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. However, the years have seen the diversification of film style and content, yet the popularity of old Hindi songs remained. 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.
Since most people who watch Bollywood movies are people all over the globe mostly of Hindi origin, they are influenced by both the Hindi culture and western lifestyle. These movies are widely accepted because of Hindi culture, and it greatly satisfies mass fantasy because of its western influence. These movies express the importance the Hindi race gives to human emotions and relationships. 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. Any movie genre that you watch in Bollywood productions will show you that music plays an important role in the narrative structure of the story. All types of viewers appreciate this type of structure. There is entertainment for everybody even by watching just a single movie.
Every happy or sad occasion in the Hindi culture is associated with old Hindi songs. 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. 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. 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 love song is played in a romantic scene. Old Bollywood songs are being used in films to convey funny and sad messages that can make audiences laugh or cry with the characters. Even with just these cleverly inserted songs, people will understand the whole story. 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.