10 Hollywood Movies That Have Scenes Filmed In India

10 Hollywood Movies That Have Scenes Filmed In India English Article

There are many Hollywood actors and directors who love to shoot in India. Being rich in cultural heritage and due to its vivid biodiversity, India is preferred to be one of the most significant filming spots in the world. Here is the list of some of the most famous movies that have scenes filmed in India.

1. ‘Octopussy’

A movie directed by John Glen, released in 1983 is one of the most successful movies of that time. It is one of the James Bond film series starring Roger Moore and Maud Adams. Most of the scenes in the movie were shot in Udaipur and famous Indian actor Kabir Bedi was also spotted in some of the scenes.

2. The Avengers

One of the highest earning movies in India directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo. One of the scenes in the movie was filmed in Kolkata where agent Romanoff tries to convince Dr. Banner aka Green Hulk to join the team Avengers.

3. Life Of Pi

An Oscar winning movie directed by Ang Lee describes the story of Pi Patel who has to survive in a life boat with a tiger and their journey to an island. Major portion of the film is shot in Kerala and Puducherry region. Indian actors like Irrfan Khan and ‘ Tabu’ played major roles in the movie.

4. Zero Dark Thirty

An action movie directed by Kathryn Bigelow. This movie was based on the story of the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden, USA's most wanted terrorist. Though initially scenes were to be shot in Lahore and Abbottabad but due to the security reasons they were shot in Pune and Chandigarh.

5. ' The Dark Knight Rises'

The finest work of one of most revered and appreciated directors ever, Christopher Nolan. The movie starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway has some of the major scenes shot in India, like the scene where Bane escapes from jail was shot in Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.

6. The Namesake

It is an adaptation of the novel 'The Namesake' written by Jhumpa Lahiri and directed by Mira Nair. It’s a love story starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu. The film is completely shot in Kolkata.

7. 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

Fourth movie in the MI series named as 'Ghost Protocol' was directed by Brad Bird, starring Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Renner. Some scenes from the film were filmed in Film-city Mumbai. It also had some of the Indian stars like Anil Kapoor.

8. Slumdog Millionaire

A wonderful movie made by Danny Boyle shows a contestant who plays ' Kaun Banega Crorepati' and knows all the answers to all the questions. The film is completely shot in Mumbai and nearby slum areas. It stars some famous Indian actors like Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, and Frieda Pinto.

9. ‘ Jobs

Joshua Michael Stern directed this movie based on the life of famous entrepreneur and owner of world's largest company (Apple), Mr. Steve Jobs. The movie has some scenes which shows some parts of India like Delhi and Vrindavan which Jobs visited while his journey to India in 1974.

10. A Mighty Heart

A movie directed by Michael Winterbottom is one of the finest creations of all time. This movie was originally to be shot in Karachi but due to some problems, it was shot in Pune, India. It stars Angelina Jolie and many other famous actors.