There is a growing popularity of Bollywood in the overseas market, especially with the NRI population. Movies of Bollywood in US and Canada make big business and most producers today are increasingly looking at the overseas market for reaping maximum profits. Gone are the days when Bollywood churned out typical formula films with predictable storylines. Today the Indian film industry is in a stage of metamorphosis, when new ideas and techniques are being implemented. There is a huge audience in the US and Canada for Bollywood movies. The impact of Bollywood in US and Canada has been tremendous in the recent past.
Impact of Bollywood in US and Canada
There are many Bollywood movies that have done remarkably well in the United States and Canada. Film of Bollywood in US and Canada sometime make more profits than they make in India. Examples of some of these movies are the very recent Om Shanti Om and Welcome. There is a huge market for Bollywood in the United States and Canada and some stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have a huge fan following in these countries. In addition to the NRI population in the US and Canada, there are also many foreign audiences who have now taken notice of Bollywood movies.
Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies in US and Canada
Among the popular stars of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan has a huge overseas fan following and his movies reap the maximum profits in the US and Canada. The highest grossing movies of Bollywood in US and Canada starring Shah Rukh Khan include Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006), Don-The Chase Begins Again (2006), Devdas (2002) and Veera Zaara (2004). The other movies of Shah Rukh Khan that made big business in the US market are Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Chak De India and many more.
Besides Shah Rukh Khan`s films there are other Bollywood movies also that have made a huge impact on US and Canada. These include Dhoom 2 (2006), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), Rang De Basanti (2006), and Fanaa (2006) among several others. With new actors, director and script writers making a foray into Bollywood, there are fresh ideas and innovation taking place in the industry. With better storylines and new technologies being used in films, the popularity of Bollywood in US and Canada is likely to grow further.
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