Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari is what defines Mumbai, beyond the skyscrapers & monuments

"A land where it is difficult to differentiate between reality and dreams, Film City is a must visit for all movie buffs."

Labelled as one of the largest film industries in the world, the Indian film industry accounts for 60% of the films produced in India. And when we talk about films, we've gotta mention Mumbai sooner than later. The City of Dreams has played a primary role in the evolution of cinematography- even the first-ever silent feature film of India, Raja Harishchandra, was produced by Dadasaheb Phalke right here! Since then, Mumbai has remained as a Mecca for the people who aspire to have a career in this industry.
The Film City has been named as 'Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari' in the loving memory of Mr. Dadasaheb Phalke, who is considered as the father of the Indian film industry and here's why you should put this place on your must-visit list.

What's Interesting?

Stretching across a vast expanse of around 520 acres in the lush Aarey colony in Goregaon, the vibrant and versatile Film City comprises of about twenty indoor studios and is often hailed as a 'home of Bollywood'. This locale is huge enough for filmmakers to erect around 1000 film sets simultaneously and over the years, this chitranagari has become the birth-giver of quite a few Bollywood classics and masterpieces.

Presently, this Film City is regarded as one of the best film studios in India, well-equipped with all the essential amenities and world-class facilities required to churn out quality work. Over 85 makeup rooms, overnight rooms, dressing rooms are attached to most of the location and shooting floors. The premises here are always bustling with clapper noises and humans frolicking around but this lounging area is also stocked with verdant sceneries and refreshing visuals.

Designed and constructed on the lines of the Film City of California, Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari gives the willing, a chance to live out their dreams with its various tours. Regular excursions are organised here, which are aimed at showcasing the different aspects of movie-making and it is open to all who wish to experience it. You can even pay the sets a visit, that depict foreign locations right here in Mumbai and even learn about the nuances of acting at the live movie shoot tours.

Knock Knock

Your Mumbai darshan can never be complete without taking part in a detailed film city tour, specially if you're a shutterbug or a cinephile. So after the chaos of the pandemic settles, you can always plan a tour of the entire film city to witness exclusive behind the scenes moments and you might also catch glimpses of your favourites here!

Location: Film City Rd, Film City Complex, Aarey Colony, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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