Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi and frames of perfection

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History sleeps in every nook and corner of Fort Kochi. A Portuguese relic here, remnants of a Jewish culture there - and a dash of modern day life merges perfectly in this beach town. There are ancient churches, old temples and memories blending in with modernity here. And that is the charm of Fort Kochi. The centuries old Chinese Fishing nets that dot the beach, the ships that move along the waterways, all of these have found a place in various Malayalam movies.

There are quite a few Malayalam movies are set in the busy market area or the beach. Almost every other day, sees a shooting unit parked near one of the landmarks of this seaside town. But then there are Bollywood and Hollywood movies which have been shot here too. The 1999 Ismail Merchant movie 'Cotton Mary' was set in the backdrop of Fort Kochi. The film follows the story of a British woman Lily MacIntosh living in India and is desperate for a nanny for her newborn. How Cotton Mary who saves the child and becomes an integral part of their lives forms the rest of the story. Lily gives birth during the festival of Vishu. The backdrop set for the movie is in Fort Kochi.

The title song for Aamir Khan's show 'Satyamev Jayate' pans across the country. The song takes one to the snake boat building yards in Alappuzha and to the famed Chinese Fishing nets at Fort Kochi.  The Hero Maestro advertisement starring Ranbir Kapoor was shot on the streets of Fort Kochi.

 

Many scenes from the movie Madras Cafe starring John Abraham was shot in various parts of Fort Kochi and Alappuzha. Recently Tiger Shrof and Shradda Kapoor shot Baaghi: A Rebel for Love in Fort Kochi. The movie is slated to hit the screens in April 2016

Reaching Fort Kochi
Buses ply from Ernakulam town to Fort Kochi frequently The nearest railway station is the Ernakulam Junction and the nearest airport is Cochin International airport.

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