Rajasthan, since ages, is known for its art, culture, music and dance! The state has also been luring Bollywood and many great films have been shot in this pristine land blessed with aesthetic forts and colourful bazaars! So, here comes the list of five evergreen films being shot here!
Guide: The evergreen song Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai, picturised on Waheeda Rehman, was shot in the largest fort of India situated in Rajasthan. This is none other than the Chittorgarh Fort. In one shot, a reflection of Waheeda was created in a mirror which was inspired by the legend of Alauddin Khilji catching a glimpse of Rani Padmini in the same mirror.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: A few of the best shots of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani were shot in the royal land of Udaipur. Who can ever forget the entire second half of this Hindi film that made us all wish for a fabulous destination wedding in Rajasthan? Shot in the Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur, this film wonderfully depicts the colours, vibrant atmosphere and the beauty of Rajasthan. Capturing the quaint, old-world charm of Bagore ki Haveli, it tastefully showcases the massive palace with its intricately-decorated interiors, focus on modern art, as well as the presence of glass and mirrors in the interiors that are structured in classic haveli style.
Bajirao Mastani: Depicting a legendary love story, a part of this period drama have been shot in the stunning Amber Palace in Jaipur. Deepika’s famous song, Rang Do Mohe Laal beautifully shows the stunning architecture and interiors of the Amber Palace. Made from red sandstone and white marble, the exquisite Amber Palace is an interesting mixture of both Rajput and Mughal architecture and design.
Rang De Basanti: One of Indian cinema’s finest contributions to the modern age, Rang De Basanti shows you a glimpse of Rajasthan through a beautiful song that’ll make you wish you were there, too. Shot on the majestic Nahargarh fort overlooking the charming city of Jaipur, it wonderfully depicts the magnificence of the fort that proudly creates an impressive northern backdrop to the Pink City. Fort Nahargarh houses the summer destination for the royal family, and is traditionally known as the Abode of Tigers, for defending Amber against attacking enemies!
Delhi 6: Recreating the twisting old lanes of Delhi, the old-world charm of Sambhar, a small town in Jaipur district gave Delhi 6 its quaint look and feel. Showcasing local elements like charming architecture, colourful lanes and winding roads, it wonderfully depicts the culture and beauty of Rajasthan’s small towns.
So we can say that Rajasthan is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world but also the most widely captured on cinema. The blockbusters with massive budgets as well as the documentaries made on a shoestring budget have been shot on a vast range of locations and facilities which has made this place a favoured location with both Indian and International filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Karan Johar and more!