With the rise of OTT platforms, the majority of B-big-name Town actors are venturing into web series. Huma Qureshi, who starred in Gangs of Wasseypur, will now star in Mithya, a new web series. Mithya premiered on Zee5 Streaming platform on February 18, 2022, with six episodes.
Stories about hill towns brimming with dark secrets are in danger of becoming cliché. Mithya, directed by Rohan Sippy and produced by Applause Entertainment, is the third or fourth film in recent years in which the scenic settings are as much a part of the twisting atmospheres as the events themselves.
This one, which includes Anvita Dutt among the writers, breathes new life into its characters as they go about their daily lives in picturesque Darjeeling. The central character in this pulpy tale is a Hindi’sahitya teacher, and it’s a real threat to hear Huma Qureshi as Juhi Adhikari does justice to the passages she reads to her class, in which new girl Rhea Rajguru (Avantika Dassani) immediately defines herself as a problem with a capital T. Within minutes of their first meeting, it’s clear the student is out to provoke, and when accusations of plagiarism are thrown around, things quickly spiral out of control, resulting in murder and mayhem.
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Filming locations of the series Mithya
When it comes to portraying romantic moments in film, Darjeeling and Bollywood seem like a wonderful match. Darjeeling has long attracted me as one of India’s most romantic destinations. The film industry shares this sentiment, and the magnificent vistas of Darjeeling and Sikkim have been exploited in stunning ways. The tea plantations, tow trains and hills of Kanchenjunga have all been featured in movies for a long time.
Films can help improve a destination’s tourism. And sometimes movies make a place so famous that it has to deal with over-tourism (like 3 Idiots did in Ladakh)! These films shot in Darjeeling and Sikkim sparked interest in the region and brought tourists from all over the world to these wonders. Parts of the show are also filmed in Mumbai, India’s financial metropolis, in both usual and unusual locations.
Filming locations in Mumbai
Several localities in Mumbai can be identified by watching the show. These locations are sometimes used as filler shots, but more often than not they play an important role in giving depth and character to a scene. Several streets in Mumbai were portrayed, with the actors attempting to advance the plot of the story.
Even the locals and trains of Mumbai can be seen in the show. They are considered the cornerstone of the city as they connect different parts of the metropolis. The city will stop if the people of Mumbai stop. This shows how vital these trains are in this metropolis that never sleeps.
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Films shot in Darjeeling
Aradhana’s famous song “Mere sapno ki rani” is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Darjeeling and Bollywood. Rajesh Khanna is in the driver’s seat, singing for Sharmila Tagore, who rides the toy train. Few people, I believe, will not sing to this tune as they board the Darjeeling little train. Now let us take you on a nostalgic journey via Darjeeling and Bollywood collaboration.
Barfi, along with Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz, brought Darjeeling back to life. Whether it’s Keventer, the Lanes, the famous St. Pauls School or the Little Trains, Anurag Basu’s film portrayed the place brilliantly. Do you remember Ranbir courting Illena in Keventers or on the streets of Darjeeling?
Barfi included Chowrasta, Birch Hill Road, Mayanpuri, Ghoom Station, Happy valley tea garden, Capitol Clock Tower and Capital Hall on several occasions. It is one of the films that portrayed Darjeeling in a whole new light. Kurseong’s Dow Hill School is also featured in the film.
Kahaani 2 (2016)
The film was shot in Kalimpong. It’s on the list because Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahani 2, starring Vidya Balan, beautifully depicts the splendor of Kalimpong. The alleys, fog and mystery of Kalimpong have all been captured on film, indicating that Kalimpong can also be a great filming location.
Jasoo Jagga (2016)
While much of the film was shot in exotic locations such as Morocco, Cape Town and Mumbai, a small part of the moving song “Phir Wahi” was shot at St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling.
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