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Unveiling Mumbai’s Cinematic Gems: A Filming Location Tour

Unveiling Mumbai’s Cinematic Gems: A Filming Location Tour

Unveiling Mumbai's Cinematic Gems: A Filming Location Tour

Bollywood blockbusters have captured Mumbai's vibrant energy in countless films. The city offers a diverse backdrop for iconic scenes, from historical landmarks to hidden treasures. Here, takes you on a tour of some of these filming locations, offering a glimpse into the stories they've told and the experiences they offer.

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Numerous Bollywood films feature this grand staircase, adding a touch of grandeur to pivotal scenes. Remember the iconic dance sequence in “Munnabhai MBBS” or the romantic rendezvous in “Jane Tu Ya Jaane Na“? These moments were captured amidst the architectural splendor of this historic landmark. The films “Tezaab” and “Naam Shabana” were also shot here.


Dharavi, the biggest slum in Asia, has been portrayed in Bollywood movies with a realistic and cinematic touch. Films like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Gully Boy” have showcased their people’s vibrant lives and aspirations to a global audience. Due to its authenticity, Dharavi has become a famous filming location for projects depicting the dark side of Mumbai. Popular TV shows such as “CID” and “Crime Patrol” have also utilized Dharavi’s unique atmosphere to showcase the work of the Mumbai Police. In “Bhoothnath Returns,” we see a more imaginative interpretation of this area.


The world’s most oversized open-air laundry, Dhobighat, has been the setting for several Bollywood movies, including “Dhobi Ghat.” A unique cinematic aesthetic has been created by the rhythmic clatter of washing paddles and the vibrant hues of drying clothes, giving these films a local flavor. In addition to “Khele Ham Jee Jaan Se,” “CID,” “Shootout at Wadala,” and “Munnabhai MBBS,” a lot was going on in the area.

Flora Fountain and the surrounding area:

Bollywood movies seeking old-world charm have been filmed at Flora Fountain, an iconic heritage structure. In films such as “Kahani Kismat Ki” and “Arjun,” the fountain’s graceful presence has adorned romantic scenes, giving them a touch of nostalgia. Gaman also utilized the historical backdrop for its narrative.

Aksa Beach:

With its tranquil shores and serene atmosphere, Aksa Beach has been the backdrop for several romantic Bollywood scenes. Do you remember the heartwarming scenes from “Saagar” or the lighthearted comedy of “God Tussi Great Ho“? Love and laughter have been set in Aksa Beach for many years.

Bandra (beach side):

Known for its youthful energy and vibrant spirit, Bandra’s beachside is a famous location for filming in Bollywood movies. From the action-packed sequences of “Wanted” to the romantic rendezvous of “Dil Chahta Hai,” Bandra’s beachside has provided a dynamic backdrop for diverse stories. Aashiqui 2, Talaash, and Jogger’s Park were also prominently shot there.

Bandra Fort (beach side):

Several Bollywood films have been filmed at the historic Bandra Fort, which has a sea-facing promenade and colonial architecture. Movies like “Jane Tu Ya Jaane Na,” “Dil Chahta Hai,” “Wanted,” “Aashiqui,” “Talaash,” “Chance Pe Dance,” and “Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl” have featured the fort’s blend of old-world charm and modern sensibilities.

Juhu Beach, near Birla Lane:

Juhu Beach is a famous Bollywood movie filming location because of its picturesque sunsets and romantic atmosphere. Juhu Beach has been the perfect setting for a wide range of stories, from “Anand” to “Mardaani.Aga Bai Arecha and Sarkar 3 were also filmed there.

Let’s explore more of Mumbai’s cinematic gems in Part 2!

Among other fascinating locations we’ll explore in future posts are:.

Witness the grandeur of the Gateway of India (Raja Hindustani).

Take a romantic stroll along the scenic “Queen’s Necklace” along Marine Drive (Wake Up Sid).

Enjoy the architectural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Lunchbox).

See the fascinating world of Mumbai’s Dabbawallas at the Dabbawalla Distribution Centre (The Lunchbox).

Water rides, carnival games, and various shows await you at Essel World (Munnabhai MBBS). Escape the summer heat and create lasting memories.

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