Bollywood overtakes Tollywood in film production
The Indian film industry produces the most number of films in the world and Tollywood takes the number 1 spot for producing the most number of films. However, Bollywood is now taking the pride of place.
As per the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) statistics, during 2009, 235 Hindi films were produced as against 218 Telugu films. In 2008, the Telugu film industry produced 286 films, the largest in the decade.
During 2007, 257 Hindi films were produced as against 241 Telugu films and in 2006, 245 Telugu films were produced against 223 Hindi films. In the year 2005, Tollywood made 268 films as against 245 Hindi films.