Bollywood, a term coined by the English-language press in India in the late 1970s, is the dominant global term used to refer to the vibrant Hindi-language film industry located in Mumbai (previously known as Bombay). Somewhat incorrectly, it is often used to represent all Indian cinema. Although Bollywood was treated as a synonym for Indian movies, the language of Bollywood movies, Hindi or Hindustani, is only one of the languages in which movies are produced in India. The term Bollywood has also been criticized by a number of film theoreticians, filmmakers, actors, and other people from the industry for a variety of reasons. They see it as a poor copy of the term Hollywood, and artistes from other parts of India find it a narrow ...

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