Kolkata is one of the finest cultural destinations. The city is the perfect hub for art and heritage. It is home to many famous writers, poets, actors and artists. The colonial-style architecture, serene idylls and tranquility of scenic Kolkata never cease to fascinate Bollywood filmmakers. No wonder Bollywood filmmakers choose the historic lanes of Kolkata to shoot their movies.
List of 5 Bollywood movies shot in the historic lanes of Kolkata.
Pradeep Sarkar shot his romantic drama — based on the novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay — in the alleys of Kolkata. Parineeta delicately encapsulates the beauty of North Kolkata. The movie features very beautiful places of Kolkata. Especially the James Princep Memorial and the 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 film revolves around a father-daughter duo who travel from Delhi to Kolkata. This award-winning film features the Nonapukur tram stop and panoramic shots of North Kolkata. Piku takes viewers on a virtual journey of Kolkata through its jaw-dropping scenes.
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The immensely entertaining Indian action thriller, Gunday has a full 70s Kolkata vibe. The robust cinematography includes shots of Kolkata’s back streets. This film takes viewers across Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge, River Ganges, famous Kali Temple and Dakshineswar. And above all, Gunday also captures the famous Durga Pujo.
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4. I love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal by Imtiaz Ali is an Indian Hindi romantic comedy. It stars Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles. Some crucial scenes of the film were shot in Kolkata’s traditional house, bonedi bari on Rash Behari Avenue. While other scenes take you through the iconic tram and the beloved Howrah Bridge.
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Sujoy Ghosh’s gripping film Kahaani, set in Kolkata, brings Bollywood to West Bengal. The intriguing thriller features the Victoria Memorial, Kalighat Metro Station and others. Additionally, Kahaani beautifully captures Durga Puja celebrations on the streets of Kolkata.
So, Bollywood fans! Do we have your attention? Which of these iconic places in Calcutta? — featured in your favorite movies — are on your to-do list? Let us know in the comments section below.
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