The Parsi Theater or the popular musical plays in the early 19th century is where the songs of Bollywood originated. Themes and styles of film production in those years were greatly influenced by the Parsi theater musical plays. The popularity of old Hindi songs remained even as the years have seen the diversification of film style and content. In Bollywood cinemas today, song imaging improved with technology and its relevance and contribution enhanced are art of Indian storytelling techniques. These Bollywood movies then became a very powerful and effective device for storytelling.
Since most people who watch Bollywood movies are people all over the globe mostly of Hindi origin, they are influenced by both the Hindi culture and 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. There are many old Bollywood songs that can clearly express these emotions. Emotional sagas, patriotic legends, romantic comedies, and heart stopping thrillers are the types of movies being produce by Bollywood producers. In Bollywood movies, whatever the genre is, there is an important role played by old songs in the story’s narrative structure. This is why it is popular with all kinds of audiences. In one movie, everybody gets entertained.
There are old Hindi songs for every happy or sad occasion in this popular culture. Old songs are sung whenever they want to celebrate, to mourn, or for whatever occasion or feeling they have. Whatever reason they have, songs are a popular expression of human emotions and the way of life. 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. These old songs will forever be a part of Hindi movies.
Bollywood movies are full of song and dance sequences which have made them very popular worldwide. The uniqueness and popularity of Hindi movies are attributed to these dance and song sequences. Bollywood movies continue to use old songs because through these, the audience will not only be entertained but they will easily understand what is being conveyed in the film. A love song is played in a romantic scene. Old Bolllywood songs are also played when they want to make the audience laugh or cry with the characters. The whole story will be understood by the audience even by just listening to the songs that have been inserted in the scenes. Using a medley of different songs is employed in order to avoid elaborate scenes and these alone can enhance the emotions of the audience and can give more significance to the narrative expression even without conversation. The effect of song medleys is a heightened emotional impact on the audience.