Bollywood is the name for the Hindi-language film industry based in the city of Mumbai, formerly Bombay. Like American musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, Bollywood films have tended to be melodramatic or romantic with long and elaborately choreographed dances breaking out in the middle of thin plots. However, according to the Cultures of Economic Migration journal, Western popular culture and the Indian Diaspora in English-speaking countries have pushed Bollywood closer to Hollywood scripts. For example, the breakout dance scene in “Slumdog Millionaire,” essentially a movie about social strife in India, doesn’t appear until the end.
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