Bollywood Film Industry Introduction and History
Bollywood is derived from Bombay (the former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood. Bollywood has origins in the 1970s, when India overtook America as the world's largest film producer. The first silent feature film was “Raja Harischandra” made in India in 1913. The first Indian sound film was “Alam Ara” (1931), and heavy commercial success. Shocked in great recession era and Indian independent movement during 1930 to 1950. After 1950s, it has become a world second largest film industry after Hollywood.
A Popular Hindi Movie “Three Idiots” which has been made in Korean Version too Influence of Bollywood Bollywood began influencing musical films in the Western world, and played a particularly instrumental role in the revival of the American musical film industry. Western musical genre, and subsequently films such as Chicago, The Producers Rent, Dream girls and Mamma Mia were produced, fueling a renaissance of the genre of Bollywood style. Many Asian Underground artists, particularly those among the overseas Indian diaspora, have also been inspired by Bollywood music.
Honor and Award Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (2008), which has won four Golden Globes (Oscar) and eight Academy Awards, was also directly inspired by Bollywood films and is considered to be a homage to world commercial cinema. The Bollywood musical film ‘Lagaan’ (2001) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language, and two other Bollywood films ‘Devdas’ (2002) and ‘Rang De Basanti’ (2006) were nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Some Indian Music Director like A.R. Rahman and R.D. Barman are playing vital role in the world film industries like in Hollywood. Some others artist like, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, and Mallika Serawat have been played in Hollywood. Film Fare Awards, Star Screen awards, IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Stardust Awards and National Film Awards are the main honor of Bollywood industry.
Popularity Bollywood films are widely watched in South Asian countries, such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Bollywood has experienced a marked growth in revenue in North American markets, and is particularly popular amongst the South Asian Communities in large cities as Chicago, Toronto and New York City. The awareness of Hindi cinema is substantial in the United Kingdom, where they frequently enter the UK top ten. Bollywood is also popular among African countries, e.g. Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Africa and West Africa. Similarly in Oceania country, and south America (Brazil) also heavily influenced by Bollywood industry.
Media, Criticism and Own Opinion Today, Bollywood business depends more on false promises, fake numbers and lavish promotions. Producers have understood that if they can run all the Cinemas house-full for 2 continuous weeks they can recover/earn all the money. Even after a movie gets bad response, producers would big-mouth about their success in terms of how much money they have made. This proves that Bollywood is more about politics these days than entertainment which is possible by media because of heavy money given for advertising in media. Inside the industry, there is an inevitable reality but media break it outside for example, slum dug milliner, which is the reality of India but all the Indian media said it is not true on the other hand some films have been badly criticized by the Indian audience but media said it is a popular and highly profitable movie, e.g. film kites. Bollywood industry looks like a poor cousin to Hollywood. Some shots are designed in the movie to dominate other countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and China.
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