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Golden Globe Salutes Tollywood

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   19 May 2023 1:26 PM GMT
Golden Globe Salutes Tollywood
RRR has been a game-changer for Indian cinema, breaking the stereotype that Bollywood is the sole representation of Indian films in the Western world. With its Golden Globe win, RRR showcased the diversity and richness of Indian cinema, which had been overlooked for decades.

According to media consulting firm Ormax, Tollywood (the Telugu film industry) emerged as the highest grosser in India, raking in $212 million last year, surpassing even Bollywood's $197 million. In a special feature on South Indian cinema, particularly Telugu cinema, the Golden Globe Awards highlighted box office records, business achievements, and cinematic milestones.

The article delved into the history of Telugu cinema, starting from the 1921 film "Bhishma Pratigna" to the first talkie "Bhakta Prahlada" in 1931, the significance of Hyderabad film studios, the impact of legendary actors like NTR and Chiranjeevi.

Also the comedic brilliance of Brahmanandam, and the visionary work of SS Rajamouli. Notably, the Golden Globe Awards acknowledged "Anaganaga O Dheerudu," a fantasy film co-produced by Disney in 2011, as one of the pioneers in India.

The editorial of the Golden Globe Awards emphasized that as India's film market continues to expand internationally and domestically, the regional language cinema, led by Tollywood, will experience exponential growth alongside the rise of streaming platforms.