Since the advent of cinema in India, the valley of Kashmir has been a refuge for filmmakers across the country. From the lush green mountains to the snowy weather, every bit of Kashmir has served as the perfect location for various pictures.
With the reopening of the cinemas, Kashmiris are seeing renewed hope in the revival of the near-dead film industry. Tens of films have been made here with their plots based on the Kashmir conflict itself. These movies include Uri, Mission Kashmir, Haidar, Tahaan, Raazi, and LOC Kargil. Besides these, the valley has also been a set for tens of films and OTT shows including romantic tales like Fitoor and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
Here’s a list of some of the movies that have been shot in Kashmir in the past, besides these.
“An ex-army officer, Kabir, becomes a teacher in Kashmir in a school that is in a miserable condition. Things take a turn when Kabir finds a notebook, left behind by the previous year’s teacher Firdaus (Pranutan Bahl): IMDB”
“A Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971: IMDB”.
“An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family : IMDb”
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
“Shot in Kashmir, A woman is made to realize that her prayers and sacrifice to save her boyfriend’s life may have led him to a fate worse than death : IMDb”
A young man returns to Kashmir after his father’s disappearance to confront his uncle, whom he suspects of playing a role in his father’s fate : IMDb”
Based in Kashmir, in this movie Kajol falls in love with Aamir Khan who in actuality is a Kashmiri insurgent. Named Rehan Qadri in the movie Kajol is also playing the role of Zooni, a Kashmiri girl, and meets Rehan in Delhi where he works as a tourist guide on a fake pretext, only to carry out a deadly bombing.
“A heart-wrenching tale that captures the pain, suffering, and struggle of the Kashmiri Pandit community in 1990 and leads Krishna, a young college student, to set out on a quest to uncover the truth: IMDb””
Besides all these, some other movies shot in Kashmir with a theme away from the Kashmir conflict:
2. Student of the year.
3. Three Idiots.