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Indian film

India produces the maximum no.of movies per year, (1200 for the year 2002 !!) although most of them are commercial flops. Thus Indian film is potentially the only competitor for the western Hollywood.

Also Indian films differ significantly from any other kind of films in the world. Indian films are considered to be melodramatic, unrealistic and alarmingly lengthy with shoddy scripts, but that is what attracts many people in west also. Filmi music play a significant role in Indain movies. However, a few movie makers have been exceptionally good even in such murky environments.

Notable Indian movie makers:

Notable Indian actors/actresses:

Notable Indian Filmi music composers:

Film industry is referred with different names in different parts of the country

See also : Film history



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