Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bollywood “Old is Gold” era And Beyond

Disclaimer: Do not expect much from this post. It has been just written which might be improved again in future. I am only writing about my experience.

I have been on cable television dose ever since childhood. Every television series and cartoon of that time gives a nostalgic feeling even now. Besides that, movies too were an integral part of my growing years. I do not watch many movies now like I used to before.

I remember watching many movies in my childhood, specially the movies of the “old is gold” era. I am a big fan of Raj Kapoor movies even now. Mughal e Azam still remains one of my personal favorite. Nothing can beat the movie.

Every decade of the Indian cinema left its own charm. This has been nicely shown in the song “Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte” from the movie “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. Although I didn’t like the movie so much, I enjoyed this particular song because of each era beautifully shown in it.

From Dev Anand to Amitabh Bacchan, be it Saira Banu or Hema Malini, I have enjoyed the old movies more than the movies I watch now. It is not to suggest that I dislike movies today. Bollywood has conquered many levels and is recognised everywhere for the movies that it makes. I make it a point to watch few movies a year. But the old movies still enchant me. They have a charm of their own.

Even though I have been raised on pure bollywood and cable television dose, I do keep a limit on watching just so that I do not get addicted.

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