Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City has an official world record, as certified by Guinness World Records: it is the biggest film complex on Earth, spanning 674 hectares in total and just 3 sound stages shy of a perfect 50. It is so large, in fact, that coaches and buses have to operate within the grounds to transport people from one end of the complex to another. This huge film complex is famous not just with the locals but also with the tourists, not least because it also offers packages for sightseers and even honeymooners wishing to get a taste of filmmaking in the very heart of Tollywood.
The enormous film complex is actually relatively young as far as film complexes go, having been opened only in 1996. It is not just that it is a centre of arts and culture for Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh: it is also that it was designed with a view to permitting people [Read more…]