Bollywood has a lot of films revolving around college life. Be it Wake Up Sid, Student Of The Year, or 3 Idiots. We love and enjoy these films more than anything. And although the story is always the heart of the film, the location sometimes takes the cake. We have some pretty college locations in the country that has set beautiful backdrops for the movies. Check out these popular colleges where Bollywood movies were shot.
1. IIM, Ahmedabad
You probably recognized this image at one glance. Yes, we’re talking about Two States, and the entire first half of the film was shot at IIM Ahemdabad. It captured everything from the hostels, classrooms to the big campus.
2. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
One of the finest colleges in Mumbai with the most beautiful campus you could ask for in a packed city. St. Xavier’s Mumbai has been a popular shoot location for many films. Starting from the iconic Main Hoon Na to Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, this campus has been lucky for many such films.
3. Hansraj College, Delhi University
One of the iconic films shot on this campus was Ranveer Singh’s debut film Band Baaja Baaraat. Although only a small part of the film was shot on the campus, it was still an important aspect of the story. Another film Dev-D was also shot on this campus.
4. Wilson College, Mumbai
Another beautiful college campus in Mumbai, Wilson College was a shooting location for Dil Chahta Hai. Nothing better than a film about friendship to be shot on a college campus. Right?
5. Hindu College, Delhi University
Remember 2011 Ranbir Kapoor? And his amazing performance in Rockstar? Well, if you’re wondering about the college it was shot in, you’re questions have been answered. Most of the college scenes, including the one where Ranbir is eating samosa at the canteen, were shot here.
6. IP University, Delhi
The thriller drama based on a real-life murder mystery, No One Killed Jessica, was shot on this campus. Although the campus was used to depict a scene at Patiala House court and the colonial facade of the college building made it a suitable match.
7. HR College for Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
If you’ve watched Wake Up Sid, you’ve probably wondered about the college he attends. It was none other than HR college at Churchgate. Although not a fancy college, it did manage to capture the vibe of the story.
8. St. Stephens, Delhi University
Some part of Rockstar was shot in St. Stephens college as well, especially the part where Ranbir’s character approaches his lady love.
9. Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
The film that launched three actors in the industry, Alia Bhat, Varun Dhawan, and Sidharth Malhotra, was shot in this beautiful campus in Dehradun. Student Of the Year was entirely a school drama, and this beautiful location played an essential role.
10. Grant Medical College, Mumbai
Shooting a movie about a fake doctor in a real medical college? Well, this is exactly where one of the memorable scenes from Munna Bhai MBBS was shot. Most of the film was shot in the Agriculture College of Pune.
11. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
If a medical film needs a medical college, then a film on defence needs a military academy. And this is exactly where Hrithik Roshan starter Lakshya was shot.
12. Symbiosis International University, Pune
A dream college for many, Symbiosis was an important element in Kareena Kapoor starter Bodyguard. The movie was shot on the campus for 40 days and definitely wowed the viewers.
13. IIM, Bangalore
For the list of popular colleges where Bollywood movies were shot, this one takes the cake. One of the most highest-grossing movies, 3 Idiots was shot here. With almost the entire movie revolving around the life of three engineering students, the location definitely played an important role. Weren’t we all jealous of the beautiful classrooms?
14. Sophia College
This college in Breach Candy has been one of the popular colleges where many Bollywood movies were shot since 1971. The first film shot here was Lal Patthar. Since then, popular films like Mr. India, Murder, Lage Raho Munna Bhai have also shot some parts of the film here.
15. National Defence Academy
One of the popular defence education institutes in the country, NDA has also seen a movie shoot. The movie shot here was Amitabh Bachchan starter, Major Saab. The film was shot back in 1998, and Ajay Devgn and Sonali Bendre were in lead roles.