For 40 long years, the public was barred from entering this place as only actors and crew were allowed inside. It was only in 2014 that Mumbai FilmCity tours was made available to tourists offering Bollywood fans a rare opportunity to re-discover their favourite movies through the many studio ets and locations in the Film city. Avail one of the bikes for rent in Mumbai and ride away to the Film City.
The filmcity tours are mostly slotted tours offered in three slots through the day though there are day long tours too. There would be a two-hour bus ride taking you through the major points in the film city along with some complementary snacks and water.
If you opt for MTDC’s Bus Tur of Film City, one of the best things you will see is the Video of the role of Film City in the History of Bollywood. There would be a guide in the bus and he would explain various shooting points for famous films that were shot in Film City like Barsaat ki Ek Raat, Happy New Year and Josh. You would also get to see a whole lot of new studios in FilmCity and chances are that your favourite shows (Jee Le Zara, Uttaran, Madhubala etc) have been shot here.
What not to Miss
Some of the major highlights of your Mumbai Film city tours would be these
The Whistling Woods School which is one of the best acting schools in the country and is run by leading actors will be on your iternary
The Salman studio will be a showstopper for all Salman khan fans
Mukta Arts; one of the most illustrious film hubs in India is also based inside the film city
If you are very lucky, you might get to meet and click photos with some film stars
The dubbing studio is a great stop and you would be demonstrated the whole process of dubbing. If the studio is empty you would be allowed to make your own attempt at dubbing. Learning about different sound effects and Croma effects is an enjoyable experience
You will come across a huge range of locations like villages, temples, prisons, fountains, lakes and even a manmade waterfall.
One of the most interesting aspects is getting to learn about the post production aspects and this is a great opportunity for movie buffs. The Film City people are usually very friendly and informative and chances are that you will boost your Bollywood knowledge levels quite a bit once your tour is done.
The tour can be done in 2 hour (short version) or you can also book the full day tour from mumbaifilcitytour.com. In the middle, there would be a lunch break where you can eat at the RajBhog (the in-house Restaurant) …the food there is said to be sumptuous and chances are that you can catch a star or two walking in.
How to Plan your Trip:
Biking your way to and froth the Mumbai Film City and other attractions nearby like Infiniti Mall, Durga Mata Mandir and the ISKON Temple (all within a radius of 2 km around Film City). rent a scooty in Mumbai from Ziphop.in and do this trip!!!
Address Film City:
Inside Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri Main gate, Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 022 2840 1533