Essay on Can Bolly Go Global
Can Bollywood Go Global?
Divyanshu Rastogi 0134/52
The case talks about the opportunities and problems that the Indian film makers face in reaching out to the international film business and market. It provides a historical view by detailing the journey of the cinema and how Hollywood emerged as the global leader in the film industry worldwide by the 1920’s. Although some movie industries were sustained in other regions including the United Kingdom and France, their films and offerings had restricted international appeal and audience. It also focuses on the rise and development of the Indian film industry and the entire industry as well. Bollywood films, which are made in Mumbai usually are …show more content…
In some time, Hollywood dominated the industry. The four major film producing companies were: 1. Paramount 2. Warner Bros. 3. RKO 4. Columbia
It left the domestic film makers free to compete with each other, which they did aggressively. They used growing revenues to fund longer films for mass audiences, and especially to pay more for actors. Star actors emerged, whose celebrity guaranteed the success of the films in which they appeared.
Indian Film Industry: A brief History
The first Indian movie, a silent film titled “Raja Harischandra” was released in 1913. It was directed by the great Dadasaheb Phalke, who was also known as the father of the Indian film industry.
The 1920s then saw the introduction of