21 movies which show Bollywood and Adventure Sports go hand in hand

Bollywood has always been a trend setter, from those bell bottom pants to the Tere Naam hairstyle, people go gaga over Bollywood. In India Bollywood is like a doctor and movies are the injection of trends in the audience. People live by bollywood here.

Stunts and adventure sports have always been an eye catcher in these Bollywood movies and gradually the adventure scene has grown from Akshay Kumar doing Sand Bashing in Deewane Huye Pagal to Hrithik Roshan Fly Boarding in Bang Bang. From stuntsmen to actors and actresses doing the stunts on their own, Bollywood has come a long way.

Recently Sushmita Sen going on a Scuba Diving Spree with her daughters caught the attention of  the paparazzi. The craze of adventure sports has captured a lot of interest of our filmmakers. Because of the combination of Bollywood and Adventure Sports, nowadays people usher to plan their adventure trips  inspired by bollywood movies which are now showcasing passion for  travel  and adventure.

Here’s The list we came up with of how adventure sports has evolved, with all the flaws and perfections in Bollywood Movies.

1. An Evening In Paris (1967): Water Skiing, Niagra Fall

Probably one of the most earliest  scenes of Bollywood with an adventure sport in it. Mesmerizing Sharmila Tagore and the ever funny Shammi Kapoor enjoying water skiing when it was not even that famous.

This movie was famous for featuring Sharmila Tagore in a Bikini which was a rarity in those days.

An Evening in paris, Water Skiing

2. Yaarana (1981) : Hang Gliding, Goregaon

Amitabh Bacchan doing the epic funny scene with a hang glider. Who thought in those times hang gliding would be used to perform stunts?

A beautiful movie featuring an unbreakable friendship between the two protagonists. This was a very vital scene from the movie where the economical differences between two characters were showcased.

Yaarana- Hang Gliding

3. Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander (1992): Cycling, Dehradun

The competition which had us on our toes. One of the most loved movies which inspired people to take up cycling as a sport. This scene features the competition from the climax scene.

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander-Cycling

4. Abhay (2001) : Bungee Jumping, Ooty

The villianous bungee jumping 😛

 

Abhay-Bungee Jumping

5. Dil Chahta Hai (2001): Jet skiing, Goa

The first movie to give us friendship goals 🙂 . A movie which showed us how many fun things can you do with your friends and also which showed us multiple adventure sport options.

Dil Chahta Hai-Jet Skiing

6. Main Prem ki Diwani Hoon (2003) : SnowMobiles, New Zealand

Hrithik being the ultimate charmer yet the movie was a complete no brainer 😀 The only thing worth watching was the Snow Mobile. We’re adventure junkies you know 😉

 

Mein Prem Ki Diwani Hu-Snow Mobiles

7. Lakshya (2004): Mountain Climbing, Ladakh

Giving us the herioc feel! This movie showed us how thrilling and adventurous can it be to protect your country.

 

Lakshya-Mountain Climbing

8. Deewane huye Paagal (2005) :ATV sand bashing, (UAE) 

Akshay Kumar at his usual  action best 😛 He had to be on this list 😉

 

ATV Sand Bashing- Dewaane Huye Pagal

9. Kaal (2005) : Corbett Safari

Thrilling plot with a spooky adventure Safari through Corbett National Park with amazing lead actors, we mean the Tigers 😛

 

Kaal-Corbett Safari

 

10. Dhoom 2 (2006): Sand Surfing, Namibia

One of the most believable scene in the film. Hrithik again got us drooling….. Not over him but the Surf Board 😛

 

Dhoom 2-Sand Surfing

 

11. Blue  (2009) : Water Scooter, Bahamas

Underwater tales of adventure, Blueeeeee! Which overshadowed even the actors. Remember who were they?

Blue-Water Scooter

 

12. Aisha (2010): River Rafting ,Camping (Rishikesh,Uttaranchal)

The ever girly Sonam Kapoor and Charming Abhay Deol at their adventure best 😉

 

Aisha-Camping,Rafting

Aisha, Camping

13. Raavan (2010): Climbing, Kerala (Athirappilly Falls)

The Ramayan gone awfully wrong. Still got us confused 😀

 

Raavan-Waterfall Rappelling

14. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011): Skydiving, (Seville),Deep sea diving (Costa Brava)

This movie! Giving us travel goals 🙂 An inspiration to beat your fears through adventure sports. One of our favorites form this list.

 

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara-Deep Sea Diving

 

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara-Sky Diving

15. Kya Kool Hain Hum (2), (2012): Parasailing, Goa

Scared Riteish in for a long chat mid-air 😉

Kya kool hai hum 2-Parasailing

 

16. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) :Camping, Snow Hiking (Gulmarg,Kashmir)

Friendship and love with a mix of adventure and travel. This movies showcased why we love adventure and to travel.

Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani-Camping

 

Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani-Snow Hiking

17. Shortcut Romeo (2013) : Hot Air Balloon,Masai Mara National Park(Kenya)

Next level of Romance, on a Hot Air Baloon. Something to nag your boyfriend about 😉

 

shortcut-romeo-Hot Air Balloon

18. Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013) : Surfing, Mantra Surf Club,Mangalore

Aayi wave and nikla Hero 😀 Gayi wave our ban gaya Zero 😀

 

Ramaiya Vastaviya-Surfing

19. Bang Bang (2014) : Flyboard, Abu Dhabi

Who would not want Hrithik to do such action scenes!

 

Bang Bang-Fly Board

20. Ek Villain (2014) : Snorkeling, Mauritius

Blessed are those who have such partners.

Ek Villian-Snorkelling

21. Fugly (2014) : Road Trip, Ladakh 

*The epic road trip feels*

Fugly-Road Trip Ladakh

 

Now which adventure sport would you love to do on you next trip? If you know of any other movies which we might have missed in this list, let us know in the comments section.

 

 

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November 25, 2016
Excellent blog you’ve got here.. Stunts and adventure sports have always been an eye catcher in these Bollywood movies. the combination of Bollywood and Adventure Sports, nowadays people usher to plan their adventure trips inspired by bollywood movies which are now showcasing passion for travel and adventure. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!

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