“The use of travelling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” These words by the famous poet and essayist Samuel Jhonson profoundly reflect on the importance of travelling. It is not just the allure of traversing on the unchartered paths but, it is a one-time opportunity of connecting with oneself too. With the 24x7 busy lifestyle, taking a detour from the regular, daily grind and engaging in some ‘me time’ becomes important, therefore traveling comes as a welcome change.
In case you are seeking some ideas and inspiration to plan your next travel, these movies are the ones that will surely push you to align your holiday plans soon.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the movies traces a holiday journey of three friends portrayed by Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, and Farhan Akhtar. Besides their tribulations, the movie also captures the amazing landscape of Spain. The plot is set in three cities Costa Brava, Seville, and Pamplona and picks up hints from the playful culture of the country. From La Tomatina festival to the San Fermín bull run, the movie has tried to capture a variety of different aspects of the culture.
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Dil Dhadkne Do
Another movie by Zoya Akhtar, this one too explores the hidden chemistry among family members of the dysfunctional Mehra clan comprised of Anil Kapoor as Kamal Mehra, Shefali Shah as Neelam Mehra, Priyanka Chopra as Ayesha Mehra-Sangha and Ranveer Singh as Kabir Mehra, Ayesha's younger brother. The movie gives you a good taste of cruise holiday and covers scenic locales of Turkey, Spain, and Tunisia.
Vicky Christina Barcelona
If you are a true Woody Allen fan, then you can’t miss out in this flick. Starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall, the plot runs around a dysfunctional, romantic relationship between Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz. But everything is set in the mesmerizing locations of Spain. Be it Plaça de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Casa Milà, Passeig de Gràcia 92 (both famous Antoni Gaudi creations) or the exquisite Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, once can witness glimpses of various marvels of Spanish architecture.
Eat Pray Love
Based on a best-selling memoir ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert, the movie is set in 4 countries – USA( New York) Indonesia (Bali), Italy (Rome and Naples) and India ( Delhi and Pataudi). The movie captures Elizabeth’s journey of self-discovery, punctuated by flavour soaked Italian experiences and her spiritual introspection in India.
The Motorcycle Diaries
This 2004 biopic, captures Ernesto Guevara’s 1952 motorcycle expedition across South America. Seven years later Ernesto became iconic Marxist guerrilla commander Che Guerra. The movie besides capturing the social set up of a number of South American communities, also captures some interesting locations. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Peru to Chile, the movie brings forth a number of picturesque locales of South America. Besides bagging to BAFTAS, the movie also received an Oscar nomination for best-adapted screenplay.