Welcome to Bollywood, where the hero breaks into a love song that echoes through valleys and the heroine poses demurely, at the edge of a cliff, her dupatta swaying lazily in the breeze. Don’t you feel that Bollywood’s films are 2 hour long tour guide shows for the best locations in the country? We think so. Have a look at the five locations that have been spotted in Bollywood films, over the years.
With snow covered mountains lazy lakes, and blossoming rose buds, Kashmir is the most sought after shooting location. Romance touches its highest peak as the lead pair slow-mo’s into melting sunset! Think Kashmir Ki Kali, Mission Kashmir, Rockstar, Haider.
Horses, rifles, an eerie background score and the dacoits of Chambal ride into the villages to create havoc. The ever rocky roads of Chambal have opened doors to filmmakers and made famous the land of oiled mustaches and bullet belts! Films showing the matriarchal side of dacoits like Bandit Queen and Revolver Rani are proof that Chambal has captured the attention of the camera!
With parties, nightlife, drugs and alcohol, Goa has cast quite the spell on Bollywood. Laidback beaches or chase sequences on a motorboat, you have it all here!
Bombay To Goa, Dil Chahta Hai, Go Goa Gone, Dum Maaro Dum and Ladies v/s Ricky Behl were all shot extensively in Goa
The dark underbelly of Mumbai has always fascinated filmmakers. Thus were born raunchy item numbers, gang stories and our understanding of police encounters. Films like Satya, Black Friday, Once Upon a Time In Mumbai and Shootout at Wadala have all depicted characters from the diaries of the Mumbai underworld.
Known for student politics, Chandni Chowk, and all things loud, Delhi isn’t far behind when it comes to Bollywood. A whole set of films have been shot in the capital for want of historical monuments like the Red Fort and India Gate. Films like Rang De Basanti, Bhagat Singh, Band Baaja Baaraat, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Ranjhanaa and Delhi 6 told stories which were set in the Delhi!
By Geeta Masurekar