Commercial capital of India, Mumbai is considered by many as synonymous with Bollywood. Bollywood refers to Hindi film industry based in Mumbai. Bollywood movies are broadcast all over India and are exported all over the world. Cinema is one of the biggest industries in India. Movie watching is a very popular hobby in India. India, the biggest film producer in the world, produces & releases more than thousand films a year. The diverse languages and cultural references in India have fostered development of a diverse cinema.
A full day Bollywood tour incorporates a visit to Film City of Mumbai, rechristened as Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari. The escorted and guided tour is conducted in several languages, including English, Hindi and Spanish. The Film City tour provides a glimpse of Bollywood, about its working, movie making, shooting, behind the scene movements and many more things. The guide narrates about the famous places and incidents related to it. The guide ensures that the vehicle stops at different shooting locations offering opportunity to see a live shooting if that time shooting of some scene is being done.
Visit the set of a ﬁlm, where observe the back end of it, be in the company of the stars and get a hands on experience on what the life of a ﬁlm star could be on the ﬁlm set. From script to screen, see the process of creation, for a movie, or a serial or an advertisement. The Bollywood tour lasts from anything from 2 hours to 9 hours. Usually, most of the tours are of 6 hours to impart a deeper perspective regarding historical, technical and creative aspects of ﬁlm-making in India. Depending upon the interest of a visitor, the Bollywood tour can be customized into a nine hours long experiential exploration having included to watch a Bollywood movie in a famous theatre and relax over dinner, later.
What the tour usually looks like is — you get picked up by the driver around noon in a vehicle that takes you the Bollywood ﬁlm studio. Once you’re in, you get a bit of brief introduction about the origin and evolution of India’s ﬁlm industry. Then you get a round of the various ﬁlm sets; it could be a feature ﬁlm, a serial, or an ad, depending on what’s on for that day. You would see the directors in action, the dancers practicing and choreographing, and hear sound mixers making magical background music. If it’s your lucky day, you’d get to pose with the ﬁlm stars for a picture too! After a tour around the studio, you can head to Juhu and get a glimpse of some of the Bollywood stars houses and watch a movie at the well known Regal Theatre, followed by dinner, if you’re on a longer day tour.
Many a times Bollywood tour is mixed up with city tour. If insight into Bollywood is what you’re looking for, then go exclusively for the Bollywood Tour. The guides usually have spent many years in the industry and have great knowledge. So have your questions ready and make the most of it.
Note: Meeting place will be your hotel in Mumbai city. You shall be picked up at 9 am from the hotel.