When you are shooting in Madhya Pradesh, locations speak for themselves. Every frame validates the need of your script to translate exactly what you want to convey to your audience. Madhya Pradesh is a predominantly Hindi speaking state, making it more viable and manageable for Bollywood movies. The peaceful law and order here is yet another supporting factor. The diversity that exists in the heart of Incredible India gives you a reason why you would want to shoot here frequently. The availability of post-production facilities, essential infrastructural facilities makes it much more economical to shoot here.
What brings MP on the wish list:
Madhya Pradesh has diverse and rich shooting locations, an ultimate mixture of Wildlife, Heritage, Pilgrimage and Leisure. The wide panorama of geographical variation, variety of heritage assets, lively urban locals, peaceful Ghats, exposure to world heritage sites coupled with the ease on procedures required to fulfill the shooting formalities have been some of the key factors that have raised Madhya Pradesh among the top shooting destinations.
Best shoot worthy locales:
Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Bhedaghat, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mandu, Orchha, Pachmarhi are some of the shooting destinations here which top the wish list of the directors.
The state government has offered capital investment subsidy for capital expenditure on creating infrastructure of Permanent nature and installation of equipment for film studio and film production. If the shooting crew opts for an accommodation at MPSTDC hotel, they can avail a discount up to 40 percent in lodging tariff. However, this discount will not be applicable during the peak season. Madhya Pradesh Tourism is the nodal agency to provide hand holding to the film producers for procuring various clearances and permissions extending complete support and encouragement to the film fraternity.
Movies shot over the years in Madhya Pradesh:
Sui Dhaga, Stree, Toilet ek Prem Katha, Mohenjo Daro, Bajirao Mastani, Gangaajal-2, Bhopal –a Prayer for Rain, Tevar, Yara, Revolver Rani, Wah Taj, Yamla pagla Deewana, Singh Sahab- The Great, Paan Singh Tomar, Chakravyuh, Aarakshan, Rajneeti, Peepli live, Ashoka, Pyar kiya To Darna Kya, Narsimha, Kinara, Pranjaye Par Vachan Na Jaye, Mujhe Jeene Do, Naya Dour.
Some of the Television Shoots in Madhya Pradesh:
MTV Roadies- 15, Beintehaa, Nandini-Desh ki Beti, Ek Boond Ishq, Sawdhan India, Qubool Hai, Bhagyalaxmi, Begusarai, Ek Rishta Aisa Bhi, The Xc-adventures, Saath Nibhana Saathiya, Myths & Legends of India, Punarvivah.
Madhya Pradesh was recently conferred the award for ‘Most Film Friendly State’ for its efforts towards easing out on providing a shooting friendly environment. By creating a well-structured website, film friendly infrastructure, offering incentives, maintaining database and undertaking marketing and promotional initiatives, Madya Pradesh has indeed offered ways to ease out on the shooting procedures. Hence, over the years the state has been in the wish list of the Bollywood biggies on the shooting front.
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