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5 Bollywood movies based out of Delhi University

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Bollywood has its own share of glamorizing the college life in our minds. The campus, the college students, the song and dance routine – are some regular contents of a college based Bollywood movie. In fact, Bollywood has a handful of directors who are pass-outs from Delhi University and they often keep coming back to the memory lanes of the University campus to shoot their movies.

Imtiaz Ali, Maneesh Sharma, Parvin Dabas have all returned to their respective alumnus to shoot the college scenes for their big ventures.

Here are five movies which feature Delhi University colleges –

1. Rockstar

Imtiaz Ali directed and Ranbir Kapoor starrer super hit movie Rockstar was shot in Hindu College and St. Stephen’s College. Ranbir played the character of Janardhan Jhakar, the Jat boy from Hindu College who falls for the beautiful Stephanian Heer Kaul ( Nargis Fakhri).

Rockstar was shot extensively in the campus during the summer break of 2011.


2. Fukrey

2013’s sleeper hit Fukrey features Delhi University’s Miranda House College. The movie was supposedly going to be shot in Shri Ram College of Commerce but ended up getting shot in Miranda House instead. However, the movie features the women’s college as co-educational institution.




3. Do Dooni Chaar

This family flick had some scenes shot in Kirori Mal College. The fest scene in the college of Rishi Kapoor’s daughter, in the movie was shot in KMC.

do dooni chaar


4. Band Baaja Baaraat

This 2010 blockbuster and Ranveer Singh’s debut film, has one of its popular songs Tarkeebein entirely shot in Hans Raj College. The song captures the campus roads, the college’s boys’ hostel and the classroom. A few shots are also taken in Ramjas College’s gallery.

band baaja baaraat

  1. Akaash Vani

This movie was again shot in St. Stephen’s College. The leads Kartik Tiwari and Nushrat Bharucha played the hostellers-in-love.

akaash vani

These movies are just to name a few while the list goes on!

A first year student of English in Miranda House, Himanshi can be best described as someone who loves to read, write and sing. She worships Pink Floyd and Kurt Cobain. When not writing quirky lyrics and articles, she can be found singing on the top of her lungs. She wants to spend her life exploring her fixation with country music and Chevy trucks while travelling and writing about it, listening to any Beatles song in the background.

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