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St. Paul's in popular culture

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Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (This was the only copyright free picture)

St. Paul's School has been home to quite a number of movies, advertisements and TV shows directed at the school. From a small part, to significant portions of various movies in different languages have been filmed here.[1] As a side note, the Academy Award winning actress Vivien Leigh from Gone with the Wind (1939), was born at the school estate of Dawkins on 5 November 1913.


He had great respect for SPS. Barbara Lobo chaperoned Amitabh Bachchan during a previous shoot of 'Do Anjaane' (prior to this visit). She tells he had then been furious at the film crew for being too casual around the campus. "Don't you know this is India's finest school, and you'll must conduct yourself the best way you can!" he said in effect, asking them to step off the grass patches on quad etc.
Movie Name Video Link
Guide (1965)
Hamraaz (1967)
Aradhana (1969)
Mera Naam Joker (1970)
Bobby (1973)
Do Anjaane (1976) Youtube video
Chor Aur Chaand (1993)
Bada din (1997)
Main Hoon Na (2004) YouTube Video
Parineeta (2005) (As Suggested by Link. )
Barfi (2012) Video on Dailymotion
Rocky and Mayur's Highway on my plate (for NDTV GoodTimes) (2012) Youtube link to official snippet of the full show
IDBI Bank Ad (2013) Youtube Video of the Ad
Kabhi Yaadon Mein- Music Video (2017) Youtube Video of the song
Samir:One kid with a dream YouTube Link to music video
Jagga Jasoos (2017) Youtube video of Song: Phir Wahi


Title Link
Seemabaddha (1971)- Satyajit Ray Youtube link
Fariyad (1971) Youtube Link #1 or Link #2
Karunamoyee (1978)
Mahashay (1991)
Jabab Dihi (1999) YouTube Link to the scene in movie
Bidhatar Lekha (2007) Example
Chowrasta Crossroads of Love (2009) Example
Dutta vs dutta (2012)
Shudhu Tomari Jonyo (2015)


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Raja the great (2017) Example
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Others Videos[edit]

Title Link Description
St. Paul's School, Darjeeling circa 1940 YouTube Link This is a video account of life at St. Paul's School in Darjeeling, India by Old Paulite, Roger Fox who attended the school from 1938 to 1945. [2]
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Archival Texts[edit]

Title Link
Gautam Banerji - My School Days at St. Paul’s and Burma through Turbulent Times Link
The Paulite 2015 (March - July) Link
Julius Mirza- My India Trip to India Oct 27, 2014 Link
Gordon Brook- Where the Lion Trod Link^[3]
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Backups and References[edit]

  1. This list has been compiled with the help of this Facebook discussion
  2. Video at Archive.org
  3. Gordon Brook-Shepherd, Where the Lion Trod, London: Macmillan / New York: St. Martin's, 1960, OCLC#411159, pp. 65–66. Text online at archive.org.