Posted on November 25 2013
Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; however, it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centres producing films in multiple languages. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world.
Bollywood is also formally referred to as Hindi cinema. There has been a growing presence of Indian English in dialogue and songs as well. It is common to see films that feature dialogue with English words (also known as Hinglish, phrases, or even whole sentences.
2013 marks the completion of 100 years of Bollywood. This year will see many big-budget films in Bollywood releasing, as well as a number of sequels and quasi-sequels lined up for release.