Bollywood, which has now become a well-known Hindi-film industry in the world, has its origin in Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The beginning of Bollywood was with its first silent feature movie “Raja Harishchandra” by Dadasaheb Phalke in 1913. This rapidly growing film industry of India has an average production rate of 1000 movies per year with a worldwide audience of over 3 billion.
So clearly there is no doubt that the Indian Bollywood cinema has really grown a lot in the past few years and rapidly more and more glamour is making its way in this industry. On the other hand we have a big cinematic giant Hollywood, with its origin in district of Los Angeles, California, United States. Hollywood has always known for its technical perfection and realistic approach in their movies and came into existence in 1910 with a Biography melodrama.
In average production rate, Hollywood is lying behind from Bollywood with 500 movies per year and has 2.6 billion of worldwide audience. But these stats don’t describe the reality because Hollywood movies have always been ahead of the Bollywood movies. Those amazing special effects, sci-fi action and better creativity in Hollywood movies are just not reachable for Bollywood.
6 Comparisons Between Bollywood And Hollywood
1. Best Singer
For best Singer, Bollywood has its most respected and best known playback singer of all time, “Lata Mangeshkar”. She is also referred as “Lataji” and was born on 28 September, 1929(LINK 1). She has recorded songs for over a thousand movies making her a record holder of the most recordings in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974 to 1991.
She has recorded songs in over 36 different languages and is the second vocalist ever to win the great Bharat Ratna Award. Lata Mangeshkar’s incredible Golden Voice has no competition in the entire Bollywood and her greatest contribution in the Indian Music Industry is unremarkable.
From the side Hollywood, there is a clear name of the King of Pop, “Michael Joseph Jackson”. He is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness Book of World Records and his 1982 album Thriller holds the record of bestselling album of all time. Michael Jackson achievements have no limits (LINK 2), but some major ones are 13 Grammy Awards, Grammy Legend Award, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, various Guinness World Records, 26 American Music Awards, Artist of the Century, Artist of the 1980s and many more. But this all time best artist died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering from cardiac arrest on 25 June, 2009 while he was preparing for his concert.
2. Best Song
There is no chance of choosing one particular song on the behalf of the entire film industry. We believe that both the industries are best in the music department. And if we’d have to choose the best song, then like anybody else, we guess we can’t. Both the film industries have been making so many amazing songs from the day of their birth, breaking different records and winning a number of awards.
Talking about Bollywood, there are songs like Hum Tum, Tere Liye humne jiye, kal Ho Na Ho, Humko Humein Se Choralo, Tere Bin, Tum Hi Ho, Kajra Re, Chamak Challo and many more, which have been on the lips of the people. Talking about Hollywood, Titanic’s My Heart Will Go ON, A Time for US, Overture, Thriller, Hollywood Undead, Umbrella, One Love, 8 Miles, Love the Way You Lie, Addicted, Like a Rolling Stone, Rolling In Deep etc. and etc.
Both the Industries have so many amazing artists and every day a new young voice is born. There are no limits of the purity and beauty of the music. Especially talking about the Bollywood, there are some movies which are not so good but still managed to earn lots of reorganization and went super hit just because of the songs.
3. Best Actor/Hero
Bollywood is incomplete without its best hero, the biggest start of the Hindi cinema industry, Shahrukh Khan. Also referred as SRK, this 2 November 1965, New Delhi born actor came to Mumbai and became the “Badshah of Bollywood” (LINK 3). He is also referred as King Khan in the media. Shahrukh Khan has done over 75 movies in different genres but he is well-recognized as the most romantic actor of the Bollywood.
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He had won thirteen Filmfare Awards and also the Padma Shri Award from the Indian Government. Not only this, he was also awarded with Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lttres Award by Government of France. Some of his best movies are Darr, Bazigar, Anjaan, Chak De India, Kuck Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gum, Devdas, Don, My Name is Khan and Ra One. There are many other actors of Bollywood like Amir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgun, Saif Ali Khan etc. giving a tough competition to SRK.
Just like Bollywood, Hollywood is also filled with lots of amazing actors trying their best to be the best. There is a big list of popular Hollywood actors like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewic, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Nicolas Cage Robert Downer and lots of others. But currently, the best one from these names is George Clooney.
