100 YEARS OF INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY
The Great achievement won by India
The word Bollywood is (obviously) a play on Hollywood. though there is disagreement as to which journalist was the first to use it.
. The word was coined in the 1970s by the writer of a magazine gossip column. with the B coming from Bombay (now known as Mumbai). the center of the film world.
.THE NEW ERA BEGINS
The first Indian movie released in India was ' Raja Harishchandra ' by Dadasaheb Phalke on 18
May 1912 at 'Coronation Cinematograph'.
He is also considered as a Father of Indian Cinema
. as established by an advertisement in the Times of India newspaper of 25 May 1912.Dadasaheb Phalke(13 April 1890 .19 January 1960) was the first Indian to make an Indian language feature film.
and producers quickly began following suit.
. filmed versions of episodes from classics such as The Ramayana and The Mahabharata still dominated throughout the decade. However. primarily action films.EPISODE MOVIES ! ? !
Imports from Hollywood. were well received by Indian audiences.
Others brought with them ideas from across the world.Young Indian producers began to incorporate elements of India's social life and culture into cinema.The content of Indian commercial cinema was increasingly tailored to appeal to these masses.
.This was also the time
when global audiences and markets became aware of India's film
industry.THE CINEMA MELA
Audiences thronged to cinema halls as this affordable medium of entertainment was available for as low as an anna (4 paisa) in Bombay.
4% of the population of 1 billion) and pay the equivalent to the average Indian's day's wages (US $1-3) to see any of the over 800 films churned out by Bollywood each year.
.DO YOU KNOW???
Fourteen million Indians go to the movies on a daily basis (about 1.
As sound technology advanced the 1930s saw the rise of music in Indian cinema with musicals such as Indra Sabha and Devi Devyani marking the beginning of song-and-dance in India's films.
THE GOLDEN AGE
Following India's independence.
.Some of the most critically acclaimed Hindi films of all time were produced during this period. Awaara presented the city as both a nightmare and a dream. the period from the late 1940s to the 1960s is regarded by film historians as the "Golden Age" of Hindi cinema. Examples include the Guru Dutt films Pyaasa (1957) and Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) and the Raj Kapoor films Awaara (1951) These films expressed social themes mainly dealing with working-class urban life in India. while Pyaasa critiqued the unreality of city life.
THE MODERN CINEMA
In the mid-1970s. Actresses from this era included Hema Malini. which lasted into the early 1990s. rode the crest of this trend with actors like Mithun Chakraborty and Anil Kapoor. the star known for his "angry young man" roles. Amitabh Bachchan. romantic confections made way for gritty. violent films about gangsters and bandits. Jaya Bachchan and Rekha
more Bollywood releases abroad and the explosion of multiplexes in big cities.The opening up of the overseas market. led to wider box office
successes in India and abroad.CINEMATOGRAHY
Some of the largest production houses. among them Yash Raj Films and Dharma Productions were the producers of new modern films.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). Koi.Dabangg (2010)
.VeerZaara (2004). Rang De Basanti (2006). Rab Ne Bana
Di Jodi (2008). Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006). Devdas (2002).. My Name
is Khan (2010). 3 Idiots (2009).MEGA MOVIES
Latest movies including Lagaan (2001). Dhoom 2 (2006). Ghajini (2008).. Om Shanti Om (2007). Krrish (2006). Chak De India (2007). Mil Gaya (2003).
our film industry also got onto a whole new level .INTRODUCTION TO 3D MOVIES
As the technology grappled upon its pace. virtually of course .
. Don 3 etc. Films that were made in 3d . Haunted .One .The entertainment that people used to see on a flat screen was now coming out of the screen . like Ra.
The Filmfare Awards ceremony is one of the most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India.
. Since 1973. awarded by the government run Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF). the Indian government has sponsored the National Film Awards.
Constrained by rushed production schedules and small budgets. tunes or riffs have been copied from other Indian film industries or foreign films without acknowledgement of the original source.
. Ideas. This has led to criticism towards the
film industry. some Bollywood writers and musicians have been known to resort to plagiarism. plot lines.