Film city Mumbai

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History of Film City Mumbai

Film City (or Dadasaheb Phalke Chitra Nagari) is an integrated film studio near Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Goregaon East, in Mumbai, India. It is home to many recording rooms, gardens, theatres, and other facilities used for many Marathi and Bollywood films.

The state government built it in 1977 to offer concessions and facilities to the film industry. The plan for Film City was prepared and executed under the guidance of V. Shantaram.

It was renamed Dadasaheb Phalke Chitra Nagari in 2001 in memory of India’s first producer-director-screenwriter, Dadasaheb Phalke, who is considered the father of the Indian film industry. 

It has been used as the filming location for most Bollywood films. You can shoot there in many locations, such as permanent sets, courts, prisons, lakes, mountains, fountains, and villages.

Film City covers over 520 acres in the suburbs of Mumbai. There are approximately 42 outdoor shooting locations and 16 studios.

Tour of film city Mumbai

Every tour is led by an experienced guide who shares the secrets of Bollywood. Only two tour operators have crossed the 2,000,000 mark. It is impossible to visit Mumbai without seeing the Bollywood facet and experiencing what it is like to be in a Studio. 

Every tour has a polite and experienced guide who has worked in the industry for a considerable time. Ask the guide anything. They take the tourists to LIVE shooting locations where they can see their favorite Bollywood stars in action. 

They have years of experience conducting Bollywood-based tours for people worldwide and offering exposure to TV Serial Sets, pre-production through post-production, at a reasonable price. 

The guide is fluent in English and Hindi.

Terms and conditions of the Tour

1. The tour is not open to smoking, drinking, or chewing pan/gutka. During the tour, mobile phones must be kept in silent mode.
3. Tourists must ensure you stay with the group at all costs.
4. It is essential to maintain discipline, mainly when shootings occur.
5. Obscene comments or gesticulations will not be allowed.
6. Penalties will be assessed for any property damage.
7. You must be punctual and on time for the tour.
8. No one will be denied a tour.
9. Tourists are advised to avoid littering any area.
10. Only certain areas will allow photography and videography.
11. We reserve all rights to admission.
12. The customer can cancel the order, but the money will not get refunded.
13. You will be expelled from the tour if you violate any above.
14. When you travel, please bring your valid ID proof.
15. Celebrities’ shooting schedules are unpredictable, so they cannot guarantee live photography or photographs during the tour.
16. Studio visits are not permitted from the inside.
17. If failure to arrive at the venue on time, cancellation and rescheduling is not permitted.

Time SlotRate for IndianRate for Foreigner
11:00 AM-13:00 PMRs.999$27.50
12:30 PM-14:30 PMRs.999$27.50
14:30 PM-16:30 PMRs.999$27.50
16:30 PM-18:30 PMRs.999$27.50

The best time to visit Film City Mumbai is November to February, the winter months. Morning tours are highly recommended, as the morning weather is generally pleasant.

How to Get to Mumbai Film City

You can easily reach the film city from any area of Mumbai using local trains, buses, or auto-rickshaws.

The nearest railway station to Film City Mumbai is Goregaon, a local train station on Western Line. This station is about a half-hour away from Film City Mumbai.  You can hire an auto-rickshaw, taxi, or taxi to reach Film City after getting down at Goregaon.

The nearest Airport to Film City Mumbai is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

You can easily rent an OLA, Uber, or Kali Peli taxi from any part of Mumbai to reach here. It’s easily accessible from any part of Mumbai.


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