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Unveiling Mumbai’s Cinematic Gems: Part 2 – More Filming Locations

Unveiling Mumbai’s Cinematic Gems: Part 2 – More Filming Locations

Unveiling Mumbai's Cinematic Gems: Part 2 - More Filming Locations

In our previous post, we explored some of Mumbai's iconic filming locations, from the grand Asiatic Library stairs to the serene Aksa Beach. Today, takes you on a journey through more captivating spots where Bollywood magic has come alive!

1) Madh Island (Silver Beach):

Taking advantage of its pristine sands, Silver Beach has been the backdrop for several films. Remember the playful romance from “Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega”? Action fans will recognize shootouts from “Shootout at Wadala” and “Mard.” A number of movies have also featured Madh Island’s serene beauty, including “Zamana Deewana,” “Khalnayak,” “Shatranj,” and “Chandrakanta.”

2. Worli Fort (Beach Side):

The unique historical charm of Worli Fort beachside makes it an ideal filming location. Raw and powerful stories such as “Vaastav” and “Hathyar” were filmed here. In contrast, the vibrant dance sequences in “ABCD” (Anybody Can Dance) showcased the area’s youthful energy.

3. Gateway of India:

No tour of Mumbai’s cinematic gems is complete without mentioning the majestic Gateway of India. This iconic archway, built to commemorate the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary, has been featured in countless films. Sway to the romantic tunes of “Pardes” where Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Beyond its cinematic fame, explore the nearby Colaba Causeway for a vibrant street shopping experience, or take a ferry to the ancient Elephanta Caves.

Another movie is Ek Deewana. 

4. Marine Drive (Wake Up Sid):


Mumbai’s Marine Drive, also known as the “Queen’s Necklace,” is a scenic promenade that stretches along the coast. In the coming-of-age story “Wake Up Sid,” you’ll see stunning cityscape views. Enjoy delicious street food, stroll in the evening, or simply admire the captivating sunset painting the ocean a vibrant shade.


5. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus :



Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the heartwarming movie “The Lunchbox,” CST features intricate carvings and stained glass windows in a central railway station. Visit the Crawford Market, a paradise for fresh produce and aromatic spices. Marvel at the architectural splendor. Take a train ride for a quintessential Mumbai experience.


6. Dabbawala Distribution Center :



Mumbai’s Dabbawallas have earned UNESCO recognition for their cultural heritage as a meticulous food delivery system. “The Lunchbox” highlighted this incredible system. To witness Mumbai’s efficiency and get a unique glimpse into its cultural fabric, visit the Dabbawala distribution center near Churchgate. It is a testament to Mumbai’s efficiency.


7. Essel World :


Are you looking for a fun-filled day out? Essel World, an amusement park in Gorai, offers thrilling rides and family-friendly entertainment. Remember the iconic “Munni Badnaam Hui” song from “Munnabhai MBBS” filmed here? You can enjoy rollercoasters, water rides, and carnival games, or visit Madh Island for a quieter experience.


8. Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Junglee):


In addition to hiking trails, a scenic lake, and opportunities to spot wildlife like leopards and sambar deer, Sanjay Gandhi National Park was featured in the movie Junglee. Check out Kanheri Caves Buddhist cave temples in the park for a historical touch.


9. Mahalaxmi Racecourse (Lage Raho Munna Bhai):


A heritage site immortalized in the movie “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” offers both thoroughbred and Indian derby races on specific seasons. Experience the adrenaline rush of horse races at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse. Regardless of whether or not there are any races during your visit, the architecture and historical significance make it worthwhile.


10, Chor Bazaar (Slumdog Millionaire):



“Slumdog Millionaire” featured the vibrant Chor Bazaar (thieves market), where you can shop for antiques, vintage goods, clothes, and electronics. Expect a unique shopping experience at this bustling market. Prepare to bargain and navigate the maze-like alleys.

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