Sunday, January 28, 2007

Telugu Film Industry Turns 75

The Telugu film industry, otherwise known as Tollywood, celebrated it's 75th anniversary last Friday. Tollywood is India's second largest film industry. Second only, of course to Bollywood the Hindi speaking, Mumbai-based industry.

The Economic Times has a wonderful article on the milestone:

The first Telugu film, 'Bhatka Prahalada', was made in 1931. It was directed by Hanumappa Muniappa Reddy. Most of the initial Telugu talkies released had mythological stories that drew inspiration from the vibrant Telugu drama and stage industry.

Also view a gallery of Tollywood's 75 Years Celebrations from GreatAndhra.com.