‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ tells the true story of Osama Bin Laden’s decade of international search, which culminated in the discovery of his place in Pakistan. Fictional CIA analyst Maya plays a key role in the discovery of this decade. While the movie has created some controversy over its portrayal of torture, it gained immense popularity in an important gathering for its strategic direction, real-world architecture, and talented cast of characters.
Most of the story takes place in Pakistan, and ‘Zero Dark Thirty depicts a dusty and shocking world with espionage and danger in every corner.
Where Was Zero Dark Thirty Movie Filmed?
‘Zero Dark Thirty was recorded in India, Jordan, England, and Poland. The main photography began on March 5, 2012, and ended on June 2 of that year. While Jeremy Hindle and Kulwant Maan co-hosted the production project, Greig Fraser, the cinematographer of Dune and ‘Vice,’ joined the group as a film director.
Most of the film was filmed in India, an inexpensive recording studio for overseas productions. In addition, the Southeast Asian country attracts filmmakers from around the world by offering a wide variety of venues.”Zero Dark Thirty.”
Punjab and Haryana
“Zero Dark Thirty.”Although the film is set in Pakistan, most production takes place in neighboring India, India, and especially Punjab. Characters and charters are mostly in the northwestern Indian region of the Balochistan province of Pakistan. Most of the filming took place in Chandigarh, the provincial capital of the Punjab and Haryana.
The city, designed by the modern Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, is a marvel of architecture. Abbottabad, where Osama spent his last days in hiding, was rebuilt at Manimajra Fort, a 360-year-old fortress located at Mani Majra, on the outskirts of Chandigarh.
On the other hand, the city of Chandigarh gives the appearance of Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab, in a movie. In addition, a building on the grounds of Punjab Engineering College, a research center located in Sector 12 of Chandigarh, represents the American Ambassador to Islamabad.
Crowded market squares were filmed in Patiala, a town southeast of Punjab known for its traditional clothing and food. The sequence in which Abu Faraj was arrested was recorded at Yadavindra Gardens, a 17th-century historic garden in Kalka – Shimla Road in Pinjore, Haryana.”Zero Dark Thirty.”
“Zero Dark Thirty.”Another filming took place in Amman, Jordan, and it seems that no Indian city can give a leap to Islamabad. In addition, the group has faced animosity from right-wing Hindu nationalist groups with anti-Pakistani sentiments in India. Therefore, the group found another parallel site in Amman, the historic Jordan capital of the Jordan. The city is re-creating the capital of Pakistan, and a few foreign scenes were recorded here. Katheryn Bigelow also filmed parts of her film, ‘The Hurt Locker,’ in the city, and was familiar with the state of the world.
The team erected a statue of a Pakistani building on the Dead Sea near the Israeli-Syrian border. In addition, the set is built strong enough to withstand the impact of the Black Hawk helicopter crash, an event that symbolizes real events. In addition to being a hub for the local film industry, Amman is also a city renowned for its international film production. From ‘Rosewater’ to ‘Fair Game (2010),’ the city has provided the basic ambiance of the middle east in many movies.”Zero Dark Thirty.”
“Zero Dark Thirty.”Other parts of the film narratives revealed in London and Washington, D.C., such as the sequence of CIA meetings, were lensed at various locations in the Big Smoke.
London has a large market for domestic film and TV production and is a desirable destination for overseas producers with its rich history and heritage.
“Zero Dark Thirty.”More shootings took place in Poland, especially in Gdańsk, the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Only a few scenes were recorded in the city, probably some of which documented CIA activities.
Located on the Baltic coast, Gdańsk offers a panoramic view of the coastal plain. The historic city re-established itself after WWII and is now the international commercial capital of Amber.”Zero Dark Thirty.”