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Bollywood is a portmanteau (a blend of linguistic words), which is derived from Bombay (currently known as Mumbai) and Hollywood, California. The name "Bollywood" is a portmanteau derived from Bombay, India, (the former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, California, the center of the American film industry. Bollywood does not exist as a physical ...


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It just started with 3 Idiots' success in China's pirated market that made it into their top 12 list. And then they just captured the opportunity and released all of Aamir's later films in China which also made success due to relatability with Chinese audiences. Forbes covered it quite well: There was really no way to make money in China’s home video market ...


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The same question was asked to The Times of India and the answer by Jayant Mukherjee was: (emphasis added) The release of films in India follows the American style. There a film is released on Friday so that people can watch the film with their family during the work-free weekends (Saturday and Sunday) leading to good opening collection. So it's not an ...


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Interval/Intermission were originated from west but its India which is still sticking with it. Intermissions in early films had a practical purpose: they were needed to facilitate the changing of reels. When Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth (Queen Elizabeth), starring Sarah Bernhardt, opened on July 12, 1912, in the Lyceum Theatre in New York City, ...


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There is a very good answer present on Yahoo Answers: Satellite right is the legal permission given by the producer of a film to a Television channel to show (broadcast) the film in TV. It might be for a limited time period or for lifetime. There will be many clauses and conditions like the film can be shown in TV only after a particular time ...


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Normally film crew use the song in the background. It will be a raw sound from the music Director used specifically for the shooting purpose. What we hear later is a modified version sung either by the same artist or different artist as per their wish but it has more technical modification once it reach to our ears. No matter how crowded the region is, the ...


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I think DDLJ crossed 1000 weeks in maratha mandir because it does not affect much of it's business because it only runs in time slot of 11:30 AM. Yes, Maratha Mandir doing business. Maratha Mandir not only plays DDLJ. It also plays regular releases. Answer to your second question is probably no. No other movie ran for so much long time in theatre. I think ...


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Likely because this is details that movie theaters need to know in order to properly schedule screening times. They know this weeks ahead of the premier because not knowing would result in very sloppy handling at the theaters. Any movie to be released will have a final cut made weeks to months ahead of release, and locked in a run time when it is submitted ...


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There are many films with same name Chingaari or Jingaari. This word means a spark or flame depending on the context. The movie which is linked in the question is a Kannada movie. It is different from the movie Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis acted. The film they acted is Chingari(2012) a bhojpuri film. Warwick Davis acted as a journalist in this movie. ...


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In the US we do have intervals for Indian movies that last about 20 minutes. I don't have a reference apart from seeing a bunch of Indian Movies in NY, NJ, WA and CA states. However there is no hard and fast rule: this completely depends on the discretion of the owner of the theatre and could change any day and in any theatre. And of course, this cannot be ...


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Most Bollywood films are titled in Latin letters... that I can tell. Every DVD box cover and poster I've ever seen for the films has been in Latin script, as you mention. I found this question and answer on another site that I think you'll find interesting: One reason is that applications for title approvals have to be filed in the Latin alphabet. So you ...


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In this context, collections and receipts have the same meaning and are interchangeable. As for who receives the monies, that is based on a sliding scale. The percentage that goes to theater owner and distributor changes depending on how long a movie stays at a theater. The longer a theater shows a film, the greater the percentage of the ticket price goes ...


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I've only ever worked on one musical scene on a Bollywood movie, so this is by no means a comprehensive answer, but agreeing with Jason in general... For a large outdoor musical scene - this particular one shot at London's Marble Arch - something akin to a large concert PA system was rigged across the entire location, so that the music was loud and ...


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Suraksha from 1979 stars Mithun Chakraborty (as Gunmaster G9, a Hindi James Bond-type) that was followed by the sequel Wardat in 1981. Videsh 1977 part 1 and Agent Vinod 1977 part 2 both contain Mahendra Sandhu as Agent Vinod.


