Bollywood is truly a wondrous place! From picturesque locations to eventful train journeys, we have seen it all thanks to our very own Bollywood films. And every once in a while, we have come across movies were the characters in film have often taken that trip which has changed their life forever. Yet in all of this, not all Bollywood films teach us something. Although are some gems that stay with you for a long time and in turn make you want to explore the world as well. Here’s my pick of the 10 Bollywood films that inspire you to travel!
You have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard or seen this gem of a movie. This movie perfectly captures the middle-class sentiment in India. Where most people dream of travelling to their dream destinations. But are unable to do so due to lack of money or some other reason. The movie manages to capture Paris and Amsterdam quite well in it.
This movie may not have been a big commercial success, but it definitely manages to inspire you to hit the road. Highway covers several exotic places within India that have never been captured before. The entire journey more than a love story, it was all about the sense of freedom that travel can introduce you to.
3. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Zoya Akhtar’s movie finally captured the beautiful Spain in all its glory. The heartfelt story of three childhood friends who decide to travel to Spain before one of them is to get married.And in the process of traveling how they rediscover their own identity. Shot in some of the most striking locations of Spain. This is one of those Bollywood films that is bound to remain etched in your memory for good.
4. Jab We Met
Imtiaz Ali’s gave us something in this movie which I am sure even he had no idea he would manage to create. We met Geet!! The movie captures Geet’s metaphorical and personal journey after she meets with Aditya on a train journey. And how their lives get changed as they embarked on a journey together for life.
5. Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
This movie has single handedly inspired other filmmakers to shoot abroad. Not only this it has also done a lot for London as a travel destination. The movie also captured the joy of travel in the form of bus rides and car cruises. Who can forget the iconic train scene where SRK lends his hand to Kajol in midst of the busy train sequence… Brilliant!!
6. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Ayan Mukerji’s latest film, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ narrates the story of four friends who embark on an impromptu trip and how the trip changes the lives of the characters forever. Manali never looked this beautiful than what we saw in this movie.
7. Dil Chahta Hai
If you love Goa, by the time this movie ends, you will not be the first one to do so. Most of the people I know, definitely ended up packing their bags and heading off to Goa, post they saw it. And because it’s a movie about friends, you’ll also feel like asking your friends to accompany you as well. The movie was also shot extensively in/around Sydney in Australia.