Bollywood filmmakers and our audiences have a fascination with foreign countries. Directors have explored destinations around the world to find the perfect filming locations for their songs and other important scenes. On the other hand, Hollywood filmmakers prefer to shoot in India for their films.
There are several Hollywood movies that have been shot in India. Here are some of the popular Hollywood movie scenes that were filmed in India.
The Dark Knight Rises – Jodhpur
Christopher Nolan’s superhero film is based on the DC Comics character Batman. The 2012 film stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman. The scene from the film in which Bruce Wayne AKA Batman escapes from prison was shot in Fort Mehrangarh in Jodhpur.
Tenet – Mumbai
Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film Tenet was released in 2020. It was the first film to be screened amid the coronavirus pandemic. The various scenes of the film were shot in iconic locations in Mumbai like Colaba Causeway, outside the famous Mondegar Café, Breach Candy Hospital and behind the iconic Taj Hotel.
Extraction – Ahmedabad
The Hollywood action-thriller film starring Chris Hemsworth was released on Netflix last year. The film was based on the graphic novel Ciudad d’Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando León González and Eric Skillman. The majority of the action scenes that are said to have been shot in Dhaka were actually shot in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Slumdog Millionaire – Mumbai
Danny Boyle’s 2008 film starred Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto in prominent roles. The film won several Oscar awards that year. The main scenes of the film were shot in the slums of Mumbai and portray the lives of the people there.
Mission Impossible 4- Mumbai
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which is the fourth installment of the American spy film was released in 2011. The film stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux. A scene featuring narrow alleys was filmed in Mumbai.
Eat Pray Love – Delhi and Pataudi
The Julia Roberts star is about discovering yourself. The biographical romantic drama film is based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same name in 2006. A quarter of the scenes in the film were shot in India where Julia goes to an ashram to meet up. The scenes were shot in Delhi and Pataudi.
Garth Davis’ biographical drama film is based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home, written by Saroo Brierley. The BAFTA-winning film told the story of a 5-year-old who is separated by his family, is taken into the care of an orphanage and then adopted by a family in Tasmania. His childhood part was shot in Kolkata.
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