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Yash Raj Films (YRF) is a company set up by Yash Raj Chopra, an Indian film director and producer. He initially worked for his brother's production company (B.R. Films) and set up his own company in 1970. This production company had three consecutive hits in 2004 and in 2005 had two box office hits.

1st Logo (April 27, 1973-November 22, 1991)[]

Yash Raj Films (1981) (From - Silisila)

Logo: TBA

Variants:

  • On Chandni, the logo is colored silver-blue, the color of moonlight ("chandni").
  • On Lamhe, the logo is yellow and appears in a zoom-out shot from the sun.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Seen on films the company produced, namely Chandni, Silisila, and Lamhe.

2nd Logo (June 18, 1993-2004)[]

Jash rah

Logo: On a black background, we see the lines forming the logo in camera angles, then zoom into the letter Y, then the text "yash raj films" sliding in.

FX/SFX: CGI.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized fanfare with a sitar strum before the final hit.

Availability: TBA

3rd Logo (1995)[]

As raj films

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: Same as the last logo.

Availability: It was seen on the original release of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Saved on DVD, but removed from Blu-ray.

4th Logo (2004-)[]

Hopikc

Logo: TBA

Variants:

  • Sultan Trailer Variant: - the logo is brown, to represent the earthy wrestling arena.
  • Pathaan - the logo appears on the side of a metal block that reads "YRF Spy Universe".
  • Starting around the 2010s, the background turns white, with the exception of the glass Yash Raj logo, and "yash raj films" fades in on the white space.
  • The Short variant exists which is used on trailers such as "Roadside Romeo".

FX/SFX: CGI.

Music/Sounds: The film projector sound with a dreamy sounder with some bells at the beginning, the single sitar pluck followed by the 'squelching' bassline played on Roland TB-303, increasing in the low-pass filter frequency for the reminder of the logo, then some harp strums followed by the timpani roll and the reversed cymbal crash.

Availability: Seen on post-2004 releases from the company.

  • Sometimes, it would plaster older logos, like in the case of Dil To Pagal Hai.

Scare Factor: Low to medium; The bassline may cause some headaches.

5th Logo (2020)[]

Yash Raj Films (2020)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: This was only used for the company's 50th anniversary.

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