Evolution Of Bollywood

Evolution : The first silent feature film of India was Raja Harishchandra (1913), which was made by Dadasaheb Phalke. It was by the 1930’s that the industry started producing more than 200 films every year. Alam Ara (1931) was the first Indian sound film, produced by Ardeshir Irani. With the bang of the Great Depression, World War II, the Indian Independence Movement and the Partition Violence, Bollywood suffered and then emerged with plots of social issues and independence struggle.

By the late 1950s, the first color films of the Bollywood were released. During this period, the films were defined by sumptuous romantic musicals and melodramas. The period of late 1960s and early 1970s gave rise to romantic movies, action films and violent films. In the mid 1990’s, the box-office was stroked by family-centric romantic musicals once again. The quality, cinematography, innovative story lines and technical quality advances of the filmmaking have taken Indian cinema to great heights.

 

 

21st century Bollywood

 
The 21st century brought immense popularity to the Bollywood, so much so that its films appeal the audience of all segments. Owing to aperture of the abroad market, more movies are released abroad and in cine-multiplexes that cause wider box office successes in India and overseas.

 

Interesting Facts about Bollywood

  • Production-wise, Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world with over 1000 films produced every year.
  • Its movies are watched by almost 14 million Indians everyday.
  • Raja Harishchandra (1913) was the first silent feature film of India. 
  • ‘Alam Ara’ – the first Indian sound film was released in 1931.
  • Kisan Kanya (1937) was the first colored movie produced in India.
  • ‘Kagaz ke Phool’ (1959) was the first cinemascope film of Bollywood.
  • The first 70 MM film of Bollywood was ‘Around the World’.
  • The first 3D movie in Hindi was ‘Shiva ka Insaaf’.
  • ‘Noorjahan’ (1931) was the first Indian English film.
  • Every year, Bollywood movies are celebrated in no less than 6 award functions.

 

 

— BollyBusiness


~ by Yakuza on October 1, 2009.

4 Responses to “Evolution Of Bollywood”

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  2. Kisan kanya was first color movie .. its new to me .. well compilation of bollywood info .. i like most that alamara poster of magestic theater .. good one ..

  3. Hey Guys,
    Check out the video of Harishchandrachi Factory, a movie based on India’s First Feature Film by Dadasaheb Phalke
    http://www.youtube.com/utvmotionpictures#p/u/1/weaRPbXYGiI

  4. Hey guys,
    Watch the trailer of Harishchandrachi Factory, a movie based on the making of India’s first feature film “Raja Harishchandra” by Dadasaheb Phalke. This movie is also India’s Oscar nomination for 2010
    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1255978892579

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