The word Bollywood comes from Bombay and Hollywood – it was a term that came about in the 1970’s when the Hindi Film Cinema overtook America as the world’s biggest film producer. Based in Mumbai India the Bollywood industry is just a part of a larger Indian film industry.
Two of these favourite Bollywood movies are,
This film was made in 2000 and is actually a bi-lingual film made simultaneously in Hindi and Marathi – the film was written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. The film won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi in 2000. The film itself revolves around a happily married wife who suddenly inherits a large fortune and her puzzled husband is curious as to where the money came from. Astitva is a movie you can watch online for free through ViewLorium the issues in the film include extramarital affairs, chauvinist protagonism, and spousal abuse. It’s about a woman who is desperately trying to find an identity that is separate from her marriage.
The movie stars Tabu, Scahin Khedekar, Mohnish Bahl, Ravindra Mankani, Smita Jaykar, Sunil Barve and Namrata Shirodkar it runs for 109 minutes.
The other Bollywood movie you can watch online for free is KASME VAADE – this movie was made in 1978 and is a Hindi film directed and produced by Ramesh Behl and it was declared a *semi hit* by Box Office India. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Neetu Singh and Amjad Khan. The story revolves around Suman and Amit who are in love and plan to marry. Amit lives with his brother Raju who is unemployed and quite spoilt by his brother, when Raju gets into trouble and Ramit tries to help he is killed. Suman is heartbroken and as a result wears the clothes of a widow vowing to never marry.
A look-alike of Amit named Shankar arrives, Amit who is guilt ridden over Amits death thinks he has his brother back and tries to make amends not knowing that Shankar is a wanted criminal who is looking for a way to escape capture.
The film’s storyline was so popular it has been remade 3 times in different languages – in 1980 titled *Chesina Basalu* in 1988 titled *Dharmathin Thalaivan* and again in 1986 as*Nawatha Hamuwemu*. It just goes to show what a popular storyline Kasme Vaade was.
You will find free streaming of movies through ViewLorium that come from Bollywood often contain song and dance numbers, comedy, tragedy, and love triangles and like most American movies have romance, angry parents, sacrifices, good Vs evil and reversals of fortune. *Bollywood* has been making movies since 1913 and it looks like there will be no stopping them!