Differences of Bollywood and Hollywood
Most Bollywood movies are in Hindi (most offer subtitles), while Hollywood movies are in English. But are there other differences between the two types of cinema? Yes, and it has to do with a lot more than just the language differences. The Indian film industry is denoted as Bollywood, which is centered in Bombay (Mumbai) the financial capital of India. On the contrary, Hollywood is a town in America, which is a hub of filmmakers and produces. This film city is based in Los Angeles, California in the United States, wherein a number of movies in English languages are produced. Both the movies differ in many ways, so let’s check the 5 major differences found in between the Bollywood and Hollywood movies as under Bollywood and Hollywood differences:
- Technical perfection
In terms of technical perfection, the Hollywood movies have an edge over the Bollywood movies. You can find a number of high tech personnel found in Hollywood, which is not the case with the Indian film city. This edge has been felt long back even in the movies of 40’s
and 50’s wherein the Indian Cinema was still a miniature as compared to the Hollywood cinema. Read More: About Salman Khan
- Variety of subjects
Again Hollywood seems to be coming at the top. You can find the Hollywood movies being made on a wide range of subjects including fiction, action, horror, science, comedy, romance, drama, etc. whereas this is not the case with Bollywood movies. Most of the Bollywood themes are the same old melodrama, romance and family based stuff, which is one of the major differences between the two. Hollywood movies are shorter (two hours) while a Bollywood film is longer (three hours) and comes with an intermission.
Bollywood produce more movies and sell more than 4 billion movie tickets yearly almost twice more than the Hollywood. Bollywood movie production is a huge multi million dollar production and some of the highest costs recorded in a single film production is about $27
million dollars for the film titled Ra.One.
Hollywood too are known to be big spenders in film production. Pirates of the Caribbean is said to officially hold the record for the most expensive film ever made in Hollywood with a budget of $378.5 million, while The Hobbit Trilogy stands as the most expensive back-to-
back film production with combined costs of $623 million after tax credits. This is almost twice more than the cost of annual film production in Bollywood.
If you consider quality in terms of theme, human resources, technology and other resources, the Bollywood movies seem to be lagging behind way long to the Hollywood movies. In terms of technology, the Hollywood film city is more receptive than the Bollywood movies. The quality is inferior in the Indian movies, which is not the case with the Hollywood movies.