What is Bollywood?

@tep91005 (375)
United States
July 12, 2007 1:09pm CST
I hear people talk about Bollywood but I have no idea what it is. It has to do with Hollywood and I know it's something to do with overseas but that is all I know. Please excuse my ignorance towards this. Thanks.
7 responses
• United States
12 Jul 07
Bollywood basically refers to the Indian film industry. From what I've seen, Bollywood films are usually 3 hours or longer and combine various movie elements (comedy, romance, action) with song & dance. The term Bollywood is a combination of Bombay (where Bollywood films originated) and Hollywood.
@tep91005 (375)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Thanks so much
@darkness01 (1303)
12 Jul 07
I believe its Asia's version of Hollywood but it incorporates more Asian style cutlure, language and way of life. I do believe this is the main core of what Bollywood is although im no expert so maybe someone else could give you the full story behind it.
@tep91005 (375)
• United States
12 Jul 07
oh ok thanks
@alisoni (90)
• Pakistan
4 Mar 08
Bollywood is indian movies
@beekay (422)
• India
14 Aug 07
Bollywood stands for the Indian Film Industry. Just like the word Hollywood. There are several actors and actress who you perhaps know are Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai to name a few.
@ashar123 (2359)
• India
22 Jul 07
Bollywood is the copied same version of Hollywood. Its because of the city of India named Bombay now known as Mumbai. You can say Bollywood is the film industry of India where movies are made. I think Mumbai will put signs of Bollywood in there city just like Hollywood.
@pooja19 (47)
• India
14 Jul 07
hear it from an indian:) bollywood s an film industry based in bombay which deals with hindi films...hindi s our national language...glad tat u hav heard abt bollywood and one more thing ..there s another wood in india namely KOLLYWOOD it deals with tamil (a language) films and is based in madras... tamil s my mother tongue:)
@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
13 Jul 07
Bollywood is an entertainment industries that is specially base in India..They are famous with their bollywood movies that includes lot of singing and dancing.Bollywood is India while Hollywood is where the international celebrities work on.