Wonderful Facts about Tollywood


1. Tollywood has produced highest number of films in India than any other film industry.


2. Tollywood had its namakaranam as Tollygunje. Tollywood was actually the Bengali Cinema which originated from the area of Tollygunje, but was later completely dominated by Telugu film influence and is now is been calling with the name Tollywood for Telugu film industry.


3. Rajnikanth, who is famous worldwide, made his debut in Lead Role in a telugu film. His first film with lead role was Chilakamma Cheppindi, a film written and directed by Eranki Sharma. The film won the state Nandi Award for Best Feature Film.


4. North and South poles do meet. Movie Gaayam was co written by Ram Gopal Varma and ManiRathnam. And Donga Donga of manirathnam was written by Raml Gopal Varma. Dil se was co produced by RGV and manirathnam.


5. Bollywood’s enchantresses Bipasha Basu and Katrina Kaif have their second movies in telugu. Takkari donga, casting Bipasha Basu and Mahesh Babu is one very big triumphant movie and also remains to be one till date. Malleshwari had casted Venkatesh and Katrina Kaif. This movie remains to be an entertainer of all tmes.


6. Marcus Bartley, an Anglo-Indian Cinematographer, played a key role in the success of many South Indian films. In Maya Bazar film, the evergreen song “Lahiri, lahiri lahiri lo” was shot at Ennore near Madras at noon. The outdoor shooting lasted only for 10 to 15 seconds. He created the illusion of moonlight and Mayabazar is the first Indian film to do so.


7. Sankarabharanam released only in 1 theatre and yet is the biggest hit of 1990. K. Viswanath ‘s Sankarabharanam, was released on January 14, 1980, in only one theater and number of audience for the movie at it’s first show was only 4. Later the music of K.V Mahadevan and direction of K. Viswanath went viral which turned up the movie to biggest hit of the year 1980.


8. Vijaya Nirmala Continues in Guiness Book of World Records. Vijaya Nirmala, a Director and Wife of Legendry Actor Krishna, is the only telugu female industry members who hold a record of Guinness for directing most number of movies. She has directed about 44 films, she then placed in guinness book of world record in 2002.


9. Ramanaidu Holds Guinness Record For Producing Highest Number of Movies In Telugu Late Daggubati Venkatesh hold a rcord in Guinness book for producing the highest number of films. The count was 130.


10. Brahmanandam into Guiness World Records. Brahmanandam, a legendry actor cum comedian of telugu film industry hold a rare record of screening on highest number of films i.e., 857+ in Guinness books. He is the only male actor in in the industry to hold the record.


11. S. P Balasubramanyam Has Sung Highest Number of Songs In World, A Record In Guinness 40,000+ songs in 40 years of industrial experience. Salute to you, sir, for holding this magnanimous record. We are waiting to hear more from you.


12. Chiranjeevi Is The First Tollywood And South Indian actor To Be Called For Oscar Awards Presentation. Chiranjeevi is the only actor in South India who was invited for Oscar Awards presentation in 1987.


13. Rudramadevi This movie witnessed something serious. If all the money that is being spent on Rudramadevi is not enough, the makers just lost jewellery of Rudramadevi worth nearly 1.5 crores which was stolen right from the sets.