What Is the Movie Industry Called in India?


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The Indian movie industry is widely and incorrectly referred to as Bollywood, but it consists of numerous other regional and local industries. Bollywood is the Hindi language film industry and the largest film producer in the country. Other Indian film industries include Bengali Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bhojpuri industries.

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Indian film industry is among the biggest film industries in the world. Over 1,600 Indian films were produced in 2012, and the industry grossed $1.6 billion in box office revenue in the same year. Assamese, Gujurati, Malayalam, Punjabi and Konkani are other regional Indian film industries. Dadasaheb Phalke, producer and director of “Raja Harishchandra,” India’s first full-length feature film, is known as the father of Indian cinema.

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