Prasad Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Prasad Productions was founded by L. V. Prasad, an Indian film director, producer, actor, and businessman and was one of the pioneers of Indian cinema.

1st Logo (March 1, 1957-July 1, 1964)

Visuals: There is a black and white silhouette of the side of the logo. It then rotates to show a man playing a sitar on top of two large Ps that are side by side on top of a pedestal with the company's name and "MADRAS" on it .

Technique: Live-action model work.

Audio: A relaxing sitar tune.

Availability: Seen on Sasural, Chhoti Bahen, Beti Bete, Sharadaand Hamrahi.

2nd Logo (April 25, 1969-May 2, 1986)

Visuals: Similar to the previous logo, but the logo is on a red background, the statue seems to be made with bronze, and the "PP" and pedestal are white/light blue/yellow (depending on the movie). In addition, this time, the pedestal contains only the name of the company in yellow or dark red.

Variant: On some films, the man touching the sitar is left-handed, and in other films is right-handed.

Technique: Live-action model work.

Audio: The sitar tune from the previous logo.

Availability: Seen on many films released by the company during the period. It was first seen on Jeene Ki Raah and last seen on Swati.

3rd Logo (February 9, 2012)

Visuals: On a black background with moving red lights, there is a close up of the same man but now golden textured under a golden textured "PP", with a transparent Indian circle design on it. Then the camera zooms out to reveal the more of the statue, which is now in golden texture standing in a golden shiny texture on a golden textured floor, and then the logo finally stops. The lens flare can be seen during the logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Same as before.

Availability: Seen on Rushi.

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