Sports, Movies and More

Indian Cinema – Timeline and Milestones Part 2

3 min read
Indian Cinema Timeline and Milestones

While, we already discussed the Indian Cinema Timeline and Milestones Part 1 in our previous articles, here we will be continue the discussion to the next level and will cover the rest years, which weren’t discussed in the first part of the article.

In case, you missed out reading the Indian Cinema Timeline and Milestones Part 1, Click the link in red:

Now moving on to the Part 2 of the Indian Cinema Timeline and Milestones, we will cover the history of Indian Cinema timeline and milestones events, from where we left off!


1960 – 1970


The 1960s of the Indian Cinema saw the introduction of the Hini cinema with the commercial cinema with films like Aradhana (1969), Sachaa Jhutha (1970), Haathi Mere Saathi (1971), Anand (1971), Kati Patang (1971) Amar Prem (1972), Dushman (1972) and Daag (1973)


Early 1970s

The term “Bollywood” was coined in 1970s for the first time.

The conventions of commercial Bollywood films were established Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973), was identified as the first masala film.

However, in the 1970s era of the Indian Cinema, the Hindi Cinema was experiencing thematic stagnation, which was being dominated by musical romance films.


After 1973s

After the 1973s, with the advent of the names like screenwriter duo Salim-Javed, consisting of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, revitalized the Hindi Cinema industry, who brought the new genre of the Indian Cinema with the gritty, violent, Bombay underworld crime films like Zanjeer (1973) and Deewaar (1975)



By the 1975s, crime-action films like Zanjeer and Sholay (1975) paved a strong solid base for Amitabh Bachchan’s position as a lead actor.


1980s Era

The late 1980s saw the Hindi Cinema stagnation, with the decline in box office turnout, which was majorly due to increasing violence. Also, this era saw the decline in musical melodic quality, even the rise in video piracy, and thus leading to the middle-class family audiences skipping visiting theaters.



However, the major turning point came in the 1988s-1990s, when the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), set a new template for Bollywood musical romance films, which laid the foundation of many such movies that defined Hindi cinema of 1990s.

With the release of several Commercial Hindi movies like Chaalbaaz (1989), Chandni (1989), Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Saajan (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Darr (1993),[103] Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya (1998) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which grew in the 1990s, the Indian Cinema saw a solid path ahead.

Bandit Queen (1994) as directed by Shekhar Kapur received international recognition and controversy.

Also, the Indian Movies like Satya (1998) and Vaastav (1999), started reflecting the social problems and also gave a new genre to the Hindi Cinema as Mumbai noir, urban films.



The whole decade of 2000 saw several experimentation in the Indian Cinema, where different directors and writers came up with different movies, with different concepts. Movies like Lagaan (2001), Koi Mil Gaya (2003), Swades (2004), and several more were the different genre of movies which were a part of the Indian Cinema, and thus offered the audiences with unlimited choices.


The actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Irrfan Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Hritik Roshan, Amir Khan and many such established their supremecy over the Hindi Cinema in the decade!



The Whole decade of 2010 saw the rise of a new generation of popular actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Sushant Singh Rajput, , Aditya Roy Kapur and Tiger Shroff, as well as actresses like Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shraddha Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and many more!


Remain in touch as we bring you with some interesting articles on Hindi Movies very soon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *