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Regional Indian Cinema

India is leading in front of list of nations producing most number of films before USA and Nigeria. India consists of different languages owns their own regional cinema industry. This is the list of Regional Language Film Industries of India. Let look and give your feedback.

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Bengali Cinema

Bengali Cinema

City : Kolkata
States in Active : West Bengal
Famous Directors : Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak
The Mecca of Indian Parallel cinema, also known as Tollywood. Producing average of 120 films in a year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_West_Bengal

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Hindi Cinema

Hindi Cinema

City : Mumbai
States in Active : Maharashtra, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh
Famous Directors : Yash Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bansali, Karan Johar,
The most influential industry of India; produces over 200 films in a year. It’s nick named as Hollywood of India, commonly known as Bollywood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bollywood

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Kannada Cinema

Kannada Cinema

City : Bangaluru
States in Active : Karnataka
Famous Directors : Girish Kasaravalli, P.Sheshadri , Vijaya Bhaskar, Rajan-Nagendra.
The most commercial Industry in India; also known as Sandalwood. It’s producing over 100 films in a year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Karnataka

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Malayalam Cinema

Malayalam Cinema

City : Kochi
States in Active : Kerala
Famous Directors : Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan, Shaji N Karun
Also famous as Mollywood. It is the successful and parallel industry of movies in India. It’s producing over 100 movies in a year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayalam_cinema

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Marathi Cinema

Marathi Cinema

City : Bombay
States in Active : Maharashtra
Famous Directors : Dadasaheb Phalke, A.Irani, L.B.Thakur
The foundational film industry of India. The first feature film and first sound film in India were produced in Marathi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_cinema#National_Film_Awards

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Tamil Cinema

Tamil Cinema

City : Chennai
States in Active : Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh
Famous Directors : K. Balachandar, Bharathiraja, S.P. Muthuraman, Balu Mahendra
The most technologically updated industry in India after Bollywood. It’s also known as Kollywood which produces over 200 films in a year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_cinema

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Telugu Cinema

Telugu Cinema

City : Hydrabad
States in Active : Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Famous Directors : S.S. Rajamouli, Dasari Narayana Rao, Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.
It’s the World class industry in India with most sophisticated film production facilities. It owns the world’s largest film studio in the city of Hydrabad. It produces over 250 films in a year. It is commonly termed as Tollywood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_cinema

  • Born and brought up in Kerala, India. Now in Mumbai, India doing first year of my Masters in Film Studies (M.A)..

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