Film in Gujarat
Gujarat: A filmmakers’ paradise
With several geographical and historical attractions, Gujarat has been used for location shoots in quite a few significant movies like Lagaan, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Refugee, Border etc. It provides unique shooting locations such as virgin beaches and stretches of white sand. The state backs these locations with good infrastructure allowing for - easy transport, World class equipment, skilled work-force and a range of choice accommodation. The Gujarat government has been very keen to attract film makers from all over the World.
"Obtaining permissions in Gujarat is a hassle-free task. Gujarat has a pro-active decisions making process. We have created a cell to get you a single window clearance as fast as possible" said Vipul Mittra, Principal Secretary, Gujarat Tourism. He also pointed out the proximity that Gujarat shares with Mumbai and easy accessibility are added advantages Gujarat offers.
Filming in Gujarat is always an excellent experience as the state offers a spectacular range of locations for filming. With its natural, architectural and cultural richness, Gujarat has an endless variety to offer film makers. Whether you are looking for lush green valleys or deserts, or you want to capture the exotic monuments or royal art and architecture, Gujarat offers plenty of options for every desired location. Diversified range of locations include Hill stations and valleys, White salt deserts, Beaches, Wild life parks, Monuments, Rural areas, Forts and palaces, Cultural events like - fair and festivals or Traditional Weddings etc. Advantages of filming in Gujarat along with an array of locations is a range of facilities that makes it a perfect location for shooting any type of film or documentary.
Apart from the above-mentioned major facilities there are other benefits also, like easy communication with local people, as Hindi and English are common languages and widely spoken in every part of the State. This makes it easier for both Indian and International crewmembers to communicate with local crew members. If the Crew are not conversant in Gujarati/ Hindi/ English language, professional interpreters for any language can be easliy arranged for.