Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ENROUTE : KASHMIR

Did you know Kashmir is one of the most preferred locations by Directors for shoot especially in Bollywood? With Imtiaz Ali’s recent movie –Highway, everyone will be able to associate the subtle grandeur and beauty the location poses. Well ofcourse, be it Hindi or the Tamil industry, everyone will be able to associate with one movie which is Roja, where apart from the sufferings that were portrayed, the song ‘ Pudhu vellai mazhai/ Ye hasi vaadiyan’ , both stay fresh in our memories.


In the recent era, the movie Mission Kashmir as the name suggests was also shot here. The movie had Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in the lead and ofcourse the song ‘Bumbro’ takes the lead’. Student of the year also had few scenes shot at Kashmir.the scenic beauty of Kashmir can also be witnessed in the movie Rockstar which has Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri in the lead. 


The movie ‘Dil Se’; ‘Uyire’ in tamil is a wonderful example of a movie shot majorly in Kashmir and the song ‘Dil Se re/ Kanire’ by A.R.Rahman tops the music album of the movie.The wonderful shots , thanks to the director were well appreciated and showcased the beautiful side of India. Looking back a bit more on the filmography, we cannot miss the wonderful movie ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ that was shot here as well. The song ‘Kabhie kabhie mere dil mein khayal’ remains still one of the evergreen romantic duets, and was shot here.Now that we have spoken of Amitabj Bachchan and his stint ant Kashmir, we cannot forget Shammi kapoor’s classic ‘Junglee’ and the movie ‘Janwar’ that was also shot here.

Kashmir as a location has a wonderful appeal and thanks to the tourism department which has taken an effort to maintain the poignancy of the nature as it is, the place has attracted so many wonderful directors.