Ramoji Film City

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Ramoji Film City
TypePrivately held company
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1996
Headquarters,
Key people
Ramoji Rao, Founder, Ramoji Group
OwnerRamoji Rao
ParentRamoji Group
Websiteramojifilmcity.com

Ramoji Film City is an integrated film studio complex located in Hyderabad, India. Spread over 1,666 acres,[1] it is the largest integrated film city in the world and as such has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the largest studio complex in the world.[2] It was built by Telugu film producer Ramoji Rao in 1996.[1][3] The Guardian described Ramoji Film City as "city within a city."[4]

Ramoji Film City Entrance

It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. Around 1.5 million tourists visit this place every year.[5][6]

Development[edit]

Ramoji Film City
A railway Station set inside Ramoji Film City, which was used in the movie, Chennai Express

The film city is the brainchild of film producer Ramoji Rao, who wanted to build a studio similar to the ones in Hollywood.[1] On procuring the land, he signed art director Nitish Roy to design the complex. According to an executive, the builders kept the land, which at that time consisted of jungles and mountainous terrain, intact, without removing one tree or mountain.

The studio has a central kitchen for the various film units shooting at any given point of time.

People can visit the film sets, theme parks, amusement rides, etc.[1] The film city also has 6 hotels inside it, 47 sound stages and permanent sets ranging from railway stations to temples.[2]

The film city also has the set used for the films Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, all the statues and props used in the films can be seen here.

A statue of the character "Bhallaladeva" from the films Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in Ramoji Film City

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nathan, Archana (6 February 2018). "At Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, everything is about show business (and not just for filmmakers)". Scroll. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Largest film studio". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Ramoji Film City - India's Only Thematic Holiday Destination". www.ramojifilmcity.com. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ Reith-Banks, Tash (29 January 2019). "Tollywood confidential: inside the world's biggest film city". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  5. ^ Md (6 July 2006). "Ramoji Film City may lose land to ORR - Hyderabad - City". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Guinness World Records certifies Ramoji Film City as the World's Largest Film Studio Complex". Ramoji Film City. Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008.

External links[edit]

  • Ramoji Film City
  • On the Back Lot at the Other Bollywood


Coordinates: 17°15′07″N 78°40′52″E / 17.252°N 78.681°E / 17.252; 78.681