Jodhpur on the Silver Screen
Jodhpur is a beautiful and picturesque city and amazes the tourists with its grandeur. It is the second biggest city in Rajasthan and imbibes mesmerizing and majestic forts, breath-taking temples, historic monuments, step-wells, and many other architectural
wonders. The beauty of the city knows no limits.
The majestic Mehrangarh sits 125 meters above the city and is visible from almost every part of it. The rich culture and heritage of the place and its aesthetically pleasing vibe draws a lot of tourists to the city. Not just tourists but it have also drawn the attention of the moviemakers towards itself. As a virtue of its vivid beauty, it has been in the backdrop of many movies-both Bollywood and Hollywood. Let’s take a peek and see which are the movies that have been filmed in Jodhpur.
- The Dark Knight Rises (2002)
Directed by Christopher Nolan, this movie was based on the DC character Batman. The shooting of some parts of the movie was done in the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur which stands 120 meters above the city. The director of the fort, Mr. Karni Singh said that the fort is a popular destination for shooting because of its beauty and grandeur. You can easily visit Mehrangarh Fort and relive the Batman’s Prison Escape scene by booking a Cab in Jodhpur.
Directed by Tarsem Singh, this is a movie about an injured stuntman and a little girl with a fractured hand. The man tells the girl the story about 5 mythical creatures. The movie portrays the blue city very beautifully with the houses dipped in magical blue color. You can visit the blue city and relish the magic by yourself by easily hiring a Taxi in Jodhpur.
- The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Directed by Wes Anderson and co-produced by Scott Rudin, Roman Coppola & Lydia Dean Pilcher, this movie is a comedy-drama film. Almost the entire film is shot in Jodhpur itself. It is a movie about three brothers who travel across India by train a year after their father’s funeral.
- Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999)
Directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, this movie revolves around a joint family whose close bond is challenged by some misunderstandings. The song “Mhare Hiwade Mein Naache Mor” was shot in the beautiful Mehrangarh and Jaswant Thada. Jaswant Thada is a mesmerizing memorial made of white marble. It was made in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. You can reach here by availing car rental services in Jodhpur.
- Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)
Directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra, this is a story of three young hearts betray the society’s norms of finding their true love and follow what their heart says. The title song of the movie was shot at the Mehrangarh Fort.
Directed by Anil Sharma and Salman Khan and Mithun Chakraborty as the lead cast of the film, this movie narrates the story of India before Independence. Some parts of the film were shot in Jodhpur.
Directed by Krishna Vamsi and loaded with a powerful cast of Karisma Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Sanjay Kapoor, Jai Gidwani, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepti Naval, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this movie was shot at the Khejarla Fort near Jodhpur. The fort was constructed in the 16th century by Maharaja Gopal Das who was granted fiefdom of the region by Maharaja of Jodhpur. The fort is around 80 KM from Jodhpur and you can easily reach there by Hiring a One way Cab in Jodhpur.
This movie was directed by Wilson Louis and won the Best Film and Cinematography Award by the South African Horror Festival 2010. The story revolved around a group of stranded bus passengers who are attacked by a witch.
Directed by Satish Kaushik, this movie cast Salman Khan and Bhoomika Chawla in the lead roles. It is a story about a boy named Radhe who falls in love with a girl named Nirjara. The movie was shot in Mehrangarh and Balsamand Lake Palace. Just 5 KM from the city of Jodhpur, you can easily reach here by booking a cab in Jodhpur.