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Facts of Telugu Film Industry

North and South poles do meet.Movie Gaayam was co written by Ram Gopal Varma and ManiRathnam. And Donga Donga of manirathnam was written by Raml GopalVarma.Dil se was co produced by RGV and manirathnam

Shruti Hassan and Suhasini are sisters in real life.

Rajinikanth's first lead role was in a telugu film called Chilakamma Cheppindi.

Katrina Kaif and Bipasa Basu have their second films in Telugu. Their debut Hindi films were just released and can be deemed as released simultaneously.

Tollywood was actually the Bengali Cinema which originated from the area of Tollygunje, but was later completely dominated by Telugu film influence and is now synonymous with Telugu film industry.

Telugu film industry produces more number of Films than any other film industry in India. In 2006, it was 243, whereas Hindi film industry produced 220+ .In the years 2005, 2006 and 2008, the Telugu film industry has produced the largest number of films in India

Through out her film career, Manisha Koirala has acted in only one direct 1995 Telugu film Criminal.Sanjay Dutt did a cameo role in another telugu film and is his only telugu film till date.

The blockbuster of the year 1979 and the all time Telugu Classic "Sankarabharanam" released only in one theater with four people turned up for the morning show of the film

Marcus Bartley, an Anglo-Indian Cinematographer, played a key role in the success of many South Indian films. In Maya Bazar film, the evergreen song "Lahiri, lahiri lahiri lo" was shot at Ennore near Madras at noon. The outdoor shooting lasted only for 10 to 15 seconds. He created the illusion of moonlight and Mayabazar is the first Indian film to do so. He also created Dwaraka with 300
miniature houses, no two alike, in about 50 x 60 ft. space and electrified.

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)

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.

Playback singer S. P. Balasubramanyam holds the Guinness World Record of 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 most number of films; she made 47 films. In a career spanning approximately two decades, she acted in over 200 films with 25 each in Malayalam and Tamil. She has also produced 15 films.


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