Read on to know about 9 famous Bollywood movies shot and based in Goa, the land of the sun, sand and the sea.
A top tourist destination owing to its breathtaking locations and serene beaches, Goa is a vibrant place resonating with varied shades. This stunningly beautiful state is equally pocket-friendly and thus an ideal spot for young college students. The stirring beauty of the sunshine state is such, that even filmmakers don't seem to get enough of this land. So here's a list of 9 Bollywood movies that have truly captured the essence of Goa and nailed it with exceptional finesse!
Dil Chahta Hai
A national award-winning film, Dil Chahta Hai is about a contemporary urban friendship, revolving around three friends, set against the striking landscape of Goa. Turning Goa into an iconic location for a random trip with friends, the movie basically dropped the message that the best time to visit Goa is literally ANYTIME! The effect of this movie can be assessed by the fact that tourists refer to Chapora Fort as the 'Dil Chahta Hai Fort' to date.
If you wish to explore the art and culture of Goa sans the crowd and the travel, watch Guzaarish instead. It takes one back to Goa from the times of yore, embracing the culture of this former Portuguese colony. Starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this film will make you want to see the historic Portugal mansions and indulge in their charming vibes yourself!
Rohit Shetty, the action director surely has a soft corner for Goa owing to its breathtaking landscape and the warm and welcoming people. A huge chunk of his debut project-Golmaal, and two other parts of this largest franchise, was shot in Goa. The series covers a lot of locations in Goa like the Dona Paula Beach, Fort Aguada and GMC complex of Panaji. This movie series is not only a must-watch for its comedy but also unavoidable for its spectacular Goan backdrop!
Ajay Devgn's sensational action sequence in Singham at Dona Paula has added more to the popularity of this place than its famous jetty ride! The first installment of the cop movies by Rohit Shetty, this film was set in Goa completely and Prakash Raj's famous dialogue 'Welcome to Goa, Singham' is a testimony to the same. Watch this Goa centric film to get a free virtual tour of the famous 'Singham Bridge'.
Finding Fanny shows the audience the pristine and fresh versions of Goa. This film depicts various scenic but underrated locations of Goa like Parra, Cortalim, Aldona, Assagao, Saligao and Socorro. Showcasing the lesser-known spots, this multi-starrer movie incorporated the culture of the state as an important part of the story. Everything about this movie, right from the locations to the dialogues and even costumes offer the perfect Goan feel.
Though Dilwale is famous for the return of SRK-Kajol as a pair on-screen, another noteworthy thing about the movie is its picturesque locations. Shot and based in Goa, the iconic movie includes visuals of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and other spots in the state. Apart from Goa, this film from 2015, was shot in Bulgaria and Iceland as well.
A remake of the 2013 Malayalam movie by the same name, Drishyam is a thriller movie film based in Goa. The coastal state plays a pivotal role in this film, which is based on a Goan family's tryst with a life-changing event. No more spoilers, watch the movie instead and you will get a tour across the environs of the coastal state absolutely free!
Go Goa Gone
Apart from being the shooting location, Goa occupied a major role in the story as is clear from its name. Released in 2015, Go Goa Gone, a zombie-comedy depicts a quintessential shade of life from Goa. If you want to enjoy the neon-themed party, do it from the comfort of your home by watching this laughter riot and rest assured of getting the much sought-after Goan feels!
Released in 2016, this film was shot extensively in Goa as it was ideally the best location given its storyline. From the grand bungalow at Salvador Do Mundo to the Benaulim and Morjim Beach and Parra road, this film is a visual treat encapsulating the panoramic shades of Goa!
The fascinating beauty of this state has been captured by many movies and now that you've already seen the list, watch these and shortlist your favourite spots. When you plan your next visit to Goa, make sure you add these famous Bollywood spots to your itinerary!