Some Interesting facts about Telugu Cinema (Tollywood)

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

Interesting facts about Telugu Cinema (Tollywood)

  1. Raghupathi Venkaiah, who is regarded as the father of Telugu cinema, produced Bhishma Pratignya, the first full-length Telugu film, in 1921.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. First Telugu CinemaScope Movie Alluri Seetharama Raju
  7. First Telugu 70mm movie: Simhasanam
  8. 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.
  9. Pothina Srinivasarao is the person from Vijayawada who built first Theater in Andhra Pradesh called “Maruthi Talkies”
  10. Largest film production facility in the world i.e., Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad was built by Ramoji Rao, a Telugu film producer
  11. Today, Telugu Cinema produces more than 300 films per year and holds the second largest market for films in India
  12. Telugu Cinema produced highest no.of Socio-fantasy (Janapada) films than any other film industry in India
  13. 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
  14. NTR is still a Demi-god for many Telugu people, He is popular for portraying Indian idol roles like Lord Krishna and Lord Rama
  15. Telugu cinema has more followers and fans in USA and America
  16. Telugu Cinema has many personalities with Guinness World Records,
  17. Dasari Narayana Rao received Guinness World Record for directing highest no.of films (151),
  18. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (Male Singer) received Guinness World Record for singing highest no.of songs
  19. P.Susheela (Female Singer) received Guinness World Record for singing highest no.of songs
  20. Brahmanandam received Guinness World Record for acting in highest no.of films
  21. Vijaya Nirmala (Lady director) received Guinness World Record for directing highest no.of films
  22. Daggubati Rama Naidu received Guinness World Record for producing highest no.of films
  23. Ramoji Film City received Guinness World Record for having Worlds largest Film production facility

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