The Hindi film business in India, known as Bollywood and formerly known as Bombay cinema, is centered in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The term is a combination of the words “Bombay” and “Hollywood.” The industry is linked to South Indian cinema and other Indian film industries, which together make up Indian cinema, the world’s largest in terms of feature film production.
Bollywood has surpassed the United States’ film industry as the world’s largest film production center. According to reports, Indian films (including Bollywood) sold an estimated 3.6 billion tickets worldwide in 2001, compared to 2.6 billion sold by Hollywood. Modern Bollywood films increasingly integrate elements of Hinglish, a vernacular Hindustani that is mutually comprehensible by persons who self-identify as speaking either Hindi or Urdu.
In 2017, India’s feature film industry produced 1,986 films, with Bollywood producing 364 Hindi films in the same year. In 2014, Bollywood accounted for 43 percent of Indian net box-office earnings, while Tamil and Telugu films accounted for 36 percent and regional films accounted for 21 percent.
Since the early twentieth century, American cinema, sometimes known as Hollywood, has had a significant impact on the film industry in general. Classic Hollywood cinema was the dominating style in American filmmaking from 1913 to 1969, and it is still prevalent in most films produced there today. While Auguste and Louis Lumière are widely credited with establishing modern film, American cinema quickly established itself as a major force in the business.
With more than 700 English-language films released on average every year, it generated the second-largest number of films of any single-language national cinema, after China. Although the national cinemas of the United Kingdom (299), Canada (206), Australia, and New Zealand also create films in the same language, they are not considered part of the Hollywood system.
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