Understanding Bollywood Songs
The origin of Bollywood songs was in the Parsi Theater where musical plays were held in the early 19th century. In those years, it was the Parsi theater that influenced the themes and styles of film production. The popularity of old Hindi songs remained even as the years have seen the diversification of film style and content. Song imaging has improved with technology in Bollywood films today and its relevance and contribution has enhanced Indian storytelling techniques. With modern technology being use in Bollywood movies for song imaging, they have become 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. Both the Hindi culture and western lifestyle combine to help thse movies be widely accepted all over the world. The Hindi culture gives much importance to human emotions and relationships which you can clearly see in Bollywood movies. Old Bollywood songs contribute effectively to this expression. The types of movies that they make range from emotional sagas to patriotic legends, romantic comedies to heart stopping thrillers. In Bollywood movies, whatever the genre is, there is an important role played by old songs in the story’s narrative structure. This is why it is popular with all kinds of audiences. In one movie, everybody gets entertained.
In this popular culture you can find old Hindi songs for every occasion, happy or sad. Whatever occasions or whatever their feelings are they sing old songs. They have found an expression of their emotions and their way of life by their songs. Bollywood movies are deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of society, and this is why old Hindi songs have become a powerful device of expression in any dramatic situation of a film story. These old songs will forever be a part of Hindi movies.
The worldwide popularity of Bollywood movies is mainly due to the numerous song and dance sequences in their movies. Because of these dance and song sequences Bollywood movies have become unique and very popular types of movies. Old songs are used in many Hindi movies so that people can be entertained but also so that even mundane but essential information can be rendered without compromising the emotional quotient of the story. A romantic setting is enhanced by an appropriate love song. Old Bolllywood songs are also played when they want to make the audience laugh or cry with the characters. The whole story will be understood by the audience even by just listening to the songs that have been inserted in the scenes. Using a medley of different songs is employed in order to avoid elaborate scenes and these alone can enhance the emotions of the audience and can give more significance to the narrative expression even without conversation. There is an increase in dramatic impact with song medleys.