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Ramoji Film City (RFC) is the world’s largest integrated film studio complex at over 2,000 acres of land studded with hills, vales and lakes, has few parallels as both a tourist attraction and major film-making facility. The city looks like the result of a collaboration between P.C. Sorkar and Vishwakarma and is anytime a match to Universal Studios in Hollywood.
It is a place where reality acquires all the attributes of magic and incredibility.Today, it is the filmmakers' first choice as it is a single-window, press-button facility that opens up an unlimited arena of creativity for every major and minor aspect of film production.
It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park.
Its brochure highlights its motto as 'make the magic happen.' However, magic happens spontaneously without human intervention as though it is the main ingredient of the entire project. Yet, everything is real, from the 50 studio floors, the support systems, outdoor locations to the high-tech laboratories, the wealth of technology, the greenery, and the hills cape.
It is situated near Hayathnagar and Peddamberpet on Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway, NH9 about 25 km South-East of Hyderabad. The Outer Ring Road Phase 2 has acquired lands at the entrance and is set to intersect the city
Film producer Ramoji Rao, head of the Ramoji Group, opened the facility in 1996. The creation of the Ramoji Film City was an outcome of the Group's association with Indian Cinema through Usha Kiran Movies, its dedicated film production house, which has produced over 80 films in several languages as such as Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada and Bangla.
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STUDIO FEATURES: Ramoji Film City offers pre-production, production, and post-production resources. It offers over 500 set locations. There are many gardens, authentic sets, about 50 studio floors, a digital film facility, the support systems, outdoor locations, high-tech laboratories, etc. The Film City's infrastructure includes custom-designed locations & mock-ups, set construction, properties & costumes, shooting stages, cameras and equipment, audio post-production, digital-post-production/SFX as well as film processing. Ramoji Film City (RFC) offers comprehensive production Services facilities for film and television productions. Ramoji Film City is one of the largest, most comprehensive and advanced film production facilities in the world, designed and managed with dedicated professionalism. RFC offers state-of-the-art post-production facilities for both Film and Television projects. Rainbow, Ramoji Film City’s fully automated world-class film lab, processes both colour and black & white films. The air-conditioned, dust-free lab is equipped with the state-of-the-art submerged processors and the latest BHP printers with wet gate. Twenty international films and forty Indian films can be produced simultaneously in the complex. It has attracted not only filmmakers from the country, but also producers from around the world including Hollywood.
Ramoji Film City is exquisitely landscaped with numerous breathtaking beautiful gardens, shimming with exotic flora. The majestic lush green tracts and the colorful magnificence of these gardens takes anyone to a special realm, far away from all distractions. Every minute spent here is rejuvenating and soothing.
These beautiful gardens are complemented with exotic fountains that are simply a treat to watch and experience.
Shangri-La, Ramoji Film City’s exclusive nursery, is home to infinite varieties of exotic flowers, plants and shrubs.
From seeds of rare plants to beautiful flora are available here exactly like a real nursery could have.
Experts at Shangri-La can also create customized floral designs to enrich anyunique event or occasion.
Tourism: Every year, the studios attract over a million tourists, and the complex creates revenues in billions of rupees. At the entrance of the film city, there are the 3-star hotel, Tara and a 5-star hotel, Sitara for the film production units as well as for tourists. Once inside, there is Hawa Mahal, an intricate miniature Golconda Fort, which is on a hilltop from which one can have a Bird’s-eye view of the whole studio.
Some of the places for tourists to visit include: a Japanese garden, a large pool, artificial waterfalls, intricately carved caves, an airport terminal, hospital set, railway station etc. This Film city also shows about the behind-the-scene activities involved in movie making. The vintage Film City coaches shuttle visitors around the studios on a guided tour.