The Parsi Theater or the popular musical plays in the early 19th century is where the songs of Bollywood originated. This theater influenced the themes and styles of film production in the early years. Even though today, film style and content is so much different than before, the old Hindi songs have remained a part of it. In Bollywood cinemas today, song imaging improved with technology and its relevance and contribution enhanced are art of 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. There are many different types of Bollywood movies including emotional sagas, patriotic legends, romantic comedies, and heart stopping thrillers. Any movie genre that you watch in Bollywood productions will show you that music plays an important role in the narrative structure of the story. All types of viewers appreciate this type of structure. In one movie, everybody gets entertained.
There are old Hindi songs for every happy or sad occasion in this popular culture. Whatever occasions or whatever their feelings are they sing old songs. Their emotions and their way of life are expressed through songs. Bollywood movies are deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of society, and this is why old Hindi songs have become a powerful device of expression in any dramatic situation of a film story. Bollywood songs will continue to become a popular music genre in Hindi culture.
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. Old Bolllywood songs are also played when they want to make the audience laugh or cry with the characters. In reality, the story itself can be narrated through cleverly inserted songs. The movies also use a medley of different songs so that there is no need for elaborate scenes because when emotions are enhanced you no longer need any conversation in the movie to achieve its effects on the audience. There is an increase in dramatic impact with song medleys.