Ramoji Film City

The Ramoji Film City in India is located in Hyderabad. At 2000 acres, it is the largest integrated film city in the world.

One of the largest and glamorous film studios in the world, Ramoji Film City has also place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Spread across an area of almost 2500 acres, it is one of the major film making facility of the country offering everything related to pre and post film production. The architecture of the studio and the wide range of settings makes it one of the favourite spot for many film makers.

With a capacity to accommodate close to 50 film units at the same time, Ramoji Film City offers umpteen numbers of film sets such as London Street, Hollywood sign, Japanese gardens, airport, hospital, etc. , landscapes and buildings as well as laboratories.

It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park.

The self sufficient film city with its facilities and setting is enough to make a complete movie. The place makes for an amazing sightseeing places catering to each and everyone.

For those looking for accommodation, the film city has two hotels as well namely Tara and Sitara. A villa Vasundhara and a few shared accommodations as well.

One can visit Ramoji film city from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. On an average, the film city sees almost 10,000 visitors on usual days. There are various bus services operating from the main city to the Ramoji Film City. Once at the film city, you can take vintage buses providing visitors a ride of the area.

Interactive Entertainment: Ramoji Movie Magic brings the interactive entertainment of the films to tourists who be left in awe; as it stands out as a participative Odyssey into the realms of the reel where filmmaking is experienced live by the tourists actually participating in it.

Action: This enlivening attraction offers to turn anyone into an enthusiastic filmmaker on a 25 minute stint. Experience the audio-visual illusions of the reel world by being part of special effects, dubbing and editing through chroma screens.

Filmi Duniya, sends you through a virtual tour across the time zones and timeless cities on the globe. Descend upon the cities that featured in world famous movies in matter of eight minutes.

Ramoji Tower: Simulating the harmless but stunning experience of earthquakes, children playfully shout out of excitement when they feel the tremors and several other acoustic effects at Ramoji Tower.

Eureka: From the cultural imports of ancient India to the medieval forts, rich tales come to life through attractions and shows. Modelled on the lines of royal medieval forts, the colossal edifice of Eureka lavishly welcomes the guests into a host of experiences from welcome dance-and-song ceremonies to memorable merchandising in theme bazaars, a battery of thematic restaurants to children’s play courts and most exhilarating amusement rides. Eureka assumes the form of a time-machine that the visitors step into and stroll past the magnificence of Mughals, majesty of Mauryas, ruggedness of the American Wild West and the pomp of medieval Meena Bazaar.

Pictures are by me

Courtsey : http://www.hyderabadtourism.travel/ramoji-film-city-hyderabad


South in India

Is that just a direction, a way to go or perhaps a way of saying things (things went south for him) and by being that does it become ominous?

So may interpretations to a word. To some it may seem nothing but a point on the roadway to others yet it may  mean the world. If you are a student the word probably has only geographical meaning.

But what if you ponder about the political aspects of the word and the nuances of how it is used in speech.

By the Global South reference it means the less developed region so by diplomatically  injecting the word are you being slightly racist?

According to the Greek mythology the south wind blew in the summer and autumn storms does that still indicate the various economic instabilities of the southern part of the globe.

In India all states below Maharashtra are ‘South’. So though there are multiple states with different culture, cuisines and languages everyone is clubbed into being a ‘South-Indian’ or ‘Southie’.

The tropical climate gives most of the southerners a swarthy complexion which has somehow made them less appealing to their Northern countrymen.

They are often the butt of ‘Southie’ jokes and attempts are often made to insult their intelligence. There is also a widespread fear that the ‘South Indians’ are after everyone’s jobs.

This form of racism within the country is as prevalent as any type of racism in any other part of the world.

The South Indian states are most literate (80%) and have higher national growth as compared to other parts of India.

They are also very proud about their heritage. A fact not many other parts of India can boast about.

Coming from various dynasties makes these people a proud lot and a colorful one too.

So maybe going south is not such a bad idea.