Bollywood. Cricket. Food. –Three religions Indians swear by, and that’s not all we can proudly claim to be known for.
Millions of people from across the globe visit India every year, drawn to the colour, warmth, and energy of a country that is deeply rooted in tradition, yet modernizing and moving with the times. India’s colourful festivals and spirit of celebration define the nation, its abundance of cultural wealth creating endlessly fascinating experiences for the visitor.
India’s diversity is reflected in its vast terrain. From the snow-covered peaks in the north to the seemingly limitless deserts which form the heart of the country, to the sweeping coastlines with beautiful beaches and endless rivers criss-crossing the country, to the vast tea gardens, serene backwaters, spice and rubber plantations in the west and south, to the modernity of its major metros, the scale of India’s geography is breathtaking. Dotted all over this exotic canvas lie heritage temples, historic monuments, ancient archaeological sites, and centuries-old royal palaces which lend a vibrant visual splendour and depth, aesthetic gems that are visually breathtaking. It is no wonder that India has emerged as one of the most sought-after destinations, not just for tourism but for shooting as well, for all forms of filmmaking.
India’s sheer size and scale are made manageable by a well-connected transport system making travel around the country relatively straightforward.
Frequent flights connect all of the cities, the world’s largest vast rail network connects towns and villages to cities, and the road network has been extensively developed in recent years, providing a smooth and hassle-free experience when it comes to moving from location to location.
Tourism has been boosted over the past few years by the works of Hollywood directors increasingly interested in shooting star-powered films in India. Films like John Madden’s Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench; Gandhi by Richard Attenborough; David Lean’s Passage to India starring Judy Davis; John Madden’s Shakespeare in Love and its ensemble cast; Roland Joff’s Singularity starring Josh Hartnett; Ryan Murphy’s Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts; A Mighty Heart starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; Million Dollar Arm starring Jon Hamm; and, of course, Danny Boyle’s A Slumdog Millionnaire are leading more world-class directorial talent and stars to discover for themselves the richness and diversity of the country. Many claim to have fallen in love with India and its people.
International production companies who have shot in India can vouch for India’s high standards of art/production design, styling and wardrobe, as well as world-class post-production facilities. The fact that English is a widely spoken language in India, and a first language for many, helps ensure clear and straightforward error-free communication.
We’ve built relationships of mutual trust and respect spanning the globe thanks to our work with an eclectic mix of both Indian and international talent, clients, and brands. It has been a privilege and pleasure to work with international production companies like Traktor, Partizan, RadicalMedia, and B-Reel and directors including Traktor, Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, and Martin Aamund to name but a few.
We are relentlessly professional, endlessly creative in our approach to problem solving, and offer cost-effective solutions to even the toughest of problems. Our team of industry experts has been carefully hand-picked, and we are driven by a clear vision to place India firmly on the production world stage. We constantly challenge ourselves to go the extra mile, leaving our partners no choice but to return to us time and time again.
Director of Lemon Grove for HSBC.