Bollywood has always been a hotspot of business. Whatever is portrayed on the silver screen directly impacts the aam junta. From the latest fashion trends to holiday destinations, glamour industry is not just a reflection of society but also its maker. Bollywood happens to be one of the major driving forces behind the travel trends of the country. Movies have been an alltime media of introducing the audience to the some of the most beautiful places of the world.
Here’s a list of some of the best Bollywood movies that took our heart away with their breathtaking backdrops.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
Back in the 90s and even now, almost every girl dreams of a Euro trip where she’d find the Raj of her life. DDLJ gave us the new Romeo and Juliet of India – Raj and Simran. Hugging your loved one in the mustard field of Punjab was like the best romantic date one could ever have. Oh and how could we forget the dialogue of the era – Bade bade shehro mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hain Senorita.
While there’s no denying in the fact that the show stealer of the movie will always be Vidya Balan, Kolkata definitely made the ride more exciting. The walk through the narrow by-lanes of the City of Joy surrounded by the structures of Goddess Kali in making just before the Puja season, the confusion in the pronunciation of Vidya as Bidya or a simple ride in the local bus or the metro, the movie came with an absolute feel of Kolkata.
A movie that talked less about the story or the character but more about the journey. Highway took us to the wonderland of the majestic mountains and the fresh air and not to mention the even more mesmerising Kutch. If the charm of travel doesn’t come to you naturally then this was the movie that had the capability to turn you into a hardcore traveller. Highway gave us some of the most splendid backdrops along with dialogues to remember for a lifetime. And when Alia Bhatt says, “Main chahti hoon ki ye rasta kabhi khatam na ho”, it’s almost like this is what even we want.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Three friends and three week long road trip, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Hrithik Roshan created magic on-screen with this film. The movie that introduced the country to the Tomatina festival, ZNMD is the ultimate stress buster for so many of us even today. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara scored high on its locales. Spain may or may have been a traveller’s fantasy before the movie released. However, ZNMD changed everything. The lush green forests, the plateaus that leave you in complete awe, the never ending sky, the deep blue oceans and a marvelous road track, the exquisite shots had us longing for a holiday trip in this part of the globe.
Ye Jawani Hai Deewani (2013)
“Main udna chahta hoon, daudna chahta hoon, girna bhi chahta hoon … bus rukna nahi chahta”
This dialogue pretty much summed the whole movie for every traveller. It wasn’t just the marvellous chemistry of Ranbir and Deepika in YJHD that had us asking for more but also the superb locations ranging from the snow covered peaks in Manali to the royal palaces of Udaipur alongwith sights from Gulmarg and Paris.
The list just doesn’t end here. Location has always been an important part of any movie and destinations like Ooty and Darjeeling have been like the favourites among directors. Whether we talk about Kasauli depicted in Krrish or Ladakh in 3 Idiots, the natural beauty of India has never gone unnoticed from Bollywood movies. Come, let’s travel with the movies!