The Importance of Song to Bollywood Movies
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. However, the years have seen the diversification of film style and content, yet the popularity of old Hindi songs remained. 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.
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. 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. We see the culture and tradition of society in Bollywood movies and this is why old Hindi song have become a powerful device of expression in any dramatic situation in the film. It shall. be and remain one of the most popular genres of music in India.
Bollywood movies are full of song and dance sequences which have made them very popular worldwide. This makes Hindi movies unique and very popular. 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. 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. The whole story will be understood by the audience even by just listening to the songs that have been inserted in the scenes. 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.