Classical Music is what gave Bollywood music its sustainability, popularity and greatness. It reached its zenith in the fifties, and continued till the early eighties even as composers experimented with various styles, fusions and orchestration and thereby innovated and developed new genres on its rich base. Interestingly, the song that can be credited as having this Era of Classical Music was sung by one, who never formally received a training in classical music ….
Origin of Songs & Music in Bollywood
Sound came to Bollywood in 1931 with Alam Ara. What followed soon after was a flood of songs and music. While Alam Ara had only seven songs, Shirheen Farhad, which was released a little later, had 42 of them. The cake, however, needs to go to Indra Sabha, which has 69 songs. The age of the musical arrived in Bollywood along with sound, and has stayed put ever since.