Bollywood vs Hollywood, this is a well-debated issue. In fact, providing entertainment is the only aim of both the industries. But they have some differences. People love to get entertained and language is no barrier to them. Both the industries produce movies up to the mark and they have great movie plots. Despite the issue, the industries have their own audiences. The movie tickets sold for the industries are huge and could not be perfectly brought under statistical data. People rush to enjoy the movies immediately after their release. Almost all the movies from both the industries become box office hit and the producers get a remarkable profit worth trillions in some points.
A comparative discussion will help the readers to understand the differences between the movies made in Hollywood and Bollywood.
This industry is largely based n California in the USA. This is considered as the capital of the movie world and notable numbers of movies have been released till the date.
Photo: Hollywood Sign
In fact, this is the place where you will find everything for your entertainment. You will get movies for all ages of people including animated movies for your babies as well. At the same time, the movies are filled with thrills and suspense. Some of the movies are adorable too.
On the other side, compared to Hollywood, Bollywood is another impressive address for the movies. But like the Hollywood, there are no such physical locations available for Bollywood. The film industry is based on Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay).
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The name has been adopted from the locality. But the industry is strong enough to compete with Hollywood. The movies are based on mixed genres like drama, actions, romantic, comedies and more. The number of audience for Bollywood is adorable too. Many of the people of the world, particularly the people of Asia, wait for the movie release from this film industry.
Both the movie industries have some outstanding plots. Thus, they grab the attention of the audience globally for the different tastes. The Hollywood movie plots are a bit serious in types. The movie makers are in search of plots which are outstanding and have some inner meanings.
Regarding Hollywood movies, the number of such plots which invoke the inner thoughts of the audiences is wide. Most of the movie makers are in search of plots which could make the movies able to be enjoyable to a certain group of people. The movies are not for all types of audiences but if the other people watch, they enjoy those too. The movie makers are aware of the issues and accordingly make the movies so that everyone can enjoy them. The adult scenes are commonly used in the movies which might not suit everyone outside of the western world. But this is a common issue among them to use such scenarios. Besides, the actions are also adorable. They use the actions which really are good to look at.
On the other side, the things are different for the Bollywood movies. Most of the movies in this industry are based on romantic issues. You do not need to have a sharp sense to go inside the movies. Addition of comic reliefs is a crucial feature of Bollywood movies. The movie makers are aware of the issue and so, they arrange for some comic elements. In fact, there are fewer movies where you will find no comical characters and issues.
Another important thing should be noted here that the Bollywood movies are released marking different occasions. The movie makers are of the view that during the occasions, the people and the target audience get some leisure hours which they can utilize by watching the movies. And accordingly, they get some immense success. This has become a trend so far which the movie makers are following for years. As a result, they start preparation for making a movie targeting a particular season of the year or marking any special occasion regardless of religions. The audiences in the country also wait for the movies around the year to see their favorite artists on the silver screen.
This is a comprehensive issue to discuss. Hollywood is enriched in terms of artists and starts. There are a wide number of starts are dominating on the screen. Most importantly, the stars know how to portray any character. They spend lots of time and effort to get inside the character. Some of them love to portray the real character and accordingly take preparations even for a couple of years. They also do not have any financial constraints that bar the progress. As a result, the audiences get the best performances from the artists. Besides, the characters are well played and get nominated for several prestigious awards.
If we consider Bollywood, the scenarios are all the same but there are some exceptions. The Indian film industry is largely based on a couple of movie stars and they are dominating across the country. But this does not to any point mean that they are not able to star in films. Some of them have wonderful performances. In fact, many of the Bollywood stars are able to beat selected artists from Hollywood. They are also able to get into the characters and portray them perfectly. However, due to the plot’s demand and for entertaining the audiences, they play comical roles. The roles are made accordingly so that the audience can get entertained.
The budget of the movies is a crucial factor. Hollywood movies usually come with a large budget. The movie makers invest lots of dollars to make the movies perfect. As they have a good budget, they spend the entire amount on the development of the movie. They prepare the starts in a manner to portray the characters perfectly and allow them time to go through the characters experimentally. They pay the stars for the time invested on getting into the character. At the same time, they have some other budget for promotional purposes. They conduct a great promotion for the movies’ success. They run offline and online promotions and campaigns. Consequently, the movies become a box office hit.
