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Tollywood refers to the Telugu language film industry. The name derives the concept from Hollywood.Tollywood is based in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The major Tollywood studios are located in Hyderabad, AP. Tollywood is the largest producer of films in India. In average Tollywood produces between 200 and 250 Telugu movies a year.

Popular movies tend to open during the three festive seasons of the region: Sankranthi, Summer, and Dushera. The Telugu film industry accounts for 1% of the gross domestic product of Andhra Pradesh. Telugu films enjoy significant patronage in the neighboring southern States like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.

The first Telugu film Bhishma Pratigna was made in 1922 by R.S. Prakash. The first Telugu talkie Bhakta Prahlada, was released in 1931.

Andhra Pradesh is the state having more than 2700 theaters, where Hyderabad alone consists of 150 theatres. It is arguably the state having the largest number of theaters.

For young heroines, waiting for a break in Bollywood - telugu movies are good place to begin with and are considered a gateway. This is because Tollywood is the biggest regional movie market in India and the work there is closely monitored by the big names in Hindi film industry who are on the lookout for storylines to remake and fresh talent be it actors or technicians.