Understanding Bollywood Songs
Bollywood songs first came about in the 19th century when they were used in musical plays in the Parsi Theater. This theater influenced the themes and styles of film production in the early years. 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. Storytellilng through Bollywood movies have become very powerful and effective as a result of modern technology used for song imaging.
Bollywood movies are very popular among Hindi people scattered all over the globe and so their influences are both Hindi culture and the western lifestyle. The Hindi culture help these movies to be widely accepted, and the western influence satisfy the mass fantasy. The Hindi culture gives much importance to human emotions and relationships which you can clearly see in Bollywood movies. And these emotions can greatly be expressed through old Bollywood songs. 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. This makes it good for all kinds of audiences. 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. People sing old songs to celebrate, to mourn or to rejuvenate. 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. 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. 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. When it calls for a romantic scene, a love song is played in the background. In the same way, old Bollywood songs have been used to make audiences laugh and cry with the characters. In reality, the story itself can be narrated through cleverly inserted songs. The use of song medleys have also replaced elaborate scenes so that emotions are enhanced and it provides more significance to the narrative expression by eliminating conversation. With these song medleys, the dramatic impact of the story is increased.