The golden age

by 21cstories

The golden age of music in Bollywood, the 1950s and 60s, and to some extent the 70s, is over. Most agree, and the obituary has been read aloud a few years back. Even theater, its ignored cousin, announced it with ‘Bollywood ko salaam, 1950s ke naam’.

I have a theory (and it could be wrong because the stories are so regressive): that this period’s music and filmography was due to the work and the vision of a secular, peaceful India inspired by Nehru. But it looks like some people didn’t like it.

And what if Bollywood is a big conspiracy?!