Bollywood movies is all about songs and dancing in different locations, in fact the movies are one of the major factors behind the popularity of few such places. Here are few flicks that will take you on a spiritual journey to different parts of India:
1. Chalo Dilli
This critically acclaimed movie starring Lara Dutta, Vinay Pathak along with Akshay Kumar in a cameo is a must watch for all the travellers. The two go on a memorable road trip covering several states of Northern India. With a lot of misunderstandings and difficulties Mahika (Lara Dutta) finally manages to reach the destination where she gets to meet her husband. A strong companionship with true colours of Indian highways certainly becomes a lifetime experience for her.
Perhaps one of the biggest hits of 2007, Jab We Met is a story about a young Punjabi Girl (Kareena Kapoor) who dreams about running away from home to get married. She manages to board the train anyhow and there meets the love of her life (Shahid Kapoor). As the story continues, the adventure kicks in as the journey head towards the railway tracks of the scenic state of Himachal and roads heading towards Shimla and Manali-Leh highway. The movie has an aroma of Bhatinda and Mandawa Village in Rajasthan which makes this rollercoaster ride a must to add in your watch-list.
3. Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani
The youthful movie about few friends who plan to go on a life changing trip to Manali in Himachal where they spiritually get connected the nature. This trip further motivates Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) to pursue his career as a professional traveller who works for Fox. Some scenes from the movie were actually shot in Gulmarg, Kashmir along with Hidimba Devi Temple Manali in Himachal. Royal places like Udaipur and Chittorgarh in Rajasthan also gave a perfect backdrop for the wedding scenes.
The message giving super-hit movie 3 Idiots was shot in the capital city of Delhi and Bangalore. It also coves some beautiful locations like Chail and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The movie also portrays the ever beautiful Pangong Tso and other pristine locations of Leh and Ladakh in Kashmir.
The thrilling movie Kaal displays the natural beauty of Uttarakhand. The film is majorly shot in Nainital and Jim Corbett National Park nearby, where you get to witness the natural habitat of our National Animal, the Bengal Tiger. However, the park is renamed as Orbit National Park in the movie. These Tigers, the jungle and thrilling screenplay are of course the major highlights of this adventure packed movie that will show the wild side of India.
The most celebrated love story of last decade, Veer Zaara showcases the countryside beauty of Punjab and Delhi’s Purana Qila. Apart from golden fields and azure skies, the movie also has outstanding scenes from the Kashmir Valley too. Bhangra dance, romantic lyrics and screenplay displaying the beautiful Punjabi culture certainly add flavour to this award winning flick.
7. Chennai Express
The outstanding love story of a North Indian guy and a South Indian girl has a lot of misunderstandings and confusions. It’s more about a beautiful train journey that covers a lot of beautiful places like Satara and Dudhsagar Falls in Konkan region. The second half of the movie was filmed in Southern part of the country covering locations like Idukki and Munnar in Kerala and Pollachi and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The movie surely did a lot of marketing for the tourism in these parts of the country. Simply epic!
The silent love story of a thug and a simple girl which is based on the novel ‘The Last Leaf’ by the author O. Henry, this movie starring Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh was majorly shot in Kolkata and picturesque spots in Dalhousie, Himachal. Wooden houses covered in snow around a peaceful atmosphere give a different charm to this movie. However, there is quite a twist in the story which makes this movie so unique from others. A must watch indeed!
Aptly named, the Highway is a story about a young girl who gets abducted by few countryside men with whom she gets attached over a very long truck drive. The road trip covers the beautiful highways of Haryana, Punjab further entering the mountain ranges of Himachal and Kashmir. The movie remarkably reels the remote Sanga and Aru Valley Himachal and drives over Chandanwari near Pahalgam in Kashmir. The promising roles of Alia Bhat and Randeep Hooda under the supervision of Imtiaz Ali make this movie one of its class.
10. Jab Tak Hai Jaan
The multi-starrer movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan revolves around the life of an army officer, of course when there is an army man there are beautiful locations. The movie is majorly shot in London but also has amazing scenes from the Kashmir Valley. Leh-Ladakh, Pangong Lake, Pahalgam and Dal Lake in Sri Nagar were never pictured so beautifully the way cinematographer did for Jab Tak Hai Jaan. It’s a must watch when it comes to Shah Rukh Khan Movies, isn’t it?
The national capital also boasts of many interesting locations for the Indian film-makers. The historical monuments, old Delhi, Delhi University, markets and Delhi’s city life have always been a delight for a photographer. In case of talking of movies, you can count on some excellent as well as popular ones like, Band Baja Baraat, Rockstar, Jannat 2, Fanaa, 2 States, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, PK, Queen, Raanjhanaa, Rang De Basanti, Love Aaaj Kal, Delhi-6, Do Dooni Chaar, Ek Tha Tiger, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and much more.