India is a beautiful place with many beautiful places and sceneries. Many of the Hollywood movie scenes have been shot here.
Here are 10 such movie scenes shot in India:
1. Zero Dark Thirty
The movie is about hunting down one of the badass Terrorist Osama Bin Laden in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan. Unfortunately the movie crew did not get the permission to shoot in Pakistan(For Obvious reasons). So, the director Kathryn Bigelow took her crew to the beautiful place of Chandigarh and recreated the scenes where the NAVY SEALs encounter the Criminal Mastermind. The locations they shot were the Punjab Engineering College premises in Sector 12 and the DAV College canteen in Sector 10.
2. The Dark Knight Rises
One of the finest director of Hollywood Christopher Nolan’s movie was shot in India. Yes! its true, Nolan’s movie The Dark Knight Rises was shot in India. Nolan was mesmerized by the beauty of Rajasthan and its locations. Therefore he decided to shoot his movie in Rajasthan. They shot the jail escape scene of Batman at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.
3. Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love is a movie based on the novel by Elizabeth Gilbert by the same name. In the movie the protagonist goes to Italy, India and Indonesia to Eat, Pray and Love as the name suggests. The protagonist Julia Roberts is shown searching for spirituality in India. The movie scenes were shot at the Ashram Hari Mandir in Pataudi, Harayana.
4. Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
MI4 was shot in India. Yes, Tom Cruise was in India. His movie’s explosive climax was shot in the by-lanes of Bora Bazaar, Mumbai. A couple of scenes were shot in the Sun TV Office, Bengaluru. Anil Kapoor was also seen in the movie as a Business Tycoon.
5. The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Supremacy which is the 2nd of Bourne series and sequel of The Bourne Identity was shot in a number of locations across the world, one such scene was shot in the beautiful state of Goa. The lead of the movie Jason Bourne played by Matt Damon who goes with his girlfriend to Goa after the events of the first movie. One of the other scene shot was the high-speed chase in the lanes of Goan Towns.
James Bond’s 1983 movie Octopussy had couple of scenes which were shot in India. Roger Moore, played by James Bond. was shown infiltrating a palace. This was shot in Udaipur. One more Indian Connection to this movie is Kabir Bedi, where he has acted a small role in the movie.
7. Slumdog Millionaire
Who can forget this movie, the Oscar winning movie for India. This movie has many Indian connections, one of them being that this was shot in the slums of Mumbai to Railway Stations. Other connection was that it had Indian crew and cast. The director Danny Boyle received many criticisms about the poor depiction of India and Indians, but that didn’t stop him from directing this Oscar Winning movie.
8. A Mighty Heart
This movie was adopted from a famous book A Mighty Heart written by Mariane Pearl, widow of the famous Wall Street Journal Journalist Daniel Pearl. The latter was killed by Al Qaida for trying to investigate one of their secret missions. Angelina Jolie is seen playing the character of Mariane. Although the important location for this movie was to be shot in Karachi, Pakistan, but due to some permission issues, the movie was shot in the areas Pune and Mumbai, therefore building a connection between the movie and India.
9. The Darjeeling Limited
This movie starring Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman is about 3 brothers who meet together in India. They are in India to fulfill their Spiritual Needs. This movie was shot in parts of Udaipur and its Airport and also Jodhpur.
10. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
This movie is about British Retirees who come to India for vacation and end up staying in this hotel called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This movie was released in 2011 which starred Judie Dench, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel. Most of the shooting took place in Jaipur and Udaipur.
Though Indian location is a commonly used location for Indian Movies, we can see the true picture of Indian Location in the Foreign Movies.
If you know any other movie other than these, do let us know in the comments section below.
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