It is no hidden fact that Bollywood has never been able to come out of certain boundaries that it has readily created for itself. With Bollywood movies being of a strict shape, certain storylines haven’t changed since ages as well. Now, the fans of Bollywood are well aware of certain facts and figures that will be present in every movie. Some of the basic formulas that Bollywood directors would always introduce in movies are listed below:
Karans And Arjuns Always Get Reincarnated
Image Credit: Movie – Raabta
If Bollywood ever thinks of remaking Harry Potter, chances are Harry would be called the reincarnation of Voldemort in the first three movies. There’s no other industry like Bollywood which makes every movie based on supernatural elements such as reincarnation. From ‘Mehbooba’, ‘Karz’, ‘Karan Arjun’ to ‘Raabta’, reincartion needn’t be logical, but must be one of the main topics of major Bollywood movies. Even so, we didn’t expect SRK’s character to reincarnate into a robot in ‘Ra.One’, but it did!
Love Story But Wait…
Image Credit: Movie – Dilwale
Okay, so we know what Dilwaale Dulhaaniya Le Jayenge’s concept deals with? The very famous Amresh Puri, the dad, doesn’t want his daughter Simran to get married in London, or what they called ‘pardes’, but they have lived all their life in London itself! This love story between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol happens to be full of distortions and ‘lost love’ moments! Yes, Bollywood loves Shakespeare a bit too much, and puts his idea of a family-strife in a love story in almost every Bollywood movie.
Also, ‘Dilwale’, the movie which could do as expected despite the #SRKajol again was also set up in the same ‘I can sacrifice for my family’ mindset!
‘Badla’ – In Search Of Revenge
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Bollywood is so impressed with the theme of revenge that an upcoming movie has even been named after it, ‘Badla’. We say, very creative. The revenge drama in Bollywood dates back to the times when watching television was a miraculous event. Yes, revenge and Bollywood movies go hand in hand. And of course we can dedicate the entire Hate Story series to this genre!
A Love Triangle That Has More Than Three Sides
Image Credit: Movie – Cocktail
Tell me, which movie doesn’t have this theme? Do you remember PeeCee’s ‘Dostana’? Or Deepika’s ‘Cocktail’? Okay, what about ‘Barfi’? The best movies of Bollywood deal with love and three people falling for each other. Aren’t we bored?
The latest trend that is fast catching up is the trend of biopics and period drama. We only hope these become formulas in the years to come. Well, we haven’t gotten the ‘Kumbh mele mein bichhra huwa’ theme for a long time now, have we?