They call it the „world‟s largest
dream‟factory, a reference to the
1,000-odd films literally churned
out by the Hindi film industry
every year. And though films are
shot both on location and on
indoor sets, it‟s a visit to
Bollywood studios in Mumbai
that brings home the true
essence of the typical Hindi film
and television serial.
The Father Of Indian Cinema –
Dadasaheb Phalke released his bath
breaking film of silent era – RAJA
The film was based on mythological
character in the year 1930 and was
India‟s first full length feature film.
The growth of technology and the excitement it
generated the world over eventually gave birth
of India‟s first “Talking and Singing Film” i.e.
ALAM ARA made by Ardshir Irani and
screnned in Bombay in 1931.
It was a Golden Age 1950s and 1960s that
produced some of India‟s most critically
acclaimed films and memorable actors of all
Among those in Bollywod‟s Hall of Fame –
Gurudutt, Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor, Balraj
Sahani, Nargis, Bimal Roy, Meena
Kumari, Madhubaala, and Dilip Kumaar
K.Asif‟s Mughal-E-Azam in 1960 give a kick
started try of romantic movies all over India.
It was the time to shift focus to aesthetic appeal
and stars like Shah Ruck
Khan, Rajnikant, Madhuri Dixit, Aamir
Khan, Chiranjivi, Juhi Chavla and Hritik
Roshan begin to explore ways to use new
techniques to enrich Indian cinema with their
Indian Cinema finally found a Global Mass
appeal at the turn of 21st Century and it turned
to international audiences.
FUTURE OF INDIAN CINEMA
Government has also included Indian
cinema in its 5 years plan and allocating
50.13 million dollar to it.
Reliance Industries are planning to invest
in this field by building their own studios.