Travel Shots 6: Kaal

Year of release: 2005

Director: Soham Shah

Actors: Ajay Devgan, John Abhraham, Vivek Oberoi, Esha Deol, Lara Dutta

The movie is a story of a group of young people and a ghost. The story takes place in an imaginary national park where people are found dead due to animal attacks. A couple goes there to investigate about the same. Another group of people arrive there to enjoy their weekend. There they meet a tour guide who tells them the ghost stories of the national park. The group members are found dead one by one, and finally the three remaining people run for their lives from the ghost *spoiler alert* who is the tour guide, Kaali.

kaal poster

The movie gives us a social message to save and respect our wildlife. During the filming 25 liters of actual blood was used in the various violent killing scenes. The scenes surely give you the creeps. The film was shot in Corbett National Park and in Thailand. The film takes us closer to the nature and surely inspires us to travel through the thick forest and admire the amazing wildlife we have around us.

Jim Corbett National Park:

The park is named after the famous tiger conservationist Jim Corbett. More than 586 species of birds can be found in the park. The park is famous for the tigers and elephants. Even today the park is working extensively to save the Tigers. The park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It’s 237 km away from the national capital Delhi. One can reach here by road or by train.

99% of the film was shot in the park. The park is divided into three zones: Public, Tourist and Core. The film was majorly shot in the Tourist and Core zones. As the film makers shot in the core zone without permission, they had to face a law suit.

The pre-climax Bhoot Bunglow scene was also shot here. One can see the bunglow in the park.

The whole cast and crew of the movie stayed in the Manu Maharani Resorts in the park. The resorts are located in the public zone of the park. The camp fire scene in the movie was shot here.


A warning by Kaali
Manu Maharani Resort

Ramganga River:

The Corbett National Park was known as the Ramganga Park in 1954-55. But later it was renamed in 1956. The river is known as the life source of the national park. The scene where Vishal Malhotra dies on the river bridge in the movie was shot on this river. While filming, the bridge collapsed and the whole cast dived into the freezing water.

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The Ramganga River
The River Scene


The famous three-tiger scene in the movie was shot in Bangkok. The scene also marks the entry of Ajay Devgan in the movie. These tigers were also used in the famous 2000 Hollywood movie Gladiator. These 12 foot tigers used to roam on the sets freely. The makers of the film had to shoot with real tigers as the computer generated animated tigers were not looking as real as they wanted to be.

tiger scene
The Famous Tiger Attack Scene



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