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Top 5 film industries in India

The Indian film industry is the second oldest film industry in the world. It is also known as the world’s biggest film industry because of the number of movies produced every year. To give you an example, Every year Indian film industry produces approximately 2000 films whereas Hollywood produces only 800 films on an average. Not just Bollywood but our other films industries are responsible for making large no of films every year. Here we made a list of top 5 film industries in India.

Did you know both Telugu and Bengali film industry is know as Tollywood.

Bollywood – Hindi Film Industry


Bollywood is known as hindi film industry, is also one of the largest film industry in India. It is based on Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is also one of the biggest film industries in the world in terms of films produced every year.

Tollywood – Telugu Film Industry


Tollywood is known as Telugu Cinema, produces films in Telugu language. It is based in Film Nagar, a neighbourhood of Hyderabad, India. Recently Tollywood got international acclaim, because of the popularity of Baahubali franchise.

Kollywood – Tamil Film Industry

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Tamil Film Industry is known as Kollywood. It is based in Kodambakkam neighbourhood in Central Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Popular actors like Rajinikanth and Kamal Hasan are from Kollywood.

Mollywood – Malayalam Film Industry


Mollywood is known as Malayalam film industry. It is based in kerala and produces films in Malayalam language. It is also the fourth biggest film industry in India.

Sandalwood – Kannada Film Industry


Sandalwood or Chandanavana is known as Kannada film industry. It is based in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It produces around 200 films each year. It is fifth largest film industry in India after Bollywood. Kannada films are released on 1000 single screen cinema theatres in Karnataka.

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