Tollywood is 80 years old
The Telugu Film Industry, one of the largest producer of films, is celebrating 80 years of film making. Around 150 to 180 films are produced every year in Telugu, which is the highest for any language in the world. Andhra Pradesh also holds the record for largest number of cinema theatres.
It was on September 15, 1931, the film Bhakta Prahlada was released. The film starring Munipalli Subbayya, Surabhi Kamalabai, Krishna Rao and L.V. Prasad, was produced and directed by HM Reddy.
Tollywood lead by MAA is celebrating the completion of 80 years of Tollywood at a function to be held today at Rama Naidu Kalyanamandapam in Film Nagar.