Interesting facts about Telugu Cinema: Telugu Cinema also known for Tollywood completes 89 glorious years as of 2021. Though Telugu has been a part of the Madras presidency, the Telugu Cinema has been started its own journey as an Independent regional cinema with Bhakta Prahlada on 1932 . Here are some of the most interesting facts about Tollywood that you have not heard of before.
Interesting facts about Telugu Cinema (Tollywood)
- Raghupathi Venkaiah, who is regarded as the father of Telugu cinema, produced Bhishma Pratignya, the first full-length Telugu film, in 1921.
- Bhakta Prahlada (first Telugu talkie) is the first Telugu-language full length sound film made by H. M. Reddy, No print of this film is known to survive, making it a lost film.
- Malliswari is the first Telugu film which was released publicly with thirteen prints with Chinese subtitles at Beijing on 14, March 1953, and a 16 mm film print was also screened in the United States.
- Lava Kusa is the first Telugu movie to be shot in Geva colour. Geva is a colour motion procedure which was created in 1948. The movie had NTR and Anjali Devi in the lead roles.
- Ammara Silpi Jakkana was the first Eastman colour movie which was directed by B. S. Ranga. Eastman colour is a motion picture production which was introduced in 1950.
- First Telugu CinemaScope Movie Alluri Seetharama Raju
- First Telugu 70mm movie: Simhasanam
- Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu known widely as the father of Telugu cinema, was an Indian artiste and film maker, He was the first to build and own cinema halls in Madras.
- Pothina Srinivasarao is the person from Vijayawada who built first Theater in Andhra Pradesh called “Maruthi Talkies”
- Largest film production facility in the world i.e., Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad was built by Ramoji Rao, a Telugu film producer
- Today, Telugu Cinema produces more than 300 films per year and holds the second largest market for films in India
- Telugu Cinema produced highest no.of Socio-fantasy (Janapada) films than any other film industry in India
- Chiranjeevi is the first Indian actor to receive Rs.1 Crore as a remuneration per movie, an article stating Bigger Than Bachchan is still available on Internet
- NTR is still a Demi-god for many Telugu people, He is popular for portraying Indian idol roles like Lord Krishna and Lord Rama
- Telugu cinema has more followers and fans in USA and America
- Telugu Cinema has many personalities with Guinness World Records,
- Dasari Narayana Rao received Guinness World Record for directing highest no.of films (151),
- S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (Male Singer) received Guinness World Record for singing highest no.of songs
- P.Susheela (Female Singer) received Guinness World Record for singing highest no.of songs
- Brahmanandam received Guinness World Record for acting in highest no.of films
- Vijaya Nirmala (Lady director) received Guinness World Record for directing highest no.of films
- Daggubati Rama Naidu received Guinness World Record for producing highest no.of films
- Ramoji Film City received Guinness World Record for having Worlds largest Film production facility
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