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. However, the years have seen the diversification of film style and content, yet the popularity of old Hindi songs remained. Indian storytelling techniques in Bollywood films have been greatly enhanced by song imaging today which has improved with technology. Storytellilng through Bollywood movies have become very powerful and effective as a result of modern technology used for song imaging.
Bollywood movies are very popular among Hindi people scattered all over the globe and so their influences are both Hindi culture and the western lifestyle. The Hindi culture help these movies to be widely accepted, and the western influence satisfy the mass fantasy. 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. 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.
Every happy or sad occasion in the Hindi culture is associated with old Hindi songs. Old songs are sung whenever they want to celebrate, to mourn, or for whatever occasion or feeling they have. Their emotions and their way of life are expressed through songs. Old Hindi songs have become a powerful device of expression in any dramatic situation of a film story because Bollywood movies are deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of society. It shall. be and remain one of the most popular genres of music in India.
The worldwide popularity of Bollywood movies is mainly due to the numerous song and dance sequences in their movies. This makes Hindi movies unique and very popular. It is through Bollywood songs that audiences get entertained and are able to comprehend the message that is being relayed to the them. A romantic setting is enhanced by an appropriate love song. 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. 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.