Good Western movies which were shot in India

Good Western movies shot in India

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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.

Now you can watch the movie and trailer in iTunes  *Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle and listen the beautiful soundtrack in the Apple Music -service.

 

  • The man who knew infinity (2015), ****1/2

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.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Man Who Knew Infinity – Matt Brown

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

The movie Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden is also starring Dev Patel and some other fabulous British actors like Judi Dench.

You can listen the beautiful music in Apple Music -service and watch the movie and the trailer here:  *The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

The sequel for the first Marigold Hotel -movie has the same director John Madden and actors like Dev Patel and Judi Dench.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

  • Victoria & Abdul (2017), ****

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.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *Victoria & Abdul – Stephen Frears

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.

You can find the movie and the trailer here: *Life of Pi – Ang Lee

  • Lion (2016), ***½

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.

One can find the trailer from iTunes, and rent or buy the film: *Lion – Garth Davis

Soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service

  • Eat, Pray, Love (2010), ***

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.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *Eat Pray Love – Ryan Murphy

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007), ***

The Darjeeling Limited -movie, directed by Wes Anderson, tells about three brothers travelling in India by train.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson

and listen the fine soundtrack in Apple Music -service:

  • Jobs (2013)

The American film about the life of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was directed by Joshua Michael Stern. This film, based on true events, takes its viewer also to Delhi, and some other places in India.

We are so happy to buy or rent this film and see the trailer now from nowhere else but the Apple Inc. iTunes itself: *Jobs – Joshua Michael Stern

Listen the movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service here:

  • Partition (2007), ****

Partition is a beautiful yet dramatic and horrifying Canadian film directed by Vic Sarin. It tells a heart braking love story from the time when British India was divided into two in 1947.

You can find this film at least from the Canadian iTunes *Partition – Vic Sarin

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.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *The Hundred-Foot Journey – Lasse Hallström

  • The Namesake (2006) ****½

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.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Namesake – Mira Nair

and the soundtrack in Apple Music

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.

You can see the trailer, rent or buy the film in iTunes: *Viceroy’s House – Gurinda Chadha

 

Other movies with Western origin and scenes from India

  • Basmati Blues (2018)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Basmati Blues – Danny Baron

  • Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Million Dollar Arm, starring Angelina Jolie.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Million Dollar Arm – Craig Gillespie

  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The Bourne Supremacy, starring Matt Damon.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *The Bourne Supremacy – Paul Greengrass

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: *Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Brad Bird

  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

  • Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy, starring Roger Moore as James Bond.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Octopussy – John Glen

  • Outsourced (2006)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *Outsourced – John Jeffcoat

  • The Rains Came (1939)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  *The Rains Came – Clarence Brown

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.)

Read this article about Western movies shot in India in Finnish here!

12 ways to travel in India (video)

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!

During all this time I’ve been blogging in Finnish, and you can read the Travel Opus to India in Finnish here. Find some of them articles about India in English here.

You might also be interested in reading some specific Indivue articles only about Agra, Delhi, Chennai, Goa, Panjim, GokarnJaipurMumbai, and Rishikesh.for example – Find them easily from the links and check out later for updates!

But here now, the short video

12 ways to travel in India, for a foreigner,

with videos and music by Indivue.

 

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)

Short Cut to Goa

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.

This playlist will be updated with new videos, so do subscribe the  INDIVUE YouTube channel now, so that you don’t miss a thing! It is also worth subscribing Indivue blog and follow Indivue in Facebook to get some additional eyecandys.

For travel tips and information, check the big Travel Opus to Goa !

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Benaulim Beach, Goa (video preview)

Benaulim Beach, Goa, during sunset

 

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!

See more Indivue videos about South Goa sights here!

You will find All the beaches of Goa here!

 

 

Oheinen lyhytvideo on kuvattu paikan päällä Benaulim Beachilla Etelä-Goassa. Katsottuasi tämän lyhytvideon, saat nähdä myös muita Benaulimista ja Goasta kuvattuja videoita.

Tutustu myös suomeksi kirjoitettuun Goan Matkaopukseen täällä!

 

Benaulim Beach, Goa, during sunset
Benaulim Beach, Goa, during sunset

5 most beautiful sunsets in Goa, India (video collection)

Here’s a video about the 5 most beautiful sunsets in Goa, India.

In addition to the most beautiful sunsets of Goa, India, this video will also tell you what it looks like, when the sun desappears behind the horizon.

It is a sight every traveller should experience while in the West coast of India.

Videos by Indivue

See also other Indivue videos about Goa sights here and enjoy the trip!

 

 

Kokoelma Goan kauneimpia auringonlaskuja videolla. Nauti matkastasi!

Videokuvaus Indivue.

Vagator Beach in Goa and sunset with trance (video preview)

Vagator Beach in North Goa

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.

See all the Goan beaches in photos here!

The Great Travel Opus to Goa will tell you a lot more about that wonderful tourist destination in Finnish. Find the opus in the link!

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Oheinen video vie katsojansa Pohjois-Goaan, Intiaan, ja Vagatorin jylhille kukkuloille, auringonlaskun aikaisiin tunnelmiin, jolloin trance-musiikki valtaa eetterin.

Lue Vagator Beachista lisää suomeksi täällä!

 

Vagator Beach in North Goa
Vagator Beach in North Goa

Cabo de Rama Fort in South Goa – 360˚ video preview back in 2006

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!

See all the Goan beaches in photos here!

The Great Travel Opus to Goa in Finnish will tell you a lot more about that wonderful tourist destination. Find the opus in the link and find the Finnish article about the Cabo de Rama fort here in this link.

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Yksi Etelä-Goan kauneimmista nähtävyyksistä on Cabo de Rama Fort -linnake, joka sijaitsee korkean kukkulan laella ja tarjoaa upeat näkymät Arabian merelle.

Katso oheinen vuonna 2006 kuvattu manuaalinen 360-asteen lyhytvideo Cabo de Ramasta ja lue lisää linnakkeesta suomeksi täällä.

Baga Beach, Goa, India (video preview)

Baga Beach is next to Calangute Beach when walking towards North. During the tourist season Baga is the most happening beach with parties and the restaurants in Baga village like Mambo’s and Tito’s are also full of entertainment.

Here in this video you can see and hear an ordinary afternoon in Baga Beach. After watching this video you might get to see more videos from Baga Beach from other YouTubers and start your surf.

You might also be interested in seeing other videos from Goa Beaches and sights – Find them from Indivue vlog from Goa – Those videos are authentic scenes with authentic sounds from Goa, India. No acting, no playbacks.

The Great Travel Opus to Goa in Finnish will tell you a lot more about Goa. Find it in the link!

See all the Goan beaches here!

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Baga Beach seuraa Pohjois-Goan päärantaa Calangute Beachia, kun kävelet rantaviivaa Suomesta katsoen vasemmalle. Vaikka Baga tunnetaan Goan bilemekkana, tavanomainen iltapäivä turistikauden aikaan on näinkin rauhallinen, kuten videolta voi nähdä.

Lue lisää Baga Beachista suomeksi täällä!