Category : Trends
“Dekho 2000 Jamana Aa Gaya” song from the movie “Mela” rang the bell on the door of 2000. I saw tremendous changes through the 90s to 2000s. Even though I was a huge fanatic of the movies and music in 90’s, I feel that the movies in 2000 had a more developed and diverse kind of storyline, directional style, music. Everything was like in the hand of trailblazers. Movies like “Kaho Naa Pyar Hai”, “Lagaan”, and “Gadar” plant the seeds of the bear fruit. A realistic storyline was the mainstream of the films in 2000.
This era had really turned out to be a cult changing. There were films like “Rehena Hai Tere Dil Main”, “Dil Chahata Hai” changed the trend of Bollywood. All the flavours of human emotions were properly showcased in the movies like “Black”, “Monsoon Wedding”, “Kal Ho Na Ho” etc. All the movies in this era had their own unique identity. The image of the hero from this era has changed from sweet and soft spoken person to a masculine rigid personality; they started to exercise more at a gym to build their hot steamy body, to acquire abs. Comedy genre also touched a zenith milestone when Priyadarshan directed comedy-drama “Hera Pheri” released in 2000. Also, there were some inspirational movies like “Udaan”, “Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year”, “3 Idiots” brought different colours in the life of Indian cinema. “Rang De Basanti”, “Swades”, “Chak De India”, “Slumdog Millionaire” were the films that make us all Indian proud. When it comes to realistic core acting there are only a few names that echoed in my ears, few of them “Nawazuddin Siddiqui” and “Irrfan Khan”. Despite carrying very ordinary looks, Nawaz was able to gain success in Bollywood only on the guts of acting, his movies like “Gangs of Wasseypur”, “Raman Raghav 2.0”, “Black Friday” succeeded at the box office. Irrfan Khan was also made films like “Lunchbox”, “Madari” which proved him one of the finest and natural actors in the industry.
The music in this era had a little different taste than the 90’s. Indi Pop songs trend which was introduced in late 90’s came forward openly in early 2000. Singers like Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinnoy, Shaan, Falguni Pathak, Euphoria, Aaryans, and Bombay Vikings created most fresh fruit like pop songs and albums in early 2000. The way those songs were shot was also in “fantasy comes true” fashion. In most of the songs the story used to revolve around the Hero and Heroine, and how they express their love in most sweet and romantic way. Songs also had the same flavour of sweetness and love. But gradually this sweetness and softness of compositions converted into bitterness in the movies past 2009-2010. Adopted from western country’s Hip hop and Rap style, was introduced by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Badshah in India past 2010. The quality level of lyrics also decreased in those songs. But today’s generation like this music most. They have nothing to do with the music, all they like high beat music with fast rapping style. But I really thank some saviors singers of this generation like Arijit Singh, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Arman Malik, they still believe in melodious and Sufi composition, which is decent to listen and lyrics of the songs also not the worst thing in the industry.
This era may not have an ever greenness as 90’s or before, but this era had given us different shades of stories, acting skill, and music.