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.
(Last Updated on : 28-10-2016)
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