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Music composed for the Indian popular film industry, using traditional and modern instruments, with melodies and vocal styles derived from Indian folk and classical music.
1. Of or relating to the Indian popular film industry.
2. Melodramatic.

[From Hindi filmī, cinematographic, from film, film, from English film.]
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1. (Film) of or relating to the Indian film industry or Indian films
2. (Film) containing the high drama typical of Indian films
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