5 Bollywood Movies Shot in Ooty

Raavan shooting in Ooty

Ooty’s tryst with Bollywood is nothing new. Nestled deep inside the prolific Nilgiri’s,
this place has always been a hot-favourite of Bollywood. The serene locales and lush mountains have always attracted the people from the B-town.

You will be surprised to learn that this place has witnessed shootings of over 200 Bollywood movies. Having difficulty in remembering? Let us help you with this. Over here we have given a list of 5 famous Bollywood movies that were shot in Ooty:

Dil Se

Do you remember the song where King Khan shook a leg with the beautiful Malaika Arora on the top of a running train? Remember the song Chhaiya-Chhaiya from Dil Se? Yes! It was shot in Ooty. The speeding train cutting through the picturesque scenery at the background is a delight to watch. It added an extra charm and elegance to the song which is why people still love the song.

Dil se in Ooty
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Directed by Anurag Basu, this film is remembered not just for brilliant performances by the actors; it is also remembered for its beautiful locations. A major section of Barfi was shot in the beautiful locales of Ooty. Do you remember the scene where Barfi aka Ranbir Kapoor gives Shruti a bicycle ride? Do you remember the song “Main Kya Karoon?” from Barfi? The scenes where the protagonist follows Shruti through the busy streets or the one where Ranbir Kapoor is seen speeding with his cycle, cutting through the pine trees? Those all were shot in Ooty.

Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani

This is yet another movie shot in Ooty. Do you remember the scene where Ranbir Kapoor waits for Katrina Kaif beside a beautiful lake? His feet were restless as he walked up and down a small wooden bridge along that lake. Remember? If you have watched the movie closely, particularly that scene, you will definitely remember it. That scene was shot at Pykara Lake in Ooty.

ajab-prem-ki-gazab-kahani shooting in Ooty
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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

This emotional extravaganza by Karan Johar was also shot in Ooty. Recall that Shimla Summer camp that witnessed the reunion of Shah Rukh and Kajol aka Raj and Anjali. That summer camp in Shimla was actually set up in Wenlock Downs in Ooty. And you were thinking they actually went to Shimla!

kuch kuch hota hai shooting in Ooty
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This drama was shot in various places mostly in Southern states of India. But do you remember the moment when Ragini aka Aishwarya Rai Bachchan accepts her captivity and surrenders to Bira aka Abhishek Bachchan? That lush jungle was actually located in Ooty.

So, we hope that this information was enough for rekindling your interest in our very own “Queen of Hills” Ooty. If you are interested in visiting this place, check our Ooty holiday packages.

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