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As you should have observed, Director Shankar is one of our favorites for the simple reason that he is always on the lookout for filming locations that have never been used in our Indian movies before. Cue, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain that was used in the Style song. This is another such location which was first used by Shankar as a backdrop for the Kumari song of his blockbuster movie Anniyan. We have to add here that in our quest to find out this exact location, we found out that this is one location that many among us have been so much curious to find out, given the sheer beauty of these Tulip fields. These fields are so gorgeous that we have come across folks who don’t believe that these flowers are for real. No, we are not making that one up. But then again, folks like them are just a testimony to the way this location takes our breathe away, every time we see this song.
About the location (from Wiki):
Keukenhof (“Kitchen garden”) also known as the Garden of Europe, is situated near Lisse, Netherlands, and is the world’s largest flower garden. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares. Keukenhof has been the world’s largest flower garden for over fifty years. Keukenhof is open annually from the last week in March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather. In 2010 Keukenhof was open from March 18 to May 16. The garden was established in 1949 by the then-mayor of Lisse. The idea was to present a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could show off their hybrids – and help the Netherlands export industry (it is the world’s largest exporter of flowers).
Movies shot at this location:
Kumaari song from Anniyan
Dekha Ek Khawab from Silsila
Kotha Kothaga Unnadi from Coolie Number 1
Teri Chunariya from Hello Brother
Hum Apne Gham Ko from The Gentleman
Alachoodu Premalokam from Preminchukundam Raa
Bhanwre Ne Khilaya song from Prem Rog