Questions tagged [indian-cinema]

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

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Are Bollywood actors actually filming 30 to 40 films at any one time?

In this interview Aamir Khan says most Bollywood actors are filming at various stages 30 to 40 films at any one time. Is this true and the norm in Bollywood?
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Why are Aamir Khan's movies so popular in China?

According to Wikipedia page for PK: PK became the highest-grossing Indian film in China in just 72 hours and grossed US$19.5 million (Rs 122 crore) in China. It became the first Indian film to pass ...
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Gopalan Nairude Thadi

According to Wikipedia and PRD, Govt. of Kerala website, Indian actor M. R. Gopakumar won the Kerala State Film Award for the Second Best Actor in 1999 for his performance in the film Gopalan Nairude ...
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Which was the first Indian mythological movie to use the phrase 'Narayana, Narayana' whenever Sage Narada appears on the scene?

Viewers of mythological movies made in many prominent Indian languages (such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi), for many decades now, will instantly recognize the phrase 'Narayana Narayana', as the ...
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Why is Bandit Queen banned in India?

Bandit Queen is an Indian biographical film based on dacoit Phoolan Devi. I know that she fought to get it banned in India. But what is the exact reason behind this? People generally like biographies ...
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Whose phone numbers are shared in Indian Movies?

Many of the Indian movies contain dialogues which include phone number (of valid number of digits) shared with another character as per requirement in that movie. I want to know, Whose number they ...
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Sarath Sandhya - Hindi film adaptation of the novel Manju

It is written in Wikipedia that, Manju, the Malayalam novel of MT, has a film adaption in Hindi too, named Sarath Sandhya. I tried Googling to find some info regarding that. But nothing found. Is ...
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Indian Movies have song where Actors Dance but hollywood movies don't [duplicate]

I have Been watching hollywood movies since 2005 but never saw a film where actor dance in beautiful garden and make love.whereas in Indian cinema most film earn from there music.Why there is no ...
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Why is Indian movie industry called as Bollywood? [duplicate]

Why does Indian movie industry use a portmanteau as a name? For instance, I never heard of "Hong Kong-wood".
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Do Indian movies screened outside India, have intervals as well?

Do American movie theaters really have the intermission for Indian movies or do they skip it? Like: Indian movie theater do have an intermission for Baahubali. But do US theaters have an interval ...
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Hindi movie where prisoner escapes by collecting matchsticks from prison guard [closed]

I remember seeing this Bollywood Hindi movie on TV around 1990, so it might have released in the mid-80's. The scene that I remember went something like this: A prisoner is in an Indian jail cell,...
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Was Chingari ever actually released?

In season 3 of An Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis end up participating in an Indian film named Chingari. However, I can't seem to find any information on the movie other than the ...
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How did the word “Bollywood” originate?

As we know, American film industry is referred as Hollywood. The American film industry is called so because the film industry emerged at the place called Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA(Correct me if I am ...
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Why are movies released only on Friday in India?

In India, both Bollywood and Hollywood movies are released in cinema hall only on Friday. What is the reason? What I think is that because after Friday you have two days of weekend holiday (Saturday ...
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Is there any rule to get signed consent from characters while doing biography movies?

I recently watched Dangal (Indian Movie about wrestling) and in that movie, coach "Pramod Kadam" (Character name: "coach from NSA/NIS") was characterised as a negative role. Later I heard that "PR ...
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Cover Girl and a Hollywood-Bollywood Connection

I recently saw the 1944 Hollywood musical film Cover Girl staring Rita Hayworth. I was shocked by how similar it was to a typical Bollywood movie; The plot was very simple; it went like this: The ...
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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 not acting with Roja?

Kamal Hassan has acted with all top heroines in the Kollywood. But, he did not do 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 avoid? ...
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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 ...