We have all – at some point – wanted to live a dreamy Bollywood movie. Want to know what makes these movies oh-so-dreamy? Like with real-estate, here too, it is all about: Location, Location, Location. Here are some Bollywood movies shot in USA you should know about:
What else you ought to know: the secret password to get here..
My Name is Khan :
My Name is Khan narrates the story of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) in San Francisco and how his world goes haywire around the 9/11 attacks.
Shooting locales: State Capitol, Nob Hill, Golden Gate Park, Mission District, Alcatraz island, Palace of Fine Arts, Joshua Tree National Park
Get here: Rent a bike and take a ride along all the nooks and crannies of Golden Gate Park, rent a paddle boat to row across Stow Lake towards Strawberry hill – stop for a picnic, walk along the Barker Dam and make pitstops to watch the birds and Joshua trees.
Third in the franchise of Dhoom movies, this one tells the story of robbery heists taking place in Chicago.
Shooting locales: Wabash Avenue Bridge, Millenium Park, Navy Pier, Wacker Drive, Chicago River
Get here: Catch a concert at the Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park, face your fear and take the 150 m high Navy Pier Ferris wheel ride, take a walk along the south bank of Chicago river – your feet (and heart) might just lead you to O’ Brien’s Riverwalk Cafe to gorge on their famed cheeseburgers. Something more slower, yet, exciting? Kayak down the Chicago river with Urban Kayaks or sail away with Mercury Cruises.
Kal Ho Na Ho:
A moving family drama the narrates the tale of Indian immigrants in USA, falling in love and death.
Shooting locales: Bowling Green Park, Bow Bridge in Central Park, Union Square Subway
Get here: Take an underground boat tour at the Lost River Cafe, walk along Bow Bridge in Central Park – stop to catch the views and get snapping pictures.
Ta Ra Rum Pum:
Borrowing theme from movies the like of Days of Thunder, this is touching tale of a recovering PTSD car racer and how he gets by with his family even during the toughest of times.
Shooting locales: LOVE sculpture in Manhattan, Park Avenue, Times Square, Washington Square Park
Get here: Although under renovation now, the LOVE sculpture is set to be reinstated by September 2017. Meanwhile you can head to the MoMA Design Store for some impressive fashion and artwork – empty your pockets, get some souvenirs? Head over to the happening Times Square and check out the Conde Nast skyscraper – filming locale for movies like Amazing Spider-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
A romantic comedy that narrates the tale of what follows when two young men pretending to be gay to secure a room for rent in Miami.
Shooting locales: South Beach, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, South Beach Ocean Drive, Bayside, Bayfront Park
Get here: If you are looking to give the sunset a miss at South Beach, Miami head to the Radio Bar – a haven for indie music lovers, foodies and connoisseurs of hand-crafted cocktails. Settle down for a picnic at the sea-creature themed Bayfront Park.
Narrating the story of two people on the verge of taking their lives, this romantic drama follows what happens when they make a pact to live life to its fullest.
Shooting locales: Brooklyn Bridge, Wollman Rink, Golden Gate Bridge, Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead, Jean Dry Lake, Bellagio
Get here: Get your skates on and glide along the Wollman Rink – only a beginner? This is the perfect place to practice at. Walk the length of Golden Gate Bridge and be awed by the views around you with San Francisco City Guide. Finish your walk and step into the Walt Disney Family Museum for an evening well-spent!