Indian history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant indian history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, touching and patriotic films and TV shows about / with indian history, bollywood, hindi, politics, muslim, hindu, society, husband wife relationship, blood and death plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in India, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as indian history: Gandhi (1982), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Kesari (2019), Hotel Mumbai (2018), Padmaavat (2018), Ashoka the Great (2001), Viceroy's House (2017), Gandhi, My Father (2007), Colour It Yellow (2006).

List of indian history movies

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, inspirational, political, spiritual, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: idealism, protest, lawyer, politics, british empire, life philosophy, human spirit, religious intolerance, leadership, assassination, freedom, indian history ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 19th century, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, los angeles, vatican ...
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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: sikh, patriotism, police brutality, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, injustice, revolution, rebelliousness, idealism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, punjab
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, rebelliousness, leadership, fighting the system, military life, military, state affairs, society, intrigue, rivalry, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, realistic, romantic, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Plot: emperor, true love, royal family, culture clash, dishonesty, love and romance, arranged marriage, ruler, royal court, politics, historical character, sword fight ...
Time: future, 50s, 16th century
Place: india, asia
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Kesari (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.
Style: epic, scenic, intense, exciting, patriotic ...
Plot: sikh, war, against the odds, human spirit, courage, heroic mission, fight scenes, heroism, army, sword fight, battles, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, factual, sad, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, terrorist attack, hotel, suspense, jihad, religious fanatic, courage, hostage, swat team, islamic terrorism, cruelty ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, australia, pakistan, bombay india ...
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Padmaavat (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Rani Padmavati - the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, is known for her beauty and valour in 13th century India. She captures the fancy of the reigning Sultan of Delhi, the tyrant Alauddin Khilji, who becomes obsessed with her and goes to great lengths ...
Style: epic, captivating, suspenseful, touching, exciting ...
Plot: sultan, queen, obsession, fortress, love, medieval, army, husband wife relationship, fall in love, war, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: 13th century
Place: india, afghanistan, delhi, new delhi
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Ashoka the Great (2001)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In India, about 260 BC in the Empire of Magadha, the Prince Asoka (Shah Rukh Khan) survives to many betrayals of his brothers, leaded by the evil Susima (Ajit Kumar), who wants to kill him to inherit the throne. His mothers orders Asoka to leave ...
Style: epic, exciting, intense, romantic, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, ancient history, emperor, betrayal, battles, ruler, indians, suspense, hidden identity, rise to the top, leadership, fall in love ...
Place: india, asia
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: disturbing, factual, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: palace, servant, british raj, colonialism, democracy, ethnic conflict, british empire, economics, promise, school, governor, celebration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1933, year 1945
Place: delhi, india, pakistan, new delhi, london
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Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, racism, tragedy, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rise to the top, family relations, estrangement, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
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Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: inspirational, serious, entertaining, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: politics, sikh, rebelliousness, patriotism, coming of age, courage, society, state affairs, corruption, filmmaker, friends, dancing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia, london, delhi
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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 224 min.
Story: Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, uplifting, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: sport, village, love triangle, patriotism, british raj, sikh, cricket the game, caste system, self esteem, jealousy, friendship, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 1890s, victorian era
Place: india, asia, europe, england
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Black Friday (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Under torture, Indian gangster Tiger Memon confesses to his involvement in a plot to set off explosives throughout Bombay. The police choose not to believe him, however, and bombs tear through the city that Friday, wreaking havoc and polarizing the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, politics, muslim, suspense, interrogation, investigation, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, legal, protest ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: india, asia, kolkata, bombay india, dubai ...
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Parzania (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Centered around the 2002 massacres in Gujarat, the film tells the story of a happy family that is torn apart by the loss of their son Parzan.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, captivating, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: racism, injustice, family in danger, child's point of view, torture, innocence, religious intolerance, boy in peril, hallucination, rage, politics, indian history ...
Place: india
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Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, History
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by ACP Khan, took strategic positions around their building. A gunfire ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, gangsters, police shootout, criminal underworld, gang, vengeance, undercover, criminal's revenge, rivalry, police investigation, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, year 1991
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: environmentalism, chaos, life is a bitch, workplace, dishonesty, human nature, state affairs, society, political corruption, workplace situations, disaster, businessman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
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Mumbai, My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Borivali, and Bhayandar. It took the Police and ambulance over an hour to attend at various ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy, cult film ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, introspection, coping, patriotism, social relations, self fulfillment, human nature, society, journalism, social differences, partners ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
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Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: inspirational, realistic, meditative, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, rise to the top, talented, running, life, olympics, athlete's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: india, rome italy, asia, punjab, pakistan
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Special 26 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the early 1980s in India, a group of con artists rob well-known businessmen and politicians by posing as officers of the Central Bureau of Intelligence or income tax officials. The gang stages fake raids during which they steal great amounts of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: heist, robbery, cons and scams, theft, corruption, partners in crime, dishonesty, organized crime, criminal, criminal gang, suspense, bandit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
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Madras Cafe (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Indian Intelligence agent journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, patriotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, conspiracy, politics, undercover, manipulation, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades, assassination attempt, civil war ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
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Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Peshwa Bajirao married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani, a warrior princess in distress. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.
Style: realistic, emotional, intense, captivating, touching ...
Plot: love, battles, hindu, newborn, baby, muslim, sword fight, forbidden love, friendship, fight scenes, couples, family feud ...
Time: 18th century
Place: india
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Neerja (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: airplane hijack, flight attendant, stewardess, airplane, terrorism, terrorist, tragic event, heroine, hijacking, strong female lead, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1986, future, 20th century, 80s
Place: india
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The Ghazi Attack (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: India’s first underwater war film tries to decode the mystery behind the sinking of Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, experimental, patriotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: leadership, survival, captain, conspiracy, mission, risk, responsibility, patriotism, rescue, submarine, surveillance, suspense ...
Time: 70s
Place: india
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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A look at India's second confidential nuclear test series at Pokhran lead by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nuclear, nuclear reactor, sandstorm, satellite, husband wife relationship, political unrest, politics, espionage, nuclear explosion, indian history, time, propaganda ...
Time: year 1998
Place: india
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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Aurangzeb recruits his trusted soldier Udaybhan to control the Kondhana fort, Shivaji's military leader Tanhaji Malusare and his army of Maratha warriors set out to recapture the fortress.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: conqueror, military, fort, conquering, battles, hindu, army, death, warrior, emperor, fight, medieval ...
Time: 17th century
Place: india
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Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.
Style: patriotic, disturbing, captivating, tense, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, terrorism, military, army, terrorist attack, murder, violence, friendship, suspense, indian history, fight, battlefield ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015, 2010s, 21st century
Place: india, pakistan
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Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: emotional, sexy, sentimental, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masseur, politics, friendship, vengeance, violence, british, revenge, death, betrayal, lion, hinduism, muslim ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: india, tokyo, berlin germany, new delhi, asia ...
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Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The year is 1938, and Mahatma Gandhi's groundbreaking philosophies are sweeping across India, but 8-year-old Chuyia, newly widowed, must go to live with other outcast widows on an ashram. Her presence transforms the ashram as she befriends two ...
Style: touching, bleak, melancholic, controversial, intense ...
Audience: adult
Plot: hinduism, women, prostitute, prostitution, friendship, marriage, love, politics, relationships, mentor, sin, brutality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: india, canada, asia
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The Cage (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn
Style: social, emotional, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: muslim, hindu, women, indian history, fall in love, loveless marriage, politics, brother sister relationship, teacher, family relations, family problems, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
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Amu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: sikh, genocide, adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, political unrest, homecoming, society, hidden truth, indian history ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi
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