Bollywood is a 100 years old this year! May I just say… Wow! For someone who grew up watching Bollywood films on tv, it holds a dear spot in my heart.
The term ‘Bollywood’ is actually not referring to the whole of Indian cinema. Rather, it is a Hindi-language film industry that is based in Mumbai (Bombay). Since it is the largest production there and one of the largest in the world, the term sticks around, as we all know it now. For example, you can get Gujarati cinema, Bengali cinema, Malayalam cinema, Punjabi cinema, Rajasthani, Telugu, Tamil, and many other.
I would like to take this time to just point out some of the best things out of Bollywood… The makeup, the styling, the fashion, and just the beauty! I find it inspiring and it is good to be aware of the different style of looks they often carry in comparison to the more Western looks. The intricacy, the details are just magnificent. I just love getting inspired from all around everywhere. Well, and who can leave out their catchy, oh-I’m-so-guilty of liking their randomness at bursting into songs and dance.
To inspire and be inspired…
Happy 100th Years, Bollywood!
Warm wishes to many more successful years to come
PS: Some of my favourite Bollywood movies that I would recommend you check out:
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – a must watch!
Black – amazing! Inspired by Helen Keller story
Barfi, Jodha Akbar, Ghajini, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Lagaan, 3 Idiots, Devdas