Kanpur has become Bollywood's newest obsession
Kanpur is a tier-two city, a city that is often ignored, called names and looked down upon. Yet, in the past few years we have seen a radical shift in Kanpur's narrative. From being a sad old town in Uttar Pradesh which was once considered the Industrial power house for the country, Kanpur has now become Bollywood's newest location obsession.
The credit for this can easily be doled out to the friendly filmmaking policies of UP government and even the incentive they provide filmmakers. The newest addition to the list of movies shot in the city is 'Pati Patni aur Woh', where Ananya Pandey was seen capturing an SRK-esque train scene for the movie.
So, here's a list of 5 movies where you might see your favourite locale in the city.
Ayushmann Khurrana has become a familiar face in the city of Kanpur, with not one but three movies that have been shot in the city. The most recent of his releases, Bala showed a young man from Kanpur who is battling the loss of his hair. The movie plays a wonderful role in discussing the issue that has been plaguing men of this country.
Another one of Ayushmann's releases, Article 15 was also shot in the city. The movie which discusses the long drawn issue of casteism in Indian and its deep seated roots in the society was shot in several locales of the city and its outskirts.
We are all familiar with the famous Kangana Ranaut & R Madhavan rom-com, which put Kanpur in the centre of its plot. The Kanpur railway station, the messy colonies and the local streets of the city are a familiar sight in the movie which can put a smile on the face of any Kanpurite.
Salman Khan starrer Dabangg was also a huge movie for the city. The movie set in Kanpur, showcased much of the Kanpur Kotwali and the fans just could not keep calm about it. To the day Kanpur Kotwali is famous for being a part of "Bhai ki movie".
An oldie but a goodie, Bunty aur Babli showed us much of our beloved city. From the Kanpur central railway station to the famous Thaggu ke laddoo shop, there are many things in the movie that make us nostalgic. Because- "Aisa koi saga nahi jisko thaga nahin".
Small towns and tier two cities like Kanpur have become an inseparable part of the new Bollywood narrative. We cannot deny how glad this shift makes us and hope that more such movies and shows are shot in the city, giving the residents something to look forward to and the city a shoutout.