I booked Half Day Bollywood Tour for 1 PAX in October 2013.
Quick reply to pre-tour e-mail always.
My guide, Mansi, has come pick me up in my hotel far in South Mumbai with driver in AC car. On the way to northern suburbs, comments on some sights in the car and once arrived in Bandra Area to see Bollywood stars' home, Mansi helped me out to take some pictures of me in front of stars' gates etc.
We arrived in SJ Studio, one of the middle size shooting studios spread out in this film industry city, where I joined a coupe with their guide who were on the same tour. The guide was knowledgeable and his comments were quite interesting.
We watched three shootings of TV shows, took picture with unknown actor for me (as he was mainly in TV shows and in few B grade movies).
Visiting TV show sets, watching shooting teams working, actors learning words by heart....quite curious experience to see how Indian film industry worked. Tour finished after having watched video on the studio and on VFX effects in a hall.
Driver drove me back to South Mumbai through traffic jam. Overall, the tour was satisfactory, ...BUT.
Initially I had known that to see dance scene shooting or film shooting were matter of luck, and unfortunately it was not my case and I accept it.
Except...on the tour schedule sheet, it was mentioned that tour included VFX studio OR watch new Bollywood film, I asked for VFX studio in e-mail previously.
So when we rode back to South Mumbai, I asked my guide on VFX, as I did not think it had done. Mansi replied that the video on VFX effects work which I had watch in hall was...it???
Later as I read other review on Half Day Tour, I found out that this lucky guy DID visit VFX studio. I did the tour on a weekday so studio must be opened.
So make sure on this point if you book Half Day Tour.