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The birth of Indian cinema dates from the start of the 19th century when it was, of course, silent and in black and white. 
Bollywood's first significant period was in the 1930s, with its "melodramas", which focused on life's difficulties. Indian films then became a means of affirming nationalism, as evidenced by the classic Mother India, which was also one of Bollywood's first colour films. 
The 1960s saw the emergence of films that were far more focused on action and on the era's stars and icons, such as Rajesh Khanna. 
Indian cinema became much darker in the 70s.
It wasn't until the 90s that romantic and family comedies, featuring stars such as Aamir Khan, made a comeback.

Bollywood acquires international recognition

The 2000s saw the worldwide export of Bollywood films as these approached the standards of western cinema. The big names in Bollywood, such as Aishwarya Rai, were welcomed with huge acclaim in Hollywood.


Masala is a timeless style of Bollywood cinema, mixing different forms of film such as action and melodrama. The stories tell of impossible and chaste love in the face of arranged marriages. Today's Masala films are modernising and involve newer current issues.
In conclusion, here are the favorite films of

• Mother India (1957)
• Une famille indienne (2001)
• Lagaan (2002)
• Devdas (2002)
• Veer Zaara (2004)
• Om Shanti Om (2007)
• Jab tak hai jaan (2012)

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