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  • Who: Indian film industry

  • What: Largest annual film output

  • Where: India

India is the world’s most prolific film-making nation, with approximately 800 to 1,000 feature films being produced each year by the ‘Bollywood’ film industry based in Mumbai. This is roughly double the number of films produced by Hollywood each year. In 2009, a total of 1,288 films were produced in India, in 24 different languages. By contrast, Hollywood produced 606 feature films during 2008 – an all-time record for the American film industry.

 

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