From the black and white era of Dev Anand to the perfections of Aamir Khan, link the hill queen, Shimla has remained a favorite choice of movie makers for decades. Its picturesque locations and pleasant weather makes perfect background for romantic movies.
The azure skies over the capital city, the lush green countryside in the backdrop of snow clad peaks attracts filmmakers till date. During summers cool breeze charms the heart and in winters the snow cover makes the mountains look more elegant.
With remarkable colonial architecture that lends the city a British lure, filmmacontker find many inspirational locations to shoot. Oft times they’ve used the Queen of Hills and here we look the most amazing songs ever shot in Shimla.
Behti Hawa Sa Tha Wo – 3 Idiots
Being one of the most amazing Bollywood movies of all time, 3 idiots had various scenes included in songs and the story that were short in Shimla or its outskirts. The track “behti hawas sa tha wo” has different locations of Shimla town featuring the road near victory tunnel and even the Shimla bypass. The hill station was described as Aamir Khan’s hometown, so had numerous scenes shot in and around Shimla.
Aaoge Jab Tum Saajna – Jab We Meet
In Jab We Met, Shimla was the place where Geet (Kareena) stayed after she broke up with her boyfriend Anshuman. The song is picturized in the town with a scene where Sahid Kapoor drives his car on the mall road while searching out for Kareena. Moreover, the movie also features the iconic toy train of Shimla when they head back to Kareena’s native place.
Mere Dil Main Aj Kya Hai – Daag
Featuring the all time superstar Rajesh Khanna and beautiful Sharmila Tagore, the song featured as romantic duet in the movie Daag in the year 1973. Yash Chopra, the director wanted a location that could compete with foreign locations such as Switzerland and opted for Shimla as the best alternative. Not only this, the lyricist and music composer also suggested the director for this location.
Tera Mujhse Hai Phele Ka Natta Koi – Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
With the beautiful locations from Shimla projected on the silver screen, the summer capital became a popular choice among movie makers. Tickled by the reviews that the song “Mere Dil Main Aj Kya Hai” got from critics, Prakash Mehra preferred Shimla as the location for the song Tera Mujhse Hai Phele Ka Natta Koi. With some brilliant acting skills from Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore, the song features chilling winters of Shimla with exotic snow covered locations.
Phool Kali Chand – Krantiveer
Directed by Mehul Kumar, the song “phool kali chand” was one the most popular sound tracks for the 1994 movie Krantiveer. The song is mainly picturized around the Mall Shimla and features iconic architectural locations like Ridge, Christ Church and The Scandal Point. The song is also picturized on the outskirts of Shimla projecting the beauty of the hill station.
Udja Kale Kawan – Gadar
Narrating the period around the Indian independence, the movie has various scenes picturized in and around Shimla. The song “udja kale kawan” is picturized in Bishop Cotton School Shimla cluing the educational institutes during the British Colonial Period. Bishop Cotton School is one the oldest educational institutes in India projecting real time experience of the past era.
Deewanapan Deewangi– Main Aisa Hi Hun
Basically, the whole movie was shot in Shimla and the surrounding areas. However, the song “deewanapan deewangi” featuring Isha Deol and Ajay Devgan is picturized near The Ridge and The Mall, Shimla. Beside this, there are more songs like “papa mere papa” from the same movie that are shot in Shimla projecting the elegance and beauty of Shimla.
Yeh Vaada Hai – Raju Chacha
The song “yeh vaada hai” is a romantic track from the movie Raju Chacha featuring Ajay Devgan and Kajol. The song is mainly picturized in the woods of St. Bedes and the forest road of Shimla for a romantic touch.