Sep 19, 2016

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6 Amazing Facts about Telugu Film Industry You may Hardly Know

telugu movie downloadTelugu film industry is a prominent Indian film industry and Telugu movies are seen worldwide. A lot of entertainment, lavishness, action, drama, melodious music and comedy are some of the many features of Telugu movies. Telugu film industry has created many blockbusters and it’s a billion buck industry. Here are some facts about this incredible industry you may not have known.

1. Bengali Tollywood!

Everyone knows that Telugu film industry is known as Tollywood. However, it’s a little known fact that Tollywood was in fact the Bengali Cinema initiated at the area of Tollygunj. Later it was entirely dominated by Telugu movies and now it’s synonymous with the term Tollywood for Telugu movie industry.

2. Ram Charan’s Kajal

Ram Charan is a leading Telugu film actor and has a pet horse whose name is Kajal. But before you assume that the horse is named after the Tollywood beauty Kajal Aggarwal, let me tell you that the horse’s name is so before Magadheera (the 2009 Telugu blockbuster of Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal)!

3. Bollywood Actors in Tollywood

Even Bollywood stars take pride in acting in Telugu films! Bollywood beauties Sonali Bendre, Mamata Kulkarni and many others regularly act in Telugu movies. Superstars Katrina Kaif as well as Bipasha Basu, the Bollywood heartthrobs had their second films in Telugu. Sanjay Dutt too appeared in a cameo role in a Telugu film. And Manisha Koirala acted in the Telugu blockbuster Criminal.

4. South Superstar’s First Film in Telugu

South Superstar Rajnikanth’s got his first lead role in a Telugu film named Chilakamma Cheppindi.

5. Lost 1.5 Crore, Earned A Lot More

The 2015 blockbuster Rudramadevi grossed more than 30 crores of rupees only in the first weekend of release at home and more than 55 crores in the first week of release worldwide. But at the time of making, the film had suffered a terrible loss; jewelry worth 1.5 crores was stolen from the sets of Rudramadevi. Of course, the loss was insignificant as compared to the income grossed by the film.

6. Largest Movie Production

Tollywood is known to produce more number of movies than any other Indian movie industry. The number was 243 in 2006, when Bollywood produced 220+. 2005, 2006 and 2008 are the years when largest number Telugu films were produced among films in all languages in India.

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