Filmmakers in India have been traveling across the globe to find the perfect, exotic place and setting for their movies. But so are Hollywood filmmakers traveling to India for their perfect shots and clips for their movies. It’s great to see globalization in film-making around the world.Here is the list of some of the most famous Hollywood movies that were shot in India.
Which of the movies did you know were shot in India? Are there any that should be listed here ? You can add more on this list below.
The Batman movies have been phenomenal (except for ahem, Batman Vs Superman). But did you know the prison that Batman escapes from in this famous Christopher Nolan superhero movie is actually the grand Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur?
Starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, The Darjeeling Limited was shot in Jodhpur. You can feel how three brothers find their spiritual path in the humdrum of the Indian city in this all-so-famous Wes Anderson movie. The director claims his inspiration for the movie was Satyajit Ray, one of the greatest filmmaker of 20th century in India.
Based on the book by Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ is a story of Gilbert’s search for enlightenment as a woman and she does so by traveling across the world. You can see her ending up in India to find the power of prayers in an ashram. These shots were taken in Delhi and Pataudi in Hariyana.
Though mostly famous for the CGI of the tiger in the movie, Ang Lee’s Film Life of Pi has the entire first act shot in the coastal town of Puducherry (also known as Pondicherry). The story of ‘Pi’ Patel, played by Suraj Sharma, had also few scenes in Kerala.
This is a no brainer. The entire story of this Oscar winner movie is based on the struggle in the slums of India. But if you’re wondering about the film sites, they were in the Juhu Slums of Mumbai.
The movie includes the story of Jobs going on a trek in India in 1974. Some of the shots have been taken in Delhi and Vrindavan. You can specifically see the Chandichowk and Red Fort in the movie.
Roger Moore was playing James Bond in India in this one. That scene where he does his Bond-style palace infiltration was in Udaipur, and a lot of the other shots of this 13th James Bond movie was shot there.
You are going to find the first 20 minutes of the movie with Jason Bourne, played by Matt Daemon, living in India. One could not have thought that the cool, relaxing vibe of Goa can be used as a set for an action-packed movie. Well, you will see the unthinkable in this Paul Greengrass movie.
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