Nowadays, filming in abroad is a trend specially in places like New York, Switzerland, London, Dubai and Paris. Then, let’s know about some of the Bollywood movies shot in New York or at the other places of USA.
English Vinglish (2012) shot mainly in New York
At first I have ‘English Vinglish’ in my list This is a comedy drama which shot in New York.
Sridevi as the lead played the role of a house-wife who is not efficient in English. The character is inspired by this film’s director Gauri Shinde’s mother.
This film is such a great and inspiring film. Therefore, it got a five minute standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012. Moreover, Sridevi applauded as the ‘Meryl Streep of India’ and the ‘Female Rajinikanth in India’ for this film.
English Vinglish scenes and songs shot in USA
- Manhattan’ song – Manhattan Municipal Building.
- Where Shashi (Sridevi) waits for Priya Anand to heads off to school.
Pardes (1997) – 90s Bollywood movie shot in USA
This film belongs to 90s. Subhash Ghai directed this film casts Shah Rukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhary.
Moreover, Alok Nath and Amrish Puri also joined them in the movie. It is a remake of Telugu film, ‘Pelli Kanuka’.
This film was shot in two places of USA, which was- Los Angeles and Los Vegas.
Anjaana Anjaani (2010) – New York based Bollywood movie
Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starring and Siddharth Anand directed this film is also contains many scenes and songs in the New York city. Basically, the character of Ranbir was belongs to New York.
Although, this film was not a successful one in the box-office but it was blessed with several heart-warming songs like ‘Tumse hi Tumse’, ‘Tujhe Bhula Diya’, ‘Aas Paas Khuda’, ‘I Feel Good’.
Anjaana Anjaani songs shot in USA
- Pair’s skating scenes – Wollman Skating Rink
- ‘Aas Paas Hai Khuda’ – Wollman Skating Rink
- Akash (Ranbir) goes to commit suicide – nBrooklyn Bridge
- ‘Hairat’ song – Times Square
Dostana (2008) – Mainly shot in Miami
Next movie is one of the famous films of the duo Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. Priyanka Chopra also joined them as the female lead in the movie.
This film is a very nice friendship story with some crazy comical touch. This film was not shot in India.
The whole film was shot in many portions of Miami, USA.
Dostana scenes and songs shot in USA
- ‘Jaane Kyu’ Song – Bayside, South Beach Occean Drive of Miami
- ‘Shut Up and Bounce’ Song – Bayfront Park, South Beach of Miami
- ‘Maa Ka Ladla’ Song – Bayfront Park
- Some Love scenes of Kunal and Sameer – Vizcaya Museum and Gardens of Miami
My name is khan (2010) – Mainly shot in San Francisco
‘My Name Is Khan’ is a collaboration of director Karan Johar and the super hit Bollywood pair Shah Rukh – Kajol. But in this film these three couldn’t make it a blockbuster.
The film was produced with a huge amount of INR 500 million by Hiroo Yash Johar and Gauri Khan. The full movie was shot in abroad among which most of the part was shot in San Francisco.
The scenes and songs shot in USA:
- ‘Marry me, Marry me’ Scene – Nob Hill, San Francisco
- ‘Tere Naina, Tere Naina’ Song – San Francisco
- ‘Sajda’ Song –Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
- Besides, there was a portion in the film where Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol were roaming around San Francisco
London Paris New York (2012)
And the last one! Actually, the name of this comedy-drama expresses the involvement of these places in the movie itself. The film starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Ali Zafar as lead.
Every time their love story takes a new turn at each of the three places.
In London – They meet for the first time and promise to meet again in New York after 6 months.
In New York – Nikhil fails to keep his promise.
And in Paris – After two years, they reunite and patch up for lifelong.
So these are some Bollywood movies that were shot in New York or USA. These flims build some deep emotions about the place in our mind, irrespective of we go there or not.
Maybe some of these movies were not came under Highest grossing movies in USA.
But it gave signs of Bollywood’s popularity in USA .
Which film gives you a dream and inspire you to visit a particular place?