Bollywood
  refers to the burgeoning film industry of India, the world's biggest film industry, centered in Bombay (now Mumbai); the etymology of the word: from Bo(mbay) + (Ho)llywood; unlike Hollywood, however, Bollywood is a non-existent place.
  Example: Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding (2001), a modern Indian film set in current-day New Delhi, echoes the Bollywood spirit with typical traits including music and dance, romance, and comedy. Also the Best Picture winning Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

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  • Bollywood — ( hi. बॉलीवूड, ur. بالی وڈ) is the informal term popularly used for the Mumbai based Hindi language film industry in India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the Indian film industry.… …   Wikipedia

  • Bollywood — est le nom donné à l industrie cinématographique indienne basée à Mumbai (Bombay) et dont les films sont réalisés en hindî (et en ourdou). Il s agit de la composante la plus populaire du cinéma indien, le plus important au monde en nombre de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bollywood — es un gran complejo cinematográfico centrado en la ciudad de Mumbai (India). Cada año produce cerca de mil nuevos filmes, que son vistos por catorce millones de espectadores diarios. Es una de las dos grandes mecas del cine en el mundo junto con… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bollywood — film industry based in Mumbai, India, 1977, from BOMBAY (Cf. Bombay) (old name of Mumbai) + HOLLYWOOD (Cf. Hollywood) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bollywood — ► NOUN informal ▪ the Indian popular film industry, based in Bombay. ORIGIN blend of Bombay and Hollywood …   English terms dictionary

  • Bollywood — Hindi Filmproduktionen[1] Jahr Anzahl 1935 154 1945 73 1955 125 1965 98 1975 119 1985 185 1995 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bollywood — Cine en Delhi. Mukesh Chand Mathur (comúnmente conocido como Mukesh) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bollywood — /bol ee wood /, n. the motion picture industry of India, based in Bombay. [b. Bombay + Hollywood] * * * Indian moviemaking industry that began in Bombay (now Mumbai) in the 1930s and developed into an enormous film empire. Bombay Talkies,… …   Universalium

  • Bollywood — (BAW.lee.wood) n. The films or film industry of India. adj. Relating to India s films or film industry. Example Citation: A three hour Bollywood potboiler averages a half dozen songs. There is no current Hollywood equivalent, even though Baz… …   New words

  • Bollywood — Bol|ly|wood [ bɔliwʊd ; engl. Bollywood, zusgez. aus: Bombay (Stadt in Indien) u. ↑ Hollywood]: Bez. für die indische Filmindustrie …   Universal-Lexikon

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