Monday, January 22, 2018
Bollywood

Bollywood

Bollywood is the Indian film industry based in the city of Mumbai (Formerly Bombay). In more formal language, Bollywood is known as Hindi Cinema. It is one of the largest film producers in India with 43% of the net box office revenue being generated by Bollywood movies. Telugu and Tamil cinema represents 36% while rest of the regional cinema constitutes the remaining 21%. The name Bollywood is derived from Bombay (BO) and Hollywood (LLYWOOD) but Bollywood does not exist at any physical place. The first silent feature film made in India was Raja Harishchandra in 1913 and by 1930s, the industry was producing more than 200 films every year. However, the first sound movie was made in 1931 and it was named as Alam Ara. The period from 1940s following India’s independence to 1960s is regarded as the Golden Age of Hindi cinema. During this time, some of the most critically acclaimed Hindi films were produced. Bollywood films contain catchy music in the form of song-and-dance numbers woven into the script. Hollywood also known as Tinseltown is a densely populated neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It houses the U.S. film industry along with several historic studios. The name of the city is used to refer to the Film industry and the people who work in it. Up till 1870, Hollywood was a small community and it was incorporated as a municipality only in the year 1903. A prominent film industry emerged only after Hollywood was consolidated with Los Angeles city in 1910. By the year 1912 Production Company has been set up in or around Los Angeles. The first motion picture was directed by Director D. W. Griffith. His 17 minutes short film, named “In Old California” was filmed for a biograph company. Want to know more about latest Bollywood and Hollywood news? Keep on reading our Hollywood and Bollywood section.

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