Tollywood

Tollywood

Type: Film genre | Media genre » The Cinema of Andhra Pradesh (also known as Telugu cinema or Tollywood) is a part of Indian cinema based in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The Telugu language film industry, being the second largest in India, in terms of market capitalization and infrastructure, holds a memorandum of understanding with Motion Picture Association of America to combat video piracy. As per the CBFC report of 2011, the industry stood second in India, in terms of films produced yearly. The industry holds the Guinness World Record for the largest film production facility in the world. Moola Narayana Swamy and B. N. Reddy founded Vijaya Vauhini Studios in 1948 based in Chennai. Indian film doyen, L. V. Prasad who started his film career with Bhakta Prahlada has founded Prasad Studios in 1956 based in Chennai. However, through the efforts of D. V. S. Raju, the Telugu film industry has completely shifted its base from Chennai to Hyderabad in the early 1990s, during N. T. Rama Rao's political realm. Veteran actor...
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