Indian cinema, usually known as Bollywood is one of the largest film industry in the world. The Bollywood movies are immensely popular in America, Europe, South Asian Countries, Middle East, and other countries. When Bollywood comes to our mind, we suddenly think of dramatic scene, filmy music, dance in vibrant and colourful costumes, melo-dramatic
dialogues. Bollywood certainly follows some conventions, but guys time changes everything. Today we are going to have a comparison between the old Indian cinemas and new Bollywood movies. Bollywood has a vast history, so it is impossible to encapsulate all this small content. So, let’s arrange a battle between the 90s movies and the modern films. After all, 90s is considered to be the golden period of Indian cinema.
First of all, plot
When it is about the plot, the modern cinema may win the battle. Because the 90s cinemas were music centred. Most of them focused on love triangles, father splitting off the lovers and all. But among all, there were some iconic movies. ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya le jayenge’, ‘Hum Apke Hain Kaun’, Bazigaar’, ‘Chandini’, ‘Qayamat se Qayamat tak’, ‘Maine Pyar kiya’ etc. But usually, all of these movies were love stories. Whereas the modern Bollywood is producing movies with a different plot. Such as ‘PK’, ‘Barfi’, ‘Queen’, ‘Rang de Basanti’, ‘Munna bhai M.B.B.S’etc. There are also some bio-pics ‘Neerja’, ‘Rustom’, ‘MS Dhoni- the untold story’, ‘Dangal’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ etc. There are also some movies, pointing toward social issues as ‘Toilet- Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Udta Punjab’, ‘Laxmi’, ‘Swades’, ‘Taare
Zammen Par’, ‘OMG- Oh My God’, ‘lajja’ etc.
Acting is not all about good looks
Yes, our India is growing, so does Bollywood. Before it was inevitable to have good looks to become an actor. But now the time has changed. People are demanding for actual acting. Though some of the audience still want actors having perfect body and killer looks. But some of the actors make themselves ugly to make the character look real. Randeep Hooda literally starved himself to death for his look in ‘Sarabjit’. Another actor Nawajudin Sidique experiment with his look for different movies. Recently released ‘Haseena Parker’ can be taken into consideration. The sizzling and sweet Shraddha Kapoor has adopted a violent look to look more like the real character. We can appreciate Ranveer Singh, how he always tries to portray his character as best as possible. We can also appreciate Aamir Khan in this respect. He literally chocked himself with his overweight for his look in ‘Dangal’.
When it comes to music, pals 90s won the battle. Those were the days when the movies used to be declared as musical hits. We can add to our list ‘Dil’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Jo jeeta wahi Sikandar’, ‘Darr’, ‘Main Khailadi Tu Anadi’ etc. We still hum those songs. Perhaps the craze of 90s music forced today’s music directors to recreate those songs. ‘Tu cheez badi he mast’ in the movie ‘Machine’, ‘oye oye’ from the movie ‘Azhar’, ‘Tamma tamma’ from ‘Badrinath ki
dulhaniya’, ‘chalti he kya’ from ‘Judwaa 2’ etc can be added to the list.
Like music, the fashion of 90s is also being recreated. Yes, 90s fashion has made a comeback. The high waist pants, leggings, crop tops, Anarkali dresses are the trends now.