What is Bollywood?

  • (noun): The film industry of India.


Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; however, it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centres producing films in multiple languages. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world.

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Mustafa Zahid - Mainstream and Bollywood
... In the mid of 2007, he gave two of his chart busters songs for the Bollywood movie Awarapan Although Pritam did the music for the film it was mostly ... After Awarapan, Mustafa in 2009 came out with another bollywood release 'Khuda Kay Liye' from the film Runway. ...
Shi'a Islam In India - Notable Shia Muslim Personalities of India - Bollywood
... Kamal Amrohi – Director, screenwriter and dialogue writer Kaifi Azmi - Lyricist Shabana Azmi - Actress Farah Naaz - Actress Muzaffar Ali - Padma Shri (2005) Rajah Muzaffar Ali (born 21 October 1944, Lucknow) is an Indian film-maker, an actor, a fashion designer, a poet, an artist, a music-lover, a revivalist, and a social worker ... He belongs to a Royal Muslim Rajput family of Kotwara ...
Cosmopolitan (film) - Score and Soundtrack
... The three Bollywood-parody songs, "Meri Desi Rani," "Come to Me," and "Destiny," were written, composed, and produced by eclectic New York Indo-pop pioneer Chris Rael ... Two of Rael's three Bollywood-parody songs in the film have dance numbers ... One Bollywood-parody dance number features Kane, and the main dance number features Kane and Seth ...
Bollywood - Plagiarism
... Constrained by rushed production schedules and small budgets, some Bollywood writers and musicians have been known to resort to plagiarism ... While copyright enforcement in India is still somewhat lenient, Bollywood and other film industries are much more aware of each other now and Indian audiences are ... common justifications of plagiarism in Bollywood in the media is that producers often play a safer option by remaking popular Hollywood films in an Indian context ...