1942, a love story; Parinda; Salaam Bombay; Khamoshi The Musical; Pyaar to Hona Hi Tha; Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam; Raju Chacha; Jodha Akbar; Mela; Mission Kashmir - all these movies have one thing in common. They all were shot in the iconic ND Studio of Karjat. A must visit for the movie buffs, ND studio was started in 2005 with a purpose to offer all the services and facilities related to filmmaking like storyboarding, editing rooms, props, technicians, lights, fabrication, lodging, catering, editing rooms and sound studios.
Be it the background of a palace or a sleepy village scene hints at Europe, or circa 16th century or Swiss Alps or English countryside, it can be all created at the ND Studios. From lakes to mountains to sets resembling Singapore, Mumbai, and many European locations, the studio offers access to all.
When on a visit to the ND Studio, one should take up the studio tour during which tourists will see sets, costumes, and props used in the films. One will learn about the technical side of creating one of the most successful film series of all time, with insight into the special effects and animatronics.
The studio runs an art school too - ND Art Studio, which gives industrial exposure to the budding artists. This film school offers well-equipped library cum media center and other state of the art facilities like an amphitheater, conference rooms, audio-visual rooms, sports etc. Filmmaking, Production Design, Direction, Cinematography, Script Writing, TV Journalism, Acting, Graphics, and Animation are some of the courses offered by the ND Art Studio.
Chowk Phata,Karjat Road, Khalapur, Raigad - 410 206, India
ND Studios is located at Hatnoli village near Chowk. To reach here. one can take a bus or a taxi from anywhere in the city.
Spread over 52 acres, the studio was open for the film industry in the year 2005. The studio was built with a purpose to offer all the facilities related to filmmaking, be it pre-production, production or post-production. The Studio was privately owned by production designer Nitin Chandrakant Desai up till the point Reliance Entertainment picked up a 50% stake in the studios for approximately 150 crores. After this stake sale, the Studio was officially known as "Big ND Studio". Art Work, Production, Post-Production, Set Design, Set Production are some of the key services offered by the studio.