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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.
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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!"
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a film industry that encourages nepotism and doesn't allow any talented actors with no connections to succeed. bollywood is like a clique and gang. the funding for paying for their movies goes to many underground gangs, sponsors illegal activities such as child trafficking and terrorism. what once used to be a beloved film industry has recently become exposed for its dark secrets.
"Have you watched the latest bollywood movie?"

"No, I don't watch those anymore... I don't want to sponsor their child trafficking and drug business."
by keepingitrealxxx March 24, 2021
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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
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Poor mans version of hollywood, where every movie has the exact same plot/script, just different actors. Short for Hobollywood.
Fool #1: Have u seen that new bollywood flick?

Fool #2: Yes, and I\'ll be ending my life soon to get away from the pain.
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A movie with Indians in it but incorporated with a great choreographered dance routine to some great tunes. Although you might not understand what they are saying, you'll definitely have your head bopping to the beat!
Did you see that latest Bollywood film that had some great tunes along with the dances? Awesome!
by Cultured Pearl August 04, 2005
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