The world of cinema is important in every region so why should India be an exception. Just like America has Hollywood, India has its home grown medium of entertainment-Bollywood. Based in the financial capital of the country, Bollywood is all about Hindi movies. Inspired from the life and times of the common man, Hindi movies are fast emerging as a popular entertainer, in India as well as the entire Asian sub-continent. In fact, the popularity of Hindi movies has gleefully crossed borders ensuring that Indian cinema is making its presence felt.
The Creativity & Workforce
Every Hindi movie that sees the light of the day is much more than just a story. The marathon task starts with penning a story, putting together the screenplay, acting, costumes and a whole lot of other stuff that helps in putting the story on the big screen. This process also employs thousands of people and therefore acts as a strong backbone of the economy.
You may have heard about the Hindi movies and their really interesting plots. But now let us take you through some interesting trivia about Hindi movies, a journey that started way back in the year 1913:
-In these movies you will often see the same lady play mother to the hero in one plot and be his love interest in the other. Actress Waheeda Rehman did this for Amitabh Bachchan when she played his love interest in Adalat (1976) and mother in Trishul (1978).
-Who said these movies have only Indian actors. Amir Khan’s blockbuster Lagaan holds the record of casting the maximum number of British actors in a single movie.
-Sholay’s train robbery scene that gets audiences on the edge of their seat was shot somewhere near the Mumbai-Pune expressway and it took a massive six weeks to complete the job.
-The mega block buster Sholay had many of its scenes copied from a little known Hollywood movie Once upon a time in West released in 1968.
-The actor Sunil Dutt was previously an RJ with Radio Ceylon and even then he was a huge fan of actress Nargis whom he would go ahead and marry in the coming years.
-Actress Kareena Kapoor’s wardrobe for the critically acclaimed movie Heroine is considered to be one of the most expensive ones as the world’s top fashion designers were invited to work on it.
-Bollywood or the industry of Hindi movies is a huge money spinner with 6 award shows being hosted every year to honour the stalwarts.
Source by Urvi Tandon