Lights, Camera, Action: Places To Visit In Mumbai As A Movie Lover

OT Staff

Watch A Play In Prithvi Theatre

As an offshoot of the legend Prithviraj Kapoor's travelling theatre company, this space is a well-known institution that was shaped by Shashi Kapoor in Juhu in 1978. Here, catch greats such as Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak perform live.

Om Puri in his early days at Prithvi Theatre | filmhistorypics on Instagram

Maratha Mandir

If you count yourself as a true Shah Rukh Khan fan, you must head to this iconic theatre, which was established in 1958. This theatre has been famously running "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" since it was released.

Inside Maratha Mandir | Tronix404 on Reddit

Marine Drive

This 3km long promenade has made it to many memorable scenes from some of your most favourite movies—think "Wake Up Sid!," "Deewana," "Dil Chahta Hai," "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro," and the list goes on.

Marine Drive | Patel Sanket M on Shutterstock

Mehboob Studios

Founded by Mehboob Khan in 1954, the studio continues to be revered by filmmakers. A few notable films made here are "Mother India," "Andaz," and even "Chennai Express." You might even get lucky and spot a star!

Mehboob Khan's statue in front of Mehboob Studios | Aditya Patel on Google

Bandra Fort

You will definitely recognise this place if you have watched "Dil Chahta Hai," "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na," "Talaash," etc.. Built by the Portuguese in 1640, the fort was used as a watchtower and is now under the ASI. Also, SRK's house, Mannat, is only a few minutes away by foot.

Bandra Fort | AnilD on

Regal Cinema

Regal Cinema is a must-visit for two reasons: first, it is a great example of Art Deco architectural style, and second, it is India's first-ever air-conditioned theatre. Built in 1930, the cinema still stands strong in Colaba Causeway and takes you on a nostalgic ride.

The theatre is also known for its Art Deco architectural style | raunak_ramteke on

Chapel Road

Chapel Road in Bandra brings Bollywood and art together through the many murals that hide in the narrow alleys. The best way to come across them would be to walk around the vicinity. Keep an eye out for funky murals of many legendary actors and iconic movie scenes.

Mural of Rishi Kapoor in Chapel Road by Bollywood Art Project | Bollywood Art Project on Instagram

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