Around that time, filmmakers and actors from the Bengali film industry based in Calcutta now Kolkata also began migrating to the Bombay film industry, which for decades after partition would be dominated by actors, filmmakers and musicians with origins in what is today Pakistani Punjabalong with those from Bengal.
Some deplore the name, arguing that it makes the industry look like a poor cousin to Hollywood. The Parsi plays contained crude humour, melodious songs and music, sensationalism and dazzling stagecraft.
He was the first Indian actor to be referred to as a " superstar ", starring in 15 consecutive solo hit films from to The masala film was pioneered in the early s by filmmaker Nasir Hussain along with screenwriter duo Salim-Javed,  pioneering the Bollywood blockbuster format.
He was the most successful Indian actor for most of the s and s. Its blend of youthfulness, wholesome entertainment, emotional quotients and strong melodies lured family audiences back to the big screen. Dating back to"Tollywood" was the earliest Hollywood-inspired namereferring to the Bengali film industry based in Tollygunge in CalcuttaWest Bengalwhose name is reminiscent of "Hollywood" and was the centre of the cinema of India at the time.
Manmohan Desai went on to successfully exploit the genre in the s and s.
These films were often not the subject of critical acclaim, but were nonetheless major commercial successes. The devotional classic Jai Santoshi Ma was also released in Both these trends, the masala film and the violent crime film, are represented by the blockbuster Sholaywritten by Salim-Javed and starring Amitabh Bachchan.
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The movement emphasized social realism. In the s, many actors, filmmakers and musicians in the Lahore industry migrated to the Bombay industry, including actors such as K. The One Thousand and One Nights Arabian Nights also had a strong influence, on Parsi theater which performed " Persianate adventure-romances" that were adapted into films, and on early Bombay cinema where "Arabian Nights cinema" was a popular genre.
He has been the most successful Indian actor since the late s. Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu are among the few working actresses from the s who successfully completed 15 years in the industry.
Examples of this influence include the techniques of a side storyback-story and story within a story.This is a list of Bollywood films that were released in A total of Hindi films were released in (including dubbed versions).
The highest-grossing Bollywood film of was Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which was the second-highest-grossing Bollywood. Hindi cinema (Bollywood) Main distributors: Eros International Reliance Big Pictures UTV Motion Pictures Yash Raj Films: Produced feature films () Total.Download