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  • Bollywood is how people call the Hindi language film industry produced in Mumbai, India
  • Formally called Hindi Film cinema
  • “Bollywood” is composed of the words Bombay (former name for Mumbai) & Hollywood
  • Often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema
  • Not one genre of film; but a film industry in Mumbai in which there are many genres
  • Only a part of the Indian film industry
  • About 20% of the total film output of India are Bollywood films
    • Every year about 200-250 Bollywood films are produced
  • One of the largest film producers in India & one of the largest centres of film production in the world
    • Most popular film production centres: Filmalaya; Film City (in the northern part of Mumbai)
  • The first Bollywood films were produced in the ‘30s
    • ‘60s & ‘70s became really popular
  • Concept of many Bollywood films:
    • Mostly musicals
    • Expected to contain catchy music
    • Song-and-dance numbers integrated into the script
  • Film’s success often depends on the quality of such musical numbers
  • Film's music is often released before the movie
    • Helps increase the audience
  • Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan often considered the most prominent Bollywood celebrity in India
  • Most successful Bollywood films
    • PK
    • Dhoom 3
    • Chennai Express
    • Lagaan
    • 3 Idiots
    • Mother India