Ramoji Film City

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Ramoji Film City
Privately held company
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 1996
Headquarters Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Key people
Ramoji Rao, Founder, Ramoji Group
Owner Ramoji Rao
Parent Ramoji Group
Website www.ramojifilmcity.com

The Ramoji Film City in India is located in Hyderabad. Spread over 1666 acres,[1] it is the largest integrated film city in Telangana and 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]

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 the place every year.[4][5]

Development[edit]

Ramoji Film City
Railway Station set inside Ramoji Film City

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 Nitesh Rao 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 in time.

A few years after it was built, it was thrown open to the public, who can visit the film sets, theme parks, amusement rides, etc.[1]. The film city also has two hotels inside it,[6] 47 sound stages, and permanent sets ranging from railway stations to temples.[2]

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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)". Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Largest film studio". Guinness World Records. 
  3. ^ "Ramoji Film City - India's Only Thematic Holiday Destination". www.ramojifilmcity.com. Retrieved 2017-09-03. 
  4. ^ Md A Basith, TNN, 6 July 2006, 02.19am IST (2006-07-06). "Ramoji Film City may lose land to ORR - Hyderabad - City - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  5. ^ "Guinness World Records certifies Ramoji Film City as the World's Largest Film Studio Complex". Ramoji Film City. Archived from the original on 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  6. ^ "Ramoji Film City Hyderabad (Entry Fee, Timings, Entry Ticket Cost, Price)". Hyderabad Tourism. 

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