The Film Industry : Bollywood

Bollywood is the Hindi film industry based in Mumbai, India however is only the larger part of the Indian film industry, with others producing under different Indian languages. After the silent film era, the films tend to be musicals – plenty of dancing around coconut trees and singing. If not like a musical, the film has a handful of exaggerated and hilarious stunts with the protagonist fighting with the enemies. Often most of these stunts defy the laws of physics. Standard Bollywood films contain family dramas or a romantic story about a rich girl and a poor boy.

Plagiarism has been popular in the industry as several Bollywood writers and musicians claimed to have been bound by limited time for production schedules and poor budget. Many of the storylines were clearly copied from other film industries from all over the world without proper or no acknowledgement, from Hollywood to Asian films, to their own country’s films.

Constrained by rushed production schedules and small budgets, some Bollywood writers and musicians have been known to resort to plagiarism. Ideas, plot lines, tunes or riffs have been copied from other Indian film industries or foreign films (including Hollywood and other Asian films) without acknowledgement of the original source. This has led to criticism towards the film industry.


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TV Tropes. (2016). Bollywood / Useful Notes – TV Tropes. [online] Available at: [Accessed 20 Jun. 2016].



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