He was born on May 6, 1961 in Lexington (LINK 4), Kentucky, U.S. He had won three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards (One for acting and the other for producing). Some famous movies of George Clooner are From Dust till Dawn, One Fine Day, Batman & Robin, Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen and Gravity.
4. Best actress/Heroine
In Bollywood as well as in Hollywood, every decade so many new actresses make their debuts with a hope to start a good acting career and wish to be the best leaving every other competitor behind. But we all know that no matter what you do, you need to do it more efficiently and better from others to be at the top. Similarly in the film industry, out of the number of actresses, the one with most amazing talent and experience wins the race.
In Bollywood, there are so many popular actresses but Aishwarya Rai is the name which has been representing the beauty and simplicity of the Bollywood since 1994 when she became the Miss World (LINK 5) and is often said to be the “Most Beautiful Women in the World” in the media. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, wife of Abhishek Bachchan, was born on November 1, 1973 in Manglore, Karnataka and is the winner of two Filmfare Awards, two Screen Awards and two IIFA Awards. In 2011, she gave birth to a baby girl named Aradhya Bachchan, since then she has been away from the film industry. Today Bollywood has new faces like Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Sunashki Sihna and many more.
Just like Aishwarya Rai, this actress of Hollywood is also said to be the “Most Beautiful Women of the World”. It’s Angelina Jolie (LINK 6), born on 4 June, 1975, is currently the highest paid actress of 2013. She has received an Oscar, an Academy Award, two Screen Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.
She is now married to Brand Pitt and has total six children, three of them are adopted. She is not only beautiful from outside, but also has a beautiful heart. She went to many poor developing countries like Iraq, Pakistan, Haiti, Malta, Costa Rica, and Kenya for charity purpose and is involved in International Charity Projects.
5. Most Expensive Movie
Starting with Bollywood, the idea of making an expensive movie is really getting into the minds of the directors and producers as it is becoming a key for success for them. The Bollywood’s most expensive movie with a budget of $35 Million is “Robot” (LINK 7).
Robot is a Science Fiction Action movie and was released in 2010 in Hindi as well as Tamil languages. This movie was co-written and directed by Shankar, starring Aishwariya Rai bachchan and Rajnikant in the lead roles. Other high budget movies in the lane are Ra-One ($27 Million), Blue ($24 Million), Dorna ($17 Million), Vishwaroop ($16 Million), Don-2 ($14 Million), Ek Tha Tiger ($13 Million), Love Story 2050 ($12.7 Million), Ghajini ($12 Million) and many more.
But, when we enter the world of Hollywood, the budget amount becomes 8 to 9 times more than that of Bollywood movies. The 2007 released movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (LINK 8) is the most expensive movie with a budget of $300 Million. This movie was directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Deep, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush in the lead roles.
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Some other big names in the high budget lane are Titanic ($290 Millions), Spider-Man 3 ($289 Million), Tangled ($277 Million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($271 Million), Water World ($262 Million), Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($259 Million), Avatar (257 Million), John Carter ($250 Million) and many more.
6. Best Real-life Couple
For this one, there is confusion in choosing the best real-life couple neither in Bollywood nor Hollywood. From the side of Bollywood, the famous super-couple of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful and romantic couple. Both of them had some relationships before the marriage, but at the end they announced their engagement on 14 January 2007 (LINK 9).
Later they married each other with traditional Hindu rites on 20 April 2007 at Bachchan residence, Prateeksha. This couple was said to be as famous as Brangelina and also appeared in The Oprah Winfrey Show on 28 September 2009. On 16 November 2011, Rai gave birth to a girl and she was named Aaradhya Bachchan later in March 2012 (LINK 10).
From Hollywood, there is only one couple we can think about, which is Brangelina. Brangelina is super-couple of famous actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie. Before they actually confirmed their relationship officially, the rumors about them were at the top in the entertainment news.
It was on 11 January 2006, when Jolie acknowledged their relationship for the first time by confirming that she’s pregnant with Pitt’s child. Then on 13 April 2012, they officially announced that they are engaged (LINK 11). They adopted three children Pax, Maddox and Zahara and also have three biological children Knox, Shiloh and Vivienne.