Shringar Films has its origins in the 50s, when it was conceived as a joint venture company for the financing of films and was known as Isaardas Naoomal. It financed several classics of that era like Chalti Ka Naam Gadi, Howrah Bridge etc. It was in the 1960s, that the company entered into the film distribution business by the name of Maya & Co. It acquired several select titles like Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Holi Ayee Re etc. The mid 70s saw the company acquire its present name, Shringar Films as a partnership between the brothers Mr. Shyam Shroff and Mr. Balkrishna Shroff. It began with re-issue of films in untapped markets and delivered several hits like Ganga Jamuna, Heer Ranjha and followed it up with the company's first ever first-run film, Shankar Dada. This firmly launched Shringar Films, as a film distribution company to reckon with. Shringar Films consolidated its position as a leading film distributor in the 1980s and 90s with blockbusters like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Raja Hindustani, Baazigar and Rangeela as well as alternative cinema like Hyderabad Blues, Bandit Queen and Chota Chetan. It was in the late 90s and through the first decade of the 21st century that Shringar Films not only gave the Indian audience winning titles like Lagaan, Chalte Chalte, Chandni Bar, Chachi 420, Leela, Munnabhai M.B.B.S, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Eklavya, My Friend Ganesha and Return of Hanuman but also entered into regional and English film distribution. Its regional successes were Kandukondain Kandukondain and the Tamil version of Ghajini.