The Film City is constructed in 1911 under the efficient guidance of V. Shantaram, the renowned veteran actor, director and film producer. Regarded as the dream project of the popular film personality, Dada Saheb Phalke, the Film City was built under his initiative and was named after him. With tremendous support from government and film personalities, it has now grown to become one of the best film studios, occupied with all the essential equipments required to make a film. Regarding the size, Mumbai Film City is built in the lines of the Film City of California, United States of America. Spread over 520 acres, the place has around twenty indoor studios. The Film City provides one with a clear idea about shooting films in India.
The Film City, which is located in a secluded place in the vicinity of Aarey Colony, is a huge studio with well-equipped exclusive spaces for indoor and outdoor shooting, recording room, theatre, garden, lakes, fighting ground and helipads. All the important functions of Hindi cinema including shooting, editing, recording etc. take place here. The main highlight of the Film City are real-like sets, which include fake lakes, fountains, mountains, gardens houses, picnic spots, cities and villages which are essential for shooting. As visitors are concerned, the main attraction is the prospect of seeing the film shooting with its famous star cast. The Film City also boasts of having all the modern state-of-the-art technology, which helps in making movies with amazing quality. Film City has become a major shooting location for the entire Hindi film industry, which is popular as Bollywood. As in the earlier days, over 900 films apart from the television shows are shot here, making its contribution to the Hindi film industry tremendously immense.