The Delhi factor in Bollywood movies
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The Delhi factor in Bollywood movies

Several movies like Delhi 6 and Rang De Basanti have been shot at majestic monuments

The Delhi factor in Bollywood movies

Delhi, also known as 'Dil Walon Ki Nagri', has been a hot favourite amongst many filmmakers who have captured the essence of the capital brilliantly in their movies. Several movies like Delhi 6 and Rang De Basanti have been shot at the majestic monuments, bustling bylanes of purani Dilli and the iconic India Gate, and today, we're gonna tell you about such movies.

Hindi Medium

The movie was well received by the audience, given its brilliant storyline and a remarkable performance by Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar, but did you know that it was shot in the capital? Oh yes, various scenes were shot at Chandni Chowk, where the couple originally lived and Anand Lok, where they later moved into a fancy bungalow.


Hauz Khas may or may not be every Delhiites favourite hangout spot (given how crowded it has gotten over the years!), but this place has been a backdrop in a lot of Bolly movies! The emotional song 'Agar Tum Saath Ho' was shot at Social in Hauz Khas and also, Ved and Tara reunite in Hauz Khas. A song sequence "Agar Main Kahon" from Hritik Roshan and Priety Zinta starrer Lakshya was also shot at Hauz Khas monument. 

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Chhapaak is a biographical film based on the real-life event that happened in the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and her fight in the Delhi legal system to change the law and regulations on acid sale. A lot of the movie was shot in Delhi capturing the busy Delhi streets and legal infrastructure including Delhi High Court and other district courts!

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

It follows a couple (a Delhi boy and a Gurgaon girl) who fall in love and are going to get married when a groom discovers the most distressing news of suffering from erectile dysfunction that could lead to complications in them getting married. A hilarious watch with a message, we also get to see the busy roads and streets of Delhi and Gurgaon in this one!


Wazir is a mystery thriller set in Delhi that follows a grief-stricken cop who finds solace in an amputee grandmaster who is also mourning the loss of his own daughter. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, a sudden twist of fate seems to bring them together as they try to tackle an unknown threat! Parts of the film were shot in Delhi including a scene set at a bungalow in Civil Lines in North Delhi!


The Ranbir Kapoor starrer 2011 film Rockstar had received mixed reactions in the box office, but most of it was shot across the Capital city. Noteworthy among them were Delhi University and the Nizamuddin Dargah, where the song 'Kun Faya Kun' was shot. The scenes of the movie will also take you to many other places in Delhi like Hauz Khas Fort, Greater Kailash, Munirka, Connaught place, Kotla Mubarakpur and parts of St. Stephen's College, Shri Ram College of Commerce and Hindu College.

Pyar Ka Punchnama

The filming of this movie took place almost entirely in Delhi and Gurgaon. If anyone is missing office, especially Gurgoan's DLF Cyberhub, this movie is for them. So watch it out one more time with your family to laugh your heart out and also please your eyes with the glimpses of the city.

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

The 2011 romantic comedy movie was loved by many, and watching it now will bring back the memories of those late-night drives by the India Gate. Parts of the movie were also shot at Connaught place and a farmhouse in South Delhi. The song 'Choomantar' has marvelously captured the Humayun's Tomb. The iconic historical structure was also the shooting spot for other Bollywood movies like Kurbaan, Fitoor and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.


Shah Rukh Khan felt all the nostalgia while shooting for Fan. He is a Delhi boy. The portions of his character Gaurav Chandna were shot at Dwarka, Rohini sector 9, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk and Race Course
Road made him feel like home.


You cannot possibly talk about Delhi without mentioning a line (or 10) about the bustling Rajouri Garden that has been a fave shopping place! The queen herself (yep, we're referring to Kangana Ranaut here!) played
the role of a typical West Delhi girl in this movie and several scenes were shot in Lajpat Nagar and Rajouri Garden.