Action Films of Commercial Cinema
The action thriller genre is one of the most prominent commercial film genres, providing edge of the seat excitement. Bollywood has produced some of the most entertaining action movies, like the famous Sholay, the popular Dhoom and Don series, Company. Action films of South India encompass the hysterically famed Rajinikanth magnum opuses like Sivaji: The Boss and Kabali.
Action thriller films in the 21st century have been interspersed with elements of science fiction and visual effects, like Koi… Mil Gaya, Krrish, Enthiran, Krrish 3 and Shivaay.
Patriotic Films of Commercial Cinema
Patriotic genre has dragged views to theatres since the golden era of films, be it related to Indian independence inspiring viewers with the bravery and struggle faced by the freedom fighters, or social issues prevalent within independent India. Such films include Sarfarosh, Border, Lagaan, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Lakshya, Swades: We, the People and Rang De Basanti.
Social Drama Films of Commercial Cinema
Social drama films, though one of the primary genres of parallel cinema, also bring in audiences and fare well commercially. Successful films that strongly propagated relevant social messages yet entertained at the same time include Mother India, Roja, Dil Se.., Chak De! India etc.
Romantic Films of Commercial Cinema
Romantic genre is indispensable in Indian Cinema. In a country where emotion is driven highly through cinema, films showcasing love stories are eagerly awaited and loved by the audience. The most beautiful and remembered love stories have been depicted in films like Mughal-e-Azam, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer-Zaara and Jodhaa Akbar.
Comedy Films of Commercial Cinema
Films that make the audience go splits are the ones providing possibly maximum degree of entertainment. It is a premier genre in Indian commercial cinema and encompass successful films like Golmaal, Padosan, No Entry, Hungama, Hulchul, Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Bol Bachchan.
Horror Films of Commercial Cinema
Horror is the unconventional genre of commercial cinema. Though Indian horror films are yet to create a universal appeal amongst the masses, films like Raat, Bhoot, Phoonk, Madhumati, Raaz and Haunted are well noted in this genre.
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