What is Bollywood?
Bollywood is the nickname for India’s Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Formally, it is referred to as Hindi Cinema but the term “Bollywood” is more often used by non-Indians as a term used to refer to the whole Indian Cinema. However, this is not true because Bollywood is just a part of a larger Indian Film Industry.
What makes Bollywood popular?
There are several reasons why Bollywood became so popular up until now.
Both the movie and music industries in India are tightly interlinked. It is something that should go together and is impossible to separate. Additionally, Bollywood is something that is so colorful. They have so many singers and dancers who are part of the production and has loads of costume changes and because of that, it clicked throughout the entire entertainment world.
Bollywood films are known for its comedy, emotions, singing, dancing, actions, and presumably all kinds of genre. They have a great difference and uniqueness in the storyline, the concept, and the production compared to other films all over the world. Bollywood is also known for their musical. They incorporate performances of acting, singing, and dancing. The process of it is to record first the songs by professional singers before the shooting of the dance sequence. Then, the actors will lip-sync the lyrics of the song during the filming.
Another thing why most Bollywood films are popular it is because they blend it with a variety of themes. What Bollywood aim is to have something for everyone. From kids to elders, to boys or girls, they aim to make everyone as their viewer. These themes usually include singing, dancing, romance, comedy, action, and may even contain current issues that will let the viewers learn and know the things which are currently happening around them.
People get attracted towards Bollywood films because it has Indian and emotional touch. Producers like to have an original and unique film which is why they allow both the actors and viewers to enjoy each and every part of their surroundings instead of making and producing costly and time-consuming animated movies.
Additionally, one of the reasons why Bollywood has been known in the entertainment industry all throughout the world is because there are many Indian immigrants living all over the world. However, admit it or not, Bollywood movies attract audiences that are not even related to these Indian families. It’s just plain good that people want to at least have a glimpse of it.
Bollywood greatly offers its artistic side which is why the concept of most Bollywood films are telling the story visually. These are the festival songs, disco dance numbers, and many more. Also, viewers from around the world are always attracted to Bollywood’s love stories, actions, and/or comedic musicals– and Bollywood never fails to offer these things that is why Bollywood films always appeal to audiences all over the world.
Bollywood’s global achievement is an example that the people outside the culture of India have a desire and interest to learn, observe and understand those who are different from them. This only proves that entertainment brings cultures together.