Rajbaug is situated just about 25 km to the southeast of Pune on the Pune-Solapur Road. Pune has some unique cultural, geographical and historical advantages that perhaps no other location in the country can offer. It is a perfect blend of the traditional and the modern. It has a rich blend of history, art, culture and natural beauty. For a student of film making who will be the future filmmaker, this is a virtual paradise for both outdoor and indoor shooting.
Situated within the Sahyadri mountain range, Pune offers a beautiful vista of verdant green hills and valleys. In a radius of 50-100 km from Pune, there are a number of locations which have lured filmmakers for the last many years. The historic Sinhagad, Rajgad, Parvati, Katraj hills and many others are within the earshot. Panshet lake, Pashan lake, Khadakvasala Dam, Katraj lake, Mula and Mutha rivers, Mulshi lake and dam, Ujani lake and dam, Chaskaman dam, Valvan dam, Dhom dam etc are water bodies very close to Pune, offering beautiful shooting locales. Five bustling hill stations endowed with natural beauty like Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Lonavla, Khandala and Matheran are within easy reach, while the valley views of Bhor ghat, Tamhini ghat etc are simply breathtaking. Places like Satara, Sangli, Bhor, Jejuri, Raigad offer historic backdrops while the IT park at Hinjewadi offers a completely modern and contemporary backdrop. Even the west coast with the Arabian Sea is not more than a 4-hour drive from Pune.
Any genre of film, be it action, thriller, romantic, historical, rural, urban or any other, can have a suitable location in or around Pune. In fact, some very renowned and popular films of recent times have been shot in and around Pune like Swades, Dabangg, Mangal Pande, Chennai Express, Dil Chahta Hai, Ishqiya, Bodyguard etc.
In fact, if one goes in any direction from Pune, one can find multiple locales which can enhance the visual beauty of filmmaking. This is the most unique advantage of studying filmmaking at MITSFT, Rajbaug Pune.