Understanding Bollywood Songs
Bollywood songs first came about in the 19th century when they were used in musical plays in the Parsi Theater. In those years, it was the Parsi theater that influenced the themes and styles of film production. 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. Storytellilng through Bollywood movies have become very powerful and effective as a result of modern technology used for song imaging.
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 importance given by the Hindi race to human emotions and relationships are clearly expressed in these 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. 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.
There are old Hindi songs for every happy or sad occasion in this popular culture. 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. It shall. be and remain one of the most popular genres of music in India.
The worldwide popularity of Bollywood movies is mainly due to the numerous song and dance sequences in their movies. The uniqueness and popularity of Hindi movies are attributed to these dance and song sequences. 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 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. 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.