Sunday, August 8, 2010

Trend Setting Movies of Bollywood

Here are Bollywood's most trend-setting movies:

1. The Sexy Designer Wear Trend: Rangeela(1995): Bollywood learned to dress properly after Rangeela. The new buzz word for sexy was ‘slim’ and dress code was ‘less is more’ Urmila Matondkar became the sex kitten of the nation and for the decade (90s), Urmila Matondkar became the sex symbol of Bollywood. At the same time, Manisha Malhotra who creates the costumes for Rangeela went on to redefine Bollywood’s dressing sense in movies to come like Dil To Paagal Hai, i Raja Hindustani, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dhadkan and Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai.
Before Rangeela, the dressing and costumes of most actresses, actors and their extras were loud, garish, gaudy and a complete mis-match.

2. Trend of love triangles: Andaz: There were love triangles before Andaz (1949) but only this movie was able to make an impact that was never seen before. The sensational star-cast of Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Dilip Kumar addressed the youth of 1940s and was a huge musical hit.
ottom line: Andaz ushered in the trend of romantic love triangles in Bollywood

3. Trend of Underworld movies : Satya (1998) started the trend of underworld films that are known to always hit it big with the junta. Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya, the only movie to get a five star rating by Times of India, was perfect and the trend setting underworld movie was followed by other films like Company, Vaastav, Shoot out at Lokhandwala, Gangster and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai , recently

4. Trend of Art Film Meeting Commercial Cinema: Again the award goes to Satya; this phenomenal film was dark, stark and was an art movie deep in its heart, but at the same time, it was not boring at all. The thrilling dialogues and twists made sure that it spelt commercial as well. Later, art cinema gave in to something called ‘parallel cinema” and we had thoughtful ‘different’ cinema with its commercials in place like Iqbal, Dor, A Wednesday, Dev D etc.

5. Trend of slapstick comedies: David Dhawan’s Aankhen(1993) started the trend of loud and slapstick comedy at its best. This was followed by films like Coolie Number 1, Hero number 1, Judwaa and other David Dhawan films. He along with Inder Kumar who made movies like Ishq, Raja and in this decade Dhamaal kept the craze going. . Priyadarshan then latched on to the same brand of humor and made the audience laugh with Hera Pheri, Hungama and more recently Khatta Meetha. Rohit Shetty also laughed his way to the bank with his Golmaal series slapstick comedies and All the Best

6. Trend of the negative character: Shah Rukh Khan was the first anti-hero who bravely took the risk of doing negative roles, first in the award winning Baazigar, then Darr (both in 1993) and followed it up with Anjaam in 1994. Now almost every actor worth his salt have done negative characters except for Salman Khan.

7. Trend of the common man: Raj Kapoor was the first common man of Hindi cinema. He would always potray the ethos of the common man, the despicable who was always ignored by the echelons of the society. No one can create the impact of the common man persona that Raj Kapoor created. But of late, there has been an increase in the roles of common man, where actors are settling for simple and thought-provoking roles rather than larger than life roles. Some of the examples in recent times being Naseeruddin Shah in A Wednesday, Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Akshay Kumar in Khatta Meetha

8. Trend of smooching in Bollywood films: Raja Hindustani was the movie which had a first full mouthed smooch in the form of perfectionist Aamir Khan and the beautiful Karisma Kapoor lip-locking way back in 1996. But then it to a movie like Murder in 2004 to make Bollywood douse itself in what is known as a full-on‘steamy kiss’ session. From Murder(2004) to Ishqiya (2010), we have ‘cum’ a long way. Yes, and we also saw kissing king Emraan Hashmi and kissing queens Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor scorching Bollywood in this decade

9. Trend of two piece bikinis in Bollywood: Sharmila Tagore is the trend-setter of the two piece bikini in Bollywood films. She wore the sexy outfit for the movie ‘An Evening in Paris’ in 1967. Bikinis of the two-piece variety were still taboo and save for actresses like Sarika and Zeenat Aman, only vamps wore them. In 2003, Celina Jaitley was the trend-setter of bikinis in Bollywood when she wore the two piece bikini for her debut movie Jaanasheen, directed and produced by Feroz Khan. After that bikinis have been worn by almost every Bollywood actress, except for people like Ayesha Takia, Vidya Balan and Katrina Kaif

10. Trend of sexy love-making in films-Jism: Love-making in Bollywood films were few and far in between but the trend of usher of kinky, classy love-making started with Jism in 2003. This was followed by Murder(2004), rated as the most successful adult movie in Bollywood, Zeher, Neha Dhupia starrers Julie, Sheesha etc.

11. Trend of clean family films: Hum Aapke Hain Koun(1994) one of the most successful films of Bollywood came like a breath of fresh air, when there was nothing but mindless action, blood gore and double meaning films with pelvic thrusts going on, in the early part of the 90s

12. Trend of love stories: Bobby directed by Raj Kapoor in 1973 was a trend-setting movie, a love story that paved in the way for many more youthful love stories Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Love Story, Qayamat se Qayamat Tak, Maine Pyaar Kiya etc.

13. Trend of Khans in films: Qaymat Se Qayamat Tak is a trend-setting love story music, the  Bollywood movie that paved in the start of Khan rule in the industry. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak released in 1988 and Aamir Khan had arrived. Salman Khan followed it up with a mega blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989 Shah Rukh Khan arrived in the scene with Deewana in 1992.

14. Trend of NRI films: Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge started the trend of films that were targeted towards the NRI crowd. This was followed up by many films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gam, Pardes etc.

15. Trend of classy, suave films: Dil Chahta Hai is one of the most trend settings films of Bollywood. It showed guys in Bollywood how to dress up, how to bond, how to woo women and yes, how to redefine friendship. The movie that stills stays minty fresh after a decade, Dil Chahta Hai of Farhan Akhtar is one of the landmark films of Bollywood.

16. Trend of actress doing an item number: Mamta Kulkarni was the first main-stream actress who did an item number called ‘Koi Jaye Toh Le Aye’ in a movie called Ghatak in 1996. Shilpa Shetty followed it later in Shool in the sexy ‘UP Bihar Lootley’ song

17. Trend of a beefed up muscular heroes in Bollywood: Sunil Shetty was the first muscleman of Bollywood, his debut movie Balwaan had him with rippling muscles way back in 1992

18. Trend of abusing in Hindi films: Satya We are not talking with words like ‘harami and suar ki aulad, we mean words like ‘chutiya’ that was used for the first time in Satya in 1997. Life has come a full circle with Vidya Balan saying ‘Chutiyam Sulphate’ in Ishqiya

So, let us know which is the most trend-setting film in Bollywood, Satya, Rangeela, Dil Chahta Hai, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge?


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The movie which had a first full mouthed smooch in the form of perfectionist Aamir Khan and the beautiful Karisma Kapoor lip-locking way back in 1996.

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