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Bollywood films are popular for their unique filmmaking recipe

India's film industry is world-renowned for its glamour, vibrancy, and drama. Having produced gems like 3 Idiots, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Bahubali, and the list goes on and on, the Indian film industry has a reputed position in the worldwide film industry. Film produced in India is consumed and loved all around the world. According to the Guinness World Records India continues to be by far the world's largest producer of films, producing 1724 films in 2013 compared to 738 films produced in the USA, and 638 films produced in China.

While Hindi language cinema dominated the multi-billion-rupee industry, within the Indian film Industry there are numerous film hubs all across the country differentiated by the regional languages like Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, and many more. This dominant Hindi cinema is termed Bollywood. Bollywood films are popular for their unique filmmaking recipe featuring complex dance routines, singing, emotion-charged melodrama, and remarkable cast scenes.


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When you study the global box office presence, Bollywood remains in the lead with the largest numbers in respect to sales. However, despite it surpassing Hollywood (the western filmmaking industry) in respect to the number of tickets sold annually, Bollywood still has a long way to go climbing the ladder of total revenue.

Indian filmmaking first began in Bombay around the 1930s. The city was later named Mumbai but the film-making industry kept the name Bollywood as its legacy. Filmmakers ventured into experimenting with silent films, Bombay Talkies was launched in 1934 by Himansu Rai which helped spearhead the further growth of the Indian Cinema. Over the years several classic genres emerged from Bollywood: the timeless historical epics like Mughal-e-Azam, the dacoit Western-like Sholay, the courtesan, emotionally heavy films like Pakeezah highlighted striking cinematography and sensual dance choreography; even movies with mythological genres like Jai Santoshi Maa received love from the audience.

Raja Harishchandra movie Indian filmmaking first began in Bombay around the 1930s.Wikimedia commons

By the 21st century films produced in India have become increasingly popular amongst international audiences, which brings in more revenue to the country. Indian Film Industry continues to employ a large number of populations to date. The increase and reach of India's movie industry have had a major impact on foreign economies. The fact that foreign countries compete to host Bollywood shows and movie award shows further amplifies the influence of Bollywood in international filmmaking.

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The increase in popularity of the OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, HBO, etc. has paved the way for Indian films to be released worldwide to anyone who has access to the platform. Thus, as the world is slowly turning into global villages Indian filmmakers can create global content.

Keywords: Bollywood, film industry, OTT, globalization, revenue, Hollywood, entertainment, movie


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