The State of Uttar Pradesh has become a charm of Bollywood over the years because it represents a more authentic India, A historic India, and an India with a local colour and also because it has a rich heritage and culture it has to provide to the filmmakers. From Mughal-e- Azam in the year 1960 to Jolly LLB 2 in the year 2017, Uttar Pradesh has been a background for many movies because of it provides the filmmakers an insight of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of India. This is a perfect place for all the movie buffs and travellers because of the various factors that would inspire one. The Land of U.P. has fascinated the Indian Film industry from films like Umrao Jaan to Sultan, Youngistaan, Jolly LLB 2 etc. even some Hollywood movies were shot here like Slumdog Millionaire to Eat Pray Love etc. Which has shot in the historic environs of Agra, the enchanting Ghats of Varanasi, the Narrow alleys of Mathura or the traditional charm of Lucknow has been the ideal locations for various movie.
There are some legendary movies which were shot at various destinations in Uttar Pradesh like Umrao Jaan which was made in the year 1981 was shot in Lucknow which provided the perfect atmosphere of a lifestyle which showcases the style, poise, and elegance with the perfect depiction of the culture and heritage of the 18th century.The wide roads along the Imambada’s and Rumi Darwaza is a backdrop of many movies which give them a feel of the old city, revealing the true Lucknow. Old markets and the by-lanes of Chowk adds a very desi flavor to the films like Ishaqzaade, Bullet Raja, Tanu Weds Manu, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl are some of the films which were shot here.
Varanasi with its beautiful ghats, colourful temples, winding alleys and serpentine lanes have translated to a striking effect on the big screen.Which end up being picturesque in movies like Raanjhanaa, Masaan, Banaras, Half Girlfriend. One can also see the magnificent Ramnagar fort which is built in red sandstone which is the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Varanasi in movies like Ranjhanaa, Gangs of Waseypur and Laga Chunri Mein Daag.
Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful monuments in the world is at Agra in Uttar Pradesh has been a part of many iconic movies like Bunty Aur Babli, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,Youngistaan, Tevar and so on. This symbol of love is the perfect place to enhance the romantic angle in any movie. Along with the Taj Mahal places like Mehtab Bagh, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri can also be seen in many movies like Slumdog Millionaire and and Tevar. The bustling state of Uttar Pradesh has been an inspiration to weave stories and emerged as a big draw for the Bollywood Filmmakers over the years and make you get off your couches for a trip to explore them.