October 31, 2009 2:43:24 PM IST Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
Cities have this strong magnetizing force whereby they become a center of attention of the cinematic oeuvre. Within the country it would be a specific city, while when the subject line tries to bring in a foreign connection to the story, it would be one of the biggest cities in the world. In the world of Hindi cinema Mumbai nee Bombay plays the role, and whenever a foreign connection has to be shown for a film, it is London that fits into the bill. Release of LONDON DREAMS provides an opportunity to trace the linkage/association of Hindi films with London.
In the earlier times when shooting on foreign location was still a distant dream, Dev Anand used the location of London to give a flavor of London for Indian audience. The song 'Rangeela Re', shot in London was a high point of the film.