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PIANO TIMES.....! Hi, What could be the reason for the usage of Piano in Old movies . People in those movies also were very modernly dressed , using Pipes, Night gowns, Clubbing, Dancing ,Gambling , Drinking ,Horse riding etc. Was this culture absorbed into movies from British rule or rich people of those times were so Modern and Stylish ?

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Asked by Rachana, 12 Nov '11 10:35 am
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Piano contributes a vital ingredient in the neo-cultural reconstruct of emotion. Mainstream cinema departs from a tinsel belief that there are no victories to be gained because, the box-office must be appeased at all costs so far as commercial Indian cinema goes. Music in Indian cinema is unique in its' cultural implications because it spells out the Indian cult of cinema even when the songs or the background score are influenced, inspired and now, even plagiarized from Western, African and Arabic hits...that's piano-mania, mostly the hero or heroine playing it with unusually rich or low costumes, depending on the situation of the script. Songs and dances in popular Indian cinema are used as natural expressions of everyday emotions and situations. Music in Indian mainstream cinema defines a new synthesis of traditional and international genres of music. Each level involves such a synthesis that any one particular level cannot simply be reduced to another. A cinema song cannot be reduc ...more
Answered by Dil Se, 12 Nov '11 06:09 pm

 
  
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If we look into the history nt of last 6 -7 decades, then we would see a difference between the period of early seventies and post early seventies....till early seventies , Indian Society was seemed to be composed of 3 sections of people ....Upper Class, Middle Class and Lower class only.....each class , maintaining their respective characteristics n cud have been easily distinguishable too....Thanks , largely to the increasing development including significant development in communication ,which have taken place over the last four decades , which has already given birth to several sections in each of the earlier classes n all on a sudden , each of these classes are finding themselves in each other's race n nothing seems to be luxuries at all for any class of societies.....
Coming back to your question, I agree wid you that in old movies, it was witnessed that the rich n lavish life style of Britishers were imitated by the actors of most of the old movies to attract the masses of in ...more
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 13 Nov '11 10:45 am

 
  
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Immediately after reading your question I remembered Sivaji Ganesan's part in the movie " Pudhiya Paravai"

It's all due to British Rule.Zamindars & rich people followed their culture.
Answered by anantharaman, 12 Nov '11 03:52 pm

 
  
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Yup thanx for British raj, "mud mud ke na dekh" is an example, a lot of shammi kapoor's son'gs have him playing the piano too,
Source: logic
Answered by simon waaras, 12 Nov '11 10:58 am

 
  
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Starting with the pianist at the first public projection of movies by the Lumire Brothers on December 28, 1895 in Paris. From the beginning, music was recognized as essential, contributing to the atmosphere and giving the audience vital emotional cues. (Musicians sometimes played on film sets during shooting for similar reasons.) Small town and neighborhood movie theatres usually had a pianist. Beginning in the mid-1910s, large city theaters tended to have organists or ensembles of musicians. Massive theater organs were designed to fill a gap between a simple piano soloist and a larger orchestra. Theatre organs had a wide range of special effects; theatrical organs such as the famous "Mighty Wurlitzer" could simulate some orchestral sounds along with a number of percussion effects such as bass drums and cymbals and sound effects ranging from galloping horses to rolling thunder.
Answered by Stone, 12 Nov '11 10:49 am

 
  
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Well if u talking in Indian context then yes Indian people are intimating Britisher's culture to prove they to are superior and have modern age sense
and basically Piano is not a Indian musical instrument
night gowns ans using pipes to belongs to Britisher only
Answered by Gauri, 12 Nov '11 10:41 am

 
  
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Effect of British rule rich ppl of those times used to follow british culture and now rich ppl follow american culture
Answered by Gunda, 12 Nov '11 10:40 am

 
  
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Yes the rich were modern and stylish., at least they knew how to "live" it up.....now its all vulgarity., in every discipline
Answered by glass bangles, 12 Nov '11 10:39 am

 
  
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