When you talk about movies in India, the first thing that strikes any movie buff is the legendary Bollywood movies. From Moghul-E-Azam to Sholay and today’s Shakuntala Devi, Bollywood movies have seen a significant transformation within Indian culture.
Known to produce 1500 to 2000 films a year, there is no stopping the popularity of Bollywood films. The genres have also evolved greatly through the years which has given many actors an opportunity to showcase their acting skills. But not to worry, we can still count on the vibrant music, the dancing and singing for which Bollywood movies are best known for. It’s a bummer that most films don’t come with English subtitles at the cinema but the music and glamour may not need any translation. Here are just some things to know about Bollywood films
Get to know the actors
It’s a fact, Bollywood actors and actresses are idolized in India. To give an example of how idolized they are, every Sunday, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan greets his devoted fans who gather outside his home in Mumbai. To be fair, not all Bollywood get treated like the Pope but once can get an idea of the scale of worship they receive from their fans. From Shahrukh Khan to Ranveer Singh and his lovely wife Deepika Padukone to Hollywood crossover Priyanka Chopra, it’s not an exaggeration to say they are a part of India’s national identity. So before heading to the cinema…or searching for a film online, might be helpful to check who’s leading the Bollywood scene at the moment, and dab into a little celebrity gossip while at it.
Big screens are better
Though it may be a while until we feel safe enough to head to the cinema, watching Bollywood movies on the big screen amidst a large crowd is the best way to get the full effect. You can enjoy to the brim when you watch the B-town movies like this. Whistling to your favourite scenes, or at the entry of a superstar in a scene along with the other folks in the cinema can be exciting.
Be sure to check out the luxury seating at PVR cinemas to maximize your cinema experience!
Enjoy the music and dance
Bollywood movies are also known for the music and dance moves. Where the rest of the world may be talking about Ed Sheeran or Katy Perry’s new song, you will quickly hear how Bollywood also reigns on the radio waves. Some songs are incredibly soothing, soft and traditional while other soundtracks feature stylish beats along with cool Hindi rap. Bollywood film singers are fames as well in the industry with of the melodies sung by the legendary singers like Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, and Mohammad Rafee.
Bollywood dancing can be a freeform of Indian classic folk dance to contemporary hip hop dancing. The mix of classic and modern dance can be dazzling on screen and spectacular when performed in a group (of dazzling people). You never know when a Bollywood hit comes up at your next party so it might to nice to pick up a few basic steps and join the fun. Though the best place to enjoy the Bollywood experience is the big screen, we may have to wait a while longer to head to the cinemas, thanks to the current global situation. In the meantime, there are countless films to choose from on the many media service providers out there so get cozy…better yet, blast the music and enjoy the spectacle.