General questions regarding movies made in India, such as Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood, Sandalwood etc. Not to be used for questions about specific movies or identification questions.

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Are there any Indian movies which contain breaking the fourth wall?

India produces the second most movies after Hollywood. So does the trope of breaking the fourth wall exist in Indian movies?
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Do film industries outside India use intervals/Intermission?

I have seen classic English movies with intervals/Intermission. Current Indian movie industries (Bollywood and others) use intervals and theaters introduce intervals in current English films by ...
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How wikipedia showing running time even before the movie release?

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is not yet released, Even this movie not premiered in any film festival also. But its Wikipedia article showing running time. How is it possible?
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In Bollywood, do they play the song while shooting?

Song sequences are an integral part of the Bollywood movies. In fact, it's an integral part in almost all Indian movies. Quite often, these songs are solely responsible for the commercial success of ...
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Does Bollywood title their movies using the Latin alphabet or the Devanagari alphabet?

A coworker recommended a movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. I had thought that spelling it in Latin might have been a kindness to me. However, it is very easily googled with that string, and I see ...
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Are there Bollywood movies (esp. Sci-Fi) without singing and dancing? [closed]

Are there any Bollywood movies that do not have sing and dance sequences? I am not looking for a list of all such movies. If this question is considered too broad, a simple yes or no answer with a ...
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How come “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” survives?

I have 2 questions to ask. Considering the tough market in Bollywood distribution of movies. How come Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) crossed 1000 weeks. I feel there are many other love stories ...
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What is satellite rights in Indian Movie Industry?

What does "Satellite Rights" mean in the Indian film industry? And how is the amount paid to the film owners by a TV channel as "satellite right" decided?
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What is meant by box office collection in India?

I would like to know the exact meaning of the Box office collection in indian cinema. Let me explain clearly with an example. Take this film, it was reported in wikipedia that it has collected more ...
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Is there any specific reason behind Kamal hassan to not to act with Roja?

Kamal Hassan has acted with all top heroines in the Kollywood. But, he did not done a single film with one of the top heroine of 90's, Roja. Is there any specific reason for this?
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What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel/prequel?

What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel or prequel ? The oldest I found is Nigahen: Nagina Part II from 1989. But I think there should be more that are older than this.
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Were “Baadshah” and “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani” well received upon release? [closed]

Were the movies "Baadshah" and "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" well received upon release? I have heard that both of these movies were flops, however many people love both of these movies. Were these ...
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Indian movie censorship guideline

I know few things which are restricted in Indian movies: Showing the face of president Showing that the prime minister is corrupt. Are there any other things that a creator of a movie has to ...
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What is the CBFC 'S' certification?

What is The Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) 'S' certification? Are there any S certified movies?
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Why don't Bollywood superstars do more in Hollywood?

I love Bollywood movies and Hollywood movies. There are a great number of superstars in Bollywood who act well and are globally renowned. But we have not seen much participation of Bollywood stars in ...
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Why do Bollywood movies have song and dance sequences?

Unlike Hollywood movies, Bollywood movies are quite different, because they're usually mixed with masala i.e dance, song and love sequences. This is the case in most films which are released in ...