The world’s movie capital is not Hollywood but Bollywood. Bollywood is the nickname for the Indian film industry located in Bombay. Fourteen million Indians go to the movies on a daily basis (about 1.4% of the population of 1 billion) and pay the equivalent to the average Indian’s day’s wages (US $1-3) to see any of the over 800 films churned out by Bollywood each year. That’s more than double the number of feature films produced in the United States. However, as this video presents, more movie productions in Bollywood will undergo budget cuts due to economic risks and the push for profits.
1. The article tells about the 10 most high budget films of Bollywood. Look at the budget for Love Story 2050. If 1 crore rupee = 10,000,000 rupees, use the Currency Converter at http://coinmill.com/INR_USD.html to find out how many U.S. dollars this is. How does this compare to the average budget for a Hollywood movie?
2. In the article, look at the movie â€œSingh is Kinng.â€ This film had the title track song sung by Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg was paid 7 crores for this. What percent of the movieâ€™s total budget was this?
3. In the article, look at the movie â€œGhajini.â€ What percentage of profits were made on this movie?
Staff (2009). 10 Most High Budget Films of Bollywood. Full Dhamaal, August, 19 (Retrievable online at http://www.fulldhamaal.com/bollywood-critics/10-most-high-budget-films-of-bollywood-21146.htm)
Video (2010). Budget Bollywood Success, September 7. (Retrievable at http://www.cnn.com/video/)