The city of Joy Kolkata, is searched more highly today after the brilliant win of Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 7. The city has been in the limelight in Bollywood as well. We not talking saying this because of Shahrukh Khan. A lot of hit Bollywood movies have been made in the cultured city of joy, Kolkata. Its colonial style tall architecture, the serene beauty, and the Ganges have been beautifully shown in several hit Bollywood films.
In fact, Kolkata has been re-discovered by filmmakers in Bollywood. A lot of Bollywood films like Devdas, Kahaani, Parineeta, Gunday, Lootera and many more have been shot in Kolkata. Some of the movies are also based on stories from the city.
From shooting to picking up stories from the city, filmmakers have a soft spot for Kolkata. Thanks to the divine artistic beauty and the earthy charm, movies which are shot in Kolkata have a different cinematography which is a treat to the eyes.
For example, Sanjay Leela Bhansali made us fall in love with Kolkata after we saw Devdas. The film is a remake of Bimal Roy's 1956 'Devdas', and is based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novel. The extravagant scenes and vintage style just showed the eternal Kolkata.
Not only the location, even their language Bengali is used in numerous films. Even if the movies are not shot in Kolkata, some movies have used one of the most popular languages, Bengali. For example, we have seen Bollywood stars speaking in Bengali in movies like Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge to name a few.
Here is a list of Bollywood movies which have been shot in Kolkata.
Bollywood Movies Which Were Shot In Kolkata: