Raj Mandir Cinema

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Bhagwandas Marg, Jaipur, India
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Nair2011 Nair2011
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Bollywood Movie in one of the oldest theaters Jul 15, 2012
Nice way to end one of the days in Jaipur visit is relaxing in one of the seats in Diamond section of Raj Mandir Cinema while watching one of the Bollywood movies. Raj Mandir Cinema is one of the oldest and well maintained movie theaters in India. Located in MI Road of Jaipur, this place is easily acessible and a popular symbol of Jaipur.

Opened 37 years ago this well lit and decorated meringue shaped auditorium is definitely worth for a visit.

Entrance fee depends on the Ticket class. Max is around 3 USD per show. I was here in my last visit to Jaipur and throughly enjoyed the movie after a long and tiresome day of hiking and roaming in Jaipur.
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Paulovic Paulovic
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Good choise for a Bollywood movie Jul 26, 2011
Before we went to India we already had the idea to see a Bollywood movie. We had no idea where we could do this best, so I posted this as a question in the forums here on TB. There came some responses very quickly and there was said Raj Mandir should be a very good cinema for watching one.

So the second day in Jaipur after sightseeing our guide asked us where they would leave us. And because we still had the plan we decided to go right away to the cinema. They dropped us there. Outside we had to buy the tickets for the movie at the right side of the cinema. There were two lines, one for the ladies and one for the gentlemen. The one for the gentlemen was way longer than the one for the ladies so my sister went in the line and bought there the two tickets for both of us. Next to the ladies line were a lot of men asking the women in line to buy them a ticket. But the guard that was standing there tried to send them away all the time. There were two kind of seats you could pay tickets for; Emerald and Diamond. The first were RS. 80 and the other were Rs. 150. Both very cheap we thought, so let's take the "expensive" tickets.

We went inside at the front of the cinema where we came in a big lobby, which was really glitter and glamour! There we had to wait for a while untill the doors of the only one cinema there was opened. We did not know which door we had to in, but upstairs you could also get in. There also was the Diamond box.

In the Diamond box the seats were very comfortable and with enough space. In front of the screen was a big curtain that went up when the movie started. The movie that was shown back then was Singham. It's a movie about a police officer that had to fight against a mafia kind of gang that was making the city unsafe. There was a girl that felt in love with him when she was rescued by Singham (the police officer). A lot of dance and singing was involved and as a real Bollywood movie has to be, there was almost no physical contact between the love couple. There was a lot of very cool action in the movie as well. So the 2.5 hour movie went by very fast with one break for the toilet. The movie was shown in Hindi without subtitles. But it was not necessary because it was very simple to follow the story line. The Indian people love these kind of movies. And they enjoy the movie a lot, the shout and clap with "love scenes". Love scenes is just if the pretty girl watched "in love" to the hero. All in all it was a very good choise. I'd definitily go again here if I would go back to Jaipur. The Bollywood movie we saw was very cool! I can imagine some (especially Western) people would not like it because it takes quite long for a very simple story with all the dance and music.

After the movie was over we didn't came back in the glitter and glamour lobby, but had to get out at the backside of the cinema.
The lines for the tickets, with me…
Left the ladies line and right the…
The lobby
Detail in the lobby
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Paulovic says:
I agree!
Posted on: Jun 12, 2012
ruselscot says:
Raj Mandir Cinema is the great place for entertainment in Pink city Jaipur.There are lot of fun.........
Posted on: Jun 12, 2012
simsing says:
I will write my reply here so that everything is in one place...
I went there with my college friends in a trip to Delhi-Agra-Jaipur. I think the movie we watched was 'Aashiq' which is a crappy bollywood movie. But movie wasn't the reason we went there. We wanted to see the royal cinema hall and have fun with friends. In those days we didn't have digital cameras. I am sure I have some printed photos in my home in India. I remember of seeing a beautiful Chandelier inside the lobby.....don't know whether they changed the decoration now.
Posted on: Sep 16, 2011

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