Jaipur, the beautiful Pink City of Rajasthan is among the most favorite Tourist Destinations in India. Tourists from not only India but also from across the globe visit Jaipur during their India Tourism. No wonder Jaipur is a charm and that’s because of its beautiful monuments, temples and rich culture. Jaipur has always been an apple of the eye for every local and traveler.
It is the cultural and Heritage Richness of Jaipur only that the largest film producer industry in the world, the Hindi Film Industry loves to visit Jaipur often and capture its beauty. The connection of Jaipur and Bollywood is quite old, ever since the Hindi Film Industry has broadened its horizon, Jaipur has become among its favorite shooting Locations.
So today, we are going to discuss the Best Bollywood Movies Shot in Jaipur. We will discuss the places, charm and brief details. So get ready to travel through Jaipur from the eyes of Bollywood.
- Mughal – E – Azam
- Bajirao Mastani
Beta, it is a movie from the early ’90s that has proven as a milestone in the career of Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor. Based on the village backdrop this film was a blockbuster of its time. Even after 20 years of its release, people still awestruck by the spectacular performance of Madhuri Dixit in the song “Dhak Dhak”. But it is not this song that we are talking about; there is another melodious song in the movie –“Koyal Si Teri Boli”. Beautifully picturized this song was shot in the majestic Hawa Mahal of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal was beautifully shot in this movie, its grandness and the majesties were worth watching and what enhances the charm of the song was a beautiful dance performed by the Dancing Diva Madhuri Dixit. Hawa Mahal is one of the most amazing monuments in the city. It contains 953 small windows called Jharokhas. The palace was made especially for the royal ladies to watch the daily happening of the city. The architecture of the palace is built in the shape of the crown of Lord Krishna.
Whenever we will talk about the most amazing work of legendary director Mr. Yash Chopra, Lamhe is the movie that would top the list. Based on the Rajasthani background this movie was so beautifully shot by Yash Chopra that it will lure you to take Jaipur Tours at least once in your life. For all those who have watched the movies, do you remember the song where the leading lady of the movie Sridevi dances in the temple – “Mohe Chedo Na Nand Ke Lala”. The song was shot at the charming Kanak Vrindavan Garden in Jaipur that resembles the place of Vrindavan. The haveli which was shown as the house of Anil Kapoor is actually the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. Though movie at its release was not a commercial success today its’ being counted in one of the best movies in India Cinema. Beautifully shot in Kanak Vrindavan this movie shown the charm of Jaipur at its best. Nestled in the foothills of Nahargarh, Kanak Vrindavan was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh approx 275 years ago. The garden is filled with lush green lawns, lovely fountains, charming blossom flowers, intrigue marble antiques that will be amazing to experience. While the Rambagh Palace is an exotic 5-star heritage property in Jaipur was once the former house of the maharaja of Jaipur and is also known as the Jewel of Jaipur.
Directed by ace producer-director Shyam Benegal, Zubeida is one of those movies where you can not only see the beautiful architecture of the city but also experience the rich cultural dance and music of the beautiful pink city Jaipur. The film played an important role in Rekha’s career. Zubeida was shot in Naraina Niwas Palace in Jaipur. Adorned with several accolades, Zubeida was also bejeweled as the national award for a film for its performances and majestic locations. Rekha, Karishma Kapoor, and Manoj Bajpai starrer movie was a huge success. The beautiful Nairana Niwas Palace was shot amazingly with great angles.The Palace was built in 1928 by General Amar Singh. He named this palace after his father, Thakur Narain Singh. This was the country residence of General Amar Singh. Today this plush property is serving as one of the best Heritage Hotels in Jaipur. Karishma Kapoor grabs best actress national award for the film.
4. Mughal – E – Azam
The magnum opus of Hindi Cinema, Mughal-E-Azam is the movie whose every single dialogue, each scene, and each song has now become a legend. The movie holds the presence of amazing shots and artists which are impossible to see again. Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar Sahab, and the most beautiful Madhubala made this movie a milestone in Hindi Cine Industry. This grand movie was also shot in Jaipur. Who does not remember that iconic song “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya..?”. Yes, the beautiful song was shot in the “Sheesh Mahal” of Amber fort. This is the only song which was shot in color while the whole movie was made in black and white. Charismatic Madhubala with her presence has made this track a legendry song. Amber Fort is a huge magnificent fort of Jaipur, built in 1592 AD. The fort is located beside the shimmering Maota Lake which was the major source of water in a palace at that time. Sheesh, Mahal in which song was shot is a delightful hall that is compact with thousands of mirrors and is one of the major attractions of Amber Fort. A single ray of light is sufficient to make the Mirror Hall (Sheesh Mahal) lightened up.
5. Bajirao Mastani
Produce Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for the larger than life shots. After Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh starrer Devdas, he again back with another beautiful project named ‘Bajirao Mastani”. This historical drama film though shot in different locations in India but the most beautiful song of the film “Mohe Rang Do Laal” featuring Deepika Padukone was entirely shot in Amber Fort of Jaipur. While watching the song you can see the grandness of the fort in backdrop. The huge architecture of the fort is worth watching with vintage classy hues used in the movie. The song was the tribute to ‘Mohe Pang hat Pe’ song from Mughal-E-Azam, which was picturized on charming Madhubala.
Some More Movies Shot in Jaipur
The charm of Jaipur is so beautifully captured in these movies that one can simply not resist him/herself to fall in the love of the city. So whenever you would be under your Rajasthan Tourism Packages, make sure you have seen these movies so that your Jaipur Tourism becomes more amazing and memorable and while walking through these place you can recall ‘Oh, it’s the place where Mughal-E-Azam was shot, and there Madhuri Dixit danced” and I am pretty sure, you will love visiting the pink city Jaipur. Here Are Some More Movies Which Shot in Jaipur –
- Bhool Bhulaiya
- Jodha Akbar
- Khoobsurat (2014)
- Eklavya: The Royal Guard