We’ve all heard of Bollywood, the place of the most dramatic yet most adorable and musical love stories in film. But did you know that Bollywood isn’t the only movie-making machine in India? In fact, India is the country that makes the most movies in the world. And here we thought it was the US with their Hollywood. But back to India, since there are over 20 languages spoken all over the country it makes sense that there would be movies made in many languages to represent and pleases audiences. Apart from Bollywood which is movies made in Hindi, there’s also Pollywood, Tollywood, and Chhollywood which are all about movies made in Punjabi, Telugu and Chhattisgarhi respectively. Here are more things you didn’t know about it.
1. India Makes More Movies Than US
We mentioned that India
makes the most movies in a year, but let’s compare the numbers, shall we? When
Hollywood produces a maximum of 700 movies a year, India does about 2000. However,
their budgets and ticket prices are smaller and therefore the box offices make
only about 2 billion compared to Hollywood’s 10+billions.
2. Bollywood Films Get More Awards
While we think that
Oscar-winning movies are the ones that get the most awards it’s actually
Bollywood movies that are way more celebrated when it comes to winning awards.
“Titanic” got 10 Oscars and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” won
a record amount – 11. But that’s nothing in comparison to Bollywood’s “Kaho
Naa… Pyaar Hai”. That movie won 92 awards in various ceremonies and is in the
Guinness book of records thanks to that.