The Great Bollywood

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The Great Bollywood

Motion pictures have been around for a long time. They are popular all over the world. When people think of motion pictures, Hollywood always pops in their heads. As great and as popular as Hollywood is, there is a larger film industry in the world, and it's not in the U.S. The largest film industry in the world is called Bollywood and it is located in Bombay, India. Bollywood puts out on the average eight hundred movies a year, which means two movies are cranked out every day. (Ninian pg 1)

The movies are shown to a eleven million people, usually ages twelve to twenty- five, everyday in over 13,000 movies theaters across India. And those numbers don't even count other countries. All of the movies that are produced and made in India are exported to other countries, including America, England, Russia. Indian people, however, watch these movies a lot more because they are so important to them. (Ninian, pg 1)

Now the big question is why is Bollywood so important to India? Well it's a few reasons. First off, it does supply a lot of jobs for people, Bollywood supplies jobs for more then three hundred thousand people and is India's sixth biggest industry. But this isn't all of why Bollywood is important to India. India is proud of Bollywood and what the industry creates, since motion pictures is very important to the country.

Motion pictures started to become big in India back in around back in the early 1900's. All the movies that were shown up until the end of the twenties were silent movies. Silent movies were popular because nothing had to be translated and different languages didn't matter when it came to watching a movie. Hollywood made all the silent movies that were shown, although a lot of them were shot in India. Finally in the 1930's sound came around for movies and India started...
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