"The book recounts the evolution and functioning of the Telugu film
industry between 1940 to 1990. It records the different events in the
development of cinema in India since 1895. The interesting narration records
the various stages starting from silent movies to the post modern of cinema
The book borrows extensively from the books published earlier by people who
have had rich experience in the evolution of Telugu film industry. But most
part of the narration is the result of material collected from primary
sources. Un published material, events recorded in daily papers and
periodicals besides journals on cinema are examined in depth. Almost all of
the senior artists are interviewed and a questionnaire also is administered
to some. Government records are also consulted.
The book discusses in detail the roll of various types of technicians who
assisted with film industry including their organisations. The role of
prominent technical experts who played an important role in film industry
is also discussed.
The author also discusses the role of the State and Central Governments as
well as other institutions of the industry which provided immense change in
the development of the industry. Particular their relating to events that
prompted the shifting of the industry from Madras to Hyderabad.
The book fully discuss the future of the Telugu film industry which is
making the significant contribution to the exchequer by way of taxes etc."
2. The Origin and Expansion of Cinema Industry
3. Evolution of Telugu Cinema Industry
4. Modern Telugu Cinema
5. Role of Different Functionaries of Telugu Cinema Industry
6. Role of Technicians
7. Role of Related Organizations
8. Support of the Union and State Governments
9. Summary and Conclusion
Rare film based material collected by Author
Author's Intimacy with Telugu Film Industry