Indian lead movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant indian lead movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good and light films and TV shows about / with indian lead, culture clash, society, family relations, immigrants, friendship, love and romance, indians, storytelling and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as indian lead: Loins of Punjab Presents (2007), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Master of None (2015), Bollywood/Hollywood (2002), Peruchazhi (2014), The Mystic Masseur (2001), Cosmopolitan (2003), Bicycle Bride (2010), The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), The Indian Detective (2017).

List of indian lead movies

Loins of Punjab Presents (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: India, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A ruthless philantrophist. A bhangra rapper. An over-protected prodigy. A reckless actress. A lovelorn businessman. An entrepreneurial yogi. And a Loin King. Enter a roller-coaster world of seven strangers whose lives collide during a singing ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: immigrants, ambition, lifestyle, hotshot hero, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, hip hop culture, music, gays and lesbians, hip hop, competition, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, india, usa, asia, punjab
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, clever, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, genius, scientist, mathematician, imagination, culture clash, science, philosophy, self discovery, life, transformation, university student ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
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Master of None (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: 30-year-old New York actor Dev takes on such pillars of maturity as the first big job, a serious relationship, and busting sex offenders on the subway.
Style: humorous, sitcom, entertaining, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, thirty something, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, self discovery, relationship vs career, dark humor, children, friendship, actor, actor's life, lifestyle, silly humor ...
Place: new york, italy
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Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rahul Seth is a dashing young millionaire who believes he is "western" enough to rebel against his mother and grandmother. They are not too keen about his Caucasian girlfriend Kimberly who, to make matters worse, is a pop star. Before you ...
Style: feel good, humorous, stylized, touching, inter cultural ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, tradition, love affair, love and romance, society, hidden identity, parents and children, family life, family, destiny, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, toronto ontario canada, canada, london
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Peruchazhi (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Jagannathan, a political advisor, is hired to help John, a politician in California. He employs various shrewd tactics to help John's party win the elections.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, parody
Plot: political satire, election campaign, politics, rise to the top, advisor, proposal, widow, single mother, prostitute, indian lead, malayalam
Place: california
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The Mystic Masseur (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, India, Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Circa 1940 in Trinidad, still a British Colony, lives Ganesh Ramseyor, of East Indian origin, along with his wife, Leela. He longs to reach out to people, especially to Hindus, in order to promote the Hindu Faith, and be known as a writer. He does ...
Style: meditative, talky, touching, serious, sexy ...
Plot: politics, miraculous event, writer's life, ambition, masseur, rise to the top, rise and fall, love and romance, love affair, celebrity culture, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: india, latin america, oxford university, canada
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Cosmopolitan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A single bachelor, an oddly attractive neighbor and a popular women's magazine are the ingredients of this delicious romance that pays homage to classic Bollywood cinema while spinning a unique modern love story.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: odd couple, opposites attract, wooing, immigrants, suburbs, couples, society, love and romance, bittersweet, romance, interracial relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, mongolia, india
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Bicycle Bride (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Beena struggles to follow her dream of the freedom to choose her own destiny and the love of her life, but her overly dramatic and meddlesome Indian mother Billo, wants to marry her off.
Plot: immigrants, target, running, american indian, best friend, millionaire, happiness, night, beach, bicycle, mother, city ...
Place: pakistan, california, sweden
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The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
TV show
Story: The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's ...
Style: erotic, talky, serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: punk rock, racism, arranged marriage, hippie, making love, sex scene, sex orgy, immigrants, infidelity, suburbs, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new york
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The Indian Detective (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A Toronto police officer gets involved in a homicide investigation while visiting his father in Mumbai.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: police detective, who done it, murder investigation, track down, law enforcement, murder, death, heroes, police officer, escapades, violence, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, toronto ontario canada, canada
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Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The movie is about Sita, the Hindu Goddess from the epic "The Ramayana", who accompanies Lord Rama on a 14 year exile in forest. Sita is abducted by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka. This movie tells the story of Rama and Sita, along-with a ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, colourful, epic, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, mistrust, martyr, duty, monk, gossip, suspicion, long distance relationship, leaving home, exile, ancient, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, san francisco, asia
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, witty, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: light, talky, melancholic, satirical, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: women, culture clash, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes, prejudice, teenager, self discovery, social differences, family in crisis, pregnancy, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, scotland, london, new jersey, europe
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The Guru (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bored with Bollywood movies but fascinated with their Hollywood counterparts from his youth, Ram dreams to become a singer and actor in America, the country where dreams are made. He is encouraged when his American-based close friend, Vijay Rao, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: porn industry, guru, rising to stardom, lifestyle, fish out of water, secret life, new love, society, misfit, sexual relations, disorder, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, india, london, usa, asia ...
