BY CHETAN SHARMA
New Delhi– ‘Jeena Yahaan Marna Yahaan, Iske Siva Jana Kaha’: Each Indian should have heard of this track and this blockbuster film ‘Mera Naam Joker’. However little do you know that the well-known film flopped when it was launched in 1970.
It was purported to be Raj Kapoor’s magnum opus, however sadly it didn’t ring a bell with the viewers. The movie additionally put the household at stake, financially.
However the music of the film performed an essential position in attracting the viewers again then and the movie featured fairly just a few hummable songs which gelled with the narrative. That was the time when Bollywood knew the significance of music.
There are different motion pictures too which bought well-known due to their songs: Pakizaah, Sholay, Agneepath, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Khalnayak to call just a few.
Until date, earlier than Covid hit the world or say, particularly Bollywood, songs have been enjoying a significant position in compensating for the poor storyline. Punjabi tadka was additionally there for dance and jolly refreshment of the viewers.
Talking to some veteran movie critics, IANS learnt that there was a time when Bollywood used to earn a great quantity via the music business, however now even the songs are unable to assist the administrators and producers. Why? In accordance with the veteran, “film makers’ focus shifted”.
Just lately, motion pictures like ’83, Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Dhaakad, Shamshera flopped miserably. Not solely did folks dislike the story or performing however the music of the film too didn’t impress.
Songs was once the USP of any film. It was so spectacular that Hollywood, too, later copied a number of the Bollywood numbers and used them of their motion pictures: ‘Chori Chori Hum Gori Se Pyaar Karenge’ in The Guru, additionally Bappi Da’s well-known ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ in You Don’t Mess With Zohan! and plenty of extra.
That was the distinctive legacy of Bollywood. In that period, songs and storyline used to maneuver parallely in a film and carry ahead the tempo of the narrative. Even when we see the historical past of blockbuster Bollywood motion pictures, they’ve had ever-lasting music albums.
Nonetheless, the pattern is altering and so is the view level, however maintaining songs secondary is in some way making issues unbalanced. There are a number of causes behind the downfall of the general high quality in Bollywood motion pictures.
In contrast to earlier, songs should not written primarily based on the demand of the conditions nor music administrators have observe of the storyline and therefore, they don’t compose music accordingly. These days, most music administrators have their ‘track financial institution’ stuffed with pre-recorded songs. So, as a substitute of fulfilling the demand of the film and creating new songs, principally they ask producers/administrators to select from their financial institution, which finally doesn’t match with the film.
Additionally, now there are a number of music administrators in a film with one track or two which actually doesn’t assist the imaginative and prescient of the director. And the director of the film, who is usually known as the captain of the ship, additionally must have a great music sense. Everybody remembers Yash Chopra and Sanjay Leela Bhansali not just for their course however for his or her nice style and understanding of music.
If one talks concerning the southern film business, they’ve stored their focus intact and that’s motion pictures like RRR, KFG, Pushpa as nicely their songs bought appreciation from all corners of the world.
So, Bollywood actually has to assume once more and make music their precedence to maintain the momentum going or else the way forward for the movie business seems bleak! (IANS)