BOLLYWOOD is basically India’s version of California’s HOLLYWOOD. The word itself came from Hollywood and ‘B’ came from “Bombay” (now MUMBAI). It is a biggest Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai.
Started in 1913 with India’s first feature film with no voice effect was “Raja
Harshchandra”. Its major commercial success was the first sound film that was “Alam Ara”. After its first sound film all the film makers immediately switched to produce movies with sound. As time passes Bollywood started to produce 200 film per year with multiple languages like Hindi, Tamil, and Telgu etc. Bollywood faced a serious depression stage in 1935 onwards due to World War 2 and partition of sub-continent but there were many film makers who took the advantage and started to make movies on the topic of Independence, partition effects and everything that was happening in real.
A new wave in BOLLYWOOD
Inspired by regional, political and social changes, 1960 was the birth of “New Wave” in the history of Bollywood. Where they got World class directors like Ray, Mrinal Sen, and Ritwik Ghatak and three of them produced the super hit movies like “Pathar Panchali, Kandhar, Reason debate and a story”.
The focused on the lower classes which were as ignored as stones that time. Then the stories based on history, Myths and politics were being replaced by Social issues like crime, prostitution and family stories.
Today’s Bollywood is an industry of Masala films. “Man Mohan Desai” is considered to be the Father of Bollywood Masala in 1970’s. He used to say that he wanted people to forget their miseries while watching his movies that includes comedy, action, crime, love, hate, musical heist and many more. He brought the best actors of Bollywood’s history like Amitabh Bachan, Mithon Chakraboty, Rekha, Hima Malini, Jiya Bachan, Kapoor guys and many more. The super hit movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Colie, Naseeb, and Suhag were all directed by the aforementioned man though he gave the road map to today’s directors to bring change in the industry.
In 2000, not only India but the world saw the success of Bollywood with the film makers who brought about “THE NEW CHAPTER IN HISTORY OF BOLLYWOOD” like YASH RAJ FILMS, DHARMA PRODUCTIONS, KARAN JOHAR, FARAH KHAN and EKTA KAPOOR. They produced blockbuster movies like “Kuch kuch Hota h, Dil waley Dulhania Ley jaengy, Dil to pagal h, veer zara, hum tum, Dhoom and Krish series, Brothers 2015 and a lot more.
Bollywood brought number of best artist on their screen like Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Kajol, Aishwarya Roy, Madhuri Dixhit, Kapoor sisters, and many more.With the year passing Bollywood is bringing a lot more changes in cinematography and technology as in the movies like Dhoom, Koe mil gya, Krish, Action Replay, Ra-one, and the latest one Creature 3D. 2010 was the year of rise of new talent in Bollywood like, Ranbir Kapoor, Sunakshi Sinha, Preeniti Chopra, Alia Bhat, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Kapoor and Imran Khan Etc.
If we have a look on Bollywood history we will came to know about the clear fact that in the near future it is going to grow, grow and grow and will come up with the greater stars with the BANG!