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After searching for a long time i concluded that Nigahen: Nagina Part II is the first Bollywood sequel follow-up of Nagina (1986). (Sources:1,2)


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It was banned temporarily by the Delhi High Court after Phoolan Devi, the subject of the film's story, challenged its authenticity. Also, it was banned due to sexual content. The movie raises moral questions on individual's right to privacy. It all starts with Phoolan, increasingly angry that she is, despite requests, not being shown the film on her life. ...


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From tupaki.com Speaking in a interview, Roja once commented what will Kamal Haasan's films will have other than kissing scenes with heroines and that's the reason she never got the chance to work with the versatile actor. Roja was once asked what was her feelings working for the first time with Rajinikanth in the movie ‘Ulaipali’ during a media ...


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Hunter Wali film series was the movie series to have a sequel. First movie was released in 1935 and its sequel in 1943. The first movie Hunterwali(1935) was the first movie to have a sequel. This was an action movie with Fearless Nadia as lead role. This movie is one of the earliest female-lead movies. From the Wikipedia page of the movie: A story of ...


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There are certainly Indian films that don't have singing and dance sequences... whether you'd still call them Bollywood at that point is up for debate... also remember that Bollywood strictly relates to Hindi films, generally from the Mumbai area and there are many other films made across India that are not technically Bollywood. Here are a couple of lists ...


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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or DDLJ is the most successful Bollywood love story ever made. It gives us the Sharukh/Kajol Duo. Even after it they both acted as couple due to audience demand followed by Kuch Kuch hota hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum etc. At the time it was released, it made too many new records and broke old ones. This made it unforgettable. ...


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In Indian Bollywood movies, it is pretty common to break the fourth wall in comic scenes. Like in the movie Mard, the lead actor Amitabh Bacchan talks facing the screen. He is clearly talking to the audience. There are some movies with Govinda and Kadar Khan where they talk to the audience. Also, in a lot of 80's movie end scenes you can find an actor ...


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Wikipedia just gathers its information from other sources some of which are mentioned in the references. It is likely that one of those references have the running time mentioned. This information is indeed disclosed by the producers/distributors, because of the reasons mentioned by cde's answer. An example : Ron Howard's film In the Heart of the Sea is ...


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There are a few options here. Whenever you see a (US) phone number starting with 555, it doesn't exist. There's a convention in filmmaking where 555 is used for fictional phone numbers. Sometimes, the production company uses a real phone number, and when you call it, you get to hear an easter egg (e.g. as if you were listening to the voicemail of the actual ...


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This exact scene I remember from movie Toofan starring Amitabh Bacchan in double role. I remember scene described OP where Saitan Singh escapes the jail/prison. Wikipedia only mentions that he escapes but I do remember the scene. While I was in school I thought what smart move to collect match sticks for years. This Saitan Singh was played by Goga Kapoor ...


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In the United States, anyway, there's 'legal' and 'what you can get away with.' It's not like the police will arrest a filmmaker for using a slightly fictionalized version of a real person. The producers do, however, run the risk of getting sued for defamation or libel by that real person. Then, if the real-life person DOES sue them for defamation, he/she ...


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The plot summary you provide would describe practically every musical ever made, and musicals contain singing and dancing by definition. A very high proportion of movies, let alone musicals, consist of: boy meets girl boy loses girl boy gets girl. You've left out most of the actual plot of Cover Girl. It would be a more interesting question if all ...


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Burial at sea is traditional in many navies particularly in wartime. Burial at sea is the disposal of human remains in the ocean, normally from a ship or boat. It is regularly performed by navies, and is done by private citizens in many countries. Burial-at-sea services are conducted at many different locations and with many different customs, either by ...


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The reason why this watermark is shown is to let audience know that animal included in this scene is not real and is made using CGI. Thus there is no animal harmed during making this film. There are more scenes where this watermark is included in this film and its sequel. For example, it is shown when Bahubali enters the Mahismati kingdom after promising ...


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Both Hollywood and Bollywood have music/songs in them. You can clearly see songs in bollywood movies and you can check on end credits on hollywood movie about tracks they've used in it. Why Bollywood movies often has dancing sequences and Hollywood movies rarely have them (almost never), is mainly because of cultural and geographical and historical reasons ...


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