Movies and TV shows set in india

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in india ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating and sentimental films and TV shows about / with culture clash, society, love and romance, destiny, storytelling, vengeance, mentor, family relations, bollywood and hindu plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in India, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as india: Lion (2016), Like Stars on Earth (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Outsourced (2006), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Ashoka the Great (2001), D.D.L.J. (1995), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), City of Joy (1992), A Passage to India (1984).

List of movies set in india

 8.1
 177K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: touching, sentimental, motivational, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, missing child, poverty, childhood, train, courage, survival, loneliness, destiny, little boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son reunion ...
Time: year 1986, 2010s
Place: india, australia, melbourne
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, boarding school, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, teenage life, boarding school life, loneliness, school, friendship, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, society, street kid, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, cheating, human spirit, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, taj mahal, mumbai india, asia
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 7.0
 11K
Outsourced (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman heads to India to train his replacement.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, inter cultural ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, fish out of water, workplace, boss, call center, human nature, self discovery, culture clash, arts and culture, company, romance, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, seattle washington, san francisco
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, loneliness, aging, marital problem, golden years, retirement home, self discovery, personal growth, choice, introspection, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, california
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Ashoka the Great (2001)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 169 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: captivating, exciting, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, assassination attempt, bollywood, buddhism, battles, heroes, ruler, redemption, romance, betrayal, presumed dead, true love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, asia
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 8.2
 57K
D.D.L.J. (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Raj is a rich, carefree, happy-go-lucky second generation NRI. Simran is the daughter of Chaudhary Baldev Singh, who in spite of being an NRI is very strict about adherence to Indian values. Simran has left for India to be married to her childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, arranged marriage, forbidden love, childhood, romance, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, free spirited, win over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, europe, asia, england, london ...
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Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious
Plot: forbidden love, muslim, rescue, prison, courtroom, impossible love, opposites attract, master and servant, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes ...
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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 6.4
 4K
City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, leper, family relations, friends, rich and poor, hopes, parents and children, doctors and patients, best friends, rescue, clinic, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east, san francisco
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A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, grudge, small town, mosque, hindu, cave, doctor, politics, friendship, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, england
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 8.1
 205K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
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: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: leadership, human spirit, protest, freedom, muslim, idealism, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, europe ...
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 7.4
 103K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, track down, afterlife, death, memory, science, religion, loneliness, atheism, elevator, sex with a stranger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2012, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
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 8.4
 294K
3 Idiots (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, touching, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: rebelliousness, student life, friends, student, college, teachers and students, romance, friendship, comedy of errors, bollywood, talented, anti conformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 7.6
 34K
Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, losing-it hero, self destructing, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 1900s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: india, europe, england, asia, london
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Sixth Happiness (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Waris Hussein’s acclaimed drama is based on the autobiography of Firdaus Kanga, who stars in the lead role of Brit, a young man born with brittle bone disease, which causes him to have never grown beyond four feet tall. The film follows his sexual ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, touching
Plot: disability, love affair, gender, society, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, love and romance, family relations, lgbt, fictional biography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, england, london, bombay india
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My Faraway Bride (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Alex, a copy-writer dreaming of being an adventure novelist someday, who meets and romances Indian beauty Reena, while she is vacationing in California. Torn by her blossoming feelings for Alex and her Indian family values and ...
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bollywood, romance, contests and competitions, family relations, chaos and mayhem, friends, infidelity, fish out of water, fall in love, couples, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, california, asia, usa
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Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar has other ideas. He wants all the British dead! But his ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: soldier, rebellion, parody, dinner, underwear, kilt, princess, british empire, battle, photograph, palace, save the kingdom ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a family troupe of English actors who travel around the towns and villages in India giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face of India as the old is replaced by the new, Maharajas become ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: theatrical troupe, interracial relations, performer's life, culture clash, social differences, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, family relations, love and romance, family business, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: india
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Banaras: A Mystic Love Story (2006)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Banaras: A Mystic Love Story is the name of an Indian Bollywood film directed by Pankaj Parashar released in 2006. The film takes place in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (the city, once known as Banaras, serves as a destination for the pilgrimage ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, guru, hinduism, couples, culture clash, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, romance, fall in love, love affair, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Story: Epic drama set in the summer of 1932 where India dreams of independence, but the British are clinging to power. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story ...
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, stylized, serious
Plot: racism, class differences, revolution, state affairs, rebellion, politics, political unrest, society, culture clash, interracial romance, illicit affair, caste system ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, asia, himalaya
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 6.1
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The Deceivers (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, muslim, british, wedding, colonel, tiger, arrest, hindu, secret society, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india, asia
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 3.6
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Inferno (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Interpol officer Kyle Connors, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, watches his partner die in an explosion, he swears he'll hunt down the killer. Yanked of the case by Internal Affairs, Connors defied his orders and follows the only lead he ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: interpol, martial arts, kickboxing, rebellion, undercover, danger, law enforcement, deadly, espionage, adventure, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: india
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The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 1880. British India. Robert Case, a half-caste lieutenant, is unjustly discharged from the British Army. He joins the rebel Bengali tribesmen offensive against the colonial enemy. They capture a foreign journalist and Case recounts his story of ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hopes, adventure, battle zone, injustice, rebellion, military life, dishonesty, heroes, life is a bitch, danger, vengeance, apocalypse ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, england
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 7.5
 11K
Outsourced (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Outsourced is an American television sitcom set in an Indian workplace. It is based on the John Jeffcoat film of the same name and adapted by Robert Borden of George Lopez and Universal Media Studios for NBC. The series originally ran from September ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, fish out of water, workplace, office, call center, culture clash, staff, workplace romance, social differences, society, corporate world, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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 8.1
 2K
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: semi serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: hindu, muslim, bollywood, vengeance, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, family problems
Time: contemporary
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
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, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, administration, state affairs, war, battles, political unrest, gory, unlikely partners, imperialism, revolution, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia
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India: A Love Story (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Story: The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: forbidden love, romance, couples, fall in love, family problems, culture clash, social differences, society, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, brazil, latin america, mumbai india ...
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Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, emotional
Plot: border, hindu, life is a bitch, state affairs, injustice, village, prison, missing person, confined, parents and children, prison life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
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 7.6
 149K
The Jungle Book (1967)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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: touching, feel good, fairy tale, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: jungle, orphan, human animal relationship, friendship, adventure, feral child, animal life, young heroes, mischievous children, rivalry, disney, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: india, asia
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 6.6
 86K
Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. James Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret service, race against time, terrorism, james bond, british secret service, top secret, nuclear threat, smuggling, gadget, adventure, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, europe, east berlin, east germany ...
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