Bollywood Essay

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Informative Essay Bollywood industry Suhani chandhok The Bollywood industry started with a silent feature film called ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’ by Raja Harishchandra, every year the industry was producing 200 films. The first Indian sound film was ‘Alam Ara’, in 1937 Alam Ara was made the first color film in the industry. After India’s independence, the period from 1940s to 1960s by film historians is known as the ‘golden age ‘. Some of the most epic films were made in this time like Mother India which was also nominated for the Academy Award for the best foreign language. The industry continued to grow with many successes and many failures. In the late 1960s and early 1970s more of the romance and action genre started to display on screen the most famous actors like Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore and many more were casted in the films. As the ideas were built and stories were created along side legends were made, Amitabh Bachchan is a living example of a legend who has been a role model for the current generations entering the industry. The late 1980s and 1990s started to create a different perspective to the industry for the women, actors like Shahrukh khan, Salman Khan, Karisma kapoor and Raveena Tandon were now appearing in comedy films, from what I see is that once this generation came into the industry, the industry changed a whole lot from before not all in good ways and not all in bad ways. In the 2000s saw a great growth in Bollywoods popularity in the world. Now production houses like Yash Raj Films and Dharma Productions weren’t only catering to India, a lot more countries were also watching. After such a growth item numbers were introduced where the growing need to show skin was more. Comparing the item numbers in the 1990s where Madhuri dixit danced to ‘dhak dhak’ to 2000s where Malaika Arora khan began the journey to her item numbers till date, in

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