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Film City Mumbai entry fee

Discussion in 'Maharashtra' started by AdiMan, May 5, 2017.

  1. AdiMan

    AdiMan New Member

    I am going to Nasik from Delhi and I will be getting a flight from Delhi to Mumbai and then a taxi to Nasik. My stay in Nasik will be for a few days then I will be back. I would like to be in Mumbai for some time and visit the Film City.

    I would like to know what the Film City Mumbai entry fee is?
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!


    What is the Film City?

    Mumbai's Film City was established in 1977 by the Department of Cultural Affairs Government of Maharashtra. It has helped the local film industry, especially Bollywoood, as it is an all-in-one studio complex comprising of various sets that can be utilised by film makers or television series makers. Film City is also known as the Dadasaheb Phalke Nagar, as it is a form of tribute to the late Dadasaheb Phalke, the Father of Indian Cinema. In the past, only crews and actors were allowed inside the studio complex which made it a bit of an elusive dream for many film lovers. In 2014, the Film City was opened for tourism, wherein both local and foreign avid Bollywood fans can enjoy a guided tour of the entire film complex.

    Where is the Film City Located?

    The Film City is located in Goregaon East in Mumbai. It is situated just at the southwestern side of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is approachable through the Film City Road itself. The Vihar Lake is merely 2.3 kilometres away from the film complex. The nearest railway station is the Goregaon Railway Station, which is about six kilometres away from Film City. Nearby hotels to the Film City are the Shree Ganesh Hotel, Palms Hotel & Convention Centre and The Westin Hotel. To the northwestern side of the Film City, there are many restaurants that one can choose from, like Kareem's, Pallavi and Pratha.

    What Awaits You in the Film City?

    Relish in the glory and grandeur of fixed sets which include a helipad, lake, court, church and temple. Enjoy the almost surreal replica of the Khandala Bridge. Bask in the beauty of the manmade reserve garden. And if you still haven't got your fix of Bollywood, then go behind the scenes and see what happens behind the camera. If you're lucky, you might even spot an actor or two shooting a scene for a special movie or television series. Learn unknown facts about the local film industry through your guide, who knows the ins and out of the Film City. All this while staying in your seat as the tour takes place on a bus, which means no uncomfortable heat or walking is necessary. Thus, even the elderly and younger children can enjoy this guided tour of the Film City.

    What are the Entry Fees for the Film City?

    If you simply want a basic package covering a guided tour of the Film City, you can opt for the Film City Tour. This is mainly a two-hour guided tour of the Film City, nothing more and nothing less. There are opportunities for photograph taking with Bollywood stars though this is subject to the shooting schedules of the actors and actresses.

    Entry Fees for Film City (Basic Film City Tour Package)

    Guest TypeDescriptionRateInclusions
    ChildBelow 5 Years OldFree2-Hour Guided Bus Tour Only
    IndianAbove 5 Years OldRs. 5992-Hour Guided Bus Tour Only
    ForeignerAbove 5 Years OldRs. 3,0002-Hour Guided Bus Tour Only
    The table above highlights the entry fees for the Film City. For children aged 5 and below, entry is complimentary. For Indians aged 5 and above, entry fee is at Rs. 599 per individual. For foreigners aged 5 and above, entry fee is at Rs. 3,000 per individual. These rates are only for the 2-hour guided bus tour and doesn't include any meals or drinks. The guided tour would include a brief history of Bollywood, a tour of the popular sites like the lake, garden and church plus an opportunity for taking your picture with a Bollywood star.

    Slot Timings for Film City (Basic Film City Tour Package)

    CategoryEarliestNoonEarly AfternoonLate Afternoon
    For Indians (Hindi Tour)10:10 to 12:1012:20 to 14:4014:20 to 16:2016:30 to 18:30
    For Foreigners (English Tour)10:10 to 12:1012:20 to 14:4014:20 to 16:2016:30 to 18:30
    The table above highlights the various timings for the tour. So there are two tours for each time slot, one is the Hindi tour, for Indians, and the other is the English tour, for the foreigners. The earliest tour begins at 10:10 in the morning, while the latest tour begins at 16:30 in the afternoon. It is advised that you arrive in the designated waiting area around 20 minutes before your scheduled tour.

    Are There Any Other Packages for the Film City?

    There are other packages for the Film City if you want more all-inclusive tours. They cost a bit more but they include interactive activities and some meals or beverages. You can also choose accordingly, depending on the duration of the tour that you want. Again, rates usually differ for Indians and foreigners, just like the entry fees or the basic Film City Tour package.

    Dream Bollywood Tour Package

    Package NameRate (Indians)Rate (Foreigners)Inclusions
    Dream Bollywood TourRs. 489Rs. 1,500Post Production Activities Like Voice Dubbing and Voice Recording
    The first package is named the Dream Bollywood Tour package. In contrast to the basic package mentioned above, this package involves a bit of the behind the camera tour of the Film City. You can enjoy dubbing your voice on a classic Bollywood film. You can also enjoy recording your singing voice in a studio. If you have children with you, this can be a more enjoyable tour as it is more interactive as compared to the former. However, it doesn't include a guided tour of the Film City nor any snacks or meals.

    Slot Timings for Dream Bollywood Tour Package

    CategoryEarliestNoonLatest
    For Indians (Hindi Tour)13:00 to 15:0015:00 to 17:0017:00 to 19:00
    For Foreigners (English Tour)13:00 to 15:0015:00 to 17:0017:00 to 19:00
    For this package, the slot timings differ as well, but the timings are the same for both foreigners and Indians. The earliest tour timing is at 13:00 which ends around 15:00 in the afternoon. The noon package begins at 15:00 and ends at 17:00. The latest package begins at 17:00 and ends at 19:00.

