15 Facts About Hindi film


Hindi film's column entitled "On the Bollywood Beat" covered studio news and celebrity gossip.

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Term has been criticised by some Hindi film journalists and critics, who believe it implies that the industry is a poor cousin of Hollywood.

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Mehboob Khan's Mother India, a remake of his earlier Aurat, was the first Indian Hindi film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; it lost by a single vote.

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Some best-known epic films of Hindi cinema were produced at this time, such as K Asif's Mughal-e-Azam.

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Hindi film cinema experienced another period of stagnation during the late 1980s with a box-office decline due to increasing violence, a decline in musical quality, and a rise in video piracy.

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Urdu and related Hindi film dialects were the most widely understood across northern India, and Hindustani became the standard language of early Indian talkies.

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Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema noted a number of top Urdu writers for preserving the language through film.

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In 2001, the Central Bureau of Investigation seized all prints of Chori Chori Chupke Chupke after the Hindi film was found to be funded by members of the Mumbai underworld.

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The Hindi film was a critical and commercial success in South Korea.

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Yash Raj Films' Salaam Namaste, the first Indian Hindi film shot entirely in Australia, was the most successful Bollywood Hindi film of 2005 in that country.

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The first Indian Hindi film released in the Soviet Union was Dharti Ke Lal, directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and based on the Bengal famine of 1943, in 1949.

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Hindi film was introduced to Polish audiences with the 2005 release of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

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Hindi film has a large German fan base, particularly in Berlin.

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The Hindi film industry was not widely known in the Global North, who would be unaware that their material had been copied.

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Pakistani Qawwali musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan had a big impact on Hindi film music, inspiring numerous Indian musicians working in Bollywood, especially during the 1990s.

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