Presentation on theme: "Basic notions Bollywood = Bombay + Hollywood Former name of Mumbai This term exist since the 1970s Largest film producer in India and the world Sells."— Presentation transcript:
Basic notions Bollywood = Bombay + Hollywood Former name of Mumbai This term exist since the 1970s Largest film producer in India and the world Sells more tickets than Hollywood but makes less profit Bollywood movies = mostly musicals
Ingredients Good Guy +Bad guy The Economic Divide Forbidden Love Songs and dance Love triangles Comedy Dare-devil thrills Item girls = physically attractive women Bollywood too is a Family business
Bollywoods Popularity 2000s : increase of popularity Bollywood movies: influence on musical films in the Western World Strong in Africa: similar cultures… but Old Bollywood more popular than the Changing Bollywood Most of the Arab world also enjoy Bollywood.
Bollywoods Popularity Popular in the former Soviet Union (non-controversial and non- political movies). Mithun Chakraborty is adored by many. Frequently in the top 10 in UK, popular in the US too. This because of the huge Indian Diaspora.
Reasons for success Films that appeal to all segments of the audience For the last few decades: release of the film's soundtrack, as tapes or CDs, before the main movie release. Goal: To pull audiences into the cinema later. But often, the soundtrack is more popular than the movie…
Bollywood Exported? Some famous hollywood/foreign movies where Indians have had major roles : Slumdog Millionaire The Namesake / Monsoon Wedding Pink Panther 2 A Mighty Heart The Kite Runner Darjeeling Limited Gandhi
Movies I recommend Mughal-e-Azam Hare Rama Hare Krishna Sholay Deewar Awaara Pyaasa Agneepath Bobby Umrao Jaan Devdas (old, and new) Dev-D Dil Chahta Hai Jodha Akbar Rang de Basanti