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Kollywood

(ˈkɒlɪˌwʊd)
n
informal the Tamil-language film industry, based at Kodambakkam in S India
[C20: a blend of Kodambakkam + Hollywood; compare Bollywood]
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Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood Many people mistakenly use Bollywood as a synonym to Indian movie.
Celebrities like Kollywood actor Mr Jeeva, South Indian Film producers like Mr Gnanavel Raja (Studio Green), Mr Shibu Thameen (Irumugan, Puli fame) and Mr Sathish (Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanum), director Mr DK, cameraman Mr R D Rajashekhar (Akira fame), Film actor Mr Ravichandar and his wife, Mrs Lakshmi Ravichandar, music director Mr Nivas and CEO of Bosskey TV - Mr Haricharan, also attended the event.
En effet, le film indien, qu'il soit de Bollywood ou d'ailleurs( Kollywood, Tollywood, Malluwood-) se distingue des films egyptiens ou hollywoodiens par un certain nombre de caracteristiques dont les plus saillantes semblent etre les suivantes : - le melange des genres, des passions epiques et des recits archetypiques.
Released on August 8, Kohinoor, the movie is breaking many records in Kollywood, the popular name for Nepali film industry, and is still going strong in its second week.
However, regional cinema, including Kollywood (Tamil cinema) and Tollywood (Telugu cinema), is emerging as a major player in the industry as it is set to grow by around 11.
Smallbudget films managed to make some money while Bollywood and Kollywood films such as Chennai Express and Thalaiv opened to packed houses.
It is interesting though that in direct imitation of the term 'Hollywood', film industries in the subcontinent are referred to as some 'wood', such as Bollywood (Bombay), Lollywood (Lahore) and now Kollywood (Kathmandu).
Hemachandra is a professional and upcoming playback singer in Tollywood and Kollywood.
The organisers said the event would feature several stars from the Kollywood.
Back in summer 2010, when and Indian movie crew consisting of Bollywood & Kollywood actress Asin went to Sri Lanka for their film shooting, it stirred a large controversy back in Tamil Nadu.
Kollywood produces around 150 films a year, which generate $170 million in revenues, according to a 2009 report by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and accounting firm Ernst & Young.