Goa is and will always remain a dream destination for all Indians. No surprises then that Bollywood chooses to come back here again and again. No other place can match the relaxed, fun and heart-warming feel that Goa provides. Also, the scenic beauty of Goa is part of the identity of the place, and has no rivals anywhere else in the country. We take a look at five of the most recent films shot in Goa, and the locations where the scenes were captured, ending with a few upcoming films this year which have also been filmed here.
In an encore of the famous scene from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Shah Rukh Khan recreates the rescue scene with Deepika Padukone, who runs along the railway platform to catch the departing train. The scene was shot at Vasco Junction station in Goa, which has been shown as Kalyan station in Maharashtra.
For a change, we see a side of Goa that has never been seen before. No beaches, no glitz—just the interiors and village life of rural Goa. The film is set in the hamlet of Pocolim, and showcases the attitude of its people.
Though predominantly shot in Greece and Mumbai, the Bipasha Basu and Madhavan starrer has memorable scenes from Goa as well. The betrothal scene at Moira Church is one scene that stood out.
Shot over a wide range of locations in Goa, the film has memorable scenes from the Kala Academy, which is featured in the song Early Morning, and the scene where Rishi meets Lillete Dubey at Our Lady of the Mount Chapel in Panaji. There is also the kidnapping rescue scene at the ruins of the Convent of Saint Augustin.
With the plot moving around the lives of three characters, so did the locations, one of which was Goa where Vikram’s story was set. As a fisherman, Vikram’s character is seen on the beaches as we take in the rustic charms of Goa.
And here are some other films from 2015 with shooting locations in Goa:
(1) Shamitabh brings together two greats from the north and south of India—Bollywood’s grand man Amitabh Bachhan and Kollywood’s super hero Dhanush. It is also the debut film of Akshara Haasan, daughter of Kamal Haasan and younger sister of Shruti.
(2) The team of Golmaal returns with their fourth instalment, and this time the craziness will be set in Goa.
(3) Based on the life of Charles Sobhraj, Main Aur Charles has Randeep Hooda in the lead role.