Bollywood is an informal but popular term used for the Hindi Film Industry based in Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The term Bollywood is an amalgamation of Bombay(former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, but unlike Hollywood, Bollywood does not exist as a physical place.
Bollywood is the largest film industry in India and one of the largest film production centres in the world. In addition to the domestic Indian market, Hindi films also enjoy significant popularity in overseas markets including North America, Europe, Australia and Middle East.
The popular commercial cinemas produced in Bollywood are mostly masala entertainers, romantic musicals or family melodramas. These films are thorough entertainers mixed with romance, drama, action, music and dance.