Bollywood spends a lot of money to shoot movies in Switzerland, London and the likes. But none of these places can beat the raw beauty that India is. Many Bollywood directors have invested in shooting the movies at various Indian locations, and the result has been fabulous. Here is a list of Bollywood movies that show true beauty of India.
If there is one travel movie which has captured India in all its glory, it is none other than Highway. Shot in various explored and unexplored locations of India, Highway takes you to a tour at a very low cost. The movie covers Aru Valley, Spiti Valley, Ajmer, Nurmahal, Faridkot and Delhi. The movie will make your respect the natural flora and fauna of your country even more.
2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Bajrangi Bhaijaan brought alive the beauty of India on the silver screen. From the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk in Delhi to the vast landscapes of Kashmir, this movie covered it all. It makes us fall in love with what India has got to offer.
Ranjhanaa has shown the nooks and corners of Varanasi. It’s like you are roaming around the ghats. Raanjhanaa has shown Benaras ghats, Munshi ghat, Ramnagar Fort Place and Pataudi Palace in all its natural beauty without any editing and retouch. The colourful places will mesmerize you.
Rockstar is one of the most captivating movies because of Ranbir Kapoor’s acting as well as the natural way in which India is shown. Even though the second-half of the movie has Prague as the backdrop, but let’s accept one fact: we thoroughly enjoyed the first-half of the movie that was shot in India. While Delhi’s North Campus was heavily covered, we just couldn’t stop gazing at the valleys of Kashmir as Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri rode a bike through the snow-packed landscape.
5. Jab We Met
Imtiaz Ali has got a knack for choosing the right locations. Jab We Met is one of the most fun-filled road trip movies of Bollywood. How can we forget the scene of Ratlam’s streets where Kareena Kapoor mimicked Amitabh Bachchan? Scenes of Shimla and Manali remind us why Himachal Pradesh is one of the most wonderful places in the whole wide world.
Chamba is a gorgeous place, but Taal just turns the place magical. As the fog covers the top of the mountains and Aishwarya Rai dances on the beats of the title song under heavy rain, all of us just want to pack our bags and leave for Chamba.
If there is one movie which has explored Kashmir to the fullest, it’s Haider. Vishal Bhardwaj travelled across Kashmir to capture the essence of a local living there. We doubt the movie would have been as good if it was set in another part of the world. Kashmir plays a very important role in moving the story forward. Kashmir valleys made us fall in love with its beauty but the very same valleys have also witnessed bloodshed.