"Bollywood" Essays and Research Papers

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Hollywood has been a major influence for the film industry called Bollywood, which is based in India. As years have gone by, Bollywood actually has begun to have a major influence on Western culture now. The Bollywood film industry has been around for tens and hundreds of years. Even though its not as well known as it should be, it has a big impact in film and music industry through out the world. When you hear of Bollywood, you pretty much think to yourself that sounds like Hollywood. Pretty...

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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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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 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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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Why is the role of women in Bollywood movies inferior to the Male role? Bollywood is the moniker for the Hindi film industry in India. The films released out of Bollywood are encircled around the male character. This paper is intended to research the reason behind the aforementioned trend. This paper will examine whether the Male Dominance, in the film making process a product of culture or a business decision. The movie Happy New Year would be used to examine the extent to which...

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Globalization of Bollywood and Hollywood

Globalization of Bollywood Matusitz, J., & Payano, P. (2005). “Globalisation of Popular Culture: From Hollywood to Bollywood.” South Asia Research. 32(2): 123-138 Jonathan Matusitz and Pam Payano both professors of Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida justify the globalization of Bollywood by the influence of western Hollywood culture. The journal emphasizes that in the 1970’s, Bollywood had combined romance, drama, and comedy with such song-and-dance sequences in symbol-driven...

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Cinema of India and Bollywood Films

lead you in the glamorous world of the Indian film business, which is commonly called Bollywood. II. What is Bollywood ? Bollywood is a term used to describe the Indian film industry, the largest in the world in terms of film productions. As we have noticed, Bollywood is a play on the word Hollywood ; the « B » comes from Bombaï, also known as Mumbaï, which is a big city in India. Bollywood, the greatest dream factory on the Indian subcontinent, is the most productive film industry...

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Comparison of Bollywood with Hollywood

Satwinder Singh (5984254) Bollywood Research Paper Many viewers have always seem to ask them selves what is the difference between Bollywood films and Hollywood. Bollywood films in the past they all had very similar themes and expressions, but Bollywood films today are somewhat resembling to Hollywood, as one can argue Hollywood films are still more technologically advanced compared to Bollywood movies, since Hollywood movies have a much bigger budget than Bollywood films. Over the past ten to...

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Bollywood + Cricket = Big Business

that unite the rich and the poor, the educated elite and the illiterate, the city-dwellers and the villagers in India are undoubtedly – Bollywood and Cricket! Both have their own share of success and star factor – Shah Rukh Khan has a big fan following in Germany, while Sachin Tendulkar was gifted a Ferrari by Michael Schumacher. Both are big businesses – the Bollywood stars as do the cricketers appear regularly on TV to endorse everything from under-garments to life insurance to passenger cars. How...

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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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