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BollywoodIt is, in the words of Humpty Dumpty, a 'portmanteau' word. It was created by merging Bombay with Hollywood, indicating the merge of India with the entertainment world.
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What was Bollywood called when it was created?

The first movie was made in 2013 and it was not called Bollywood at that time. There was no visible industry as such in those days , Its only after 1950 the industry really took off and known or referred by people as Hindi movie industry.

When is bollywood performed?

Bollywood is a play on words to resemble Hollywood. Bollywood refers to the movie industry in India

What is your favorite Indian Bollywood movie?

Aradhana Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore

Which film is super hit in Bollywood?

there are many super hit film in bollywood.3 idiot is one of them in bollywood movie. this movie is superhit movie in indian cinema.

Who created Bollywood?

Probably between 1970 and 1980 some journalist or movie critic tossed the name Bollywood. Nobody is sure when and who exactly named Indian Hindi film industry as Bollywood. To answer who first made a movie in India is Dada Saheb Falke who made the first silent movie in 1913.

When did Bollywood begin?

Bollywood BeginningsAccording to the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, the Indian moviemaking industry known as Bollywood "began in Bombay [now Mumbai] in the 1930s [...]." To read all about this huge industry, see at the Related Link.

Kollywood is the name of film industry of which country?

Kollywood is different from Bollywood. Bollywood is the industry which makes movies in Hindi. Kollywood is the Tamil movie making industry.

Who is the traitor in Indian movie lagaan?

Bollywood is a very famous industry. It has many celebrities like shah Rukh khan. These celebs are given the respect they deserve an.

Is Bollywood the movie capital of the world?

Hollywood in the United States is the movie capital of the world. Bollywood is a part of the large cinema industry based in Mumbai, India.

Is the Bollywood film bodygaurd hit or flop?

Bollywood movie bodyguard was a big hit in the industry. The movie set many marks in the bollywood and proved to be a millestone. The movie was very nicely filmed and acting was also very good.

How old is Bollywood?

Bollywood is 81 Years old because Raja Harishchandra(1913), by Dadasaheb Phalke, was the first silent feature film made in India. By the 1930s, the industry was producing over 200 films per annum.[12] The first Indian sound film, Ardeshir Irani's Alam Ara (1931), was a major commercial success.

Who directed the Bollywood movie Aashiqui?

Mahesh Bhatt directed the Bollywood movie Aashiqui. Bhatt is a successful Indian movie director, screenwriter, and producer. He has been involved with movies since 1974.

What city is Bollywood in?

Bollywood is not like Hollywood. Bollywood is not even a place. Its just a name for all Indian movies and music. Although Mumbai in India is the movie making capital of the world. But Bollywood is indeed not a place!

Aishwarya rai first movie in Bollywood?

Kalpana was her first Bollywood movie. She had done movies in Tamil before. She is the most pretty Indian actress.

What is the movie capital of India?

Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is India's movie capital. The term 'Bollywood' is used to describe India's movie industry.

Is Bollywood an actually physical place?

Yes because bollywood is a term for hindi-language so yes it is. -Anonymous --- Doesn't it have something to do with the movie industry in India?

What city is known as Bollywood due to the movie industry?

Bollywood huh... The answer is in the name. Bollywood is a fusion of the words Bombay, and Hollywood so the answer to your question is Bombay/Mumbai. You could put either, they are the same area.

How many movies has Bollywood produced?

I've heard that bollywood produces about more then 800 movie per year so the ratio is more then 2 movies per day for about 60 years! And bollywood is just a word for the movies produced in Mumbai, so bollywood doesn't mean all the Indian movies.

Which movie rental stores include Bollywood in their new release section?

Movie rental stores such as ZDag, Desi Company, India Hut House, Indian Movie Club, Jaman include Bollywood in their new release section. Netflix also includes Bollywood movies.

How can you step into the Bollywood industry?

One can step into bollywood industry by doing alot of hard work. One has to possess good acting skills. Along with that one has to do alot of side roles as well to be considered in one movie.

How many movie of kader khan in bollywood?

Bollywood is a very famous industry. It has many celebrities like shah Rukh khan. These celebs are given the respect they deserve is.

What is the name of the Indian Bollywood movie about two brothers who were separated yet reunited later on?

karan arjun!

Who was the cinematographer of Bollywood film Swami?

The cinematography of 'Swami' was done by K. K. Mahajan.

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