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10 Popular Bollywood Movies That Were Shot In Delhi!

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Editors 29 June 2020

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Delhi 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. 

1. Hindi Medium (2017)

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Hindi Medium 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.  

Watch Online Here | Hindi Medium

2. Tamasha (2015)

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Hauz Khas may or may not be every Delhiite’s favourite hangout spot (given how crowded it has got 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.

Watch Online Here | Tamasha

3. Ankhon Dekhi (2014)

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Rajat Kapoor’s Ankhon Dekhi is a rare film with a unique storyline that was shot in Daryaganj. This flick also shows the chaos of Old Delhi as a chunk of this movie was shot at the Old Delhi Haveli itself. Watch this one and see for yourself how beautifully our city is captured in this movie. 

Watch Online Here | Ankhon Dekhi

4. Queen (2013)

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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 a number of scenes were shot in Lajpat Nagar and Rajouri Garden.

Watch Online Here | Queen

 5. Delhi Belly (2011)

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Remember this humorous flick starring Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Poorna Jagannathan and Shenaz Treasury that gave us some of the best songs of the decade while leaving us in splits? Well, this ah-mazing flick was shot in Pitampura & Kapashera and showed the world how the normal life prevails in the city!

Watch Online Here | Delhi Belly

6. Rockstar (2011)

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Rockstar was a masterpiece and it was shot at some of the greatest locations in Delhi like the St. Stephen’s College, Hazrat Nizammudin Dargah, where he went after his dad kicked him out and Hauz Khas, where he croons the song Tum Ho.

Watch Online Here | Rockstar

7. Delhi 6 (2009)

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Delhi 6 captured the essence of the musty lanes of Old Delhi and the legendary Jama Masjid along with various nooks & corners of Chandni Chowk. A few scenes were also shot in Karol Bagh and the very popular song Masakali was shot in saadi Dilli lifeline AKA the metro. Delhi 6 gave us major Chandni Chowk feels and you’ve got to check out this one if you haven’t already.  

Watch Online Here | Delhi 6

8. 3 Idiots (2009)

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If there’s any other place other than the bustling Old Delhi that holds a special place amongst the filmmakers, it defo has to be the legendary Connaught Place! Remember the scene when Amir Khan commentted on Kareena Kapoor’s watch? Yep, that scene was shot in CP and the scene in which Sharman Joshi was admitted to the hospital after he tried to kill himself was filmed in Fortis Noida.

Watch Online Here | 3 Idiots

9. Rang De Basanti (2006)

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Rang De Basanti is another classic movie that gave us a glimpse of the nooks & corners of Delhi. Indian Habitat Centre was Daljeet’s college & All India Radio Office scenes were shot at Modern School. There are also certain scenes at India Gate that made us nostalgic about the times spent there with the squad!

Watch Online Here | Rang De Basanti

10. Band Baja Baaraat (2010)

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Picture Credits: yashrajfilms

With all the buzz that goes around West Delhi, it had to be featured in Bollywood movies, no? ‘Bread Pakore Ki Kasam’ BBB was shot in West Delhi’s Subhash Nagar, while Ranveer Singh’s first appearance in the movie filmed at Hansraj College. 

Watch Online Here | Band Baja Baaraat

So, the next time you watch these movies make sure to identify the places. It’s quite interesting, we’d say.

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