Lucknow the city of Nawabs is known for its age-old majestic monuments, luscious greenery, picturesque locations, and, of course, its finger-licking good food. The capital of Uttar Pradesh has been home to a lot of movies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh has been home to a lot of movies. Dating back to the old tales of Umrao Jaan to the upcoming movie Gulabo Sitabo, Lucknow has been an ideal location for a plethora of movies. What if you can’t witness the grandeur of Lucknow in person, live it through watching these beautiful movies shot in Lucknow.

1. Gulabo Sitabo

Gulabo Sitabo is a movie about two men caught in a game of one-upmanship. The movie is an Amitabh Bachhan and Ayushman Khurrana starer. Spot the legendary Amitabh Bachhan dressed in a green kurta and a skull cap chasing goats on the bank of riverfront Gomti Nagar in the movie.

Filming Location: Riverfront Gomti Nagar and Quaiser Bagh

Watch it on Prime Video.

2. Thappad

movies shot in Lucknow

Thappad’s story is based on male chauvinism and how it can be the cause of the destruction of a happy life. The director of the movie, Anubhav Sinha, shot his fourth movie in Lucknow. In the movie, you can catch glimpses of the beautiful Jahangirabad Palace situated in Hazaratganj.

Filming Location: Jahangirabad Palace and Shalimar Paradise

Watch it on Prime Video.

3. Bala

movies shot in Lucknow

Bala addresses the struggles of a young man who suffers from premature balding and does not meet societal beauty standards. This movie captures the beauty of Lucknow at two locations. You can spot the mesmerizing Ambedkar Park in the montage of TikTok videos as well as the spectacular Lucknow riverfront.

Filming Location: Ambedkar Park and Lucknow River Front

Watch it on Disney + Hotstar.

4. Article 15

Article 15 portrays how a police officer launches an attack against the caste system after caste-based discrimination. You can spot Ayushman Khurrana entering a swamp situated in Lucknow along with his team of investigative officers.

Filming Location: Swamp in Lucknow

Watch it on Netflix.

5. Daawat-e-Ishq

As the name suggests, the movie is based on the love for food, and what better place than Lucknow to bring out the love for food. Immense love for the kebabs of Lucknow is rightly portrayed via Tariq(Aditya Roy Kapoor).

Filming Location: Imambada Road near Rumi Gate

Watch it on Prime Video.

6. Tanu Weds Manu

movies shot in Lucknow

Tanu Weds Manu is completely set at the backdrop of Kanpur, though one shot of the beautiful Safed Baradari is enough to tell the tales of the beauty of Lucknow.

Filming Location: Safed Baradari

Watch it on Youtube or Google Play.

7. Ishaqzaade

Ishaqzaade is a tale of fierce love. No movies have done justice to the beauty of Lucknow, as Ishaqzaade has. From Chand Bibi’s dance to the university elections, the movie did justice in bringing the magic of the city on screen.

Filming Location: Hardoi near Lucknow and Lucknow University

Watch it on Prime Video.

8. Youngistaan

Youngistaan is a political film with a touch of a love story. The song ‘Suno Na Sangemarmar’ was entirely shot at Ambedkar Memorial in Lucknow, which is actually made up of white sandstone.

Filming Location: Ambedkar Park

Watch it on Sony Liv.

9. Bullet Raja

movies shot in Lucknow

Bullet Raja’s story is about an Uttar Pradesh mafia dealing with political and industrial powers. The movie has brought various beautiful locations of Lucknow on screen.

Filming Location: Kakori near Lucknow and Hazratganj

Watch it on Disney + Hotstar.

10. Umrao Jaan

movies shot in Lucknow

When one is listing movies from Lucknow, Umrao Jaan from the year 1981 has to be on the list. This movie is based on the story of a Lucknow courtesan. It was shot in Lucknow and the nearby areas of Malihabad and Faizabad.

Filming Location: Kaiserbagh Baradari

11. Always Kabhi Kabhi

Always Kabhi Kabhi portrays the struggle of four school friends. The entire filming of this Bollywood is from Lucknow. It is set against the background of high school, capturing the stunning Le Martinere College.

Filming Location: La Martinere College

Watch it on Youtube or Google Play.

12. Jolly LLB 2

Akshay Kumar plays the role of a lawyer from Lucknow, and this film will take you to every nook and corner of the city from the bustling streets of Lucknow to the grandeur of its monuments.

Filming Location: Gomti Nagar, Old Lucknow, Amity Lucknow, and Lucknow Railway Station

Watch it on Disney + Hotstar.

13. Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl

The movie is a con drama. A part of it captures Lucknow, where Ranveer Singh cons Aditi Sharma. To enhance the Lucknowi Andaaz, spot the portrayal of chikan embroidery and tehzeeb.

Filming Location: Imambada Road near Rumi Gate

Watch it on Prime Video.

14. Pati Patni aur Woh

The story is about an obedient son who grows up to be a simple natured son. Kartik Aryan, along with Ananya Pandey and Bhumi Pedenekar, were shooting in Lucknow for the remake of Pati Patni Aur Woh. A few scenes of the movie are shot at different locations in Lucknow.

Filming Location: One Awadh Center Mall, Chief Post Master General Office, Mastii Zone, and Riverfront Gomti Nagar.

Watch it on Prime Video.

15. Bareilly Ki Barfi

One of the movies shot in Lucknow is Bareilly Ki Barfi. From Bareilly’s railway station and cantonment to the narrow streets and bylanes, everything was recreated in Lucknow.

Filming Location: Aminabad

Watch it on Netflix.

Teleport to Lucknow from your home screen by watching the movies shot in Lucknow.

Also Read: Looking for Chikan in Lucknow? This is your ultimate guide!

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