Bollywood has always
been known for its high budget films that have been shot near and far, all
around the globe. No doubt, the directors are the ones to decide best on what
location they have in mind for a particular scene. But despite having an unlimited
amount of exotic locations to choose from right in India, many opt to cross the
borders of the Motherland and explore foreign locales.
While this isn't a
big deal and the movie buffs have no qualms about it, BollyCurry would still
like to point out a few breathtaking locations down south that would totally
rock any scene in a high budget Bollywood flick.
Located way off the
city of Chennai (the hub of Tamil Nadu), Tirunelveli has its own charm and appeal.
With varying urban and suburban areas and magnificent waterfalls scattered
around it, there's nothing missing in this beautiful city. It is a known
fact that directors love to throw in a scene where the lovers escape for some
alone time that usually results in the inevitable romance, so why not have a
backdrop of a waterfall that's just down south? Sounds pretty romantic to us and convenient too!
It should come as no
surprise that the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, after Chennai,
earns itself a spot in this list. Modern and oozing sophisticated
appeal, Coimbatore relishes in its
fancy architecture. However, when the sun goes down and the stars come
this city transforms into a land from dreams. One can only picture a
a beautiful night out in such an atmosphere. Night life for the win!
Possibly one of the
most beautiful cities in South India that was never given its due,
an unknown beauty. With lush flora and wonderful scenery, one is bound
to enjoy this hill station located in the Coimbatore district. Curved
roads that go round and
round until one loses balance, Bollywood fanatics can imagine a long
with great friends, lots of laughter and undeniable good spirits in
Road trips make the world go round indeed!
Also known as
Thiruvananthapuram, this city is the capital of the South Indian state
Humming with a busy lifestyle and being commercially recognized,
an alluring urban appeal while being located at the extreme south of the
mainland. Despite being a bustling city, there is just enough of a
relaxing atmosphere available for one to unwind. The
beautiful beaches available definitely add to the appeal, but do not
real purpose. Next time a Bollywood director wants to capture the
sandy beaches, he should take a trip down South. Beaches have their own
kind of charm!
When one thinks of a
rich cultural background, Nagapattinam should come to mind. This city
claims the prize for having a deep, multicultural history - something that is
hardly preserved nowadays. The city is located at the extreme east of the
mainland and it buzzes with numerous historical landmarks. With this as the
town's main attraction, Bollywood can sure as heck cash in on this notable
place. History is an irrefutable art!
is synonymous to entering nature's paradise. Despite being located mostly
inland, this place is a major tourist attraction, which is why it's puzzling
why Bollywood hardly ever took its cameras to this neck of the woods. Opulent
green and luxurious hills, who wouldn't want to explore this beautiful land?
Bollywood, take note, that the next time you decide to have an old fashioned love
story, here's where you need to land. Nature is the most inexpensive gift!
South India has an abundance of similar locations like the
aforementioned ones, but for obvious reasons, all could not be listed here.
While BollyCurry urges Bollywood to travel further South to explore these
magnificent places, we encourage you to share your views in the space below and
feel free to add your own destinations to this wishlist.
Author: Mohini N.
Editors: Nabila S. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Marsh P.
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