In Bollywood, the budget is also an important matter. But the budget is comparatively lower than the Hollywood movies. Generally, the movie makers make a budget after lots of calculations and how they will get the return in terms of their local currencies. A movie budgeted worth Rupees 100 crore is able to bring a profit worth thrice of the investment. But not all the movies are made with such a huge budget. When you will make a large budget, you have to select the artists carefully so that they can help you get back your investment with profit. And the movie makers do not make mistakes in this case. Some of the movies are truly adorable and got their desired success.
Photo: Chart of Bollywood Vs Hollywood
Some of the movies in Hollywood come with a huge budget that those cross the annual budget of Bollywood movies. The movie makers invest the huge sum of dollars and of course, they get a return on their investment completely. The budgets are required to make the movies realistic. The stars playing the characters appear that they are really the character, not playing the roles on the screen. The sets and props are also expensive. Besides, they film the movies on exotic locations, prepare sets on the outdoor spots and take many more initiatives to bring the real effects. Moreover, they also spend much on the movie editing.
On the other part, Bollywood is not seen producing such movies. They make movies which could attract the audience. Even, there are movies which are made with a comparatively lower budget. But in reality, they became successful in all terms. Lots of examples are available to cite. The producers were unable to invest a smart amount of money but the artists continued their jobs and finally, the movie was a successful one. Though such movies were unable to hit the box office, they were able to reach millions of hearts which are a great advantage for the movie makers indeed.
If we consider the movie durations of Hollywood, we will find that most of the movies made after 2000 are of around one and a half hours. The movie duration is separated into different segments. They are – the beginning of the movie, the middle part, the climax, and the resolution. After watching the first few minutes, many of the audiences decide if they will watch the movie or not. If the movie plots are not up to the mark they give up the movies. So, the moviemakers of Hollywood try to make the beginning part interesting. They reduce the consecutive parts for a better comprehension. If you have a clear idea about the beginning, you can guess the ending part easily.
But if we consider the Bollywood movies, they come with the duration of over two hours at a stretch. There are several reasons behind the lengthy duration of Bollywood movies. First of all, the Bollywood movies contain some additional elements like songs. If there are five songs in a movie with the duration of six minutes on average, it will take 30 minutes away. Besides, there are some breaks during the movies which also play roles to extend the movie times. If the plot contains twists and touches of humor, they can hold the attention of the audiences. If they movie plots are not attractive, they will be unable to get the audiences’ attention. This is one of the key reasons for many of the Bollywood movies’ failure.
Hollywood is selective in terms of the stars’ participation in the movies. As it is told before that the Hollywood movies are made with a large amount, the Hollywood movie stars are paid higher. This is true in all senses. So, they do not need to participate in several movies. Besides, the moviemakers take enough time to make a movie perfect. Even, they can spend a year to complete a movie. Consequently, they get the finest things. They do not compromise with the quality of the movie in any aspects. So, they get the best outcomes. The movies rock the box offices around the world.
But in Bollywood, the moviemakers take several projects together. They also want to complete them at the same time. So, there are some unwanted pressures on the artists. To meet their needs, they (the artists) have to work extra shifts. Usually, Bollywood takes a month or two to make a movie. Further, there are no restrictions of the movie stars to play role in several movies together. If they can adjust their schedules, they can take part in as much project as they can. It results in the reduction of quality. When someone will be too much busy to act in several movies, it would not be possible to perform the best. There must be some flaws. The movies will not be up to the mark.
Considering all the discussions above, undoubtedly it is clear that movies made in Hollywood are the best. Hollywood rules over the global entertainment industry. Those movies have their acceptance to all classes of people across the world. They use some special sense of humor in the movies to make them a success. On the other side, Bollywood movies are also good in several aspects. But clearly, they are unable to meet all the needs of the targeted audience. The movies are not always able to reach peoples’ heart. Some of the moviemakers want to make money and thus they cast the characters without thinking properly which is unwise.
But they should consider the issue that movies are made for entertainment. If you can produce the best quality, you will get the money in return. When your movie will be a box office hit, you certainly will get back several times more than your investment.
The Hollywood movie makers comply with the theory and finally, they are becoming the winner. But in recent days, some of the Bollywood moviemakers are following the Hollywood structures. Even, few of the movie stars have become picky about starring in movies. Unless they get some outstanding plots or can create some extraordinary plots, they abstain from participating from movies. This is really a good trend and if all the artists become selective, the audiences may expect to get some awesome movies to enjoy in near future. Hollywood is successful as the industry is practicing the trend from a long ago.