Kolkata is one of the most beautiful cultural destinations. The city is the perfect hub for art and heritage. It’s home to many famous writers, poets, actors, and artists. Colonial-style architecture, serene idylls, and the tranquillity of picturesque Kolkata never cease to fascinate Bollywood filmmakers. No wonder, Bollywood filmmakers choose Kolkata’s historic lanes to shoot their movies.
List Of 5 Bollywood Movies Shot In Historic Lanes Of Kolkata.
Pradeep Sarkar shot his romantic drama — based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel — in the lanes of Kolkata. Parineeta delicately encapsulates the beauty of North Kolkata. The film features really beautiful locales of Kolkata. Especially the James Princep Memorial, and Howrah Bridge. Moreover, Parineeta is one of the most iconic Bollywood movies shot in Kolkata.
Piku is a comedy-drama directed by Shoojit Sircar. In fact, the movie revolves around a father-daughter duo who travels from Delhi to Kolkata. This award-winning movie showcases the tram stop of Nonapukur and scenic shots of North Kolkata. Piku takes viewers on a virtual journey of Kolkata through its breathtaking scenes.
The immensely entertaining Indian action thriller, Gunday has a full 70’s Kolkata vibe. The robust cinematography includes shots from the lanes of Kolkata. This film takes viewers across Kolkata’s Howrah bridge, the Ganges river, the famous Kali temple, and Dakshineswar. And most importantly, Gunday also captures the world-famous, Durga Pujo.
4. Love Aaj Kal
Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal is an Indian Hindi rom-com. It stars Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles. Some crucial scenes in the movie were shot at Kolkata’s traditional home, bonedi bari on Rash Behari Avenue. While other scenes take you through the iconic tram and beloved Howrah bridge.
Sujoy Ghosh’s captivating film Kahaani, set in Kolkata, brings Bollywood to West Bengal. The intriguing thriller features Victoria Memorial, Kalighat Metro station and others. Moreover, Kahaani beautifully captures the Durga Puja celebrations in the streets of Kolkata.
So, Bollywood fans! Do we have your attention? Which of these iconic Kolkata spots — featured in your favourite movies — are on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments section below.
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