Udaipur is not only a favorite tourist destination but also one of the most loved movie destination too.The lively royal legacy, the exotic culture and the serene beauty of lakes has grabbed the attention of filmmakers not only from India but Internationally.It really makes an Udaipurite proud and delighted when he sees glimpses of his city onscreen in big banner movies and he cannot resist saying “look my city!”.Here’s the list of Hollywood and Bollywood movies that were shot in Udaipur.You can once more feel delighted looking at the movie scenes from the city.
Mera saaya is a 1966 hit Bollywood movie starring Sunil Dutt and Sadhana.The film won the Filmfare best sound award for Manohar Ambedkar.Some superhit songs of the movie are “Jhumka gira re”,”Naino mein badra”, “Tu jahan jahan chalega”.some parts of the movie was shot in Udaipur at Dudh talai, lake palace and Jagmandir palace.
‘Naino Wali ne’ song from the movie, location in the picture Jagmandir Palace, Udaipur
Superhit ‘Badra Chhaye’ Song shot in Lake Palace
‘Guide’ is a 1965 movie starring the greatest legends of Hindi cinema, Devanand and Waheeda Rehmaan.The movie is directed by Vijay Anand and majorly shot in Udaipur as Devanand impersonates a guide based in the Udaipur city, taking tourists to different locations of Udaipur. Devanand can be seen explaining to tourists about the tourist spots, on a couple of occasions, he makes a mention of Udaipur.
Scene from the movie guide featuring ‘Lake Fatehsagar’
Scene from the movie featuring entrance gate of ‘The city Palace’
Scene from the Movie, Devanand as guide taking tourists through the narrow lanes of old Udaipur.
3.Phool bane Angarey
Phool Bane Angarey is a 1991 movie starring the great Rajnikant and ever gorgeous Rekha. The movie was extensively shot in Udaipur including the violent climax scene.
Rajnikanth chasing goons ,the location of the scene-Sukhadia Circle
Phool Bane Angarey-In the scene Swaroop Sagar
Phool Bane Angarey-In the scene Jaisamand Lake
Phool Bane Angarey-climax scene shot in Gandhi Ground
Yaadein is a 2001 hindi romantic drama movie starring Hrithik and Kareena Kapoor.The movie is directed by Subhash Gai and shot in India and Malaysia.Some scenes are shot in Udaipur at ‘Jagmandir Island Palace’ including the song “chhan chhan chhalakta noor hai”.
A scene from the song ‘chhalakta noor hai’ shot at Jagmandir Palace.
Octopussy (1983) is the thirteenth entry in the Eon Productions James Bond film series, and the sixth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.Many of the scenes in the movie were shot in Udaipur.The Monsoon Palace served as the exterior of Kamal Khan’s palace, while scenes set at Octopussy’s palace were filmed at the Lake Palace and Jag Mandir, and Bond’s hotel was the Shiv Niwas.
An auto flying off in a scene in front of Jagdish Temple
Octopussy-Actor getting off the boat at Pichhola Lake
6.The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2011 British comedy-drama film, directed by John Madden.The film stars Dev Patel.The shoot is done in Jaipur and Udaipur.The main shooting location was the village Khempur which is one and half hour from Udaipur.The Best Exotic Hotel site was the Ravla Khempur.it is an equestrian hotel that was originally the palace, Madden said “It had something special that could ultimately draw the characters in”.
One scene from the movie, the location of the scene is Khempur.
7.The Cheetah Girl:One World
The Cheetah Girl is a 2008 Disney movie which first premiered on Disney channel on august 22,2008.It is the third and final film of The Cheetah Girls film trilogy.The movie was shot in Udaipur in various locations like City Palace, Sukhadia Circle, saheliyon ki baadi and various other places.I can remember the day when I was passing by Sukhadia Circle and just stopped gazing at the ambiance of the circle.It was well decorated adorned with colorful decorative props all over the circle and the camera crew setting up the camera.A car stopped near me and from it came out the gorgeous actress in a skirt, colorful top and long boots however I didn’t recognize her and I asked one of the crew members “what’s this shoot for?” and heard the name for the first time “Cheetah Girl”.
Dhamaal is a 2007 Bollywood comedy movie starring Sanjay Dutt,Arshad Warsi,Javed Jaffery and Ashish Choudhary.The movie is directed by Indra Kumar. Some scenes of the movie were shot in Udaipur at Sajjangarh,badi and isolated hilly areas around Udaipur.
A scene from the movie ,Location-Around Sajjangarh
9.Ye Jawani Hai Deewani
Ye Jawani Hai Deewani is a 2013 romantic movie starring Ranbeer Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin.The marriage of Kalki in the movie was organized in Udaipur.The marriage scenes were shot in ‘The Oberoi Udaivilas’ Hotel.One of the most popular song “Kabira” was also shot in the same hotel.Gangaur ghat, Fatehsagar, Pichhola Lake, and City Palace are other locations where some scenes were shot.
Ye Jawani Hai Deewani-Scene location ‘city Palace’
Ye Jawani Hai Deewani-Scene location ‘Gangaur Ghat’
Ye Jawani Hai Deewani-Scene location ‘The Oberoi Udaivilas’
Ram-Leela, is a 2013 Indian romantic-tragedy film co-written, co-edited, co-produced, composed and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.The film stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.The film was shot in Gujrat and Udaipur.In Udaipur, the movie was shot at old Udaipur, Gangaur ghat, Ambarai Ghat, and city palace.
In the scene deepika is been drageed through the narrow lanes of old Udaipur.
Deepika dragged upto Gangaur Ghat
Ranbir sees Deepika being dragged from Hanuman Ghat situated on the opposite end of pichhola lake
Ranbir Jumps in the pichhola lake to reach deepika on the Gangaur Ghat which is on the other end.
12.Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo
Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo is a 2015 Sooraj Barjatya romantic movie starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor.Some scenes of the movie were shot at Kumbalgarh which is a mighty fort located 80 kms from the main city.
Mirzya is a 2016 Indian Hindi epic fantasy romantic thriller film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.The movie stars Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher in lead roles along with Anuj Choudhry.The movie was shot at very diverse locations like the Ladakh at the top and Udaipur, a heaven down in the west in the land of Rajasthan. In Udaipur the movie was shot in Shiv Niwas Palace and Fatehgarh Palace.Mirzya is also the latest movie shot in Udaipur.