By Malte, Dennis and Tim
Structure
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Definition
History
Genre conventions
Critics
Popularity
Definition
Populary term used for Mumbai based
Hindi-language film industry in India
 Only a part of the India film industry
 One of the largest film producers in the
world
 Formed out of the words „Bombay“ and
„Hollywood“
 Languages: Hindi, Urdu and English
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History
Raja Harishchandra was the first film
made in India (1913)
 By the 30‘s the industry produced over
200 films per year
 In the 50‘s first coloured films
 Mostly romance movies and action films
from the 60‘s on
 Around 2000 Bollywood became famous
all over the world
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Genre conventions
Mostly
musicals
Mixed out of many aspects (love,
thrill, comedy etc.)
Plots tend to be melodramatic
Bollywood films change because
of the Western influence
(Hollywood)
Critics
Bollywood movies are mostly bad remakes
from foreign or even Indian movies
 many movies are produced in one year,
but they are bad in quality
 discrimination of dark-skinned Indians
-> therefore an Indian ideal of beauty is
created
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Popularity
Bollywood films are particulary popular in
America, Europe and Afrika
 In Asia lays the focus of Bollywood-films
 Bollywood isn‘t very succesful in Oceanic
countries like Indonesia or Fiji
 -> but in Australia and New Zealand
Bollywood is the most popular film
industry after Hollywood
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Our sources
www.wikipedia.en
 www.topnews.in/files/Bollywood_Sign.jpg
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