Chennai, and Tamil Nadu altogether, is one of the most picturesque places with its beautiful serene beaches, temples, churches, hill stations, gardens. And cinema has been used as a medium to showcase the vibrant culture of the state often.
If you have visited Chennai even once, then you will know that the city offers one of the most beautiful skies and skylines in the country. No matter how strongly attracted you are to the murk of your room, you will be pulled to step out for at least one look at the Chennai dusk. Another rare beautiful thing about the city is the convenient access to the ocean anytime you want.
Here are three Bollywood films that captured the essence of Chennai beautifully.
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Starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the 2014 Hindi romantic comedy drama 2 States, directed by Abhishek Varman and produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala, has glimpses of beautiful Chennai beaches, temples, and tree-canopied streets. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat’s 2009 novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, which is about a couple who hail from two different states of India and the hardships they face in convincing their parents for their union. Bhatt plays the role of a Tamil girl and the film takes a tour of Chennai as she moves to her hometown and Kapoor’s character goes to meet her.
Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, the 2013 action comedy film Chennai Express directed by Rohit Shetty revolves around Rahul Mithaiwala. The story takes you on a journey through Chennai, beautiful landscapes of Tamil Nadu, the Pamban bridge, and several temples of the state as Rahul unintentionally boards the titular train and travels from Mumbai to Rameswaram with the daughter of a local don.
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The 2018 road comedy drama film Karwaan starring late actor Irrfan Khan, Mithila Palkar, and Dulquer Salmaan takes you on a road trip through Ooty and Coimbatore. The film is a visual treat for the beautiful picturesque landscapes.