Impact of Bhojpuri Cinema and Music: Spreading Across Borders as a Global Cultural Sensation
Impact of Bhojpuri Cinema and Music can be vividly seen on the Indian film industry. Emerging from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Bhojpuri films and songs have gained widespread popularity beyond regional borders. Bhojpuri music, with its lively tunes, has become a cultural sensation, resonating with diverse audiences.
Bhojpuri Blooms Globally:
The growth of Bhojpuri cinema has been remarkable, fueled by improved production quality and talented actors like Ravi Kishan and Manoj Tiwari. Bhojpuri films have reached global audiences, connecting with the Indian diaspora. Challenges like piracy persist, but the industry’s determination and collaborations with mainstream cinema offer promising prospects.
Bhojpuri cinema is often criticized for being vulgar and objectifying women. However, in a society where sexuality is openly expressed through cultural practices like folk songs, such views may vary.
The history of Bhojpuri cinema dates back to the 1963 film ‘Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo’. However, until the year 2000, only a few movies were made in the Bhojpuri language, and some scholars doubted its longevity. But, the massive success of films like ‘Saiyyan Hamar, Sasura Bada Paisawala, and Panditji Batayi Na Biyah Kab Hoyi’ changed the trajectory of Bhojpuri cinema.
The prevalence of explicit or vulgar content in songs is attributed to sexual deprivation and anxiety resulting from migration. The displacement not only disrupts individuals’ sense of belonging but also contributes to sexual anxieties, particularly evident in Bhojpuri folk performances like ‘Bidesia.’
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