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Monsoon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man finds his pledge of fidelity put to the test and his disbelief stretched to the breaking point is this romantic drama. Kenneth Blake (Richard Tyson) is joined by his soon-to-be wife Sally Stephens (Jenny McShane) as he takes a well-earned ...
Style: erotic
Plot: kama sutra, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, woman on top, female nudity, hinduism, christianity, archaeologist, love, sex scene, officer ...
Place: middle east
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, political, inspirational, sexy, factual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: idealism, protest, lawyer, politics, human spirit, religious intolerance, leadership, assassination, freedom, courage, hindu, british empire ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, vatican, new delhi ...
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, kids ...
Plot: soccer, football, sport, culture clash, hinduism, wedding, stereotypes, tradition, coach, against the rules, friendship, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, india, europe, hamburg germany ...
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Raspberry Magic (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Monica Shah is a brainy schoolgirl whose science fair project about growing raspberries becomes a touching emotional crusade. After her dad leaves and her mother falls into a funk, Monica decides it's her job to rescue the ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, captivating, sad ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, unemployment, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, society, single parent, school, forest, child's point of view, nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, food, chef, restaurant, culture clash, prejudice, beautiful scenery, interracial relations, interracial romance, romance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, south of france, paris france, london ...
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Autobiography of a Princess (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: stylized, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: princess, family relations, friends, power relations, master and servant, lifestyle, society, state affairs, self discovery, isolation, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, india
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Madame Sousatzka (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.
Style: touching, sentimental, sexy, unusual plot structure, multicultural ...
Plot: teacher, music, women, musician, coming of age, culture clash, youth, child prodigy, dedicated educator, friendship, fantasy world, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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Hyderabad Blues (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Varun returns homes after twelve years in the United States and attempts to romance an Indian doctor.
Style: light, cult film
Plot: culture shock, homecoming, doctor, indian american, indian lead
Place: india
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Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her ...
Style: multicultural, semi serious, realistic, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lgbtq, gay, woman, lesbian love, family relations, male homosexuality, society, babies and infants, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, new york, usa
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American Desi (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a fun-loving romantic comedy reminiscent of the great teen films of the 80's.From Kris, an All-American boy from India, to Ajay, an Afro-Centric Hindu homeboy, to Farah, a devoutly religious but modern Muslim girl, 'American ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, friendship, roommate, tradition, love and romance, society, youth, buddies, college life, culture, college, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, india
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Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, disorder, love and romance, lifestyle, fish out of water, teenage love, odd couple, college, culture clash, party, prediction, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, usa, texas, asia
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The Other End of the Line (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An employee at an Indian call-center travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: call center, love and romance, romance, long distance relationship, couples, opposites attract, fall in love, disorder, true love, wedding, love affair, love interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india, asia
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Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: arranged marriage, murder, hopes, hotshot lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, fighting the system, family problems, courtroom drama, husband wife relationship, serial killer, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, punjab
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The Jungle Book (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raised by wild animals since childhood, Mowgli is drawn away from the jungle by the beautiful Kitty. But Mowgli must eventually face corrupt Capt. Boone, who wants both Kitty's hand and the treasures of Monkey City – a place only Mowgli can ...
Style: intense, tense, semi serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, treasure hunt, friendship, survival, disney, self discovery, orphan, fall in love, feral child, wilderness, monkey ...
Time: 90s, victorian era
Place: africa, india
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Ocean of Pearls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: doctors and patients, culture clash, surgeon, workplace, discrimination, family relations, immigrants, ambition, hopes, society, hospital, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, toronto ontario canada
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The Jungle Book (1967)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, funny, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: jungle, disney, talking animals, adventure, bear, orphan, friendship, human animal relationship, feral child, animal life, good versus evil, conflict ...
Time: 60s, 1890s, 19th century
Place: india, asia
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