nayanthara,[1] Sri Divya, Vivek are the protagonists in Kaashmora.[2][3] This film turned was a historic-horror-comedy flick (multi genre), directed by Gokul, whose previous film at that point was Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara. The music of Kaashmora was composed by Santhosh Narayanan.[4][5] Kaashmora involves huge VFX work with CG footage amounting to close to 70 mins.[6] Producers confirmed that Kaashmora was released both in Tamil and Telugu languages on Diwali 2016 (October).[7][8]

Studio's next project was titled as Joker (2016), directed by Raju Murugan, whose previous was Cuckoo, Guru Somasundaram is the protagonist of the Joker movie.[9][10][11] This movie emphasis the necessity of toilets for all rural homes. Even the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed this issue. Hence medias are asking Prime Minister to watch the film.[12] In the movie, protagonist thinks himself as The President of India.[13] Joker explores different side of me, says Guru Somasundaram.[14] The Superstar of Indian Cinema Padma Vibhushan Rajnikanth praised the Joker team for making the movie.[15] Joker won the Tamil Film competition of 14th Chennai International Film Festival held in January 2017 at Chennai.[16][17][18] Also the film won couple more awards for Best Dialogues and Best Production which is conferred by Ananda Vikatan.[19]

Simultaneously, the company had produced another movie titled Aruvi (2017), which is an Eco Social Drama, directed by Arun Prabhu Purushothaman. The Team had been hunting for lead artist through all social medias.[20] Aruvi made its international premiere at Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2016.[21] Producer S R Prabhu says, We are so much proud that Aruvi has become one of the best films produced under our banner.[22] Alongside Aruvi, Kootathil Orthan (2017) had started which is directed by Gnanavel, his debut movie.[23] Ashok Selvan and Priya Anand were playing the lead roles in this movie.[24]

After Kaashmora, Aruvi and Kootathil Oruthan, the production house had been producing Karthi's movie Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru[25][26][27] directed by H Vinoth. Also, Dream Warrior Pictures is eyeing for an International co-production for their project The Sunshine, which is written by Leena Manimekalai and Antonythasan Jesuthasan, to be directed by Leena Manimekalai.[28][29][30] The Sunshine was presented in 2016 Film Bazaar co-production market. Release of Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru[31] had happened in Nov 2017 which is then followed by producing the web series Vella Raja starring Bobby Simha and Parvati Nair. The streaming of Vella Raja had happened on Amazon Prime Video on Dec 2018. Then the making of Suriya's 36th movie NGK[32] had started in Feb 2018 and the release had happened in May 2019. Presently Maanagaram fame Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi (2019 film)[33] was released on 25 October 2019, coinciding with Diwali. Which is continued with the making of Sharwanand and Ritu Varma starrer upcoming bilingual (Tamil & Telugu) film directed by debut director Shree Karthick for releasing during summer 2020.


Films Produced

Year Title Director Cast Language Synopsis Notes
2012 Saguni Shankar Dayal Karthi
Tamil In order to save his ancestral property, Kamal decides to seek help from a politician. When he learns about the corrupt system run by equally corrupt bureaucrats, he takes charge of the matter.
2016 Joker Raju Murugan Guru Somasundaram
Ramya Pandian
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil[34]
Best Film Award – Norway Tamil Film Festival[35]
Best Tamil Film Award – 2017 Zee Cine Awards[36][37]
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil[38]
2016 Kaashmora Gokul Karthi
Sri Divya
A fake sorcerer keeps the stash of money belonging to a minister hidden in a palace however he and his family gets stuck in that haunted palace where they meet the ghost of a dead king.
2017 Kootathil Oruthan T. J. Gnanavel Ashok Selvan
Priya Anand
Aravind, a regular average student, falls in love with Janani, the class topper. When she rejects his proposal, Aravind sets out to change his life and win Janani's love
2017 Theeran Adhigaram Ondru H. Vinoth Karthi
Rakul Preet Singh
A cop investigates the series of killing in the city which was done by a gang of thugs.
2017 Aruvi Arun Prabhu Puroshothaman Aditi Balan
2019 NGK Selvaraghavan Suriya
Sai Pallavi
Rakul Preet Singh
Nanda Gopala Kumaran who is disgusted by the politicians decides to take plunge into it to provide betterment to the society.
2019 Raatchasi Sy. Gowthamraj Jyotika
Hareesh Peradi
2019 Kaithi Lokesh Kanagaraj Karthi
A cop entrusts the help of a prisoner to catch the gang of drug peddlers.
2021 Sulthan Bakkiyaraj Kannan Karthi
Rashmika Mandanna
A man raised by gangsters tries to reform them, and a hired job to protect a village presents him with the perfect opportunity. [39]
2022 O2 G. S. Viknesh Nayanthara [40]
Vattam Kamalakannan Sibiraj
Andrea Jeremiah
Oke Oka Jeevitham
Shree Karthick Sharwanand
Ritu Varma
Telugu/Tamil [41][42][43][44]
2023 Bholaa Ajay Devgn Ajay Devgn
Hindi Remake of Kaithi [45]
Farhana Nelson Venkatesan Aishwarya Rajesh
Japan Raju Muruagn Karthi , Anu Emmanuel Tamil [46]
2024 Rainbow Shantharuban Gnanasekaran Rashmika Mandanna Telugu/Tamil Filming[47]
Kannivedi Ganesh Raj Keerthy Suresh Tamil Filming[48]

Films distributed

Year Title Cast Director
2016 Joker Guru Somasundaram Raju Murugan
2016 Kaashmora Karthi, Nayanthara, Sri Divya Gokul
2017 Kootathil Oruthan Ashok Selvan, Priya Anand T. J. Gnanavel
2017 Theeran Adhigaram Ondru Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh H. Vinoth
2017 Aruvi Aditi Balan Arun
2019 NGK Suriya, Sai Pallavi, Rakul Preet Singh Selvaraghavan
2019 Raatchasi Jyothika, Hareesh Peradi Sy. Gowthamraj
2019 Kaithi Karthi, Narain, Dheena Lokesh Kanagaraj
2021 Kurup Dulquer Salman, Indrajith Sukumaran, Sobhita Dhulipala Srinath Rajendran
2022 K.G.F: Chapter 2 Yash, Sanjay Dutt Prashanth Neel
2022 Kantara Rishab Shetty, Kishore Kishore (actor, born 1974) Rishab Shetty
2023 Farhana Aishwarya Rajesh, Selvaraghavan, Jithan Ramesh Nelson Venkatesan
2024 Idi Minnal Kadhal Ciby Bhuvana Chandran, Bhavya Trikha, Yasmin Ponnappa Balaji Madhavan
2024 Anjaamai Vidharth, Vani Bhojan, Rahman S. P. Subburaman

Web series


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