Updated 10 February 2003, 16.59
We want your views on Bollywood - the Indian film industry put under the spotlight by Newsround Extra.
Is Bollywood better than Hollywood? Are the bright clothes and big songs wonderful - or just complete rubbish?
And did you like the Newsround Extra?
I think Bollywood is really cool. I'd love it to be a big thing in the future. I wish I could learn some of the Bollywood dances they look realyy good.
Gemma, 3, Southend on Sea
I'm a huge Bollywood fan and I hope it does stay in Britain forever. It is about time that Bollywood got its recognition in the Western world. However it does annoy me when they copy Hollywood films, but it's always a bit more fun and interesting.
Anju, 14, Portsmouth
I really love Bollywood movies and think that it is here to say. The thing I really like about Bollywood is the jewellery and dance routines, they're really ease to copy and perform.
Amanda, 13, Bury St Edmonds
I think Bolloywood is great with great music and the dance choreography is great. I enjoy romantic films and the songs are quite entertaining.
Shabana, 15, Huddersfield
I absolutely love Bollywood, it churns out more movies than Hollywood in a year and provides a link for Asians living away from India. The best thing about bollywood films are that they take you away from reality for a split moment, (which is what movies are meant to do), therefore definitely lives up to its expectation. Sheer entertainment!!!
Afshan, 15, Leicester
I think it looks really cool and will be very big!
Katherine, 14, Southport
I think Bollywood is great! It's part of my blood, I mean who would miss out on these heart throbs! In my spare time I do some poetry or sticking some pictures in my Bollywood book (it's all about Bollywood). I think Bollywood clothes are fab and the songs are just a fab, what more can I say? Of couse it's here to stay!
Kareena, 14, Sheffield
I think Bollywood is getting bigger and better as the years go on. I love the clothes and the storylines are tense and are always brilliant. Big up to Bollywood and bangra and Newsround!!!!
Harvinda, 14, Birmigham
Bollywood is wicked. I've grown up watching Indian films and listening to music. It's definitely here to stay. I love the outfits and the dances. It's fab!
Kelly, 13, Harrow
I've grown up with many people who like Bollywood. But to be brutally honest, Bollywood is quite sad and predictable. I've only seen a couple of Bollywood films that are worthy of a merit and those are : Devdas (classic) and Lagaan (despite being so serious, it is hilarious). What really bugs me is that every second minute there's a new song being sung from boy to girl or vice versa. New storylines really should be put up and they shouldn't rip off any of Hollywood's ideas.
Debjani, 15, Aberdeen
Bollywood is getting bigger by the minute. I absolutely love the films and especially their costumes, songs and dances
Mira, 13, Barnet
I think Bollywood is the coolest! I never used to like it before but I've really got into it and I'm sure it is here to stay!
Katrina, 14, London
I love the culture, and I think they're here to stay, well I hope they are anyway.
I love the dances that they do. I have made my own Bollwood dance up!
Chloe, 10, Leeds
Bollywood has always been good! Where have you people been?
Bhav, 14, Bromley
I never really knew about Bollywood before Newsround did a program on it. It looks really good and I am going to go and see a Bollywood film.
Natasha, 13, Cheltenham
I think that every Bollywood film has almost the same storyline. It's a bit boring, really!
Rebekah, 13, Hull
Bollywood is lame. I don't understand why someone would want to sit for three odd hours watching an inferior rip off of a Hollywood film. If you've watched one Bollywood film you've watched them all. They all have just one storyline. To the people who say Bollywood is better than Hollywood.. yeah right!
Bik, 15, London
Bollywood films always put me in a good mood, they take you to a dream world where the princess always finds her prince, and good always triumph over evil. It's a nice change from the real world.
Puja, 16, Grimsby
The clothes and jewellry are just sooo cool
Michaela, 11, Staffs
I'm going to India at Easter to see my family. When I go I can't wait to see all the films and listen to all the music. I'm a massive fan of Bollywood, the clothes, jewellery, music, songs, actors - all of it. Bollywood rocks! Me and my family love it, we are constanly listening to Bhangra. Becky looked great in a sari!
Leela, 11, Exeter
I'm a synchronised swimmer, and I had a Bollywood duet last year. There were loads of great hand movements that we used from the films, and I think that it is definitely here to stay.
Erica, 15, Ashford
I think that Bollywood is a great inspiration,
for any yong actors, or any body who likes dancing and jewlery, but it isn't just for girls.
Vicky, 14, Portsmouth
I think Bollywood films are terrible! not my sort of thing at all!
Louise, 16, Essex
Although some Bollywood films are a bit rubbish there are some that are excellent - Lagan, Devda, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Mohabbatein. My favorite actor is Shahrukh Khan and my favorite actresses are Kajol and Rani Mukherjee
Mitwa, 15, Manchester
All musicals are bad films- whethere they're from hollywood or bollywood. leave the singing to the musicians!
Paulo, 13, Dundee
I love Bollywood! The music and clothes are so fab - of course it's here to stay
Sophie, 12, Stevenage
I don't know if it will get bigger, but it will be something new for everyone, and although I dont know much about it it does look quite interesting and pretty!
Rach, 14, Birmingham
I think that Bollywood films are wicked and they're the best. The jewellry is very pretty especially on Kareena Kapoor. My favourite actor is Kajol. She can do almost any role and does it very well. Kareena is also a very good actor. My favourite film is "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" - it was a very big hit.
Meera, 10, Coventry
Bollywood is definitely here to stay. Bollywood movies are way better than Hollywood's, the actresses are much prettier and the clothes and jewellery are better than any worn by Hollywood actresses. I'm proud to be indian. Watch out England coz Bollywood aint goin' anywhere.
Narinder, 15, Leeds
I am Indian and love watching indian films, and think they are going to be big in English culture.
Pam, 11, Bedworth
Of course Bollywood is here to stay! Where do you think it's going to go?
Jags, 12, London
I don't know much about Bollywood but the clothes and jewellry look really pretty. I think that Bollywood will teach us more about what they eat and more about their culture!
Alice, 13, Hullbridge
I think Kareena Kapoor's films are cool
Nazma, 16, Leeds
Yes Bollywood is great. I love movies like Ghulam and Lagaan. The music is beautiful and the clothes are lovely.I am going to see Bombay Dreams in June. Bollywood is here to stay and there should be more Bollywood on British TV!
Carla, 12, Newton Abbot
I do think that Bollywood films are here to stay but in my opinion, I prefer to watch Hollywood films. Even though I have an Indian background I just find the Bollywood films unrealistic.
Ajay, 16, London
I love Bollywood so much. I like watching Shahrukh Khan's movies.
Faiza, 15, Surrey
Bollywood movies are getting better and better, and no one can argue with that. You can always relate an Indian movie to stages of your life, they can reach an individual on many different levels. I'm proud to say the films are a part of me and my nationality.
Pav, 16, Bexley
I think bollywood films are romatic, exciting and interesting but they aren't as good as Hollywood blockbusters.
Myleen, 14, Newcastle
I think Bollywood is most definitely here to stay. They have great songs and lovely outfits. This doesn't mean I don't like American films, I just think Bollywood films are better. But in the country we live in, only a few cinemas show them.
Mimi, 12, London
I love all the beautiful jewellery and fab clothes And the stories are always fun.
Cynthia, 14, Montclair, USA
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