World Bollywood Day is dedicated to the Hindi film industry in Mumbai (Bombay). This is a special culture and art that appeared in South Asia and conquered the whole world. It is noteworthy that there are other film industry concerns in South Asia, but they are less popular. For example, Lollywood is in Pakistan, and Tollywood is in Bangladesh.
Since the Bombay film industry is more widespread than others, the term Bollywood refers to the entire film culture of South Asia. This culture and special direction in cinema formed over several decades. The main theme of Bollywood films is social problems. Even during the Second World War, Indian films were actively shot and translated into different languages. Later, the Indian Film and Television Institute was founded and a national film award was established in India, as well as an International Film Festival.
- In the USA, the popularity of Indian dances grows every year, schools are even opening that teach this style.
- In addition to social problems, Indian films often touched on the topic of mythology and culture.
- Indian dance is a whole story, which consists of movements of the neck, head, arms, legs, and lively facial expressions.
- Costumes for Indian dances are thought out to the smallest detail, often consisting of massive jewelry pieces and ankle bells.
How to take part
Dedicate this day to watching Indian movies. Notice the huge amount of Bollywood films Netflix has to offer. Learn a few movements characteristic of Indian dances; they are sensual, passionate, and always accompanied by a smile. Meet the Bollywood stars; maybe you will become a fan of this sector of the film industry.
When is World Bollywood Day in 2023?
World Bollywood Day is observed on September 24 each year.