Cinema is all about box office collections and making money to create new records but there was a time when it was just about passion towards the craft. During the early days the entire scenario was different wherein harmony and relations matter the most than anything else.
All the artists used to come at 9am and leave at 6pm just like it was their daily office. And we are talking about the big guns like N T Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagaiah, Kantha Rao and others. They used to get their tiffin carriages from home to have lunch together.
Studio Setup In Tollywood
At the end of each month, they used to get salaries and hence the productivity was very high. This was the ideal studio setup. It is only during the later stages that the concept of remuneration came up. Now it is heard that the same studio setup situation is coming back for small movies owing to the financial constraints.
The main reason for this for small budget movies it is very hard to provide food and other services. As the movie is with low budget they have to cut off the extra activities amount and they should use that for movie making purpose.