India is best known for being multicultural. It is a land of remarkable diversity from ancient traditions and artistic heritage. Over the period of time many Film-makers have shot some of the scenes and even whole films in India. The richness of the nation is fully utilized on-screen. It ignites curiosity in people.
Here are some of the top Hollywood films that were filmed in India:
#1.A Passage To India
The shooting took place in the hills of Savandurga and Ramadevarabetta which is 10 km away from Banglore. The production company carved the small cave entrances. Some part of the movie was filmed in Udhagamandalam (Tamil Nadu), Ramanagaram (Karnataka) and Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir). Some inside scenes were shot at Shepperton Studio in Surrey.
#2.The Darjeeling Limited
The Himalaya scenes were picturised in Udaipur and the starting scenes were also shot in the streets of Jodhpur. Most of the parts were filmed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The Airport which is shown in the end is the old Udaipur Airport building.
The movie is shot in several location in India like Agra Delhi and Mumbai, as it is a India based film. The shooting took place in Mumbai’s mega-slum and some shady parts of Juhu.
#4. Zero Dark Thirty
The film is based in Pakistan but the they didn’t got permission to soot there so, they had to come to India. The film is directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Some of the scenes were shot at the PEC University in Chandigarh. They wanted to shoot in Lahore and Abbottabad in Pakistan but it wasn’t possible so, they designed some places in Chandigarh to look like Lahore.
#5. The Bourne Supremacy
The second series of the film were shot in many locations and one of them was Goa beach. The premier shot was shot on Goa’s beach where Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) I finding himself. The chase is also seen through the town.
#6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The majority of the filming took place in the cities of Jaipur and Udaipur. In Jaipur, filming took place around the City Palace, the Marigold market, and populated buses. Other scenes were shot in Kishangarh, and on the outskirts of Jaipur, footage was taken at Kanota Fort, which stood in for the Viceroy Club.
#7. The Dark Knight Rises
In December 2010 Nolan, director of the film started searching for the location in Romania, India and Michigan. The principal photography started on May 2011 at Mehrangarh Fort, in Jodhpur. The prison escape scene was shot in Jodhpur because of the “forbidding landscape added to the desolation”.
#8. Eat, Pray, Love
The protagonist played by Julia Roberts, searches for the meaning of life in the film.. She goes on the tour where she enjoys the food in Italy, learns the power of the prayers offered in India and finally finds the peace and balance in Indonesia. So many parts were taken at the Ashram Hari Mandir in Pataudi, Haryana.
#9. Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol
Ethan Hunt the protagonist of the film played by Tom Cruise, comes to Mumbai in India because he wants the custody of an obsolete Soviet military satellite. The fight scene between Ethan and Hendricks is filmed in Mumbai automated multi-level parking garage. The climax scene is shot in Bengaluru.
Most of the part was shot in Udaipur, India. The Monsoon Palace taken as the exterior of Kamal Khan’s palace, while moments set at Octopussy’s building were filmed at the Lake Palace and Jag Mandir, and Bond’s hotel was the Shiv Niwas Palace.