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Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The name "Bollywood" is a portmanteau derived from Bombay and Hollywood (B (ombay-H) ollywood), the center of the American film industry. However, unlike Hollywood, Bollywood does not exist as a physical place. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centers of film production in the world.
Bollywood is formally referred to as Hindi cinema. Dialogues are usually written in unadorned Hindi that would be understood by the largest possible audience. There has been a growing presence of Indian English in the dialogue and songs as well. Bollywood films are mostly musicals, and are expected to contain catchy music, usually a mixture of Indian and Western music, in the form of song-and-dance numbers woven into the script. Bollywood plots have tended to be melodramatic. They frequently employ formulaic ingredients such as star-crossed lovers and angry parents, love triangles, family ties, sacrifice, corrupt politicians, kidnappers, conniving villains, courtesans with hearts of gold, long-lost relatives and siblings separated by fate, dramatic reversals of fortune, and convenient coincidences. Bollywood Cinema is viewed by millions worldwide.Template:/box-footer
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Awards: Bollywood Movie Awards (defunct) • Filmfare Awards • Global Indian Film Awards (defunct) • International Indian Film Academy Awards • National Film Awards • Screen Awards • Star Guild Awards • Stardust Awards • Zee Cine Awards
Institutions Asian Academy of Film & Television • Central Board of Film Certification • Directorate of Film Festivals • Film and Television Institute of India • Film City • Fox Star Studios • National Film Development Corporation of India • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
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