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Written on September 21, 2017   By   in Arts & Entertainment

Understanding Bollywood Songs

The Parsi Theater or the popular musical plays in the early 19th century is where the songs of Bollywood originated. 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. In Bollywood cinemas today, song imaging improved with technology and its relevance and contribution enhanced are art of Indian storytelling techniques. 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. The Hindi culture gives much importance to human emotions and relationships which you can clearly see in Bollywood movies. There are many old Bollywood songs that can clearly express these emotions. The types of movies that they make range from emotional sagas to patriotic legends, romantic comedies to heart stopping thrillers. Whatever the genre, old songs find an important role to pay in the narrative structure of the story. All types of viewers appreciate this type of structure. Everyone gets entertained even by a single movie.

In this popular culture you can find old Hindi songs for every occasion, happy or sad. People sing old songs to celebrate, to mourn or to rejuvenate. 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. These old songs will forever be a part of Hindi movies.

Bollywood movies are full of song and dance sequences which have made them very popular worldwide. 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. A romantic setting is enhanced by an appropriate love song. Old Bollywood songs are being used in films to convey funny and sad messages that can make audiences laugh or cry with the characters. In reality, the story itself can be narrated through cleverly inserted songs. 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.

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