Film Making in Madhya Pradesh

The popularity of Madhya Pradesh as a Film Shooting Destination has certainly grown over a period of time. The land of Khajuraho and Sanchi, the jungles of Kanha and Bandhavgarh, the Forts & monuments of Gwalior, Orchha and Mandu, the Culture of Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior offers film makers the most diverse Film making experiences. Various Bollywood films from Dilip Kumar's AAN (1952) to most recently shot films like Bhumi Pednekar’s Durgamati (2020), all were shot at the most exquisite locations in the "Heart of Incredible India" - Madhya Pradesh.


  • Film Facilitation Cell Madhya Pradesh (FFCMP) is a step towards streamlining the filming permission process in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Film cell focuses on integrating the process followed by multiple state and central government departments and offer a single portal for film shooting permission. FFCMP is a robust online system catering to individuals and production houses to obtain film shooting permission across the state.
  • Department of Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh has framed Film Policy 2020 (vide Order no. F-01/17/2019/33 dated 02/03/2020) & nominated Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board as nodal agency for executing the policy to facilitate film shooting permissions in the state.
  • The objective is to provide single-window facilitation and clearance mechanism interface for the film producers to streamline the current process and provide film shooting permissions within 15 calendar days that will ease out the shooting process in Madhya Pradesh. These permissions will cover feature film, commercials, TV serials, travelogues, web series, documentaries, short films, music album, corporate films, etc. to be shot in locations, area and facilities owned by the State Government departments.
  • MADHYA PRADESH State Snapshot

  • Centrally located and Excellent connectivity from Mumbai & Delhi via Air and Train
  • Excellent connectivity with road and rail across other major cities of the country
  • Seamless Inter-state connectivity.
  • Peaceful labor force and stable industrial environment.
  • What makes Film Shooting In Madhya Pradesh Unique!

  • Major Towns - Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur are well connected with Air
  • Surrounded by 5 states - Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh , Maharashtra & Gujarat
  • Madhya Pradesh is a perfect combination of natural settings, ancient heritage, huge water bodies, existing hub for theatre, helpful administration and others to a film maker’s delight which makes it a preferred destination for several years.
  • In the last 5 decades there have been numerous films shot in Madhya Pradesh .

Air Connectivity

Diverse and Rich Shooting Locations ....

  • Forts and palaces
  • Water Bodies (Rivers, lakes, ponds, water-falls, etc)
  • Villages.
  • Gardens and Parks
  • Art & Culture
  • Heritage Structures & Monuments
  • Periodic
  • Railway Stations, Bus stands & Airports
  • Urban & Rural Infrastructures
  • Fairs and Festivals
  • Wonders of nature.
  • Temples & Ghats
  • National Parks & Forest Area with dense cover
  • Pristine flora & fauna
  • Water parks and theme parks
  • General Locations: Bungalows, Farm-houses, hospitals, heritage hotels, restaurants, jail complexes, police stations, Malls, markets, offices, roads & allies, Stadiums & Grounds, Vidhan Sabha, etc.

Why Madhya Pradesh?

A Film Maker's Ultimate Location


    11 National parks,
    24 Wildlife Sanctuaries
    Prominent ones: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Satpura, Ratapani etc

    WILDLIFE - Know More ....


    OTHERS Mandu, Mitawali, Ater Fort Chhatris of Shivpuri, Jai Villas Palace, Rajgarh Palace etc.

    HERITAGE - Know More ....


    Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Chitrakoot, Amarkantak
    Ujjain is famous for hosting the famous Simhasth Mela/ Kumbh Mela once every 12 years

    PILGRIMAGE - Know More ....


    Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Pachmarhi, Bhedaghat, Orcha, Khajuraho etc.
    Bhopal, the capital city is known as the City of Lakes for its lakes.
  • When you are shooting in Madhya Pradesh, locations speak for themselves. Every frame validates the need of your script to translate exactly what you want to convey to your audience. Madhya Pradesh is a predominantly Hindi speaking state, making it more viable and manageable for Bollywood movies. The peaceful law and order here is yet another supporting factor. The diversity that exists in the heart of Incredible India gives you a reason why you would want to shoot here frequently. The availability of post-production facilities, essential infrastructural facilities makes it much more economical to shoot here.
  • What brings MP on the wish list:
    Madhya Pradesh has diverse and rich shooting locations, an ultimate mixture of Wildlife, Heritage, Pilgrimage and Leisure. The wide panorama of geographical variation, variety of heritage assets, lively urban locals, peaceful Ghats, exposure to world heritage sites coupled with the ease on procedures required to fulfill the shooting formalities have been some of the key factors that have raised Madhya Pradesh among the top shooting destinations.
  • Best shoot worthy locales:
    Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Bhedaghat, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Mandu, Orchha, Pachmarhi are some of the shooting destinations here which top the wish list of the directors.
  • Incentives:
    Madhya Pradesh Government is offering Financial subsidy/incentive for film makers from 10 Lakh to 10 Crore on shooting Feature Film, TV Serial/show, Web series/shows and documentary shoot. There are some special provisions for Madhya Pradesh specific Films, International projects and Southern language Films. State Government is also providing 40% discount on Accommodation of film crew in MPSTDC Hotels and other services. Apart from the direct financial subsidy, the state is also offering Land Banks for the development of Film City, Film Studio, Skill Development Centres, Post Production centers, Incubation Centres etc. for the development of Film Industry in the state.

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