Romania is another beautiful country, located in central Europe, waiting to be tapped (for film shoots). Romania offers everything that an Indian filmmaker craves for in a foreign location – Snow-clad peaks, rushing streams, sky-touching towers, well-structured townships, broad roads, roadside cafes and restaurants, beautiful local people, a mixture of westernized civilization and naturally beautiful landscapes.
Romania may not be quite as developed as other Eastern European filming locations like Hungary and the Czech Republic but its definitely a cost-effective alternative. Cities like Bucharest can easily stand for several cities in Europe.
Bollywood Movies Shot In Romania
Sanjay Dutt starrer ‘Dost’ (not released) and Salman Khan starrer ‘Kyon Ki’ were shot in Romania. Romania does offer several exotic locations and can provide a picturesque backdrop for the narratives of films.
Salman Khan’s movie ‘Jai Ho’ had one romantic song ‘Tere Naina’ that was shot in Romania.
Salman also had a Romanian girlfriend Iulia Vantur (actor and TV presenter), with whom Salman was very keen to tie the knot, but his family was not too happy with the idea. And that’s why nothing could materialize.
Advantages of Shooting in Romania
The obvious advantage are its rock-bottom prices, and you still get to shoot spectacular scenery and mesmerizing medieval villages.
Hollywood filmmakers are already flocking to make movies in Romania thanks to the country’s low costs and beautiful, unspoiled landscapes. Even the local crew/extras can be hired for much less compared to their counterparts in US/Europe.
I’m sure it won’t take long for Indian filmmakers to exploit the advantages that Romania has to offer.
However, there are some minor hiccups currently that any foreign investor faces in Romania, such as poor infrastructure and a high level of bureaucracy. But then, those are things which Indians are good at dealing with!
Market for Bollywood Films
Romania is also a good market for Indian films. ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ & ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ have already been released in the theaters in this country.
Deepika starrer ‘Cocktail’ will soon entertain Romanian fans, the movie will be shown in several screens in Romania. Eros International also plans to release more Bollywood movies like English Vinglish, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Toonpur Ka Super Hero in Romania very soon.
With these blockbuster set for release, the Romanian audiences are definitely in for some great treat from Bollywood.
Like India, even Romania also experiences 4 seasons- Summer, winter, rainy and spring. And the best season to enjoy and relax is winter.
The tourism sector is controlled by private limited companies, and because of the competition among private tourist companies, its the tourists who benefits and gets to experience the best standards in the world.
Romania is known for its beautiful art work, palaces, historical remains and forts. River Danube is the longest river flowing in Romania and is 2nd longest river in Europe after Volga.