Film City - What’s so Special?

In the 2019 fiscal year, the Indian film industry was valued at over 180 billion Indian rupees. India produces around 1500-2000 films per year in 20 languages. The magic of films is immensely high in our country. Film cities play an important role in helping creative talents in the movie industry to deliver a quality product. Film cities are built by state governments and some eminent personalities. 

Movie making is a huge business in India. Producers invest high budgets when they believe in the story and screenplay. Film shootings need many locations according to the imaginations of creators. An all in one place where film sets are built, replicas are created for high budget films, post-production work, and all the necessary requirements for a project are done is “Film City”. Here are the top film cities in India.  

Ramoji Film City (ETV Network)

RFC is the world’s largest integrated film and India’s only thematic holiday destination with the magic of cinema. It is located in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is spread over 1666 acres and was set up by Ramoji Group in the year 1996. It includes amazing landscapes, the best amusement park, and various other entertainment options.

It also offers multiple stay options ranging from luxury to shared accommodations. RFC provides beautiful locations for corporate events, meetings, and weddings. It has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the largest studio complex in the world. The magical films like Bahubali, Basha, and Chandramukhi were made here only. Are you excited to know more about Ramoji Film City? Visit Ramoji Film City

Film City, Mumbai

Film City is a film studio situated in Mumbai covering a vast area of 520 acres. It was built in 1977 by the state government to provide facilities and concessions to films. It was renamed as Dadasaheb Phalke Chitrangari in 2001. It is a place where all the Bollywood movies from various production houses are filmed.

It has all types of locations like a prison, gardens, mountain, temple, picnic spots, and even a man-made waterfall. In 2014, the tourism board of the Maharashtra state government launched guided tours of the studio for the public. To experience the magic of Bollywood movies and know more about film studios, check Mumbai Film City Tours

Noida Film City

Noida Film City is located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It is spread over 100 acres of land. It was founded in 1988 by Sandeep Marwah, an Indian film producer, founder, and chairperson of AAFT. It is a front runner studio for shooting serials, news, and entertainment programs. It is a demanding place that hosts celebrities, bureaucrats, and VIP events. 

Annapurna Studio

It was founded by Akkineni Nageswara Rao. It is located in Hyderabad and is spread over 22 acres. It is run by Nagarjuna Akkineni who is the son of the founder. It offers a wide range of services in Digital Data Storage, Editing, Audio Dubbing, Visual Effects, Digital Color Grading (DI), 5.1/7.1 Audio Mix, Dolby Atmos Prime Mixing to Mastering formats in the field of post-production.

It has also produced various shows for the TV industry. Annapurna College of Film and Media is one of India’s leading Film and Media Colleges situated inside Annapurna Studios. Annapurna Studios has produced 38 films and was honoured with 23 awards. 

MGR Film City

It is an integrated film studio located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu which is managed by the government of TamilNadu. It was established in 1994 and is spread across 70 acres. It houses a film institute named MGR Film and Television Institute.

It is the best place for sightseeing. MGR Film City has many innumerable sets based on numerous themes like the Mughal theme and the Japanese theme. Queen Elizabeth visited this film studio during her tour to India in 1997.

Innovative Film City, Bangalore

Innovative Film City is located in Bangalore and was opened in 2008. It covers over 58 acres with an extremely fun-filled experience. The film city also hosts a 21-screen multiplex, museums of Guinness world records, Tussaud’s wax collection, Petting Zoo, Mini Golf, Mirror Maze, Mining Section, 3D Studio Tour, and Photo Booth, Funplex within 4D - Theatre, Innovative Talkies, Innovative Wannado City, and Roller Skates., Cartoon City and Dinosaur world besides large food courts, residential apartments and shopping areas. It has options for bungee jumping and cricket activities. It is all in one place for entertainment and adventures. 

Film cities are also an important tourist attraction as people can watch live shootings, visit their favorite film sets, know more about film making and in addition to that, they also have adventurous spots, museums, luxury hotels, and many more. These also generate a lot of employment for many people.

They create high revenue to the state governments. These act as a base for producing PAN Indian films and making our country proud in the field of filmmaking. If you are a movie buff keep in mind to enjoy film cities when you plan a tour and that would be the best experience!

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Written By -  Sreeram Mahima 

Edited By -  Bhanu Jain

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