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In the Indian state of Jharkhand, films are produced in various regional and tribal languages including Kudmali, Hindi, Nagpuri, Khortha and Santali.[1][2] Film industry in state of Jharkhand is also known as Jollywood.[3][4]

Since 2015, Government of Jharkhand is encouraging film shooting in State to highlight the natural beauty, religious place, culture of the state as well as to produce jobs by giving subsidy to film makers.[5][6][7] New government of Congress-JMM alliance ended subsidy for regional cinema after coming to power in 2020.[8]

In recent years several Hindi films have been shot in the state including M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, A Death in the Gunj, Ajab singh ki gajab kahani, Ranchi Diaries, Begum Jaan, Panchlait and Ilaka Kishoreganj. Several Nagpuri films have been produced in the recent years including Tor Bina, Mahuaa, Tor Chahat Mein , Mor Gaon Mor Desh and Phulmania.[9][10]

The upcoming hindi film Lohardaga will show issue of Naxalism and surrender policy in the State.[11][12] The state also showcased in web and T.V series, e.g - Netflix's Jamtara - Sabka Number Ayega[13] and Hoichoi's Dhanbad Blues. Ekta Kapoor T.V series, Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyan was based on Jamshedpur.[14]


The first feature film of Jharkhand was Aakarant made under the banner of drishyantar international, 1988. The first Nagpuri film was Sona Kar Nagpur (1992) produced and directed by Dhananjay Nath Tiwari.[15][16][17]

Hindi films shot in Jharkhand

Bengali films shot in Jharkhand

Film shootings of other industries

Notable people of Jharkhand cinema

Directors and producers




See also


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