The Bollywood movie industry is by far one of the largest film industries in the world. On an average, it produces more than 800 feature films and over a thousand of short films annually. Producers love making Bollywood movies simply because there are millions of millions of movie enthusiasts in India. Movie tickets here are the cheapest in the world.
1896 is the year when cinema first entered India. The first silent films were introduced by Lumiere Brothers. Most Bollywood movies are 2-3 hours long. Themes vary from drama, romance, action, suspense and comedy. The Indian Censor Board is a great crusader in preventing pornography and nudity in Bollywood movies.
Bollywood movies integrate their culture in every film. Originally, Indian films have a number of scenes displaying folk songs and dances that are incorporated in the movie's storyline. This is why most people would look at Indian films as musicals.
Over the years, Bollywood movies went under major transformation and have also undergone a number of changes and improvements. Because of the rise and popularity of Hollywood movies, Indian films also adopt some of the trends similar to western films. This is evident in some movie scripts where the English language is sometimes used. The plots used in some Bollywood movies are also patterned in western-style of scriptwriting.
Similarly, Bollywood films also have some amount of influence to Hollywood films. Musicals are also used in some scenes of western movies as seen in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Actors, writers and producers from both Bollywood and Hollywood industry have interests with each other's movie genre. This brave rise to the new era of Bollywood movies. The versatility and art of Bollywood movies are truly world class and can enter the international scene with outstanding and tangible merits with Aishwarya Rai acted in many international films.