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Reviewed 9 January 2014

My husband, aunt, uncle and I did this tour last week (Package # 1 "Half Day Bollywood Tour" 6000 INR/person) and really enjoyed the experience. Mansi was our guide and she picked us up promptly at 10am in a large SUV with A/C and took us to SJ Studios in Andheri. We watched a couple of soap operas being filmed (Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Meri Bhabhi), toured several sets and watched a short film on visual effects. We were able to take pictures with actors and take photos and videos on most of the sets. It's definitely more access than you would get on a Hollywood studio tour.

After SJ Studios, we had a nice lunch at an Indian-Thai fusion restaurant called "5 Spice". Following that, we toured the homes of the stars (Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, etc.) in Juhu/Bandra and visited a mini "Walk of Fame" on the Bandra Bandstand. Mansi brought us back to where we were staying by about 6pm.

Couple of things to consider (I'm still rating this experience "Excellent" since these didn't impact me but it could affect other travelers' decisions) -

This is not a tour of Film City - they will take you to a studio in Mumbai where a film may or may not be shooting (it's more likely to see a soap opera being filmed)

Traffic is quite heavy in Mumbai and a significant portion of the day will be spent traveling to Andheri/Bandra and back

Date of experience: January 2014
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Jitin G, Public Relations Manager at Bollywood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Hey Sujatarao,

We appreciate your feedback, and your vote of confidence in the abilities of our veteran guides.
We take pride in the fact that the training we give our employees makes sure that the customer is always taken care of, and that all concerns are looked after.

We have since then started many more tours of the vibrant city of Mumbai, and hope to see you again during your visit here. Please go through our newly upgraded website to have a look at the tours, and select whichever suits your schedule and interests.

Please like and +1 us on Facebook and Google+.
Hope to see you again soon.
Best regards, keep traveling.

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Namaste
I was in India a few weeks ago. At the last days, we booked the full day Bollywood tour in Mumbai. It was a great and fun experience. We saw some stars´ homes and visiting two film studios. Our guide was very friendly, polite and knowledgeable about the Bollywood history. Also, he explained us how certain special effects are made.Thanks for all the pictures Narendra (I remembered your name hahaha)!!!!.
Hope to come back to India soon :)

Date of experience: December 2013
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Jitin G, Public Relations Manager at Bollywood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Hi Farah_Novoa,

We truly appreciate having you here during your visit to Mumbai, and are glad to have served you to the best of our abilities.
Guides like Narendra are one of our top employees, who make sure sure that the customer feels comfortable and entertained throughout the tour.
He is happy to have served you through the tour.

Please do check out the other tours we offer, which might show you a facet of this vibrant city of Mumbai, which you might not have read about anywhere.

Best regards, Keep traveling.

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We booked a full day Bollywood Tour.

First, we visited Bandra, where Bollywod stars live. It was nice. Second, we visited a studio where soap operas are shot. We had the opportunity to watch the filming of an opera soap episode and visit the premises of the studio with the different settings. This was OK as well.

Third we have a lunch in a mall and afterwards we visited a low-quality soap opera studio that was really not worth.

If you think that you are going to see the Bollywood movie industry with a lot of actors and dances, forget about it. You will spend most of the day in Mumbai traffic or visiting fake hospitals for a soap opera.

The guiding was average and the price for what we got was too expensive. Not worth

Date of experience: December 2013
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Jitin G, Owner at Bollywood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Dear Sir/Maam,

I think you expectations was very high, we always try our best to make you see best in our tours.

Regards,
Jitin

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

During my recent visit to Mumbai, I booked a tour with the Bollywood Tour company through my hotel Palladium Hotel. My tour guide, Dipesh, picked me up from my hotel with his car and off we went. The tour was all I expected. We drove to the S J Studios (Andheri East) and Dipesh showed me the whole place, don't think there was a corner we didn't see. We saw a filming for a TV as fell as a segment for a movie. The video showing of VFX effects was interesting. Everyone on set were nice and accomodating to visitors.
After the Studio tour, we drove to the Oberoi mall for lunch and from there to Bandra to view Shahrukh Khan's and few other stars' homes.
Dipesh is very knowledgable about Bollywood movies, the actors and what goes on behind the scenes. I could ask him almost anything about the Indian's movie industry and he would have an answer. His English is excellent. And his driving skills are excellent in the chaotic Mumbai traffic.
I would definitely recommend the Bollywood Tour company and Dipesh as the Tour Guide.

Date of experience: November 2013
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Jitin G, Owner at Bollywood Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

Dear Leena L,

We are glad that we could provide you with this tour that you enjoyed so much. We do our best to make our guests happy and such kind words from people like you, just make it easier.
Thank you for choosing us as your tour operators.

Regards,
Bollywood Tours.

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Attendence to shoots of soap opera in little SJ studios, with actors, technicians around. Walk on 3 halls, including one hospital reconstitued. Vfx session of 12 minutes. Nice guide, but program really too short and not at Film studios as expected. And overall begun more than 2 hours in late.

Date of experience: November 2013
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