Saturday, April 27, 2013

Location scouting in the Himalayas

I was just watching some Rajesh Khanna-Hema Malini song on television. The song was set in either Himachal or (what is now) Uttarakhand. It had a mountain stream and snow-clad mountains in the background. I always wonder where they had shot these movies in the 60s and 70s and how much they would have changed now.

Some places like Sonamarg or Gulmarg are easy to spot because of the mountains around but some movies seem to be shot at random villages on the way to Shimla, Manali, etc. It would be awesome if I manage to find the equivalent of a location scouter of the 70s and talk to him about his favourite places, maybe even document the talk and make a book of it :D