This has led to criticism towards the film industry.. International Indian Film Academy Awards (different country each year) since 2000 Zee Cine Awards- (different country each year) since 1998 . ^ Doniger, Wendy (2005). The Huffington Post UK. Since then, Hindi films significantly declined in popularity in China, until the Academy Award nominated Lagaan (2001) became the first Indian film to have a nationwide release there in decades. The Chinese filmmaker He Ping was impressed by Lagaan, especially its soundtrack, and thus hired the film's music composer A. Most films have heroes who are able to fight off villains all by themselves. Bollywood is not as successful in the Oceanic countries and Pacific Islands such as New Guinea. Sound in Bollywood films was once rarely recorded on location (otherwise known as sync sound). Some Hindi movies had success in the China and South Korea, Japan in the 1940s and 1950s and are popular till today. 8 August 2007.