Originally Posted by revert
I hate Bollywood in its current state. A load of badly-written, badly-performed, badly-directed meaningless drivel. The old black-and-white Indo-Pakistani films actually had content and tried to tell a meaningful story, and otherwise tried to add to the rich artistic contributions of all kinds from the subcontinent.
Bollywood in its current state is lame, sub-Hollywood melodramatic drek. Hollywood in its current state is generally lame, unimaginative fluff designed solely
(rather than primarily) to turn a profit.
The really good stuff, as in all art forms, tends to require some digging.
There are plenty of Muslim countries who broadcast Bollywood movies, but the movies are made in India. The word 'Bollywood' was not self-imposed by the Indian film companies, but imposed by those outside the country because of the fact that the industry formed an amusing counterpart to Hollywood.