Hindi Diwas: Hindi is a hit in Bollywood, superhit too! Then why are films moving away from fiction?

Hindi Literature and Indian Cinema The accompaniment is of the bodice. The literature behind many of Bollywood’s best films has been a guarantee of success at the box office many times. Whether artistic films made on the fine works of Hindi literature or pure commercial films, or even serious cinema, they have got a lot of love from the audience. However, box office But the films that failed to recover the full money have also received critical acclaim. Remind you a few names – ‘Nadi Ke Paar’, ‘Veer Zara’, ‘Gadar-Ek Prem Katha,’ 1947 Earth’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Teesri Kasam’, ‘Aandhi’, ‘Paheli’, ‘Hina’ …! On the pretext of Hindi Diwas, this list of Bollywood and literature’s Humjoli is very long.

Some of the names of the movies you read above box office block buster So, there are some who, despite being an all-time favorite, failed to recover the full amount. But one thing is common in all that these films were never classified as ‘bad’. These will be called ‘jewels’ in the store of Hindi cinema. to say that Hindi fiction or not-so-famous fiction has not only given Bollywood unmatched films, but has also lived up to the standards of commercial cinema., Take, for example, the novel ‘Pinjar’ by Amrita Pritam, a well-known author of Punjabi and Hindi literature. Bollywood made two films based on this novel. First Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel’s ‘Gadar-Ek Prem Katha’. The other is Manoj Bajpayee and Urmila Matondkar’s ‘Pinjar’. Being a purely commercial film proved to be a block buster at the box office. The second film was praised for its seriousness. Today, when Bollywood seems to be moving towards a re-make system for stories, it is a sign that it is moving away from the Hindi fiction world.

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The process of bringing the fictional world of literature to the celluloid screen is an old one. Be it Bimal Roy’s ‘Devdas’ or RK Narayan’s ‘Guide’, everyone knows the success of these Hindi films based on Bengali and English language novels. Bollywood has also made Bhojpuri’s most successful film based on a Hindi novel. Who will not remember Govind Moonis’s film ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’ based on Keshav Prasad Mishra’s novel ‘Kohbar Ki Betta’. The Hindi version of the same film ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ is also included in the list of most successful Bollywood films. BR Chopra made a film with the same title on the novel ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ by the famous Hindi litterateur Kamleshwar. Its song ‘Thande cold water should bathe…’ is still the best bathroom-song. It is worth mentioning here that Baldev Raj Chopra has been known for making films on subjects that send a positive message to the society.

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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 13, 2022, 16:03 IST

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