    Live Show Tour Package

    Package NameRate (Indians)Rate (Foreigners)Inclusions
    Live Show TourRs. 1,500Rs. 2,500Guided Tour, Access to Backstage, Live Shooting Viewing, Makeup Room Viewing and Photo Taking with Bollywood Star
    The second package is named the Live Show Tour, which costs Rs. 1,500 for Indians and Rs. 2,500 for foreigners. This package includes a 2-hour guided tour of the Film City. Aside from that, you would also have access to a backstage set, where you can view the hidden mysteries of film making. You also get to enjoy viewing a live shooting, as well as viewing of the makeup room of the actors. Finally, if there are any available, you can also enjoy picture taking with a Bollywood star.

    Slot Timings for Live Show Tour Package

    CategoryEarliestLatest
    For Indians (Hindi Tour)14:00 to 16:0016:00 to 18:00
    For Foreigners (English Tour)14:00 to 16:0016:00 to 18:00
    For this package, the slot timings are only twice daily. For both Indians and foreigners, the first tour starts at 14:00 in the afternoon and ends at 16:00 of the same afternoon. For the second tour, it starts at 16:00 in the afternoon and ends at 18:00 in the afternoon.

    Half Day Bollywood Tour

    Package NameRate (Indians)Rate (Foreigners)Inclusions
    Half Day Bollywood TourRs. 2,000Rs. 5,200Combination of Film City Tour and Live Show Tour
    The next package is named the Half Day Bollywood Tour. It costs Rs. 2,000 for Indians and Rs. 5,200 for foreigners. In a nutshell, it combines two packages, namely, the Basic Film City Tour and the Live Show Tour. So aside from the 2-hour guided tour of the Film City, you also have access to backstage sections, a live shooting and a star's makeup room. Again, if a star is available, you have the opportunity for photo taking with them as well. No meals or beverages are included in the package though.

    Slot Timings for Half Day Bollywood Tour Package (Basic Film City Tour Timings)

    CategoryEarliestNoonEarly AfternoonLate Afternoon
    For Indians (Hindi Tour)10:10 to 12:1012:20 to 14:4014:20 to 16:2016:30 to 18:30
    For Foreigners (English Tour)10:10 to 12:1012:20 to 14:4014:20 to 16:2016:30 to 18:30
    Slot Timings for Half Day Bollywood Tour Package (Live Show Tour Timings)

    CategoryEarliestLatest
    For Indians (Hindi Tour)14:00 to 16:0016:00 to 18:00
    For Foreigners (English Tour)14:00 to 16:0016:00 to 18:00
    The slot timings for this tour are just the same as the Basic Film City Tour and the Live Show Tour. You can choose the best timings that fit well with your schedule.

    Full Day Bollywood Tour

    Package NameRate (Indians)Rate (Foreigners)Inclusions
    Full Day Bollywood TourRs. 4,600Rs. 7,000Combination of Film City Tour, Bollywood Dream Tour and Live Show Tour + Snacks and Visit to Bollywood Museum
    The last package is the Full Day Bollywood Tour, which costs Rs. 4,600 for Indians and Rs. 7,000 for foreigners. This is the full inclusive package, which combines the Film City Tour, Bollywood Dream Tour and Live Show Tour. It also includes a visit to the Bollywood Museum and some snacks and beverages for the guests in between. You would also be visiting the Bollywood Cafe during your tour. This package is suitable for the Bollywood fanatics or those who have plenty of time in their hands.

    Slot Timings for Full Day Bollywood Tour Package (Basic Film City Tour Timings)

    CategoryEarliestNoonEarly AfternoonLate Afternoon
    For Indians (Hindi Tour)10:10 to 12:1012:20 to 14:4014:20 to 16:2016:30 to 18:30
    For Foreigners (English Tour)10:10 to 12:1012:20 to 14:4014:20 to 16:2016:30 to 18:30
    Slot Timings for Full Day Bollywood Tour Package (Bollywood Dream Tour Timings)

    CategoryEarliestNoonLatest
    For Indians (Hindi Tour)13:00 to 15:0015:00 to 17:0017:00 to 19:00
    For Foreigners (English Tour)13:00 to 15:0015:00 to 17:0017:00 to 19:00
    Slot Timings for Full Day Bollywood Tour Package (Live Show Tour Timings)

    CategoryEarliestLatest
    For Indians (Hindi Tour)14:00 to 16:0016:00 to 18:00
    For Foreigners (English Tour)14:00 to 16:0016:00 to 18:00
    Again, the timings are just the same as the tours mentioned above. It depends upon you which timings best suit your schedule. You can start early in the day or late in the day. However, to complete the full tour, it's recommended that you begin the tour the earliest time possible, so that's at 10:10 for the Basic Film City Tour. Then, you can choose the 13:00 slot for the Bollywood Dream Tour and the 16:00 slot for the Live Show Tour.

    Conclusion

    This ends our guide on the Film City in Mumbai. As you can see, for their entry fees, you can avail of their Basic Film City Tour package. For this package, it would cost Rs. 599 for Indians to enter the Film City, along with a guided 2-hour bus tour. For the foreigners, the charge would be around Rs. 3,000, for entry and a guided tour of the Film City. There are other packages that one can avail of, if you would rather view a backstage post production set or maybe a live shooting of a film. There are also half day and full day tours that one can avail. Though some packages include snacks, they are not full meals so it's recommended that you eat outside prior to reaching the Film City.

    I hope this helps you!:)
     

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