While Bollywood movie producers circled the globe searching for colorful regions to shoot their movies, Hollywood chiefs are coming to India when they need to shoot ‘abroad’. Here’re 15 best Hollywood motion pictures that were shot in India.
Zero Dark Thirty
In spite of the fact that the film is about chasing down Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan – the group did not get the authorization to shoot there (no curve balls, huh?). So Kathryn Bigelow got her team to Chandigarh and reproduced the scenes where Navy SEALs experience the criminal driving force. The shooting areas in Chandigarh were the Punjab Engineering College premises in Sector 12 and in addition the DAV College bottle in Sector 10.
The Dark Knight Rises
To think some of the shots from this highly cherished motion picture was shot in India! Yes, Christopher Nolan was in India for a visit before – and he was fascinated by Rajasthan and its wonderful areas. So when he began taking a shot at ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, he shot the correctional facility escape scene of Batman at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Cool, huh?
Eat Pray Love
In view of Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel by a similar name, the hero goes to Italy, India and Indonesia to eat, implore and adore – as the name proposes. So Julia Roberts, who played the lead, is indicated hunting down the deep sense of being in India. The group shot the scenes at the Ashram Hari Mandir in Pataudi, Haryana.
Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
‘Mission Impossible 4’ was likewise shot in India – to be particular, the touchy peak of the motion picture was shot in the by-paths of Bora Bazaar, Mumbai. Other than that, two or three scenes were additionally shot in the Sun TV office, Bengaluru. The film additionally had another Indian associate – Anil Kapoor playing a business head honcho.
The Bourne Supremacy
The second of the Bourne arrangement – ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ (2004) was shot in various areas, one of them being the pleasant shoreline condition of India, Goa. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) runs there with his sweetheart after the occasions of the main film. In any case, when his past gets up to speed with him, we get the opportunity to see a fast pursue through the paths of a Goa town.
The 1983 James Bond motion picture too had a few scenes shot in India. Roger Moore, playing Bond, was demonstrated invading a royal residence. This royal residence is situated in Udaipur.
7. The Darjeeling Limited:
Directed by legendary Wes Anderson. The movie was inspired by the works of Satyajit Ray and other documentaries made on India. The story revolved around spiritual self-discovery of three brothers on a train to Darjeeling. Many locations of Jodhpur were used in the movie.
It is a biographical movie based on the life of the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs played by Ashton Kutcher. The movie was shot extensively in Delhi and Vrindavan. In fact, you can see the narrow bylanes of Chandni Chowk and Red fort area.
9. Million Dollar Arm:
The movie was centered on the lives of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. It’s a sports drama film whose music is done by none other than A.R. Rehman.
10. Slumdog Millionaire:
The movie adapted the novel Q&A written by Vikas Swarup and was shot almost entirely in Mumbai. Directed by Danny Boyle with Indian actors like Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto, Dev Patel etc.
11. The Hundred-Foot Journey:
It is based on a best-selling novel whose story revolves around an Indian family which shifts from Mumbai to Europe. It has Indian actors like Juhi Chawla and Om Puri and there is lot of Indian cooking involved.
12. A Mighty Heart:
The movie is directed by Michael Winterbottom and is based on a shocking abduction and murder of an American journalist at the hands of the terrorist organization. It stars Angelina Jolie and lot of scenes were shot in Pune imitating Karachi.
13. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel:
It is yet another drama with Dev Patel running a hotel in Rajasthan where retired Brits come to spend their retired life. A lot of locations of Udaipur, Jaipur have been used especially busy markets.
14. Life of Pi:
It is one of the most amazing survival tale featuring Pi or Patel (who is an Indian child actor) and his elder version played by Irrfan Khan. Many scenes were shot in Kerala and Puducherry.
This romantic comedy is about what happens when jobs are shipped from developed country (US) to a developing country (India). Most of the scenes were shot in Mumbai.