Bollywood: 6 Incredible Facts About the Indian Film Industry


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You certainly know firsthand what Bollywood is. This is the incredible beauty and dynamics of Indian films with dancing songs and stunning colorful costumes! But did you know that Bollywood is not the only moviemaker in India? Yes, it is, there are two more film industries! Today, we’ll tell you more about how a country with more than 20 languages is coping with the release of films. In Bollywood, films are filmed in Hindi. There are also Pollywood, Tollywood, and Chhollywood. They make films on Punjabi, Telugu, and Chhattisgarhi. Already excited? Let’s go!

1. India vs. the USA: the number of films

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Every year, Bollywood makes more than eight hundred films! But there are, of course, other industries. In the United States, for example, approximately 700 films are filmed per year. If you look at the total number of films shot in India per year, you get about 2,000! Just a cosmic number. However, more films don’t mean more money. In terms of the box office, Hollywood undoubtedly leads to the number of 10 billion, while in India, it is about 2 billion.

2. More rewards? It’s about Bollywood

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Of course, we remember the most prestigious Oscar award! However, Bollywood films definitely receive many more. Let’s compare. The famous “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at one time received a huge number of Oscars – eleven! Seems like a lot? Well, “Kaho Naa … Pyaar Hai,” the film shot in Bollywood, received 92 awards, and therefore it even entered into the Guinness Book of Records!

3. Tollywood’s Screen Credit Record

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You may not know the name Brahmanandam Kanneganti. This man is a comedian and actor. He currently holds a world record for the number of screen credits. Can you imagine shooting in more than a thousand films? Incredible!

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4. Tollywood Rudhramadevi theft story

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The film is about the story of the legendary warrior ruler (a beautiful woman, I would say!). A sad incident occurred on the set of Rudhramadevi. One and a half kg of gold was stolen from the movie set! Director Gunasekhar filed a theft claim at Raidurgam Police Station.

5. 13-year-old Bollywood actress played the role of stepmother

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How can a very young girl play the role of a stepmother? How did she get it at all? Yes, that sounds a little strange. And most importantly, actress Sridevi coped with her role just perfectly. As it was expected from the Bollywood legend! Besides, this role has become a reference point for the popularity of the girl. In Hollywood, we are used to completely different things. This is the situation when a 30-year-old girl will play the role of a teenager, but not the other way around!

6. French Bollywood star

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Indian actress Kalki Koechlin is very famous in India. She received many awards and was even awarded the National Film Award (the most prestigious in India!). However, the girl is French!


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