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Welcome to Bollywood
Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term is often misused to refer to all of Indian cinema;. This is only part of the Indian film industry total, which includes production facilities to produce other films in regional languages. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and the one of the largest film production centers in the world.

Bollywood is formally called the Hindi cinema. There has been a growing presence of Indian English in dialogue and songs as well. It is common to see films that are dialogue with English words, phrases or even whole sentences.

Raja Harishchandra (1913), by Dadasaheb Phalke, was the first silent feature film made in India. By the 1930s, the industry was producing over 200 films per annum. The first Indian sound film, Ardeshir Irani's Alam Ara (1931), was a major commercial success. There was clearly a huge market for talkies and musicals; Bollywood and all the regional film industries quickly switched to sound filming.

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