Bollywood is now seeing a new trend of films based in the charming state of Uttar Pradesh, and by the looks of it, it is a gamble that is paying off and how! The stories based in various cities of the states are relating to the audiences like never before and by the looks of it, the trend is here to stay.
Lucknow Central, being the latest example of an Uttar Pradesh based rooted films, with its main lead Farhan Akhtar playing a character of Kishen Mohan Girhotra from Moradabad is currently running in theatres, and is being loved by many.
2017 has witnessed a slew of rooted content that has hit the bullseye by gaining commercial and critical acclaim.
Here is a roundup of all the UP-based films that have entertained the audience in 2017.
Lucknow Central: The latest film having a UP backdrop is Lucknow Central. The film features Farhan Akhtar, Gippy Grewal, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Deepak Dobriyal, Rajesh Sharma, Inaamulhaq. The crux of the story is of a Moradabadi, Kishen aka Farhan, whose character has a dream of making it big as a singer, but as fate turns out, he is convicted of an alleged high-profile murder and is sent to one of the most dreaded jails -Lucknow Central.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: This film is a rom-com starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar as the lead pair. The film revolves around a love story of Gurgaon boy falling in love with his lady love and their struggle with a “gent’s problem” throughout the film is the major highlight.
Bareilly Ki Barfi: The film showcased Kriti Sanon as the female lead who lived in a small town in UP. The film is a quirky rom-com revolving around the character of Bitti played by Kriti Sanon alongside Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, who eventually form a love triangle. The film went on to become a sleeper hit this year.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha: The film was set against the backdrop of a small town in UP which showcased Akshay Kumar as the lead actor who tries to woo his lady Bhoomi Pednekar by building a toilet. It’s based on the issues of toilet sanitation faced by rural people. The film went on to become a success at the box office.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania: This film brought to the audiences a romantic comedy shot in Jhansi, a small town in UP. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were seen as the lead pair who are on a run to achieve their dreams. The film went on to do good business at the box office.