Bollywood symbolizes Indian cinema, and Mumbai is at the center of the country’s film industry. More than 900 films a year are filmed in the city, making it the world’s busiest cinematic center.
Bollywood films tend to be musicals, designed around massive song and dance set pieces. Expect plenty of melodrama, love triangles, heroes and villains, comedy, romance, angry parents and reversals of fortune, and some of the most exotically sequined and gold-dusted costumes this side of Las Vegas.
If you’d like to do more than just watch a Bollywood movie, head down to Cafe Leopold in Calaba to show off your flair – if you’re in luck, talent scouts might be in the area searching for extras to appear in one of Bollywood’s all-singing, all-dancing extravaganzas.
Many Bollywood films are shot at Film City. The huge estate includes gardens and landscaped grounds with lakes, providing all the color and movement essential to a Bollywood blockbuster. If you’d like to see it for real, you can visit Film City on an organized tour.
Tours & Tickets
Delve into the world of Indian cinema on this Bollywood tour in Mumbai. Ride a rickshaw past celebrity homes, stroll along the Walk of the Stars, and watch a ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Discover the best of Mumbai and Aurangabad on a 5-day private tour from Mumbai to Delhi. See the footprint of Buddhism in India, and explore the impressive ... Read more
Duration: 5 days (approx.)