Indian Locations used in Hollywood Movies

While Bollywood filmmakers continuously explore destinations round the globe for perfect shooting locations for their movies whereas Hollywood directors prefers India to shoot for their movies. There are several Hollywood movies shoot in India which showcases some of the iconic locations of India glorifying India’s charm in Hollywood. Below is the list of famous Hollywood movies shoot in India which showcases the spectacular attractions of India.        

Eat Pray Love   

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Delhi & Pataudi

Eat Pray Love is a romantic comedy drama with the main star as Julia Roberts. This Hollywood movie completely revolves around India and was shot in parts of Pataudi and Delhi. In this movie the protagonist on the search for enlightenment ends up going to an ashram in India and this movie gives a powerful message about the power of prayers in a nation “India”.

Million Dollar Arm

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Mumbai

This Hollywood movie is a biographical sports drama about baseball. Million Dollar Arm features Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh and some of the scenes of the movie were partly shot in some of the backdrops of Mumbai. Moreover, the movie’s music also has an interesting mix given by a famous Indian singer A.R Rahman.

The Bourne Supremacy

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Goa

This Hollywood movie is an American-German action thriller movie featuring Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne character. The Bourne Supremacy – second of the spy film series was shot in Goa’s spectacular locations.

A Mighty Heart

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Pune

The story of this Hollywood movie revolves around Daniel Pearl – the Wall Street Journal journalist who was kidnapped by Al Qaida. The whole incident was translated into words by her widow Martane Pearl and she wrote a book which was adapted into movie. Angelina Jolie is the leading character of the movie. The movie was supposed to be done in Karachi Pakistan but the crew did not get the permission to shoot there and hence the shooting was done in Pune.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Jaipur & Udaipur

This Hollywood comedy drama movie was shot in Jaipur and Udaipur and the movie was released in 2011. The plot of the movie is about the British retirees who comes to India for holidaying and stays at Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The main leads of the movie include Maggie Smith, Dev Patel and Judie Dench.

The Darjeeling Limited

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Jodhpur

This Hollywood movie has a comedy – drama kind off plot and the story revolves around spiritual discovery of three brothers who reunites on the train to Darjeeling. The Darjeeling Limited is another movie which was shot in Jodhpur, a famous city in Indian state of Rajasthan. Moreover, Irrfan Khan can also be spotted in the movie.

Jobs

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Delhi & Vrindavan

Jobs is an amazing biographical drama movie which was shot in some parts of Vrindavan and Delhi. This movie offers Steve Jobs trek to India. The movie has several scenes shot at iconic landmarks of India including Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.  

Slumdog Millionaire

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Mumbai

Slumdog Millionaire is one of the popular Hollywood movies which made to the Oscar too. The movie has actors including Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor and music of the movie is given by A R Rahman. This amazing and unforgettable Hollywood movie was shot in Dharavi area of Mumbai.

Octopussy

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Udaipur

This Hollywood movie is the 13th one from the James Bond series. Octopussy is another Hollywood movie which was shot in Udaipur city of Rajasthan. Moreover, Bollywood lovers can also spot Kabir Bedi in the movie.  

Outsourced

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Mumbai

It is a romantic comedy Hollywood movie which was shot in majorly in Mumbai. The story of the movie revolves around a firang who gets outsourced to India.

Life of a Pi

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Puducherry & Kerala

This Hollywood movie’s plot is all about “Pi” Patel who survives a dangerous shipwreck and then shares a lifeboat with a tiger. Life of a Pi is another famous Hollywood movie shot in India’s Kerala and Puducherry. You can also spot Tabu and Irrfan Khan as major leads in the movie.

The Dark Knight Rises

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Jodhpur (Mehrangarh Fort)

This movie has a superhero Christopher Nolan and the jail escape scene of Batman at the iconic Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur. So, if you’re a true fan of Indian attractions then spot the fort in this outstanding Hollywood movie.

Zero Dark Thirty

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Chandigarh

Zero Dark Thirty is all about the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden. Some parts of this Hollywood movie were shot in Chandigarh but everything was designed in a manner that it looked like Abbottabad and Lahore.

Mission Impossible 4

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Mumbai

Mission Impossible is another remarkable movie and some parts of this Hollywood movie are shot in City of Dreams – Mumbai. This movie is the fourth installation of the cult action spy series and Anil Kapoor can also be seen in this movie.

The Namesake

Hollywood Movie Shooting Location in India: Kolkata

This Hollywood movie is based on the book of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri and it was directed by Mira Nair. This amazing Hollywood movie with outstanding storyline was shot in Kolkata and it starred Bollywood actors including Irrfan Khan and Tabu.