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Did You Know That These Bollywood Movies Were Shot In Lucknow?

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Did You Know That These Bollywood Movies Were Shot In Lucknow?

So we already know how well Lucknow is known for its Historical heritage making it among the three best cities in the Uttar Pradesh Tourism’s Heritage Arc. But if you recall did you know there have been so many movies that have been shot in Lucknow? From Umrao Jaan to the latest Jolly LLB 2, all have captured the essence of Lucknow.

Also read 11 Little-known Lucknow Facts That Even The Lucknowites Had No Clue About.

Here are the list of movies which were shot in Lucknow. 

1) Shatranj Ke Khiladi

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The Bada Imambara being the main tourist attraction of Lucknow has been a part of a lot of movies. The location of Shatranj Ke Khiladi which was a movie set on the backdrop of Avadh was chosen by Satyajit Ray making it the most authentic project  of all time. This was the one of the oldest film that was ever shot in the city of nawabs.

2) Umrao Jaan

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The Bollywood classic based on the novel Umrao Jaan Ada, tells the story of a girl from Lucknow and her rise to frame. This made the makers choose to shoot the film in Baradari (Located near the Keserbagh area).

3) Gadar

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Remember the hand-pump scene from Gadar which was believed to be shot in Pakistan. Well this scene was as well shot in Lucknow at La Martiniere College of Lucknow.

4) Tanu Weds Manu

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The most loved Rom Com of Bollywood Tanu Weds Manu (both Part 1-2) has stills from Lucknow. The director of photography did full justice to the amazing script and story of the film will shooting its parts in Safed Baradari, Laal Pull and few more sequences of old Lucknow.

5) Youngistan

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The film may not have done really well in box office but almost every one will agree to this that the song ‘Suno Na Sangmarmar’ was beautiful. But what made the song more beautiful was its location. This song has its stills from the Ambedkar Memorial Park of Lucknow which is located in the gomtinagar region which is considered as new Lucknow.

6) Always Kabhi Kabhi

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The Shah Rukh production, Always Kabhi Kabhi may not had a strong cast in it but this movie was loved by its audience for the location being chosen by the makers. This was another movie which was shot in the renowned location of La Martiniere College of Lucknow.

7) Ishaqzaade

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This movie about love, passion, religion and politics which saw the debut of Arjun Kapoor was yet another movie which had its stills of Lucknow University and the chowk region. The whole song ‘Jhalla walla’ was shot in the Ahmed Manzil located in Chowk.

8) Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

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Though the film had very few shots of Lucknow but Ranveer Singh and his brief camaraderie with Aditi Sharma in Lucknow brought immense weight to the film. From the Lucknow Kaari to the Jamun scene, the city was beautifully captured by the makers.

9) Bullet Raja

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What could have been better than the chote nawab shooting for a movie in the city of nawabs? Its absolutely right to say that Trigmanshu Dhulia did a complete justice the cinematography of the film by choosing to shoot its action sequences in Lucknow.

10) Daawat-e-ishq

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This movie not just mouth watered the audience with the delicious Lakhnavi food but also made them acknowledge the cinematography of the film. The song of the film ‘rangreli’ was shot in the Purani Lucknow capturing the heritage from the Rumi gate to Bada Imambada.

11) Jolly LLB 2

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The latest film to be shot in Lucknow is Jolly LLB 2 which will witness the king of Action, Akshay Kumar. In this sequel to the sleeping hit Jolly LLB, Akshay Kumar will don the garb of a lawyer for the first time in his career. Akshay Kumar has already wrapped up the shoot in Lucknow.

The film is being backed by Fox Star Studios, and is expected to release on February 10, 2017.

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