What's the main attraction of Bollywood oldies?

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?

 

Category: Movies & Entertainment 4 years ago
Sandhya Rani
Asked 4 years ago

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The melodious songs of old movies are definitely a big attractions. We don't get bore listening to them. I enjoy them so much. Apart from them I also like the story of those eras. Nowadays the movies seems to be a direct copy &paste job from eiter Hollywood movies or South Indian movies. I also like the fact that we can enjoy the movies of those eras with our families.

jabeen
Answered 4 years ago
jabeen

Same here... music is the only think i remember old movies... but 50s would be too old... 60s or 70s onward i think would be a better choice. The music was melodies, the lyrics very touching and soothing. They also had a great impact for i still remember the lyrics of most songs i heard during my childhood. Sorry to say, but the old acting looks bit funny now, and direction i may not be the right person to comment

Divya
Answered 4 years ago
Divya

Nineteen fifties and sixties was the golden era of Indian films and music. There were great film makers, actors and extremely beautiful, naturally beautiful actresses who remain unmatched to this day. I would any day watch an old black and white film of the golden era rather than watch a new film which is technically superb with artistes who all look.ad if they have just cone out of a parlor with not a hair out of place..old is gold any day , any time 

 

usha manohar
Answered 4 years ago
usha manohar
Kalyani Nandurkar 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
epraneeth77 Compensated the dislike with a like! - epraneeth77 - 2 years ago

It's music and music only. To be very honest I don't like the dressing style and hairdos of the oldies, Too much of eye make-up during that era simply disappoints me but music rejuvenates. The lyrics, music, voice and its rendition simply connects one another. Well, these days too good songs are made with some thought provoking story line but one cannot deny that songs of the past just mesmerises.  

Shampa Sadhya
Answered 4 years ago
Shampa Sadhya

Yes in old movies music is an important thing. Even a B or C class movies hits because of its music. Parasmani is and example of it. It was his movie of their time. Mode of telling story of old film directors were much better than today's.

anil
Answered 4 years ago
anil

For me the golden era of Bollywood movies would be 70's, 80's and 90's. With surety I can say Music overpowered everything else. Though we can not deny the charm of superstars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bacchan along with charming ladies Jaya, Hema, Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit. Who will not swear by the acting skills of Smita Patel, Shabana Azmi and likes of Om Puri and Nana Patekar. But unanimously the Music- the tune, melody and not to forget the honey dipped meaningful lyrics of Gulzar, Kaifi Azmi and Javed Akhtar clearly sweep the show.

Arunima Singh
Answered 4 years ago
Arunima Singh
Sandhya Rani 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
Sandhya Rani 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
Arunima Singh surely, this era gave us some geniuses and lot to cherish down the memory lane - Arunima Singh - 4 years ago

Music is one and the other thing is the simplicity of the movie and realistic things in movies in olden days unlike today's exaggeration. Stories were good with relevant message to the society and were very engaging.

epraneeth77
Answered 2 years ago
epraneeth77

Of course Music plays a vital role in making a movie successful. Still I'm of the opinion it should be a combination of of all aspects like good screen play, spicy dialogues editing and Music. Most successful Movie Makers like Hrishilesh Mukherji, Raj Kapoor used the formula and they were  remembered by all Movie Lovers even now.

rambabu
Answered 4 years ago
rambabu
Sandhya Rani 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
Sandhya Rani basu's movies with Amol Palekar playing lead role are just classics - Sandhya Rani - 4 years ago
rambabu 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

I like the family oriented stories very much. That is something that we get very less to see.

Sheetal Kumar N
Answered 2 years ago
Sheetal Kumar N

Good music ,a story with human values which we can see with all our family membets , a natural touch with good message we're the key concepts for olden movies which make them evergreen.

Sreematrana
Answered 2 years ago
Sreematrana

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