Definition of Bollywood in English:



  • The Indian movie industry, based in Mumbai (Bombay)

    • ‘She is currently planning to show children's films on Saturdays and Bollywood films on Sundays.’
    • ‘Dalip is most proud of working for a year in Bombay Dreams, but is a Bollywood superstar in India.’
    • ‘To the uninitiated, the last thing you can expect to find in a Bollywood film is subtlety.’
    • ‘Despite the 900 films produced annually by Bollywood few, if any of these have ever made it in America.’
    • ‘The native film crew that came from Bollywood to help with the film felt differently.’
    • ‘Did you dub it in Hindi with an intention of getting into blockbuster films in Bollywood?’
    • ‘The dancers actually swayed to the tunes of the latest film songs from Bollywood.’
    • ‘If you've ever wanted to watch a Bollywood movie, but weren't keen on the weddings, this is the one for you.’
    • ‘There must be something seriously wrong with Bollywood if films like these get awards.’
    • ‘This time its moved to India, LA and London with a contemporary setting and a Bollywood gloss.’
    • ‘With his brilliant performance, he may find a permanent base in Bollywood after this film.’
    • ‘The film society has wanted to show a Bollywood film for a long time and this one is exceptional.’
    • ‘However, she says it is not just western society that is opening up to the idea Bollywood films.’
    • ‘Hollywood once again meets Bollywood in this new farce by the director of Party Girl.’
    • ‘First he found solace in Bollywood, but his film Anarth bombed at the box office.’
    • ‘The reason Bollywood films have such universal appeal is because they're squeaky-clean.’
    • ‘Here, staged sequences from Bollywood films are presented to terrific effect.’
    • ‘The move is going to open the floodgates for showing Bollywood films in Pakistan.’
    • ‘In the heat of the Indian sun, she fantasises that she's in a Bollywood feature.’
    • ‘However, this remake promises to be quite different from the usual Bollywood style.’


1970s: blend of Bombay and Hollywood.