Movies Shot in Golden Temple, Amritsar (Punjab, India)

This is bad news for commercial filmmakers as they will not be allowed to shoot at the Golden Temple complex from now on. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which manages the shrine, has imposed a ban on shooting of commercial films there; only religious movies and documentaries will now be allowed to be shot at the Golden Temple.

Anurag Kashyap directed Manmarziyan was shot extensively in Amritsar, including the Golden temple. Manmarziyan team at the golden temple.


manmarziyan team at golden temple

Shah Rukh with son AbRam at the Golden Temple, after the release of Raees.

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Raees producer Ritesh Sidhwani also accompanied Shah Rukh and AbRam:

#amritsar #goldentemple #divine crowded yet most peaceful thank you

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Films Shot at Golden Temple

Take a look at the Movies that have been shot in Golden Temple, Amritsar (Punjab, India) in the past.

Films Shot at the Golden Temple

Rang De Basanti
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti (2006) featuring Aamir Khan had scenes of The Golden Temple in the soothing Ik Onkar song; the Khalsa College also provided a backdrop to an important scene.


Watch: Ik Onkar song from Rang De Basanti filmed at The Golden Temple

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
The movie had scenes that were shot in the Golden Temple in Amritsar (SRK and Anushka visit the temple for prayers on the eve of the dance competition).

Bollywood films shot at golden temple in amritsar

More About The ‘Golden Temple’

The ‘Golden Temple’ in Amritsar (in Punjab, India) is the holiest Gurdwara for Sikhs. It was founded in 1574 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das and its real name is Sri Harmandir Sahib (also Sri Darbar Sahib).

If you have never visited the temple, then you may probably may not be aware that the Golden Temple is actually just a small part of the huge gurdwara complex.

golden temple in amritsar

Besides the temple, the other main attraction is the ‘Amrit Sarovar’, the tank that surrounds the main shrine. In fact, the city Amritsar takes its name from the ‘Amrit Sarovar’. Pilgrims believe that the tank’s water has healing powers; people from all over the world come to take a dip in the sacred waters.

The architecture of the Golden Temple is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, The second level of the structure is engraved in gold panels, and topped by a dome gilded with 750kg of gold.

In the gleaming inner sanctum (photography is strictly prohibited), priests and musicians keep up a continuous chant from the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book), adding to the already intense atmosphere.

Indira Gandhi, the 4th Prime Minister of India, was assassinated on 31 October 1984, by her bodyguards, in the aftermath of ‘Operation Blue Star’, the Indian Army’s June 1984 assault on the Golden Temple in Amritsar which left the Sikh temple heavily damaged. The building was repaired by the government but Sikhs refused to use the tainted building and rebuilt the tower from scratch.

Inside the compound, there’s also the Sikh Museum that depicts the persecution suffered by the Sikhs at the hands of Mughals, the British and even Indira Gandhi.

Another important structure is the Ramgarhia Bunga, a protective fortress topped by two Islamic-style minarets; inside is a stone slab once used for Mughal coronations, seized from Delhi by Ranjit Singh in 1783.

Watch: Aerial 4K film of Golden Temple

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