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Hindi cinema is an Indian Hindi film industry based in Mumbai, often known as Bollywood and previously as Bombay cinema (formerly Bombay). The term 'Bombay and Hollywood' is used as a portmanteau. The industry is related to South Indian cinema and other Indian film industries and is the largest film production in the world.1)


In 1947 with Indian independence, the Golden Age of Indian Cinema dawned. The period between 1947 and 1961 was known as The Golde Age because it introduced new ideas and values without overlooking the fundamental characteristics of Indian cinema, a splendid combination of both old and new. 2)


In the history of Bollywood cinema, Aamir Khan's 'Lagaan' featured the most British actors ever cast in a single film. 3)

130 dresses

Kareena Kapoor wore over 130 different dresses by top fashion designers from around the world in the film 'Heroine.' According to reports, Kareena's wardrobe for the film was one of the most expensive of any Bollywood film ever made! 4)

Tom Cruise

The original choice for Shahrukh Khan's role in 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' was Saif Ali Khan. It's even more difficult to believe that Tom Cruise was considered for the role of Raj Malhotra! 5)

Mera Naam Joker

Raj Kapoor's 'Mera Naam Joker' was the first Hindi film to feature not one, but two intermissions!6)


Srideviwas was only 13 years old when she played Rajnikanth's stepmother in the Tamil film 'Moondru Mudichu.' 7)


Mughal-e-Azam was a trilingual film, with all scenes shot in Hindi, Tamil, and English three times. When the Tamil version failed miserably, the English version was scrapped. 8)

Best Female Playback Award

Ila Arun and Alka Yagnik shared the award for best female playback in 'Khalnayak' for 'Choli Ke Peeche.' This was the only time in Bollywood awards history that two playback singers shared an award.9)

Devika Rani

Devika Rani was the first actress to hold a filmmaking degree.10)

Kaho Naa.. Pyar Hai

The film ‘Kho Naa.. Pyar Hai' was added to the Guinness Book of World Records 2002 edition for winning the most awards for a single film. The film received 92 awards in total! 11)

Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon

The longest Hindi film song is ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon' from the film of the same name. This iconic song lasts 20 minutes and is featured in three installments in the film. 12)

Maurice Koechlin

Maurice Koechlin, the great-grandfather of Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin, was the Chief Engineer for the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as well as the iconic Statue of Liberty. 13)

Longest Films Made In India

Mera Naam Joker and LOC: Kargil, both with 255-minute runs, are the longest films ever made in India. 14)

Ticket Prices

Indians buy the most movie tickets in the world, with 2.7 billion sold each year. However, the average ticket price is among the lowest in the world, due to which the revenues are much lower in comparison to Hollywood. 15)

bollywood.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/04 05:31 by aga