Film City

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Film City

Dadasaheb Phalke Chitra Nagari
Plaque at Film City entrance

Film City is an integrated film studio complex situated near Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Goregaon East, Mumbai in India. It has several recording rooms, gardens, lakes, theaters and grounds that serve as the venue of many Bollywood film shootings.[1] It was built in 1977 by the state government to provide facilities and concessions to the film industry.[2] The plan for Film City was prepared and executed under the guidance of V. Shantaram.[3] It was renamed Dadasaheb Phalke Chitra Nagari in 2001 in memory of India's first producer-director-screenwriter Dadasaheb Phalke, who is considered father of Indian film industry.[4] It has been the shooting location for almost all Bollywood films. It has all types of location available for shooting including a temple, prison, court, lake, mountains, fountains, villages, picnic spots, garden and even a man-made waterfall.

Film City spans across more than 520 acres land in the suburbs of Mumbai.

Film city has approximately 42 Outdoor Shooting Locations & 16 studios of various sizes


Approximately 800 people are said to be working in the studio's eight filming locations on any given day.[5]

Current times[edit]


In 2014, the tourism board of the Maharashtra state government launched guided tours of the studio for the public, each ticket costing ₹650 approx.[6]

Modernization of Film City[edit]

The minister plans to procure readymade sets from USA and other countries which would be directly installed at the proposed site.

"With big cities like Mumbai and Pune getting congested, Nagpur offers the best place to film producers and directors for their projects. The government would provide them world-class infrastructure and facilities. It would also help in generating employment in the region", he said.

One of the members who visited the site along with Nagraj Manjule (Sairat-Director) and Sawant said the minister was very serious about the project. "During our visit, we also felt that setting up an institute like the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Nagpur would be handy as crew would be readily available. It would significantly reduce expenses of production houses coming here and, at the same time, generate employment. We estimate that there would be at least 10,000 direct employment, once the project is completed", the member said.

"Once the project becomes a reality, the government would try to bring institutes like FTII in the city to provide technical manpower and competency. Every effort would be made to make this project on international standards", the member said.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Film City Mumbai - Film City of Mumbai, Bombay Filmcity, Filmcity Mumbai India". Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari
  3. ^ Indian Film Cities
  4. ^ FILM CITY - Amazing Maharashtra
  5. ^ "Mumbai's Film City shut down after five leopard attacks". Hindustan Times. 2 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Mumbai's Bollywood Filmcity Studios Open For Public Tours". Wall Street Journal. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 19°09′40″N 72°53′14″E / 19.1611°N 72.887351°E / 19.1611; 72.887351 (Dadasaheb Phalke Nagar Film City Complex)