Disney goes Tollywood

I’m not just talking Bride and Prejudice. I mean a movie produced in South India by an Indian producer with Indian actors, aimed at the Indian population.

Is this a misprint? Shouldn’t it be Bollywood?

Well, no. Tollywood is the Telugu equivalent of Bollywood which is the Bombay (now Mumbai, but read: Hindi) equivalent of Hollywood. Bollywood is by far the more famous of the two terms but did you know that ‘Bollywood’ was in fact inspired by the ‘Tollywood’ term, which was coined about 40 years before? Actually the T from Tollywood came from Tollygunge, a place south of Calcutta and the centre of the Bengali film industry. Just to make it more confusing, there is another term ‘Kollywood’ which refers to the Tamil films made in Chennai!

I’m by no means an expert in this area and may have got this wrong so please feel free to correct me so I can edit it to make it correct. You can read more here.

Anyways, here is the trailer to the first ever Disney film produced in South India: ‘Anaganaga O Dheerudu’ or ‘Once Upon A Warrior’. Its coming out in January 2011.

Looks pretty good actually! 😛