Small Towns That Gained Prominence With Bollywood Films & Web-Series!
We have often witnessed some Bollywood films and web series that have been set in small towns and there is no doubt that those are special ones. Small towns are suitcases of memories that one opens once in a while to relive those unfiltered moments. The musicians, artists and directors have claimed that their works are usually inspired by the nature, beauty and daily hustle of the people of small cities. So, today let's celebrate the beauty of small towns and take a look at the Bollywood films and web- series that made these towns of India much popular.
Peepli Live (2010)
Peepli Live is a satirical comedy film by Anusha Rizvi that explores the topic of farmer suicides and the subsequent media and political response. Set in the village of Peepli in Madhya Pradesh, the film showcased a story that rose this village to prominence.
The action thriller web series of Alt Balaji is series is set in current times and revolves around kidnapping, suspense, mystery and never-ending action. The series has highlighted the beautiful towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Bhaukaal is a web series that is set in Muzaffarnagar in 2003 and takes inspiration from the life of IPS officer Navniet Sekera. Thes show has it's best scenes shot in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, making the place known to many people.
The crime drama web-series of MX Player is inspired by the true events and is set in the '80s of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh. The drama takes us to the beautiful city of Purvanchal.
Laakhon Mein Ek (2017)
'Laakhon Mein Ek' is an Amazon Prime Video original series that featured Ritwik Sahore and Shweta Tripathi. The first season of the series revolved around the village of Raipur and the second season focuses more in Sitlapur village.
Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega (2020)
Soumendra Padhi's crime-drama web series revolves around the phishing operations in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. Along with its amazing storyline, it has also showcased the stunning scenes of Jamtara.
Mohalla Assi (2018)
Mohalla Assi is a satirical comedy-drama film that featured Sunny Deol in the lead role. Directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film is based on Dr Kashi Nath Singh's popular Hindi novel Kashi Ka Assi. Assi Ghat is a ghat in Varanasi (Banaras) on the banks of Ganges River.
The 2020 comedy-drama web series was released on Amazon Prime and tells the story of an engineering graduate who joins as a Panchayat secretary in a remote village Phulera of Uttar Pradesh. Some important scenes have been shot in Phulera, making the series popular among the masses.
The crime thriller web series featured Arshad Warsi and Barun Sobti in the pivotal roles. Set in the backdrop of the mystical city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, the film revolves around serial killings.
Kota Factory (2019)
Raghav Subbu's web series 'Kota Factory' is one of the popular series that focuses on the life of a boy Vaibhav who moves to Kota from Itarsi. The film also shows the life of students in the city and the hustle they go through.
Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)
The romantic comedy film featured Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles. The film is set in Bareilly, a city in Uttar Pradesh. The film emerged as a commercial success grossing over ₹600 million worldwide.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur is a two-part crime film that featured Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vineet Kumar Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, Huma Qureshi and others. The movie is centred on the coal mafia of Dhanbad and is also filmed in Varanasi, Bihar, and Chunar.
Pad Man (2018)
The comedy-drama film starred Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles. It became a huge success for the ultimate performances and addressing a social cause in the film. The director chose the city of Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh to present this beautiful story.
Amazon Prime Video's action thriller web series is one of the most successful and popular web series of India. The series is primarily shot in Mirzapur, with some shots in Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Lucknow, Raebareli, Gorakhpur and Varanasi.
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