This article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably. The readable prose size is 80 kilobytes. Please consider splitting content into sub-articles, condensing it, or adding subheadings. (1973), directed by Hussain and written by Salim-Javed, has been identified as the first masala film and the first quintessentially Bollywood film. . The film's trailer on YouTube got over 500,000 hits in one day and one million hits in two days. Meanwhile, the theatrical trailer was launched on 30 August at a single screen cinema in Bandra. The space was especially decorated to recreate the retro era. Since the film is set in the 1980s, a time when multiplexes did not exist, the producers thought it would be fitting to show the première on a single screen. . Guru Dutt, overlooked during his lifetime, received belated international recognition during the 1980s. . The casting received praise from trade pundits, with Taran Adarsh commenting, "Known for engaging in interesting and unconventional casting in all its previous releases, Balaji has again tackled the unheard of, by casting Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan– two of the most successful stars of today– opposite each other in The Dirty Picture. The perfect combination of mass and class promises to make this controversial film yet another winner from the Balaji stable." . with anti-establishment themes and those involving urban poverty, corruption and crime. . Their "angry young man", personified by Amitabh Bachchan, . (1927). Bollywood films outside of the commercial masala formula have traditionally been referred to as parallel cinema, which tend to avoid the use of musical numbers. In more recent times, the distinction between commercial masala cinema and parallel cinema has been gradually blurring, as an increasing number of successful commercial films forego the use of musical numbers, such as the highest-grossing Indian film. Some of the best-known epic films of Hindi cinema were also produced at this time, such as K. Asif 's. Luthria added, "We couldn't have found anyone better than Vidya for this role. It's a casting that very few would think is viable because it is going to be nothing like Vidya has done before. But I am confident she will push the envelope as far as she can". . Director Luthria wanted to depict a sense of discomfort between the two lead characters, Balan and Hashmi, a "meeting of two completely different worlds". . Written and produced by Dilip Kumar, Gunga Jumna was a dacoit crime drama about two brothers on opposite sides of the law (a theme which became common in Indian films during the 1970s). . So he didn't allow them to interact and get comfortable with each other during film workshops ahead of the shoot. Since he considered them "the unlikeliest pair to come together", he brought them together right into the shoot filming an important scene, where they had to insult each other. Though he was initially anxious, it all turned out well and he was surprised by the resulting chemistry. . Abraham finds himself falling in love with Silk, even though he denies it first, as he struggles with this moral dilemma. During a phone conversation with Silk, Abraham becomes alarmed when she asks him to bid farewell to everyone for her. He rushes to her house, and finds her lying in bed dead from a sleeping pill overdose, along with a suicide note written by her. included several of Dutt's films in a 2002 list of greatest films, . as one of the greatest films of all time. . when Indian cinema overtook Hollywood in film production. A number of journalists have been credited by newspapers with coining the word. . The Dirty Picture was released worldwide on 2 December 2011 (the anniversary of Smitha's birth), . drama film inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles. The filmmakers have clarified that the story is not officially or literally based on Smitha alone, but on many of her southern contemporaries such as Disco Shanti. It also resembles the personal lives of other women in popular culture, including Hollywood actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. . Key to this was the masala film, which combines a number of genres ( action, comedy, romance, drama, melodrama, and musical ). The masala film was pioneered early in the decade by filmmaker Nasir Hussain, . (1953). Their critical acclaim and the latter's commercial success paved the way for Indian neorealism. This article may contain an excessive number of citations. Please consider removing references to unnecessary or disreputable sources, merging citations where possible, or, if necessary, flagging the content for deletion. While commercial Hindi cinema was thriving, the 1950s also saw the emergence of a parallel cinema movement. .