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Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Set Up: By The Government Of Tamil Nadu
Only Studio: That Opens Doors To Visitors
Houses: Various Locations And Settings For Film Shooting Besides Dubbing And Re-Recording Theatres

Known to the world over for its film industry, MGR Film City is a special delight in Chennai. Set up by the Government of Tamil Nadu in the sprawling Tharamani area, MGR Film city houses various locations and settings for film shootings besides dubbing and re-recording theatres. It is the only one of Chennai's big Tamil film studios that opens its doors to visitors.

Several sets of artificial scenery like forests, waterfalls, market places etc., are built here to serve as background for the shooting of films. It is the only studio with outdoor sets- Mughal gardens, a Greco-Roman amphitheater and a giant concrete shark to pose before.

It has many film studios and a film school. Enthusiasts can get into their act by making a special request to be allowed to take up a side role.


Air: Chennai has an airport with both domestic and international terminals. Regular flights connect Chennai with the major cities within the country and also with countries like USA, Singapore, U.K, etc.
Rail: Chennai is well connected by rail with the important towns and cities within and beyond the state.
Road: State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with the major towns and cities within the country. For local transportation, local trains, city buses, auto rickshaws and taxis are available.


Being the capital city of the state, Chennai is well equipped with various kinds of accommodation options, varying from economic class to luxurious ones.

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