Ample of movies/TV shows have been shot in the UTs of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu so far, but a very few people are aware of the filming location of movies/TV shows in which it was used as a backdrop. When you’re visiting the district, ensure you explore the film tourism of the UTs of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
The following list explores the Film Tourism of the UTs of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu and showcases the filming locations of the Hindi, Gujarati, and Hollywood movies/TV shows which starred them:
1) Kai Po Che! (2013):
Diu has been featured in several films over the years. One of the popular films is the 2013 release “Kai Po Che!”. The movie’s popular song “Meethi Boliyan” was shot entirely at the Fort of Diu and its vicinity. The scene in which the main characters jump into the ocean from the fort wall was initially not in the script. However, the filmmakers added it upon witnessing the scenic beauty of the area.
2) Adaalat (TV show):
Two episodes of the TV show “Adaalat” (Hindi edition) starring Ronit Roy were based and shot in Daman. They were titled “KD in Daman”. Several locations such as Moti Daman Fort, Fort of Saint Jerome (Nani Daman) the churches, Nani Daman Jetty, and both the lighthouses were featured in the episodes.
3) Parched (2016):
The 2016 movie “Parched” is set in a rural area of Rajasthan. However, Diu’s Naida Caves were also featured in the movie.
4) Aakrosh (2010):
The song “Saude Baazi” from the 2010 film “Aakrosh”, starting Ajay Devgn, Bipasha Basu, and Akshaye Khanna was shot in Diu. Locations such as Zampa Gateway, Diu Fort, Khodidhar Beach, Panikotha Fort can be seen in the song.
5) Agneepath (2012):
The set for the fictional village “Mandwa” depicted in “Agneepath” (1990) was created in Goa. However, the filmmakers of the 2012 remake recreated it in Diu. The entire set for “Mandwa” was built near Khodidhar Beach, where the principal photography and major filming for the movie took place. The production team chose Diu for recreating “Mandwa” as it provided the authentic backdrop of a remote coastal area.
6) Love Ni Bhavai (Gujarati) (2017):
The song “Dhun Lagi” from the Gujarati movie “Love Ni Bhavai” was filmed in Diu. Various locations of Diu such as Diu Fort, Naida Caves, Ghoghla Beach, Nagoa Beach, Foreign Market, Sunset Point, etc. are featured in the song.
7) Mitron (2018):
Some of the scenes from “Sawarne Lage”, a song from the 2018 Bollywood release “Mitron”, were filmed in Diu. Locations such as Panikotha Fort, Khodidhar Beach and Diu Fort can be seen in the backdrop of the song.