Mithun's Dream Factory

Mithun's Dream Factory is an Indian film studio based in Ooty.[citation needed]

Mithun Chakraborty left the Mumbai based film industry in the early 1990s as he shifted his base at Ooty to concentrate on his hotel business. He set up a hotel in Ooty [1] and chose to act only in films which were shot at Ooty and nearby locales. This strategy paid off as the film crew could stay in his hotel, the Monarch,[2] for discounted rates, and complete the film in a single schedule.

Chakraborty's limited budget movies soon started flowing, as every month saw a Chakraborty release. These movies were profitable, but were often ignored by critics and were categorized as B movies (low-budget films). He paid more tax than anyone else in the Bollywood film industry in the country between 1995 and 1999.[3][4]

Chakraborty also holds the record of appearing in the highest number of Hindi films as hero (over 250 films).[5]

Selected filmographyEdit

SnippetsEdit

India Today Magazine printed an article in which it referred to Chakraborty as "The B movies (low-budget) King".[6][7] SCREEN Weekly carried a cover story calling him "Mithun - The Miracle Man", both covering the Ooty-based film production phenomenon.[8] Outlook Magazine mentioned the same.[9] Filmfare Magazine in May 1998 published the same phenomenon under the title "Believe it or not... The unusually - safe suthri story of Mithun Chakraborty". Rediff addressed Chakraborty as "That indefatigable Movie Machine".[10]

Director T L V Prasad made more than 25 Chakraborty films.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to The Monarch Group of Hotels". mithunhotels. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  2. ^ "The Big Buck Opera's Three-penny Star". Outlookindia. 14 February 2000. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Bollywood's highest tax payer @ Rs 13 cr". indianexpress. 2 November 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Man, Monarch, Messiah". www.screenindia.com. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  5. ^ Ruchi Kaushal (15 June 2016). "Mithun Chakraborty: What makes him so special". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  6. ^ "The B-Grade King". India Today. 9 March 1998. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  7. ^ "The B-Grade King - Anupama Chopra" (PDF). anupamachopra. 1 March 1996. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  8. ^ "...And the Mithun Chakraborty dream factory rolls on.". Screen. 27 March 1998.
  9. ^ "Acidwash Adonis". Outlookindia. 19 May 1998. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  10. ^ "That indefatigable movie machine". Rediff On The NeT. 16 March 1999. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Limca Record". http://www.tlvprasad.net. Retrieved 30 October 2010. External link in |publisher= (help)