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How did the word "Bollywood" originate?

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 ...
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Why are Aamir Khan's movies so popular in China?

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 ...
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Why are movies released only on Friday in India?

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 ...
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Do film industries outside India use intervals/Intermission?

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 ...
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Do Indian movies screened outside India, have intervals as well?

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 ...
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Was Chingari ever actually released?

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 ...
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What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel/prequel?

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 ...
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Why is Bandit Queen banned in India?

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

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 ...
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Whose phone numbers are shared in Indian Movies?

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, ...
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Hindi movie where prisoner escapes by collecting matchsticks from prison guard

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 ...
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Does Baahubali explicitly indicate that the cow scene is CGI?

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 ...
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Does Baahubali explicitly indicate that the cow scene is CGI?

This 'making-of' sequence, released by the film's VFX studio; Tau Films also contains the watermark you've mentioned, quite literally coming and going as the cow is shown in the scene. ...
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Is there any rule to get signed consent from characters while doing biography movies?

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 ...
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Cover Girl and a Hollywood-Bollywood Connection

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 ...
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Sarath Sandhya - Hindi film adaptation of the novel Manju

There are two questions you have asked. I will try to answer both of them. Firstly, yes there was a Hindi-language adaptation of the film. It was not named "Sarath Sandhya" as mentioned in ...
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Indian Movies have song where Actors Dance but hollywood movies don't

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

"The Accidental Prime minister" is one such movie where the fourth wall is broken most of the times by the actor Akshay Khanna who plays the role of Sanjay Baru the narrator of the story and also on ...
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