Film City, Mumbai

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Film City
Dadasaheb Phalke Chitra Nagari
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
Websitewww.filmcitymumbai.org
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.</ref> The plan for Film City was prepared and executed under the guidance of V. Shantaram.[2] 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.[3] 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

Workforce[edit]

Approximately 800 people are said to be working in the studio's eight filming locations on any given day.[4]

Current times[edit]

Tours[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.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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)