Bollywood Songs in Bollywood Movies
Bollywood songs first came about in the 19th century when they were used in musical plays in the Parsi Theater. Themes and styles of film production in those years were greatly influenced by the Parsi theater musical plays. Even though today, film style and content is so much different than before, the old Hindi songs have remained a part of it. Indian storytelling techniques in Bollywood films have been greatly enhanced by song imaging today which has improved with technology. These Bollywood movies then became a very powerful and effective device for storytelling.
People who watch Bollywood films are mostly of Indian origin across the globe so they are influenced by both the Indian or Hindi culture and the western lifestyle. The Hindi culture help these movies to be widely accepted, and the western influence satisfy the mass fantasy. These movies express the importance the Hindi race gives to human emotions and relationships. Old Bollywood songs contribute effectively to this expression. Emotional sagas, patriotic legends, romantic comedies, and heart stopping thrillers are the types of movies being produce by Bollywood producers. In Bollywood movies, whatever the genre is, there is an important role played by old songs in the story’s narrative structure. All types of viewers appreciate this type of structure. There is entertainment for everybody even by watching just a single movie.
There are old Hindi songs for every happy or sad occasion in this popular culture. Whatever occasions or whatever their feelings are they sing old songs. Whatever reason they have, songs are a popular expression of human emotions and the way of life. Old Hindi songs have become a powerful device of expression in any dramatic situation of a film story because Bollywood movies are deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of society. Bollywood songs will continue to become a popular music genre in Hindi culture.
The reason why Bollywood films continue to be renowned across the globe is their excessive song and dance sequences. This makes Hindi movies unique and very popular. Bollywood movies continue to use old songs because through these, the audience will not only be entertained but they will easily understand what is being conveyed in the film. A love song is played in a romantic scene. Old Bolllywood songs are also played when they want to make the audience laugh or cry with the characters. In reality, the story itself can be narrated through cleverly inserted songs. The movies also use a medley of different songs so that there is no need for elaborate scenes because when emotions are enhanced you no longer need any conversation in the movie to achieve its effects on the audience. There is an increase in dramatic impact with song medleys.