19 Bollywood and Hollywood Movies Shot in Udaipur
You may have heard of the miraculous forts, royal palaces, and mesmerizing architecture of “Lake City Udaipur”, which is also popular as “Venice of the East”. Not only tourists, Bollywood as well as Hollywood loves this city.
Here we are presenting 19 Bollywood and Hollywood movies shot in Udaipur:
1. Guide (1965)
Guide is a romantic drama film released in 1965, starring Waheeda Rehman and Dev Anand and it was the first movie shot in Udaipur.
This film is based on a popular novel, written by R. K. Narayan. It was directed by Vijay Anand, who also played a role in the film, and later, he also won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for Guide.
Talking about its shooting locations, its main scenes had been shot at Fatehsagar lake, Surajpole, Hathipole, and Chittorgarh in Udaipur.
In this movie, Devanand plays the role of a guide from Udaipur, who takes tourists to different places in Udaipur.
In addition, one of the best song of the movie “Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” was shot in the Chittor Fort near Udaipur.
2. Mera Saaya
Mera Saaya is a hit thriller-mystery movie released in 1966 starring Sunil Dutt and Sadhana.
Due to super hit songs like Jhumka Gira Re Bareilly Ki Bazaar Mein and “Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega ”, the movie won the Filmfare Best Sound Award for Manohar Ambedkar.
You can feel the spectacular beauty of Udaipur while watching the movie.
Some scenes of the movie were shot in Udaipur at Dudh Talai Lake, Lake Palace, and Jagmandir Palace.
One of the song ‘Naino wali Ne hai’ from the movie was shot in Jagmandir Palace, Udaipur
3. Octopussy (1983)
Not only Bollywood but Hollywood also like Udaipur, the city of lakes, because Udaipur is famous worldwide as Venice of the East.
Octopussy is a 1983 spy Hollywood film and the thirteenth of the James Bond series directed by John Glen.
The main scenes of the movie were shot in Udaipur, especially the Monsoon Palace which was shown as the exterior of Kamal Khan’s palace, while the scenes in Octopussy’s palace were shot at the famous Lake Palace and Jag Mandir in Udaipur and Shiv Niwas was used as a James Bond hotel.
4. Heat and Dust (1983)
Heat and Dust is a 1983 released British historical romantic drama film, starring Shashi Kapoor, Greta Scacchi, and Julie Christie.
it was based upon the novel written 7 years before the release, Heat, and Dust (1975).
Most scenes of the movie were shot in Udaipur, where you can see fantastic places in lake city, including beautiful scenes of our lakes and surrounding.
5. Phool Bane Angaray (1991)
Starring superstar Rajinikanth and Rekha, the film was directed by K.C. Bokadia.
The main scenes of the movie were shot in the local market Hathipole, Jal Mahal, Delhi Gate area, Gandhi Ground, Swaroop Sagar Lake, and Jagdish Temple in Udaipur.
6. Khuda Gawah (1992)
Khuda Gavah is a blockbuster movie, which we don’t think needs an introduction. Starring Amitabh Bachan with the lead role, Sridevi (in a double role), Akkineni Nagarjuna, Shilpa Shirodkar, and Danny Denzongpa.
Very few people know that some shots of this movie were actually shot in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
In addition, Khuda Gawah had high production values and was primarily shot in and around the cities of Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan as well as Nepal.
7. Yaadein (2001)
With the lead role played by Hritik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, few scenes including a song of the movie were shot in selected Indian cities including Udaipur and foreign locations like Malaysia and UK.
One of the main songs of this movie “Cham Cham Chamakti Sham Hai…” was shot at Jagmandir Palace of Udaipur.
8. The Fall (2006)
The fall (2006) is another Hollywood movie shot in Udaipur.
It is an adventure fantasy directed and co-written by Tarsem Singh, starring Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, and Justine Waddell.
In brief, the Movie was shot in select locations in Udaipur city such as the Famous Lake Palace hotel and with some other locations in India as well as in countries like South Africa, Argentina, Indonesia, Italy, Turkey, Fiji, Namibia, Czech Republic, England, United States, Cambodia, and France, Bolivia, Spain.
9. Eklavya (2007)
It is an action thriller movie based on the Royal Guard featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan.
The primary location selected for the shot of this movie was in Rajasthan, at Udaipur and Devi Garh.
In addition, it was shot inside the living quarters of the Jaipur Royal Family. Talk about the film, it was about a guard, who keeps the secrets of a royal family.
10. Dhamaal (2007)
You all must have seen the Dhamaal film. It is one of the best comedy films released in the year 2007. It is directed by Indra Kumar and produced by Ashok Thakeria.
In this movie, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Ashish Chaudhary, and Javed Jaffrey are seen in the lead roles.
It was a super hit comedy film, which was well-received by the people. Some scenes of this film have been shot at Badi Pal and Sajjangarh in Udaipur.
11. The Cheetah Girls – One World (2008)
Cheetah Girls: One World is a 2008 Disney Channel original movie directed by Paul Hohn. This is the third and final part of the Cheetah Girls film trilogy.
