Top Hollywood Movies That Used Indian Locations

Admit it, we all have some really great Hollywood flicks on our hard disks. But do you know that some of the best movies have chosen locations and cities in India for filming? On this International Tourism Day, let us see what movies chose Indian sites for filming their story.

1. Lion
The Oscar nominated film Lion, was shot in the very beautiful Kolkata. It featured Kolkata’s iconic railway station Howrah. The movie, based on true events has won many accolades and much admiration from critics.

2. Jobs
Jobs, the biographical drama film based on Steve Jobs with Ashton Kutcher in the lead was shot partly in Vrindavan and Delhi.

3. The Bourne Supremacy
The second instalment in the action packed Bourne series, ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ was shot in iconic Palolem beach of Goa and parts of New Bombay.

4. Zero Dark Thirty
While Depicting ‘the greatest manhunt in history’, the makers of Zero Dark Thirty used Chandigarh as one of its key locations. The Manimajra Fort was used as home of Osama bin laden to depict the action packed capture.

5. Life of Pi
The survival story of Pi Patel, ‘Life of Pi’ was shot at multiple locations in India which included Kerela and Pondicherry. With Indian actors Irrfan Khan and Tabu in supporting roles, Life of Pi has many accolades to its name.

6. Darjeeling
Self-discovery isn’t an easy trip. Don’t believe us? Ask the brothers of The Darjeeling Limited, who reunite on a train to Darjeeling and take an emotional train journey in India. The makers astonished the Indian Railway authorities when they asked permission for using the train for 3 months.

7. The Dark Knight Rises
The third installment of the bewitching superhero franchise, The Dark Knight rises was shot partly in Jodhpur. Yes, you read it right. The Bane plotline and Bruce’s escape was shot in Mehrangarh fort.

8. Mission Impossible
The much loved action series, Mission Impossible’s fourth installment had scenes filmed in Mumbai. From Brij Nath’s mansion, fight scenes and chase scenes were filmed on the lanes of Mumbai.

9. Slumdog Millionaire
The loose adaptation of the novel Q & A, Slumdog Millionaire was shot in Mumbai’s megaslum and in shantytown parts of Juhu. With eight Academy awards, it received world wide appreciation.

10. Namesake
A movie that received critical acclaim, The Namesake was shot in the bustling streets of Kolkata. It is an adaption of the book by Jhumpa Lahiri.