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Movies Shot in Himachal Pradesh Part III

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We Indians are fan of movies. Whether it’s a romantic drama, a comedy, a thriller or an adventure movie, we love them all. We love their characters, we laugh with them, we cry with them, then why not to travel with them. The exotic and stunning locations in India can compete with any of the foreign locations. Many of the Indian movies shot in Himachal Pradesh towns and colourful small villages. Here are 10 Indian movies shot in Himachal Pradesh. This is the third part.

Indian movies shot in Himachal Pradesh

1. 3 Idiots 

3 Idiots is a 2009 Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The film stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani. The film follows the friendship of three students at an Indian engineering college and is a story about the social pressures under an Indian education system.  The film was picturised in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ladakh, Chail and Shimla.

2. Love In Simla 

Love In Simla is a romantic Hindi film, directed by R.K. Nayyar, casting Joy Mukherjee, in the lead. The actress Sadhana made her Hindi movie lead debut in the film and became a star. The film also starred Azra, Shobhana Samarth and Durga Khote. The film was a light musical with humour as well as comedy. It became a hit at the box office.

3. Tamasha

Tamasha (Eng-Festival) is a 2015 romance film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. It features Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in main roles and Ishwak Singh in Special Appearance. The film music was composed by A. R. Rahman. Filmed in Corsica, Indian cities–Shimla, Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata; followed by two-day schedule in Tokyo.

4. Mary Kom 

Mary Kom is a 2014 Hindi biographical sports film directed by Omung Kumar. The film stars Priyanka Chopra in the lead role of the boxer, with Darshan Kumar and Sunil Thapa in supporting roles of her husband and mentor, respectively. Mary Kom describes Kom’s journey of becoming a boxer to her win at the 2008 World Boxing Championships in Ningbo. Chopra undergo extensive physical training for 4 months to attain a muscular physique and learned the sport and Kom’s different boxing style. After plans to shoot in Kom’s hometown, Manipur, were dropped due to safety concerns, Mary Kom was shot in Dharamshala and Manali, where a major portion of Manipur was recreated.

5. Tubelight 

Tubelight is a 2017 Hindi-language war drama film written and directed by Kabir Khan. Set in the 1962 Sino-Indian battle, it stars Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu, and Om Puri. Sequences were shot in Ladakh, Kashmir and Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

6. Koi Mil Gaya 

Koi Mil Gaya (Eng- Found Someone) is a 2003 Indian Hindi movie directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film leads Hrithik Roshan besides supporting actresses Preity Zinta and Rekha. The film won Best Picture, Best Director (Rakesh Roshan), and Best Actor (Hrithik Roshan) through various major Bollywood award ceremonies, including the Filmfare Awards and IIFA Awards. Koi Mil Gaya was taken in Kasauli, Nanital, Bhimtal and in Canada.

7. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Eng- This youth is crazy) is a Hindi romantic drama film, directed by Ayan Mukerji.  It stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in major roles. Shooting spots included Hidimba Temple, Gulaba, Banjaar, Hamta, and Naggar.

8. Himalay Putra 

Himalay Putra (Eng-Son of Himalaya) is a Hindi romance film directed by Pankaj Parashar, starring Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini. This film introduced Akshaye Khanna, Anjala Zaveri and Shazia Malik. It was the single time Vinod Khanna and his son Akshaye Khanna appeared in a film together. Himalaya Putra was mostly shot in Dalhousie and Himachal Pradesh.

9. 1942: A Love Story

1942: A Love Story is a 1994 Indian Hindi patriotic romance movie starring Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa and Pran. It was highly acclaimed for its music, songs, picturization, cinematography and lyrics. The location was mostly chosen from Himachal Pradesh, District Chamba and its small town Dalhousie, Khajjiar and Kala Top was filmed to depict pre-independence India.

10. Raaz: The Mystery Continues

Raaz: The Mystery Continues (Eng- Secret: The Mystery Continues) is 2009 Indian supernatural horror movie directed by Mohit Suri and starring Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman. The film deals with issues of the ghosts which are allegedly prevalent in India and the world around us. The film attempts to challenge one’s beliefs about paranormal phenomena. Emraan Hashmi plays a role of a painter, named Prithvi, who has an extraordinary gift, the ability to paint the future. His paintings tell Nandita’s (Kangana Ranaut) future. Filming took place in Shimla and Mumbai.

We hope you like this collection of movies and if you haven’t visited any of these places, we strongly advise that you visit them now. Please give your opinion in comment box below, in case you have anything to share.

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