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 Important and Interesting Facts About Indian Cinema

When Indians want to relax, they consider watching and betting on cricket games or seeing a movie. Over the years, the Indian movie industry has grown in leaps and bounds. It has produced globally recognized films and outstanding superstars.

Although Indian cinema is one of the oldest and largest in terms of output, its parallel growth with no overlap until lately gives many Western viewers the impression that it is intimidating and opaque. However, any American movie enthusiast should be able to discover Indian cinema with a few easy principles. This becomes easier when it relates to the vast Hindi-language business in Mumbai, known as "Bollywood.”

What Are Interesting Facts About Indian Cinema?

While you might know quite a lot about Indian cinema as you do about Dota 2 International 2022. Here are some essential facts you will find interesting:

- The first movement movie in India was 'The Wrestlers,' released in 1899. The first movie created entirely in India was 'Raja Harishchandra, which premiered in 1913.

- Indian cinema surpassed America as the world's largest film producer in the 1970s, and the name 'Bollywood' was established.

- Kisan Kanya, a 1937 film depicting the hardships of impoverished farmers, was the first Indian movie to be shot in color.

- The 'Tragedy King,' Dilip Kumar, was offered the part of Sherif Ali in 'Lawrence of Arabia.' However, he turned down the part, which went to Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.

- Every year, Bollywood produces over 1,000 films, nearly double the production of Hollywood.

What Are Important Facts About Indian Cinema?

- Every day, around 14 million Indians, or 1.4 percent of the population, visit the cinema. A Bollywood film costs around a day's pay at the cinema.

- 'Indra Sabha,' a story that discusses a prince during his courtship, has the most songs in an Indian movie, with 71.

- PK, a satirical science fiction comedy released in 2014, is the highest-grossing Bollywood film. It made roughly $100 million in revenue.

- 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' (The Brave Hearted Will Take Away The Bride) clocked over 1000 weeks at a Mumbai cinema. It is one of Bollywood's most popular films.

- With Bulbul-e-Paristan in 1926, Fatima Begum became India's first female director.

- In Bandra, Mumbai, the Walk of the Stars honors Bollywood cinema stars. In addition, many well-known Indian performers receive a signature, a tile, or a monument.

- Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Marathi are the languages made in Bollywood films.

- Rakesh Roshan, a Bollywood actor, producer, and director, was shot by Mumbai gangsters in 2000. He made it through the attack.

- The longest kiss in a Bollywood movie is four minutes long. In the 1933 film Karma, Devika Rani and her actual spouse Himanshu Rai exchanged an embrace. The film is also recognized as having the first English-language song in Bollywood.

- Dilip Kumar and Shahrukh Khan have a combined total of eight Filmfare Awards for Best Actor. However, with 30 nominations, Amitabh Bachchan holds the title for most nominations.

- Salman Khan is the most paid Bollywood celebrity, earning 55 Crore (a little under £6 million) every film.

What Other Important Facts to Note?

- Though sometimes confused with Indian cinema, the word "Bollywood" refers only to the Hindi-language business in Mumbai.

- The Indian cinema industry — not to mention the filmmakers themselves — evolved indirectly but separated parallel from their Western peers due to political factors. The Golden Age of production generally corresponded to Europe's numerous New Waves. Also, the growth of blockbusters in the 1970s corresponded to their emergence in America.

- Songs in Indian films don't always have to do with the plot, though they sometimes do; they're typically there because who doesn't enjoy music and yearns to see celebrities dance?

- The first Indian to win an Oscar was Bhanu Athaiya. In 1982, she earned an Academy Award for Outstanding Costume Designer for Richard Attenborough's film Gandhi. For more than 50 years, Bhanu Athaiya has been a part of the Hindi film industry.

- The 14th of March, 1931, was a watershed moment in Indian film. At the Majestic theater in Bombay, Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Movietone premiered Alam Ara (Light of the Universe), the debut full-length Indian talkie picture.

- Imperial Movietone was responsible for the production of Alam Ara. Ardeshir Marwan Irani produced and directed the film. The film was based on Joseph David's successful Parsi drama of the same name.


Indian films present a cultural challenge to American consumers, unlike those presented by other foreign films. India has a unique niche in cinema culture, one that every cinephile should examine. This is because of the relative isolation of the Indian film industry from the West and the fact that it took over a century before any general desire to copy other film cultures formed. Immersion in these waters can be a beautiful experience with the appropriate mentality.

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