Jaipur has been a favorite spot for many Indian movies and why won’t it be? The Pink city has everything that makes it a perfect spot that has mesmerizing historical monuments apart from many other intriguing places. So, take a look at the 19 movies that were shot in Jaipur and which demonstrate the liveliness of Jaipur on celluloid.
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This is the latest movie which has been shot in the vibrant city of Rajasthan – Jaipur. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is the director of the movie, has added electricity to the film by using varied colors on the sets of Bajirao Mastani. However, it is the natural beauty of the city Jaipur that makes the movie stand out from the crowd, especially in the song ‘Mohe Rang Do Laal‘. This song is a tribute to the iconic song from India’s classic movie Mughal-e-Aazam. You will be amused to know that this song was shot at the Amer Palace Jaipur.
Shuddh Desi Romance
The movie might not be a hit one but its song Gulabi was one of the topmost songs of the year 2013 and guess what, this song has also been shot in none other than the Gulabi city (Pink city) Jaipur. Even if the confusing end of the movie left you irritated but you cannot deny that enticing the locale of the song ‘Gulabi,‘ and the overall movie was pleasing. The movie was shot in famous tourist spots of Jaipur – Jalmahal Palace, Raj Mandir, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort and other busy streets of the city.
There are times when directors fool you by showing some other place and claiming it to be other. The same thing is true for this movie – Delhi 6. Even today, many people think that the melodious number by A.R. Rahman – ‘Yeh Dilli hai mere yaar’ has been shot in Delhi but in reality, it is Jaipur. Are you shocked? If not, then you must take a close look again and you will find that the energetic streets of Chandni Chowk in the movie have been shot at Sambhar near Jaipur. To conceal this fact, the images of Delhi were added in post-production, but now you know the truth, so what do you say? Isn’t Jaipur an endearing place to visit? Think about it!
Starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, Lamhe movie was one of the flop movies of Yash Chopra but according to him, it was his favorite. Sometimes this happens that a movie is unable to perform even being a good one and this is true for Lamhe. The most impressive part of the movie was the haveli or the palace of Anil Kapoor in the movie, but do you know where it was shot. It was none other than the ‘Rambagh Palace’ in Jaipur, and the song ‘Mohe Chedo Na Nand Ke’ which is still loved by all was shot at the spectacular Kanak Vrindavan Garden, that resembles just like the palace of ‘Vrindavan.’
If you are Akshay Kumar’s fan then you must have watched Priyadarshan’s only comedy and psychological horror movie – Bhool Bhulaiya. The movie was quite appreciated by the critics and audience. This movie shot at Chomu Palace in Jaipur and you will be amused to know that this is a 300-year old palace which is now converted into an elegant heritage hotel. It was because of this palace that you get the feel of an authentic historical building that has layers of complexity.
Fawad Khan might have been the gem in the movie for many but no one can deny that it was the ‘Suraj Garh Palace’ of Maharaja (the fictional character) that offered aesthetic delight to the audience. In fact, the scene in which Vikram Singh Rathore (the fictional character played by Fawad Khan) holds the gun for Sonam Kapoor is one of the most intimate scenes and was shot in the Amer fort Jaipur. You can see the Ganesh Pol gate in the background in that scene.
This Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee movie are still known for its twisted and bizarre story that made way to Oscar too. However, it is the architectural marvel of Hadi Rani Ki Baori which was the place where Rani Mukherjee finds the strange thing is still one of the most intriguing parts of the movie. You will be amazed to know that the real structure is also considered by locals to have certain supernatural forces. So, this time when you take a look at the song ‘Kangana Re,’ from the movie then remembers that it was shot in Jaipur at the Narain Niwas Palace.
Rang De Basanti
It must be one of your favorite patriotic movies, but do you know that the famous fort scene of this Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed movie was shot at Nahargarh Fort. It was this fort that became the ‘Masti ki Pathshala’ for Amir Khan and the other stars like R. Madhavan in the movie. You must visit the Nahargarh Fort Jaipur this time and the best way to do so is to choose the Alluring Pink Jaipur tour Package from PinkPedia.
An Indian film that has been an inspiration to all directors in India, Mughal-e-Azam was shot at Amer fort in Jaipur. The location of the immortal song ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya,’ was shot in color breathtaking Sheesh Mahal or the Mirror Palace at Amer or Amber fort Jaipur. You must not forget to visit this amazing palace in Jaipur as it reflects the lavish life of Rajputana and makes you remember the golden period of Rajput reign.
These are just a few movies that were shot in Jaipur and have been instrumental in immortalizing Jaipur but there are many more. So, this time when you watch any of these movies then do remember that they were shot in Jaipur. Further, you must also plan a Jaipur tour and visit all the famous tourist spots of Jaipur, such as Nahargarh Fort, Amer Palace, Sheesh Mahal, etc.