Filmcity to Develop Infra on 22 Acres of Land

A set at Filmcity, Mumbai. Pic Credit Filmcity website
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Filmcity located in the heart of Mumbai city came out with an Expression of Interest for the development of core infrastructure on 22 acres of land.

By Varun Singh

The Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation Ltd. (MFSCDCL or the “Authority”) also known as Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari or Filmcity Corporation, has envisaged developing Maharashtra as a hub of film, and media entertainment, equipped with technologically advanced infrastructure.

In this regards the Authority intends to undertake the development of Filmcity, Goregaon (the “Project”) through PPP to develop sound stages, post-production facilities, and related infrastructure within the premises.

The Authority has prioritized around 22 acres of developable land (group of land parcels) which it intends to develop in phase I.

These 22 acres of land are free from any encumbrances and would be immediately available for development.

Sr. No.Plot NumberSize of Plot
1Plot A2.5 Acres
2Plot B5.5 Acres
3Plot C7.5 Acres
4Plot D2 Acres
5Plot E4.5 Acres
Total22 Acres
Plot details

As per estimates by the Authority, 32 studios/sound stages (100 ft. x 120 ft. each) having a carpet area of approximately 3,84,000 sq. ft. can be accommodated on the said land keeping in mind contours and topography of the area (this is, however, indicative).

Core Infrastructure Envisaged:
• Sound stages of international standard with a minimum size of 200 ft. x 100 ft.
• Postproduction facilities such as VFX, Digital Animation, Sound Mixing
• Development of outdoor locations

The Authority via the EOI intends to invite prospective interested private sector players for participation in the bidding process. The subsequent stages of the bidding process shall comprise Request for Proposal entailing technical and financial proposals or a combination of both.

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The estimated cost of the project is Rs 391.6 crore. The estimated project cost has been calculated assuming an FSI of 1.0x on built-up area, and an average cost of construction of Rs8,500 per sq. ft. However, the actual cost would depend on the built-up area, the technology used, etc.

Sr. No.Plot No.Plot AreaEstimated Built-upEstimated Cost
1Plo.t A2.5 Acres57,600 sq ftRs 48.9 Crore
2Plot B5.5 Acres1,15,200 sq ftRs 97.9 Crore
3Plot C7.5 Acres1,44,000 sq ftRs 122.4 Crore
4Plot D2 Acres43,200 sq ftRs 36.7 Crore
5Plot E4.5 Acres1,00,800 sq ftRs 85.7 Crore
Total22 AcresRs 391.6 Crore
Estimated Cost and built-up area.

The EOI opening date is June 28, while the last date for application is July 27, site visit to filmcity is from July 5 to July 15.

Mumbai has been known as the center for Bollywood movies, however, other states especially Uttar Pradesh have upped their speed in regards to building a new filmcity in the northern state. UP CM Yogi Adityanath has held several meetings with film personalities for constructing a filmcity in UP.

The new development in terms of infrastructure will give Mumbai an edge over other states.

Filmcity is located North of Mumbai at Goregaon (East) near Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It has Aarey Milk colony at its south- East, a high peak at north full of forest, Indira Gandhi Institute of Social Research at its northwest.

Filmcity’s surroundings are well developed and the premises is conveniently accessible through various modes of transport such as bus, rail, and private vehicles. Nearby areas boast of the finest commercial as well as residential real estate. Prominent locations within the vicinity of Filmcity includes Oberoi International School (3.5km); Oberoi Mall (4.8km); Goregaon Railway Station (5km); Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (9km); Prithvi Theatre (15.6km); Juhu Beach (15.7km); and Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (17km).

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