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  • Bollywood

    Bollywood in short‚ is the name for the film industry in Mumbai or formerly Bombay. It is considered to be the largest as far as films produced and tickets sold. They call Bollywood the movie capital of the world. 14 million Indians go to movies daily and there are more then 250 movie theatres in Mumbai alone according to an article called Bollywood‚ India’s movie industry known as Bollywood‚ by Matt Rosenberg. Bollywood films are very much a theatrical production a lot like a musical that

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  • Bollywood Dance

    Essay2 October 5‚ 2010 Bollywood is the informal term used for the Hindi-based film industry based in India. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and is one of the largest centers of film production in the world. Bollywood films almost always have a series of songs and dances that sets it apart from industries like Hollywood. Bollywood dancing is a critical part of Indian film and culture and has changed in a number of ways throughout the years. Bollywood dancing is primarily based

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  • effect of bollywood

    Indian film industry known as Bollywood‚ produced its first silent film in 1913 and its first sound film in 1931‚ two unique ‘firsts’ both of which occurred before India’s independence in 1947. Post Independence era of the 1950s and 1960s is often termed Bollywood’s Golden Age‚ during which Bollywood produced numerous critically acclaimed movies.  From the late 1960s-Present‚ the Modern Age of Bollywood has brought this Hindi Cinema under an international limelight. Bollywood actors and actresses are

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  • Bollywood

    Following India’s independence‚ the period from the late 1940s to the 1960s is regarded by film historians as the "Golden Age" of Hindi cinema.[15][16][17] Some of the most critically acclaimed Hindi films of all time were produced during this period. Examples include the Guru Dutt films Pyaasa (1957) and Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) and the Raj Kapoor films Awaara (1951) and Shree 420 (1955). These films expressed social themes mainly dealing with working-class urban life in India; Awaara presented the

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  • Bollywood and Liberalization

    Bollywood and Liberalization Bollywood as a term has been roughly in vogue for the last four decades and is synonymous to the Hindi film industry of Mumbai‚ formerly Bombay. But not until recently the term Bollywood has become a global phenomenon with the hay days of the economic liberalization or globalization in India since 1991. But before we delve deep into Bollywood‚ it is imperative that we should throw light on the economic phenomena of globalization and its socio-cultural impact on

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  • Bollywood and Gender

    women centric Bollywood movies that were released between 1980’s to 1990’s and 2000 to 2010. The scope can be extended to many women centric movies made in various languages other than Hindi. One can also include the earliest of the eras for a detailed comparison and in-depth study. Not only a comparison on the issues like gender and caste but also a comparison on other issues like lifestyle‚ costumes‚ movie posters etc can be done. Limitations: This paper is limited only to Bollywood films because

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  • Bollywood and Mumbai

    suburbsThe media industry is another major employer in Mumbai. Most of India’s major television and satellite networks‚ as well as its major publishing houses‚ are headquartered here. The centre of the Hindi movie industry‚ Bollywood‚ is located in Mumbai‚ and the name Bollywood is a portmanteau of Bombay and Hollywood‚ the center of the American film industry. Marathi television and Marathi film industry are also based in Mumbai. Along with the rest of India‚ Mumbai‚ its commercial capital‚ has

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  • Bollywood Movies

    Bollywood Movies: Why Many People Love Bollywood Movies What makes Bollywood movies surge high in the entertainment business? What makes Bollywood movies unique from other movies? Find out more about Bollywood movies below. “From the glitziest of entertainment to the sparest of intellectual abstraction‚ from lavish spectacle to minimalist poetry‚ issues of gender‚ of politics‚ of poverty and plenty‚ India’s cinema encompasses them all. - Vasudev‚ Aruna (ed.) (1995)‚ Introduction‚ Frames of Mind:

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  • Gendering in Bollywood

    daily grind of life. Cinema is a popular media of mass consumption which plays a key role in moulding opinions‚ constructing images and reinforcing dominant cultural values. The paper deals with representations of women characters in mainstream Bollywood movies. It is deemed appropriate to examine this issue because women are a major chunk of the country‟s population and hence their portrayal on screen is crucial in determining the furtherance of already existing stereotypes in the society. The paper

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  • Cultural Significance of Bollywood

    The popularity of Bollywood produced films have steadily increased over the years in Southeast Asia with the economic reforms of the 1990s in India. For all I know‚ most people in the West are aware of the term with a shallow understanding to it with a few people who have actually studied the facts behind it. In the process of selecting my interviewees‚ the individuals who decided to proceed with the interview held very broad‚ generalist views on the first two questions. Many of them have never had

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