A versatile actor who's given us epic characters and films has crossed 40 and so we decided to make a list of places where some of our favourite Ranbir Kapoor movies were shot to prove that his films not only feel beautiful but look gorgeous, too!
One of the most talented actors of today's time, Ranbir Kapoor needs no introduction. The characters he has played will always be remembered for their depths and emotions while his films are for stories and plots. To celebrate him on his special day, we decided to list down some of Ranbir Kapoor's movies and the places where they were shot. So next time you visit them, you will be able to reminisce about his movies with a different lens.
1. Tamasha, Kolkata and Delhi
Tamasha is a criminally underrated film of RK and is one of our absolute favourites. Everything about this film is gold and highly relatable. Kolkata and Delhi were its prime shoot locations and are featured beautifully throughout. The soulful ‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’ was shot in the Hauz Khas outlet of Socials in New Delhi. Some of the sequences were also filmed in the Gurgaon IT hub. Kolkata, too appeared in this movie in multiple scenes. J Thomas & Co. Pvt Ltd was chosen as Tara's workplace while some of the sequences also featured Victoria Memorial, on the roads near Rabindra Sadan.
2. Tu Jhooti Main Makkar, Delhi NCR
This romantic comedy featured Ranbir and Shraddha Kapoor on screen for the first time and we are still not over its songs. A lot of its sequences were shot in Delhi NCR as per our research including Noida’s Film City as well as at Cyberhub outlet of Farzi cafe.
3. Rockstar, Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu & Kashmir
Ranbir delivered one of his best performances in Rockstar which is indeed a must-watch. The popular song Sadda Haq was shot at multiple places including Central Park in CP, Delhi, and Gloria Church in Mumbai as well as Norbulingka Institue in Dharamshala. Various colleges in Delhi like Hindu College, and St., Stephan College were also used for some of Heer and Jordan's initial shots. Other than these, songs like Katiya Karu and Yeh Chand Sa Roshan Chehra were shot in Betaab Valley in Pahalgam and Dal Lake, respectively. Kun Fa Ya Kun on the other hand was filmed at the Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi.
4. Barfi, Darjeeling
Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Ileana D'Cruz starrer Barfi was a heartwarming film and showed PC and RK in unusual and difficult roles. Darjeeling was one of the prime locations featuring Keventer's, and the iconic St. Paul School, along with Andrews Chruch, and Ghum railway station.
5. Ye Jawani Hai Deewani, Jammu & Kashmir
YJHD is certainly among Ranbir's top 5 movies we think. A perfect combination of friendship, love, good songs, and meaningful dialogues, this movie was an emotional ride. The film itself gives the vibe of wanderlust and has some magnificent locations featured. Major of the film was shot in Jammu & Kashmir. The sequence of Naina and Bunny’s first day in Manali was shot near Hadimba Temple. The song Subhan Allah was filmed in the snow-clad Pahalgam, in Jammu, and the trek Kongdori area of Kashmir.
6. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Ooty
This rom-com holds a special place in our hearts and feels like a tight warm hug. The chemistry between Kat and Ranbir was simply adorable, whereas the songs were like a breath of fresh air. A major part of the film was shot in Ooty, including the scene where Prem imagines himself proposing to Jenny. Ooty Lake looks serene in the background enhancing its beauty. The continuing scene where he waits for Jenny was filmed outside a heritage villa in Ooty called Regency Villa Palace.
7. Wake up Sid, Mumbai
Another must-watch especially for those who adore the city of dreams, Mumbai, Wake Up Sid was a gem. A great plot with relatable characters and scenarios makes this film a 10/10. Marine Drive was featured 2-3 times in the movie, adding more depth and beauty to the shots.
8. Brahmastra, Varanasi, Manali
No matter what we say about the dialogues and the cheesiness of this film, there's no denying that Brahmastra succeeded in looking like a visual spectacle. The VFX was on point, as well as the story, while the cameos made it feel even better. Kesariya which became a hit even before the film's release was shot in Varanasi. Brahmastra had a 20-day schedule at the historic Ramnagar Fort and Chet Singh Fort. The crew moved to Manali in Himachal Pradesh after completing the Varanasi shoot. The trailer also shows the beauty of one of the most stunning mountains.