Mumbai is the focal point of the film industry of India and has performed a significant role in the evolution of cinematography. Dadasaheb Phalke’s “Raja Harishchandra” in 1939 was India’s pioneering silent feature film. By the advent of the 1930s, the local film industry was creating more than 200 films per year. The first sound film made in India, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara was created in 1931 and was a massive success in commercial terms. There was obviously an immense market for musicals and talkies and soon the industry changed to filming with sound.

Mumbai has retained its status as the epicenter of the film industry in India for a century and is informally known as Bollywood; Bollywood is formally referred to as Hindi cinema. However this term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema. Bollywood today is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world with production of thousands of films every year.

Film City is situated in Mumbai secluded from the hustle and bustle of city life, on a tranquil piece of land in the environs of Aarey Colony. It features all the necessary facilities with expansive studios suitable for indoor filming, recording rooms, a theatre, and other facilities such as gardens, lakes, grounds for fight scenes and helipads. Constructed by the government of the state to provide concessions and facilities for the film industry, it has been renamed in memory of the producer- screenwriter-director Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of the Indian film industry. Film City is easily accessible by bus, train or by hiring autos or taxis from the city. However Film City is not available for admission without prior permission.

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