Information about Movie Theaters In Rajasthan (http://www.rajasthantravelsguide.com)
Mar 24th, 2009 15:58
chat alarab, Jaipur Travels, Jemmy wilson, Kees Verpalen, Sanjana Bakshi, chat
In Asia Bollywood movies are very big, but in the Western world no-one
knows the actors.
In Holland popularity is rising however; recently a Bollywood movie
premiere took place in Amsterdam and the crowds were huge.
But if anyone has the numbers, I had be very interested!
Virendra Pratap Singh
Bollywood is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi
language film industry in India. The term is often incorrectly used to
refer to the whole of Indian cinema.
The name is a portmanteau of Bombay (the former name for Mumbai) and
Hollywood, the center of the American film industry. Though some
purists deplore the name, arguing that it makes the industry look like
a poor cousin to Hollywood, it seems likely to persist and now has its
own entry in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Bollywood is also commonly referred to as "Hindi cinema", even though
Hindustani, the substratum common to both Hindi and Urdu, might be more
accurate. Many people make the mistake of defining Bollywood as all of
the movies that are played in India such as Telugu, Tamil, Kannada etc.
However, Bollywood consists of the languages of Hindi and Urdu. The use
of poetic Urdu words is fairly common. The connection between Hindi,
Urdu, and Hindustani is an extremely contentious matter and is
discussed at length in the linked articles relating specifically to the
There has been a growing presence of English in dialogue and songs as
well. It is not uncommon to see films which feature dialogue with
English words and phrases, even whole sentences. A few films are also
made in two or even three languages (either using subtitles, or several
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