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20 Hollywood movies that shot major scenes in India

As much as we love watching Bollywood movies set in exotic foreign locations, it’s equally exciting to spot Indian locations in a Hollywood film.

So here are some Hollywood movies that were partly shot in India.

1. Principle – Bombay

The long-awaited film by Christopher Nolan, Principle was the first to hit theaters amid the coronavirus. The movie was shot in several parts of Mumbai like the Colaba Causeway, in front of the famous Cafe Mondegar, Breach Candy Hospital and behind the iconic Taj Hotel.

Source: Indiewire

2. Mining – Ahmedabad

The hit Netflix movie starring Chris Hemsworth and Ranveer Hooda was mostly shot in India. The many action scenes that were supposed to take place in Dhaka were actually shot in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Source: Empire

3. The Dark Knight Rises – Jodhpur

Do you remember the particular scene where Bruce Wayne AKA Batman escapes from prison? Well, this scene was shot in the Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur.

Source: Legendary Journeys

4. Slumdog Millionaire – Bombay

Starring Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto, this film won numerous international accolades. The film was shot in the slums of Mumbai and depicts the life of the people there.

Source: Freemovieposters

5. Lion – Calcutta

Based on the non-fiction book A long way home by Saroo Brierley, this book is about a 5-year-old child who is separated by his family, picked up by an orphanage and then adopted by a family in Tasmania. It shows how he tries to find his family once he grows up. Her childhood part was filmed in Kolkata.

6. Mission Impossible 4 – Bombay

The fourth installation in the spy series starring Tom Cruise was filmed in the narrow lanes of Mumbai. It also starred Anil Kapoor.

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7. Eat, Pray, Love – Delhi and Pataudi

This film starring Julia Roberts was all about self-discovery. A quarter of this film was shot in India when Julia goes to an ashram to find herself. This part was mainly shot in Delhi and Pataudi.

Source: She knows

8. The Strange Story of Benjamin Button – Varanasi

The film starred Brad Pitt as Benjamin Buttons. Some of the scenes in the film were shot in Varanasi when Benjamin was going through an age reversal process.

Source: Quora

9. The Darjeeling Limited – Jodhpur

Directed by Wes Anderson, this film was shot in parts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The film starred Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody.

Source: Terry James Tyler

10. Life of Pi – Pondicherry and Kerala

Starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu, this film was shot in various locations in India including Pondicherry and Kerala.

Source: Uthmag

11. Subcontracting – Mumbai

The film was shot mostly in parts of Mumbai. It was about a foreigner who is subcontracted to India and falls in love with an Indian woman.

Source: Impawards

12. A Mighty Heart – Pune

The film starred Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl, the widow of journalist Daniel Pearl who was kidnapped and killed by Al-Qaeda. Although the film was shown in Pakistan, it was shot in Pune and Mumbai.

Source: Hillelatvirginatech

13. The namesake – Kolkata

Based on the book of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri, it was directed by Mira Nair. It starred Tabu and Irrfan Khan. It was filmed in Kolkata.

Source: Impawards

14. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Jaipur and Udaipur

Starring Judie Dench, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel, most of the film’s scenes were shot in Jaipur and Udaipur. The film is about British pensioners who come to India for vacation.

Source: Rajasthan Direct

15. Octopussy – Udaipur

The 1983 James Bond movie had some scenes shot in India. Most of the film was shot in palaces based in Udaipur.

Source: IBN Live

16. Zero Dark Thirty – Chandigarh

Parts of this movie were shot in Chandigarh but everything was made to look like Lahore and Abbottabad. It was dramatically based on the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden. The filming locations in Chandigarh were the premises of the Punjab Engineering College and the canteen of the DAV College.

Source: DigiTitles

17. Bourne Supremacy – Goa

The second in the series of spy movies starring Matt Damon was filmed in several parts of Goa.

Source: Movies Online

18. Jobs – Delhi and Vrindavan

Starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, parts of this biographical drama were filmed in Delhi and Vrindavan.

Source: Cultofmac

19. Million Dollar Arm – Mumbai

This biographical sports drama about baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel was mostly filmed in Mumbai.

Source: Show movie first

20. The Hundred Foot Journey – Mumbai

A film that revolves around a family that moves to Europe from Mumbai. It has lots of Indian cuisine and features Juhi Chawla and Om Puri.

Source: New York Times

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