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Bollywood

  1. 1. By Malte, Dennis and Tim
  2. 2. Structure <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Genre conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Critics </li></ul><ul><li>Popularity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definition <ul><li>Populary term used for Mumbai based Hindi-language film industry in India </li></ul><ul><li>Only a part of the India film industry </li></ul><ul><li>One of the largest film producers in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Formed out of the words „Bombay“ and „Hollywood“ </li></ul><ul><li>Languages: Hindi, Urdu and English </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>Raja Harishchandra was the first film made in India (1913) </li></ul><ul><li>By the 30‘s the industry produced over 200 films per year </li></ul><ul><li>In the 50‘s first coloured films </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly romance movies and action films from the 60‘s on </li></ul><ul><li>Around 2000 Bollywood became famous all over the world </li></ul>
  5. 5. Genre conventions <ul><li>Mostly musicals </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed out of many aspects (love, thrill, comedy etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Plots tend to be melodramatic </li></ul><ul><li>Bollywood films change because of the Western influence (Hollywood) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Critics <ul><li>Bollywood movies are mostly bad remakes from foreign or even Indian movies </li></ul><ul><li>many movies are produced in one year, but they are bad in quality </li></ul><ul><li>discrimination of dark-skinned Indians </li></ul><ul><li>-> therefore an Indian ideal of beauty is created </li></ul>
  7. 7. Popularity <ul><li>Bollywood films are particulary popular in America, Europe and Afrika </li></ul><ul><li>In Asia lays the focus of Bollywood-films </li></ul><ul><li>Bollywood isn‘t very succesful in Oceanic countries like Indonesia or Fiji </li></ul><ul><li>-> but in Australia and New Zealand Bollywood is the most popular film industry after Hollywood </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our sources <ul><li>www.wikipedia.en </li></ul><ul><li>www.topnews.in/files/Bollywood_Sign.jpg </li></ul>

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