Kerala Is All Set To Attract Tourists Into The Beauty Of Cinema Through 'Cinema Tourism Project' !


Backwaters of Alappuzha, Kerala; (c): Flickr

Photo of Kerala, India by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Cinema holds the power of taking us to places without changing our physical location! Films whisk us away on a whimsical carpet ride, inviting us to embark on a visual journey that dazzles our senses and ignites our imagination, whether you are a movie buff or not.

From Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta's mesmerizing dance to the song "Jiya Jale" in the movie 'Dil Se' shot at the enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha and the breathtaking natural beauty of Thekkady in Kerala, to the song "Tu Hi Re" from 'Bombay' that captivates visuals of the roaring sea waves at Bakal Fort in Kasargod - these picturesque locations offer a perfect backdrop for cinematic moments that will forever be cherished by Bollywood enthusiasts.

To elevate its tourism sector, the Kerala government is set to unveil a remarkable initiative that will showcase the picturesque locales featured in popular movies, drawing inspiration from the silver screen to entice travellers.

What Is The Cinema Tourism Project All About?

Focusing on the prime locations that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of moviegoers, the project aims to enthral visitors with the magic of these enchanting settings scattered across different parts of the state. During a meeting with the State Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas, Ratnam expressed his commitment to endorsing the mesmerising locales that have charmed audiences with his popular box office hits.

The grand launch of the Cinema Tourism Project will be held at the historic Bekal Fort in the picturesque district of Kasaragod. This breathtaking location served as the backdrop for certain scenes in Mani Ratnam's acclaimed film 'Bombay' together with the star caste of the movie to amplify the impact of this ambitious undertaking!

Bekal Fort, Kerala; (c): Flickr

Photo of Kerala Is All Set To Attract Tourists Into The Beauty Of Cinema Through 'Cinema Tourism Project' ! by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

What Are The Aims Of The Project?

The Cinema Tourism initiative aims to transport visitors back in time, inviting them to explore the nostalgic settings that have become synonymous with these cinematic masterpieces. By inviting tourists to tread the same paths as their favourite characters, Kerala aspires to create an immersive experience blending the realms of reel and reality.

Mani Ratnam, a maestro known for his cinematic gems such as 'Roja', 'Bombay', and 'Dil Se', expressed deep appreciation for this pioneering project during his discussions with Minister Riyas. Having frequently chosen Kerala's breathtaking landscapes as the canvas for his artistic vision, the acclaimed filmmaker's support and involvement are poised to significantly boost the Cinema Tourism initiative.

Meanwhile, movie lovers, when are you planning to visit Kerala to take a cinema tour of Mani Ratnam’s stunning Kerala locales?

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