BMCM Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

Paisley has seen its fair share of films being made in the town over the last few years and this week turned out to be no different as scenes for the forthcoming Bollywood Blockbuster “BMCM” Bade Miyan Chote Miyan ( meaning big brother, elder brother ) were filmed in the town’s Shuttle Street, Brown’s Lane and George Place.

Director Ali Abbas Zafar last week took to his Twitter handle and shared a picture from the set of his film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan being filmed in Scotland. In the film, Akshay Kumar will be seen sharing screen space with Tiger Shroff, and if the first scenes were anything to go by we might have been expecting helicopters and tanks in for the action thriller in Paisley .. but that was not to be unfortunately !.

Shuttle Street doubled up as Shanghai for the first scenes filmed from the evening of Tuesday 7th, with Browns Lane being used up to 6am on Wednesday 8th March filming centred on two characters and a chase that involved a gun and a knife along with fighting scenes. And from the evening of Wednesday 8th March to 1am on Thursday 9th March Brown Lane was used for fighting scenes, a chase and what appeared to be a major unknown character appeared after midnight to film scenes involving a crowd with a flamed torch.

An Source on scene confirmed the release date of 25th December 2023 for the blockbuster to hit the Big Bollywood screen and said the film will be release in five different languages that is Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The budget for BMCM is Rs 120 crore which is approximately 12.4 Million pounds.

The cast includes Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Janhvi Kapoor, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mohammad Shiblu, Rofique Khan and Anmol Bakaya.

Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks just like Paisley such as

  • The Bund, a waterfront area which cold be compared to the Hammills
  • City God Temple, sited in the old part of the city it could be compared to the heras fencing entering Underwood Lane from Well Street
  • Yu Garden, an extensive Chinese garden thats similar to Brediland allotments
  • Extensive Lujiazui skyline, just like over looking Paisley from Barshaw Park hill
  • Many skyscrapers, like Foxbar, Westend or Glenburn Highflats
  • Major museums including the Shanghai Museum, a bit like what Paisleys new Museum will be like
  • China Art Museum, we have Coats Observatory