WHAT'S THE MEANING?
"Kollywood" is the colloquial term for the Tamil-language cinema based in India. It is considered as one of India's most prolific cinema industries, together with Bollywood and Tollywood.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Kollywood's all-time highest-grossing film was also once India's most expensive film? This was the 2010 science-fiction film Enthiran. It was written and directed by S. Shankar and starred Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles. The film took cinemas by storm. Box Office India estimated that the film has earned 1.95 billion Rupees across the nation. The website has also estimated its dollar earnings to equal 12 million. This makes the movie the 4th highest-grossing South Indian movie of all-time. Being renowned for its cinematography and ambitious story, it was a celebrated film. The film has cemented Tamil cinema's status as a powerhouse in Indian cinema.
Kollywood cinema has also established a global presence. Its overseas market has been important in its rise. Unlike other South Indian languages, the market for Tamil movies is evenly spread across the globe. Malaysia is its most popular film market. It controls 35 percent of the overseas trade and remains the biggest, although the USA may overtake it shortly. Today, fans of Indian cinema can look for the websites to watch 2019 Tamil movies to appreciate Kollywood's charm.