Tollywood

(redirected from Telugu film industry)

Tollywood

(ˈtɒlɪˌwʊd)
n
1. the Telugu-language film industry, based in the state of Andhra Pradesh in SE India
2. the Bengali-language film industry, based in Tollygunge in E India
[C20: a blend of Telugu (or Tollygunge) + Hollywood; compare Bollywood]
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Weakness for action While Prabhas has done a slew of movies down South in the Telugu film industry (non Telugu viewers are probably unaware that he is not an 'overnight discovery' but has been in the industry for nearly 17 years now), a mix of romantic as well as action projects, it is clear he has a soft corner for heavy-duty roles.
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The couple who earlier worked in Hyderabad as production managers in the Telugu film industry and had migrated to the US as businesspersons and were staying there illegally were arrested in April last and were in custody since.
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By Mail Today Bureau in Bengaluru THE KARNATAKA Police arrested four people from the Telugu film industry for organising a striptease for businessmen at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Sunday night.
Along with one of the best directors Mani Ratnam, GV Films has given some great blockbusters and award winning films like " Mounaa Ragam" "Agni Natchathiram" "Nayagan" "Thalapathi" "Anjali" "Indira" "Tamizhan" "Chokkathangam." The company has enormously contributed to the South Indian Film Industry, especially to the Tamil Film Industry which is the third biggest in India next to Hindi and Telugu Film Industry. Not just the making of cinema, but GV Films has spectacularly contributed towards the development of Indian Cinema as well.
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