Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Highest Grossing Indian Film is Not A Bollywood Movie
Majority of people in the world don't know that Bollywood is not the only film industry in India and they mistakenly call every Indian film, Bollywood movie in total ignorance of the phenomenal Tollywood that has surpassed Bollywood in many achievements in the film industry in India and the rest of the world.
Tollywood represents the Indian
Telugu-language film industry based in Hyderabad, Telangana and also the Indian Bengali-language film industry based in Tollygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal.
The most iconic figure of Bengali cinema is
Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992), the Bengali filmmaker widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. He was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford University.
Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion from Venice International Film Festival and from Berlin International Film Festival, he won a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears, a number of additional awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1992. The Government of India honored him with the Bharat Ratna, its highest civilian award, in 1992.
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The amazing success of the spellbinding Tollywood epic "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" (English: The One with Strong Arms: The Conclusion), a 2017 Indian historical fiction film co-written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli is making headlines worldwide.
The film was produced by Tollywood studio, Arka Media Works. It is the continuation of "Baahubali: The Beginning", taking place before and after the events of that film.
"Baahubali 2" has surpassed the 2014 Hindi film, "PK" directed by Rajkumar Hirani and the 2016 Aamir Khan's "Dangal", to become the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting approx ₹1,502 crore (US$230 million) so far worldwide. It became the first ever Indian film to gross over ₹1000 crore (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days.
"Baahubali 1" grossed US$100 million.
Important Facts About Tollywood Telegu:
No. of screens 2409-screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states of India.
Main distributors Arka Media Works
Sri Venkateswara Creations
14 Reels Entertainment
Prasad Art Pictures
Usha Kiron Movies
Produced feature films (2015)
Gross box office (2015)
National films India: ₹1,800 crore (US$280 million)
Tollywood has produced the largest number of films in India, exceeding the number of films produced in Bollywood.
The industry holds the Guinness World Record for the largest film production facility in the world.
The Prasads IMAX located in Hyderabad is one of the largest 3D IMAX screens, and the most attended cinema screen in the world.
As per the CBFC report of 2014, the industry is placed first in India, in terms of films produced yearly.
The industry holds a memorandum of understanding with the Motion Picture Association of America to combat video piracy.
Guinness Record had been awarded to Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad as the largest film studio complex in the world, it opened in 1996 and measures 674 hectares (1,666 acres). With 47 sound stages, it has permanent sets ranging from railway stations to temples.
Movie producer D.Rama Naidu holds the Guinness World Record as the most prolific producer with 130 films.
Telugu actor Brahmanandam holds the Guinness World Record for acting in the most number of films in a single language, +1000 films.
Playback singer S. P. Balasubramanyam holds the Guinness World Record for having sung the most number of songs for any male playback singer in the world, with the majority of his songs sung in Telugu.
In 2002, the Guinness Book of Records named Vijaya Nirmala as the female director with the most number of films, having made 47 films. In a career spanning approximately two decades, she has acted in over 200 films with 25 each in Malayalam and Tamil and produced 15 films.
In 2016, Play back singer P.Susheela won guinness book of world record for singing highest number of songs for any female singer.