We all love to watch movies where the actors set out on an adventure or a trip. In most cases it feels like we ourselves are travelling on the trip with them as they are filmed in real locations. It’s also a way for the director to showcase/ highlight the places he likes the most in a particular city or country during the trip.
We give you 6 movies based on travel (both Hollywood & Bollywood). Through these movies we witness the travels of these people as they embark on a trip to find themselves.
Eat Pray Love
Directed by Ryan Murphy, this movie depicts the soul searching trip taken by Elizabeth Gilbert, played by Julia Roberts, who finds herself at the crossroads after a painful divorce. She realizes she is lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. She embarks on a trip around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery, risking everything to change her life. She travels to Italy where she finds the pleasure of exploring different cuisines. She then travels to India where she finds herself in an Ashram, where she finds her spirituality and the power of prayer. She also makes some interesting new friends there. Finally she travels to Indonesia where she meets Ketut Liyer, an advisor of sorts who helps her find inner peace and understand the meaning of true love.
Into The Wild
This is an adaptation of a 1996 book of the same name written by Jon Krakauer which depicts the travels of Christopher McCandless across North America and his time spent in reaching the Alaskan wilderness and spending his life there. He travels through America and finally ends up in Alaska where he sets up a campsite in an abandoned city bus, which he calls The Magic Bus. Four months later, he falls ill after eating some poisonous plants and slowly starts dying. During his last days, he writes a farewell to the world about his travels and he documents his full trip. He finally crawls into his sleeping bag to die.
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Motorcycle Diaries is a biopic about the adventures, travels and written memoir of Ernesto Guevara who later became the iconic Marxist guerrilla commander and revolutionary Che Guevara. The film is about the travels of Guevara across South America with his friend Alberto Granado. During his trip, Guevara discovers himself and is transformed by his observations on the life of the impoverished indigenous peasantry as he travels through the coast of Chile, the Atacama Desert & Peruvian Amazon to reach Venezuela and finally end up in Peru. In the end, Guevara wants to revolutionize South America but doesn’t agree with Granado that it can be done peacefully.
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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
This is a story of 3 friends, Kabir, Imran & Arjun, and their road trip through Spain, a bachelor’s trip of sorts for Kabir who is engaged to be married. During their trip they plan to travel to Costa Brava, Seville and Pamplona. Each of them have a surprise adventure sport planned in each of these cities. The idea of them taking part in these sports is to get rid of all their fears. At the end of the trip, they all promise to change something in their lives which will have major consequences.
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Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Though DDLJ is known for the love story between Simran & Raj and Raj’s quest to convince Simran’s dad to give her hand to him but it’s the journey through Europe where Simran & Raj fall in love. Raj meets Simran on the train to Zurich. In Zurich they both miss the train and get separated from their friends and end up driving together through Switzerland. It is during this road trip that they become very good friends. By the time they get separated back in London, they fall in love with each other. Raj in an attempt to fight for his love, travels to Punjab where Simran is to be married off to a family friend’s son. Yash Chopra, the director, has always been fond of foreign locations especially Switzerland and that’s the reason we get to see the actors taking a long trip at different location during the course of his films.
Dil Chahta Hai
No travel based Hindi movie list is complete with Dil Chahta Hai. Here we again have three friends, Akash, Sameer & Siddharth who take a road trip from Mumbai to Goa. During their Goa trip they come across different people who then travel with them. The movie also takes us to Sydney, where Akash goes to handle the family business. He ends up seated next to Shalini in the flight, who he had met earlier in a night club. They become close friends over time and finally realize that they have fallen in love with each other although Shalini is already engaged. Akash travels to India to stop Shalini’s marriage as he is sure that she too loves him.
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