Top Definition
The world's biggest film industry. Bollywood is so named because it is Bombay (now Mumbai)-based. Film output is about 800 films a year.
Bollywood is famous for Masala films; films with all the elements of films to appeal to a great audience: song, dance, action, romance, comedy, etc.
by RNJBOND February 19, 2003
The wannabe indian version of hollywood. Not named after an actual place, unlike hollywood and was given the name by copying the good name of hollywood and replace H with B for bombay. All the movies don't make sense, have the exact same plot with different actors. The fight scenes are complete BS with very unrealistic sound effects. Most songs don't match the actors' voice at all and the dialogues aren't good. Very few amount of their movies are decent and they never improved anything for the past 10 years.
Guy 1: Hey did you see that new Bollywood movie?

Guy 2: Yeah, the concept looked very similar to other movies, but with different actors

Guy 1: Oh well...
by somedude169 July 05, 2011
Informal name given to the Indian film industry. An attempt to leech off the good name of Hollywood by replacing the 'H' with a 'B'.
Hobo #1: The paper said Bollywood had a record year.
Hobo #2: Must be a mistake, they must've meant Hollywood.
by Tucan Screw April 15, 2006
The Indian film industry, where the films are in Hindi- the national language of India. Previously consisted of poorly done movies, with people dancing around trees and performing corny action stunts.

However, thankfully, the standard of bollywood has risen, with believable,fun movies and catchy songs.

Oh, and a fact I'd like to clear up:
# It isn't trying to leach off the name of Hollywood. Maybe it's copied it's name, but it isn't trying to pass off as the better version, or poor mans version of hollywood. I watch both kinds, and I assure you - they are very,very different. The bollywood stars do not get worldwide recognition, but the population of India is so large, that I'm sure they feel largely recognized anyway.
Simon: Did you watch that bollywood movie yesterday?

Jen: Yeah, I did. It was a remake- but the songs were awesome.
by melbelle November 03, 2006
a film-industry consisting of weird indians trying hard to copy hollywood films and making them like musicals so that it will appear original
Bollywood are such a second-rate,trying hard, copy cats. They are trying to do a remake of the High School Musical
by youreAnIndianIfUvotedDown October 03, 2010
The Indian version of Hollywood. The letter 'B' in Bollywood comes from India's richest city, Bombay (now known as Mumbai). Bollywood is the world's biggest film industry and is famous worldwide.

Bollywood was created back in 1899, unlike Hollywood, which some people claim that Hollywood came before Bollywood. Hollywood was created in 1910.
Bollywood has the best exotic, captivating movies which everyone around the world love to watch. Cinemas in Korea also show Bollywood movies, and they are a big success there.
People from all around the world love to sing and dance to Indian Bollywood songs.
Bollywood produces over 1000 films per year and the songs are just so good.
"Hey Dude! Have you seen the latest Bollywood movie?"
"Yeah bro, I totally love it!"
by TIGRIS May 11, 2013
A Bollywood: when wood is achieved through having your balls (bollocks - bollies) sucked
"she was sucking my bollies so hard I got a full Bollywood on the go"
by Bollywoody April 26, 2015
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