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Birth of Indian Cinema : By D. P. Phalke in 1913
Major Attractions : Film City, Studios and Sets and Famous shooting locations
What to See : Live Shootings, Celebrities performing in festivals and Film Primers
Bollywood Icons : Amitabh Bachan, Shahrukh, Aishwariya Rai, Lata Mangeshkar

Heritage of Silver Screen

Bollywood Shooting
Bollywood Shooting

The Bollywood is world's largest film industry and was named after the capital city of the Hindi film Industry- Bombay (now Mumbai). Over the years this industry has become a trend settler and brought the latest fashion attires on streets, raises the issues on social cultural aspects and give judgements on what is right and what is wrong. It is also right to say that where there is films there is fashion. The Bollywood dictates the norms and people follow it silently. Every person has a role model in this film industry that he imitates and wishes to be like in his style of dressing, hair style and talking and physical appearance in general. This glamorous world attracts thousands of persons who are looking for a shortcut to stardom and livelihood. Definitely some people succeeded in making the mark in the film industry and are today famous artists but many vanished without a trace. Such is a tale of our silver screen, pay a visit to Mumbai and feel the heat of Bollywood charm.

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History of Bollywood – From Silent To Talkies Era

It was only in 1913 the first silent film 'Raja Hareshchandragupta' was made by Dada Saheb Phalke and it was the turning point for Indian cinema. Within a span of 17 years 200 silent movies where produced every year. In the year a feat was achieved when the talking film 'Alam Ara' was made by Ardisher Irani in 1931 and was the big hit. From this day theater came to be known as Talkies. It was always a point for the film makers to make a film that portrays the social, political and cultural issues and also suggest its solution. That is the reason why the Indian cinema always has a change in genre after a period of time. Hindi films has played an important role at the time of Indian Independence, Partition and post-partition.

Bollywood Film Industry – Appealing to One and All

Bollywood Film Shooting
Bollywood Film Shooting

Pay visit to visit to the city of Bollywood film Industry and it will be an incredible experience to find the men working as a machine. The Actors, director, producer, cinematographer, assistants, make-up boy, script writer, art director, choreographer, assistants, spot boys and dance troupe all make a crew and with the perfect cooperation and coordination a film is made. In average 900 films are produced ever day and is watched by 14 million people or 1.4 % of the total Indian population. To make these films the Maharashtra state has made a film city where you can find the replica of all the important tourist places of the country as well as buildings like air ports, hospitals, railway stations, forts, fountains and lakes etc. Film city of Maharashtra is located in the outskirts of the city at Goregaon where entry is strictly restricted for the civilians but you can achieve a pass if you have a good connection with any person of a film crew. The films pass through a prenatal stage a this film city where appropriate facilities have been made for indoor as well as outdoor shooting. You can see a live shooting going on there and also recognize few faces of the celebrities.

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Achievements of Bollywood

Boolywood Awards Night
Boolywood Awards Night

Right from the day Bollywood came in to existence, it has contributed a lot to the country and Maharashtra in particular. Thousands of people who are associated with this industry are recognized all over the world today, not to forget the legend and father of Bollywood Dada Saheb Phalke, others include Amitabh Bachan, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwariya Rai as an actors and Shyam Benegal and Madhur Bandharkar as Directors. The most successful films are Hum Apke hai Kon, Dil Wale Dulhaniya Legaenge and many more who where block busters and made many records. This Industry is dominated by two famous clans of Khans and Kapoors and even today many leading actors and directors belong to these families. To recognize the work of artists ever year a film award function namely National Film Awards is sponsored by the Government of India and awarded by the Directorate of Film Festivals. On this occasion president personally distributes the awards to the winners. The other film award functions are IIFA, Filmfare awards etc.

Find Your Heroes and Celebrities

When you will be in the city don't get surprised to find your favorite star sitting next to you in a restaurant or walking by your side in a shopping complex. If you are in one of the famous bar look around you will find a celebrity chilling. It is the place where most of the international celebrities put up, be it from the fashion world or relating to films – you will find every one here. And definitely shooting locations are the ideal place to catch your heroes and don't forget to have their autographs to boost off among your friends and of-course as a life time memory.

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Top 5 Highlights of Bolly Wood

Film Shooting, Mumbai

Bolly Wood – Hindi Film Industry
Bollywood is the name given exclusively to the Indian Hindi film industry. Bollywood for India is a dreamland where you are transvered to the world of charms, comforts and laughter where your real live problems are taken away at-least for sometime. Bollywood is very well a part of the lives of the people of India and plays a strong hold in their everyday existence. Everyday 14 million Indians go to a movie in the country: a billion more people a year buy tickets for Indian movies than Hollywood ones.

Spotting Celebrities
This industry is the worlds biggest even bigger than the Hollywood. Every year, the Indian film industry produces more than 1000 films, Visit the city of Mumbai and you will find celebrities from all walks of life from the fashion designers to models, leading politicians to industrialists and actors to directors from Bollywood every one stays here that adds a charm to this city.

Film Awards Festival
Every year the Government of India sponsors the National Film Awards festival in which the artists who have given the extra ordinary performance are awarded in the ceremony presided by the President of India.

Leading Celebrities in Bollywood
Meet the famous film actors of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachan, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwariya Rai (Miss world 1994) and Lata Mangeshkar - the renowned play back singer of the international fame, is a real eye treat and for many a dream come true.

Mumbai Film City
Watch the shooting of the Bollywood movies the most happening in the Mumbai city. In the film city you can find the replica of every thing from fountains to lakes, buildings and forts that deceive the eyes of every one who took it as real. You will not surprised to even find even Switzerland in the green valleys of the Film City. Experience the live shooting of the upcoming blockbusters.

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