Bollywood goes around the world

Shooting in exotic locations is nothing new for Bollywood. In fact, the style now is naming the film after the locale!

Here’s a look at the movies that did just that.

Mission Istanbul

Mission Istanbul

Movie: Mission Istanbul
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Shriya Saran, Zayed Khan, Suniel Shetty, Shabbir Ahluwalia

Mission Istanbul tells the story of an ambitious Indian television journalist (Zayed). While his career flourishes, his personal life isn’t that hunky dory. At this point, he gets an offer from a Turkey-based company to head an Indian bureau.

Things get messy very soon, and we get to meet Abu Nazir, a character apparently based on Osama Bin Laden, Indian politician Omar Abdullah (who appears as himself in the film) and a dead ringer for George Bush.

And to ensure you don’t get bored with all the fighting, Abhishek Bachchan appears in an item number along with Kareena Kapoor!

Namastey London

Namastey London


Movie: Namastey London


Diretor: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor, Upen Patel, Clive Standen
She’s from London, he’s the real Punjabi puttar. How do you expect them to get married and live happily ever after?

This is the situation our beautiful but scheming leading lady finds herself in when her father decides to get her hitched off to our desi hero.

In love with someone else, Katrina’s character lures our boy to the alien world of London and promptly dumps him once there. How he wins her over is better seen on the big screen.

Bombay to Bangkok

Bombay to Bangkok


Movie: Bombay to Bangkok


Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Lena Christensen, Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Muray

Shreyas plays a small-time robber, who steals from a local don, played by Naseeruddin Shah. To escape from the don, he runs off to Bangkok.

Once there, he falls in love with a pretty Thai lady (played by Lena Christensen). Kukunoor’s attempt at an adventure-filled ride-cum romance, however, did not find too many takers.

Kabul Express

Kabul Express


Movie: Kabul Express

Director: Kabir Khan
Cast: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid, Hanif Hum Ghum, Linda Arsenio

Based on his and his friend, Rajan Kapoor’s real life experiences, documentary filmmaker Kabir Khan’s Kabul Express was shot completely in Afghanistan.

The film showed Afghanistan, just after 9/11, when the Taliban collapsed.

Courtesy :- Rediff


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