In India, over the years, Hindi movies are no less than a magic show unfolding on the silver screen but the audiences in olden days were not aware of the technology that went into bringing the images to life. With the dawn of the technological era, the illusion of magic faded. Hence to keep the audiences hooked to Hindi cinemas, the filmmakers started with a trend of changes reflecting the society and other aspects of human lives.
The content of the movies set on a journey drawing closer to reality and technology was used as a mere medium to add authenticity to the story and characters. And the quest is still on! Read through any movie blog and one can realize that until the nineties, most movies churning out of the Indian film industry was a "comprehensive entertainment package" having something to offer for every section of the society. But soon after, filmmakers started making films which were closer to reality rather than pertaining to the notion of "wholesome entertainment".
Since the advent of the millennium, movies like Rakesh Roshan's blockbuster Kaho Na Pyaar Hai; Ashutosh Gowariker's period film Lagaan (India's nomination to the Oscars); Kunal Kohli's romcom Hum Tum to name a few set the trend of relatively realistic movies in the years to come. Be it the director or the actor, movies needed a change. Even the audiences! Traditional clichÃ©s were laughed upon and conventions were broke in terms of music, sound, cinematography, editing or art direction or even the narration style. Directors of Hindi movies started exploring in every direction to present contemporary ideas. For instance, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 2006 blockbuster movie Rang De Basanti portrayed the lives of Indian historical heroes in a modern context with all the popular aspects of entertainment. It was well received commercially and critically. Several movie blog stated such movies reminded of 1970's & 80's concept of New Wave or Parallel movies in India but in a totally new avatar.
Though Bollywood's second generation filmmakers like Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Farhan Aktar followed the trend of their rich film background, other movie director like Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bharadwaj, Imitiaz Ali with Hindi movies like Gangs Of Wasseypur, Maqbool and Rockstar to their credits respectively marked the beginning of a totally new and unique style of story narration derived from their backgrounds.
Soon after the aesthetic element of the movie evolved into the contemporary style, Indian movie business earned the "industry" status in 2001. This brought in a change in the distribution and financing aspects of the Hindi movies. Movie funding no longer remained a potential stack up of black money, instead turned into a corporate business managed by professionals.
Irrespective of the changes in the technical or the aesthetic patterns of the Hindi movie industry, one thing remains the same: magical Aura of the Stars. Be it for the charming character in Dil Chahta Hai / 3 Idiots or the intense role of an art teacher in Taare Zameen Par, Aamir Khan has never failed in wooing the movie lovers. The same holds true for all the other stars of the tinsel town. Refer your favorite movie blog to know more about your favorite stars and movies.
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