Bollywood movies can be traced back to 1913 when Raja Harishchandra made the firstIndian silent film ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’. Through decades of producing around 200 titles a year the industry grew to produce it’s first color film in Hindi ‘Kisan Kanya’ in 1937 making bollywood history.
The decade of the 1950′s created ultimate classics and made bollywood a household name with titles such as ‘Pyassa’ (1957) and ‘Awaara’ (1951). Hindi movies began to be know widely for their vivacity, enchanting music and spectacular Indian dance routines and we still think of those things every time we hear ‘bollywood’, you can practically feel the energy just hearing the name.
This year, 2010, has seen some of the fantastic latest bollywood movies released. Movies such as ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ featuring Fardeen Khan, ‘Shaapit’ featuring Aditya Narayan, ‘Ravaan’ featuring Abishek Bachchan, ‘Mallika featuring Sheena Nayar and ‘Dabangg’ featuring Salman Khan. These are only a few of the many latest Hindi releases which have all gotten themselves great names from their beautiful and moving cinema which comes highly recommended.
The bollywood movies which can be anticipated by fans to be released this year are; ‘Do Dooni Charr’ a comedy starring Rishi Kapoor released on October 8th, ‘Guzaarish’ a romance starring Hrithink Roshan to be released on November 19th and ‘No One Killed Jessica’ a thriller starring Vidya Balan to be released on December 10th. Eagerly await these spectacular films and the many more we get to experience in just a few short months.
There is also bollywood entertainment for children such as ‘Bumm Bumm Bole’ which stars Darsheel Safary and ‘The camp’ which stars Sonali Kulkarni. What is so fantastic about these bollywood films is that adults seem to enjoy them just as much as the children. They are really rich family entertainment and they carry on the bright and wondrous tradition of bollywood film.
If you are currently one of the many westerners who dismiss bollywood as being an industry of clich’s, loud music and garish colors then perhaps you need to think again. The common misconception that Hindi films are generally comedic parodies about Indian culture is an absolute myth. There are more romance, thriller, drama and action titles than comedy and these bollywood films are very creative and emotional pieces of cinema. So open your mind and let the bollywood show overwhelm you with it’s beauty.