Bollywood Songs in Bollywood Movies
The origin of Bollywood songs was in the Parsi Theater where musical plays were held in the early 19th century. 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. Storytellilng through Bollywood movies have become very powerful and effective as a result of modern technology used for song imaging.
People who watch Bollywood films are mostly of Indian origin across the globe so they are influenced by both the Indian or Hindi culture and the 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. 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. Everyone gets entertained even by a single movie.
Every happy or sad occasion in the Hindi culture is associated with old Hindi songs. Old songs are sung whenever they want to celebrate, to mourn, or for whatever occasion or feeling they have. Their emotions and their way of life are expressed through 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. These old songs will forever be a part of Hindi movies.
The reason why Bollywood films continue to be renowned across the globe is their excessive song and dance sequences. This makes Hindi movies unique and very popular. It is through Bollywood songs that audiences get entertained and are able to comprehend the message that is being relayed to the them. A love song is played in a romantic scene. 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. 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. The effect of song medleys is a heightened emotional impact on the audience.