Talk about the story, this is about a group of girls who come to India to act in a Bollywood film – but compete in the end for the same part.
All the main scenes of this film were shot in Udaipur. This especially includes Sajjangarh, Delhi Gate, Dudh Talai, and City Palace.
12. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
It is a British comedy-drama film directed by John Madden.
In this movie, the British actor ‘Dev Patel’ played the lead role, who was also the main part of the blockbuster movie “Slum Dog Millionaire”.
It was primarily shot in Udaipur and Jaipur. This movie was shot at an old property Named Ravla khempur (a Royal Palace) with backyards, gardens, and domes.
One of the amazing things is that this place became so special that the owners put a signboard with the film’s name and turned it into a tourist destination.
13. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
It can be considered as one of the best concepts of romance and comedy produced by Karan Johar.
It is a romantic comedy-drama film, starring Ranbir Kapoor Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, and Kalki Koechlin and directed by Ayan Mukerji.
The movie was shot at several locations in Udaipur, including the main scenes of ‘The Oberoi Udaivilas’, where wedding sequences were shot.
Apart from these, it was also shot at overseas locations including Paris and France.
14. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
It is a romantic-tragedy film starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. It was directed as well as produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which was declared a blockbuster.
This movie was mainly shot in Udaipur, Rajasthan, and Gujrat.
Various scenes of the movie were filmed at Gangaur Ghat, Hanuman Ghat, and City Palace in Udaipur.
Talk about the story, it depicts the story of a couple of enemy communities who later fall in love with each other and cross every boundary for their love.
Afterward, It was declared a blockbuster at the box office and won so many awards including Best film, best music, best actor (Ranveer Singh), best actress (Deepika Padukone), Best director(Sanjay Leela Bhansali ), etc.
15. Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (2015)
A romantic drama movie starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya.
Actor Salman Khan played a double or dual role, one as a prince Pritampur and the other as a love guru.
While watching the film you can experience the magical views of Udaipur.
In general, It is a movie based on the story of a royal family, hence its main scenes are shot in the palaces, which include Udaipur and Chittorgarh. It was mainly shot at Fateh Garh, Kumbhalgarh, and the Jag Mandir.
16. Mirzya (2016)
Mirzya is an epic fantasy romance film starring Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher in lead roles and is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
It is truly an inspiration from the folklore of the legend Mirza.
Talk about the story, it is the story of lovebirds who were never meant to be together. Harshvardhan Kapoor(Mohnish) played the role is a horse groomsman who reconnects with his childhood friend Saiyami Kher(Suchitra), a soon to be a princess.
The main scenes of the movie were shot at some amazing locations including Ladakh, known as the ‘Land of the Gompas’ (or monasteries).
Few scenes of the movie were shot at Shiv Niwas Palace and Fatehgarh Palace of Udaipur.
17. DHADAK (2018)
Dhadak is a remake of the Marathi film “Sairat“. It is a romance based movie produced as well as directed by Shashank Khaitan. The film stars Ishaan Khatter and debutant Janhvi Kapoor.
Talk about the story, in general, Madhukar “Madhu” Bhagla (Ishaan Khatter) a college student falls in love with Parthavi Singh Rathore (Janhvi Kapoor), a rich girl from a political background. later on, they fall in love with each other and cross every boundary for their love.
The first half of the movie was fully shot in Udaipur and some scenes of the other half shot in Kolkata, West Bengal.
In Udaipur, the movie was shot at several locations including Ahar Royal Centopahs, Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir Palace, Menar Lake, etc.
18. LOVE AAJ KAL (2020)
Love Aaj Kal (2019) is a spiritual successor to the 2009 film of the same name Love Aaj Kal (2009), also directed by Imtiaz Ali.
This romantic-drama film stars Karthik Aryan, Sara Ali Khan, and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles.
Talk about the story, it is a love story of Two couples, separated by time, deal with society, family pressure, internal dilemmas of prioritizing career or love, and the ever-changing dynamics of relationships.
Few scenes of this movie were shot at Udaipur’s Ambrai Ghat, Gangaur Ghat, Lake Pichola, and a part of the song “Shayad” was shot at the St. Paul’s Senior Secondary School, Udaipur.
Some of the scenes are also filmed at Nathdwara and Chittorgarh near Udaipur city. In addition, the movie was also shot in cities and states of India such as Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.
19. ANGREZI MEDIUM (2020)
A comedy-drama film starred Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Deepak Dobriyal, and Kareena Kapoor Khan. It is the sequel to the 2017 film Hindi Medium and the last film of Irrfan khan released before his death.
In general, the story is of Champak Bansal (Irrfan Khan) and his daughter Tarika (Radhika Madan), the owner of a sweet shop in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Champak Bansal and his half-brother Gopi often fight over the name of the sweet shop, while Tarika always dreams of traveling and studying abroad.
The first half of the movie was mainly shot in Udaipur while the second half was mostly shot in London.
So, this was a list of all the movies that were shot in Udaipur. The city of lakes is always one of Bollywood’s favorite places.
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