Indian Film Industry Awards Thailand as Best International Destination for Film-Making

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TAT News - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) received the most coveted ‘Best Destination International’ Award on behalf of Thailand at the prestigious “Cinemascape” hosted in Mumbai on 24th-25th October, 2012 at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

Indian film shooting in Thailand

Now in its 6th year, Cinemascape is the annual gathering of the Indian film fraternity & small screen patrons’ to meet with international tourism destination promoters. This year’s show, organized in concurrence with the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, was attended by representatives from Thailand Film Office, Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, and the TAT.

Accepting the award on behalf of the TAT, Ms. Suladda Sarutilavan, Assistant Director of TAT Mumbai Office, said, “Thailand is one of the few international locations today which has established a niche in the Indian mainstream cinema. About 464 Indian films were shot in Thailand in during January to September 2012 alone, the second highest number after Japan. Indian filmmakers tell us they find great variety of locations with attractions ranging from shopping, nightlife, eco-tourism products, beaches, culture, and cuisine. Extremely good costs and high professionalism of the production crew are also major contributing factors. We are ecstatic to have received this award and extend our thanks to the Indian film industry”.

Mr. Navin Berry, Chief Coordinator, Cinemascapes said, "When it comes to choosing a destination for film shooting, producers are always looking for ease in shooting. And where do they wish to go? The jury narrowed down to Thailand for its close proximity, visa on arrival policy, ease in getting approvals, the entire gamut of shooting was best facilitated for Indian producers. The country has a rich culture and holiday appeal, which suit Indian themes".

Some of the Indian Movie that shoot in Thailand are;

Ready
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqdyaN0S7OI

7am Arivau
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW1d3AX6VQo&feature=related

Herione
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lonG_351xgg&feature=related

Zindagi na milegi dobarra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1QNlDFJyi0

Student of the year – Shooting in Ko Samui
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fivOhPjX9YM

Dhoom2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLkHTl_Ct4E
For further information please contact:
Vipasha Rathore
Corporate Communications Manager- India Representative
vipasha.rathore(at)bluesquareconsultants(dot)com
M- 9920242888
Or
Visit: http://www.tourismthailand.org
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai
45, Free Press House l 4th Floor, Free Press Journal Marg l Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
Tel: +91-22-22042727, 22042728 l Email: tatmumbai(at)tat(dot)or.th
http://www.facebook.com/tourismauthorityofthailandindia

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