If you are a fan of Bollywood old movies and music, this question is for you.
Why do you love old movies? I mean the golden era of 1950s to 1970s. For its story, direction, acting skills or music - the major fractions which together forms a movie. In what ways are they superior to movies of today?
In my opinion - Music, music and only music. I think majority of the movies are remembered for its music, which melody lovers can hear any number of times. It's followed by great legends for their flawless acting skills. All other factors line up next only. What's your opinion?
About fashion, technology and choreography, films of today are far advanced comparing the era of 50's or 60s. Also, many experimental themes are well received by audience, and they are more realistic than melodrama type movies of yesterdays. But they can never match classic themes chosen by Raj Kapoor, Shantaram, Bimal Roy and Guru Dutt for oldies. If we compare masala movies of yesterdays, films of today can well match with them. Do you agree?
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|Just to let you know I clicked the dislike button of your reply to test the issue of deducting points. I really like your answer but clicked dislike as a test and there is no way to undo it now. So just wanted to let you know that! - Kalyani Nandurkar - 4 years ago|
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|I agree meaningful lyrics of Gulzar and javed Akhtar in the 1980s were so powerful, so is R. D.'s music, though he couldn't get appreciation from music lovers who tuned to fast beats of Bappi Lahiri. Laxmikanth Pyarelal too composed some worst songs of the era in 1980s. But 1980s is still remembered for ghazals or similar melodious songs sung by Jagjit Singh, Bhupendra, Asha, Lata etc - Sandhya Rani - 4 years ago|
|Rafi n Mukesh passed away in the late 1970s, career of great music directors declined, some of them passed away... which gave rise to some of the horrible compositions of 1980s. I fear we are now returning to that era again, where music lovers are listening to fast tracks most - Sandhya Rani - 4 years ago|
|surely, this era gave us some geniuses and lot to cherish down the memory lane - Arunima Singh - 4 years ago|
|i would like to add one more name... basu chatterji... he and hrishikesh made a few movies on social subjects like middle class family and common man... I always wonder how they made those movies. The void left by them is still left unfilled... sure..... I always hope to find a duplicate. - Sandhya Rani - 4 years ago|
|basu's movies with Amol Palekar playing lead role are just classics - Sandhya Rani - 4 years ago|
|Thanks for adding another famous Movie maker. These Movie makers while making movies remember that they are responsible to the Society This is highly essential. - rambabu - 4 years ago|