Today’s short video comes from Benaulim Beach, which is rather peaceful and child friendly beach in South Goa, India. Video here was shot before the tourist season has really started, and you can still see them shacks being built.
Had I known for sure then, back in 2005, that someday these Bollywood movies from Goa will be as easily available with subtitles as they are now through internet, Apple Music and iTunes, I might have stressed a bit less –
I might have taken a bit less photos and videos, been less sad about by my miserable camera with so less pixels back in the mid 2000’s and envied less about them film makers and other photoprofessionals with expensive cameras producing their beautiful big images and movies from those inspiring surroundings.
Also I might not have carried my camera everywhere in that heat just because people really needed to know about this amazing travel destination and the beautiful nature of Goa, India. I might have been more relaxed, had I known there will be Facebook and YouTube and Google+ and Instagram and that people will eventually get to know about everything, slowly but surely.
But on the other hand, of all these movies shot in Goa, it is Woh Lamhe and Finding Fanny which are expressing the atmosphere of Goa the best in my opinion, and for some reason it is just those movies which are not available in iTunes for people to see. Luckily there is Dilwale, among others, which has also nice scenes.
And yet – there’s still so many stories and scenes left in Goa to make a film about, or a photograph or a painting, for those who dare and care –
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Though I’m such a great fan of Hindi cinema, I need to tell you, that there are also some good movies made in West, which were shot in India.
Those movies, which were shot in India totally or partially, were not all made in Hollywood. Here’s a list of them good Western movies, and many of them have starred review by Indivue.
GOOD WESTERN MOVIES SHOT IN INDIA
Slumdog Millionaire (2008), *****
One of the best movies is of course the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, with also Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, familiar from Bollywood films.
Another beautiful masterpiece starring Dev Patel was the movie The man who knew infinity (2015) by Matthew Brown. The movie tells the story of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramajunan from the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
Judi Dench was also recently starring the British movie Victoria & Abdul. This movie is said to be telling the real story of the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Munshi. The film was visually attractive and got for stars out of five from Indivue.
The whole movie soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service:
Life of Pi (2012), *****
The American movie Life of Pi was a five star film telling the story of an Indian man Pi, who survives a huge storm in the sea but loses his family in that. Very touching five star drama directed by Ang Lee and with Bollywood stars like Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain in the main roles. This movie had many beautiful and visually impressive scenes from Puducherry, India.
Lion is an Australian movie and it shot beautifully. It is starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman among brilliant child actors. The movie, based on a true story, is guaranteed to make you cry. Very much recommendable though.
Eat, Pray, Love was a light American drama starring Julia Roberts, and part of the film was shot in India. Though it was not the best of Julia Roberts’ movies, Eat, Pray, Love was worth seeing at least in a movie theatre. It got three stars out of five from Indivue.
and listen the original movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), *** ½
The movie Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström, has got stars like Helen Mirren and Om Puri. It tells a visually nice story about an Indian cook starting a restaurant in Paris, and the difficulties he will face.
The movie The Namesake is a beautiful and stylish Indian-American movie directed by Mira Nair and based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. The film has got stars like Irrfan Khan and Tabu, whom are well known from Bollywood films.
Mira Nair has made also several other good movies. Other good movies from Nair are Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997) and Monsoon Wedding (2001). Monsoon wedding can also be found from iTunes, at least in America: *Monsoon Wedding – Mira Nair
Viceroy’s House (2017), ****
The movie called Viceroy’s House is a recent impressive historical drama. It tells about how British India was divided, back in 1947. The film is directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice). The music is by A.R.Rahman. Gillian Anderson (X-files) portrays credibly the Viceroy’s wife in this film.
Most of the movies mentioned here, can be easily found from iTunes, at least in America. Their trailers can also be mostly found from the links provided. (Apple, Apple Music and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)
Today let me introduce to you a video titled 12 ways to travel in India.
It took some ten years to shoot this video. The reason being that the scenes are from various parts of India: East, North and West of India, and I was actually living in Finland most of the time. The distance between India and Finland is some 6000 kilometers. But here it is now – 12 ways to travel in India, in just two minutes – a video inspiring and encouraging other travellers to try the Indian train, camel, horse, scooter, airplane, bicycle rickshaw and what else – see it for yourself!
See also the India video collection, the videos of which will tell you about the real India the way I saw it, heard it, experienced it, and subscribe Indivue YouTube-channel for more updates to come! You will find plenty of videos especially from North and Central Goa and South Goa as well.
Short cut to Goa; beaches and sights (video previews) is a short video collection in YouTube. It has authentic and unique scenes from Goa, India, with the real sounds. All videos by Indivue.
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Benaulim Beach is one of them most attractive beaches in South Goa, India, when it comes to being a tourist.
It is a beautiful and rather peaceful beach, child friendly, and mostly not too crowded. Located in-between Colva and Varca Beaches, there’s two main entrances to Benaulim Beach – one is through the restaurant and shop area and the other one is through the fishermen’s workplace where they dry their fish by the roadside. The latter one is more peaceful place with less beach shacks during holiday season.
This short video from Benaulim Beach was shot during sunset time in Hard Roque beach shack. Quality beach shacks in Goa are safe places to eat and dine. Many of them even have running water nowadays.
After watching this short video from Benaulim Beach, you will get to see more videos about Benaulim Beach, Goa, made by other people than me, so enjoy your adventure!
Vagator Beach is located in North Goa, in-between Fort Chapora and Anjuna Beach. This video will take you next to the main Vagator Beach, showing you some after sunset moments with trance.
This short video of Vagator Beach dates back somewhere in 2006 – 2007. After watching this video, you will get to see also other videos from Vagator, Goa, India, and the topics related. See also other videos from my Goa travel sketchbook in the Real Goa Short Cut -video collection in YouTube. You will find authentic scenes with authentic sounds from Goa, India.
Cabo de Rama Fort is one of the best sights in South Goa, India. Way up on the hill takes a little bit effort but is worth every penny of your time.
This video of Cabo de Rama Fort was originally shot in the year 2006 and back in those days backpackers from Europe had to shoot 360-degree videos manually, or should I say organically – Well, whatever the case – see it for yourself and press the play button.
After watching this short video, you will get to see other videos from Cabo de Rama and the topics related. If you are interested in seeing lots of other videos I’ve shot into my Goa travel sketchbook, you can find them from the Real Goa Short Cut -video collection I’ve made in YouTube. Those videos will be authentic scenes with authentic sounds from Goa, India. You will really get the feeling. Remember to follow Indivue in YouTube as well!