Jaipur is a magnificently beautiful place, which is rich in architecture, culture, traditions, festival and heritage, traditions and history. All these features are enough to attract Bollywood’s movie directors to the place and capture Jaipur’s royalty.
Here is a list of various films which have been shot against the marvelous backdrop of Jaipur’s picturesque locations:
Mughal-e-Azam is an iconic film, a very famous song from the movie ‘Jab pyar kiya to darna kya’ was shot in the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), Amer fort. The song has amazing visuals, the cinematography done in this song is way ahead of its time. This timeless movie was a landmark in Indian cinema and would have been incomplete without those magnificent locations.
2. Bajirao Mastani
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s name is resonant with grandeur, larger-than-life filmmaking, lavish sets, elaborate song-and-dance sequences and drama. Indian epic historical romance film Bajirao Mastani is incomplete without its extraordinary sets. Locations used in the film helped the film makers to re-create the history. ‘Mohe rang do lal’, this song from this movie is shot in an elegant way and the back drop of Amber Fort has brought life to the song.
3. Shudh Desi Romance
“Shaam gulabi, sehar gulabi, pehar gulabi, hai gulabi ye shehar”, this song from this film perfectly describes the essence of this city, locations used in this song makes you feel indulged with the beauty of this city.
4. Jodha Akbar
A movie that has portrayed Jaipur in its best form, is Jodha Akbar. The royal locations made this film more iconic and one of the best period film.
5. Rang de Basanti
Jaipur is not just a city with historical places, Jaipur is a city of youth who can enjoy and relish their leisure time, it was perfectly demonstrated in the film Rang de basanti. Remember the song ‘Masti ki Pathsala’ from this movie, which became the anthem for youth. It was shot at Nahargarh Fort.
6. Bol Bacchan
This vibrant film was an outcome of various elements, colorful and lively locations were one of the essential part of the film. Locations such as Chokhi Dhaani, Amber Fort, Chomu Palace, and Narain Niwas, were used in different scenes.
Starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan, this film has beautiful locations from Jaipur. Various scenes from the film were shot at Amber Fort.
Bhoolbhulaiya was a superhit film and it also remembered for its aesthetic locations.You’ll find Chomu Palace, Amber Fort and some other places from the movie as a backdrop in the film.
Zubeida is pure art by Shyam Benegal and is based on the life of and times of a mistress of late Maharaja of Jodhpur, Hanwant Singh. The film received a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. It was not just the story that made this movie so great but the location made it more realistic and brought back the character of Zubeida to life. Locations such as Narain Niwas have been used in the film.
Amol Palekar has crafted a delectable fairytale that is incredibly well-shot. This movie has some amazing locations. Hadi Rani Ki Baori in Jaipur used as the location where Rani Mukherjee finds something strange. The song from the film, ‘Kangana Re,’ was shot at the Narain Niwas Palace in Jaipur.
These were the films which successfully captured the beauty and essence of Jaipur in an incredible way. Whenever you will watch these films, you will find yourself closer to this city.