WHAT’S THE MEANING?
Bollywood is the nickname for the Indian Hindi-language film industry, which is based in the city of Mumbai in India. Bollywood is a part of the larger Indian cinema which includes other production centers producing films in other Indian languages.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the 2016 Bollywood film Dangal was a blockbuster? The sports-themed movie (Walt Disney Pictures India), which received critical acclaim globally, is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and stars Aamir Khan. Dangal is the first Indian film to gross $300 million worldwide, and one of the top 30 highest-grossing 2016 films. It is also the highest-grossing sports film worldwide, while also having the distinction as the first Indian film to exceed $100 million.
The movie currently holds the title as the highest-grossing Indian film ever and the fifth highest grossing non-English film ever. The movie’s success attests its blockbuster status as its $330 million worldwide earnings outdid its $9.7 million production budget. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports that the film holds a 92% approval rating with an average score of 8.1 out of 10. On the Chinese website Douban, it maintains a rating of 9.1 out of 10, upon evaluation by over 400,000 users.