Small Towns, Big Love: Dhadak, Milan Talkies, Arjun Patiala, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Luka Chuppi

Small town love stories continue their magic on Bollywood. Here are 5 such upcoming films to look forward to...

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Small Towns, Big Love: Dhadak, Milan Talkies, Arjun Patiala, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Luka Chuppi

Love knows no boundaries and blossoms in every corner of the world. Bollywood has been exploring various love stories since ages in their films. Most of the films often depict urban love stories based in big cities. But the most interesting tales are definitely found in the small towns of India. More and more filmmakers are stepping forward to get out of the metros and concentrate on the stories of smaller cities, towns and villages. Currently, small-towns are emerging as popular backdrop in Bollywood films. Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming Hindi films that will be using small towns as backdrop for showcasing their lead pair's budding romance. 

Dhadak – Udaipur
Janhvi makes her debut today opposite Ishaan Khatter in the epic love saga, Dhadak. Set in the picturesque city of Udaipur, Dhadak is the official remake of Marathi super hit, Sairat. Directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Dharma Productions, looks like the makers have weaved the story beautifully in the city. 


Milan Talkies - Lucknow & Mathura
Tigmanshu Dhulia's ambitious project Milan Talkies has been shot beautifully in Lucknow and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. The film stars Ali Fazal and Shraddha Srinath in lead roles along with Ashutosh Rana and Sanjay Mishra.


Arjun Patiala - Patiala
Arjun Patiala is a romantic comedy set in Patiala, Punjab, as the title suggests, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Kriti Sanon. The film is being directed by Rohit Jugraj and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan.

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Manmarziyaan - Outskirts of Amritsar
Anurag Kashyap's and Aanand L Rai's Manmarziyaan is a love triangle set on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal. The trio shot the film in a small village with locals being very helpful to the crew. 


Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga - Patiala
The father-daughter duo- Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor will be sharing the screen space for the first time in this unique love story, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Set in a small village of Patiala, the film also stars Juhi Chawla after a very long gap.

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Luka Chuppi - Mathura
Luka Chhupi is the Hindi film which soon to be shot by filmmaker Laxman Utekar and stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon. The story is about the quirky romance between a star reporter of a local news channel and a feisty girl from Mathura. 

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