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 society, love and romance, culture clash, romance, vengeance, bollywood, storytelling, family relations, mentor and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in India, UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as india: Lion (2016), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Like Stars on Earth (2007), Outsourced (2006), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), D.D.L.J. (1995), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), 3 Idiots (2009), 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, suspense, motivational ...
Plot: adoption, missing child, poverty, courage, childhood, train, survival, loneliness, destiny, little boy, memory, mother son reunion ...
Time: year 1986, 2010s
Place: india, australia, melbourne
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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, society, against the odds, street kid, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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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, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, boarding school, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, teacher, teenage life, boarding school life, dedicated educator, friendship, childhood, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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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, semi serious, feel good, inter cultural ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace, boss, call center, office, company, arts and culture, culture clash, fish out of water, human nature, self discovery, romance, workplace situations ...
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, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, aging, golden years, loneliness, marital problem, personal growth, self discovery, introspection, culture clash, retirement home, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, california
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, forbidden love, arranged marriage, romance, bollywood, parents and children, family relations, punjab, store, win over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, england, london, asia, europe ...
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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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: forbidden love, courtroom, prison, impossible love, muslim, rescue, uncover truth, pilot, love of one's life, class society, village, hopes ...
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
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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, college, teachers and students, student, comedy of errors, friendship, romance, bollywood, talented, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, 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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, leper, human spirit, self discovery, clinic, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, society, friends, best friends, 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: serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, mosque, doctor, cave, hindu, small town, grudge, false accusation, politics, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india, england
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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: captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, forbidden love, couple relations, fall in love, destiny, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 1900s, 21st century
Place: india, europe, asia, london, england
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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: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, buddhism, assassination attempt, bollywood, tough heroes, deadly, romance, commander, redemption, dishonesty, betrayal, escapades ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, asia
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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, thought provoking, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, afterlife, death, religion, memory, science, atheism, loneliness, track down, 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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 7.2
 32K
Don (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A huge South Asian law enforcement contingent embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game of capturing DON (Shah Rukh Khan) - high-ranking member of the ruthless drug mafia in Malaysia. When DON gets seriously injured in a police encounter, the word ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, on the run, mistaken identity, attempted murder, jealousy, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, drug traffic, master criminal, chase, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, goa india, malaysia
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 5.9
 13K
Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, humorous, witty, satirical ...
Plot: guru, battle of the sexes, cult, tourist, adultery, strong sexual content, self discovery, jealousy, dangerous attraction, australian abroad, asthma attack, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, australia, asia, sydney australia
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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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: theatrical troupe, on the road, actor's life, culture clash, family business, artists and showbiz, society, fall in love, performer's life, interracial relations, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: india
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 3.6
 426
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: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: interpol, martial arts, kickboxing, vengeance, adventure, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, espionage, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: 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: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: hindu, border, family in crisis, village, missing person, wartime life, prison, confined, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: india, pakistan
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Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: extramarital affair, self discovery, interracial relations, love and romance, romance, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, love affair, social differences, hopes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: india, asia
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: british empire, princess, kilt, underwear, parody, rebellion, escapades, military, british army, soldier, adventure, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, call center, office, fish out of water, workplace, culture clash, workplace situations, indian lead, boss and employee, social differences, workplace romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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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: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, sexual abuse, love and romance, fictional biography, lgbt, gays and lesbians, love affair, family in crisis, gender, life is a bitch, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, england, bombay india, london
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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, hinduism, guru, parents and children, culture clash, love and romance, romance, society, couples, family relations, love affair, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, hindu, arrest, colonel, tiger, british, muslim, wedding, investigation, adventure, secret society, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india, asia
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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: exciting, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, soldier, false accusation, battle zone, military life, injustice, dishonesty, heroes, military, rivalry, life is a bitch, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: india, england
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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: emotional, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hindu, muslim, vengeance, death in the family, family in crisis, bollywood, family problems, family relations
Time: contemporary
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
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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, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, soldier, war, unlikely partners, gory, rebelliousness, culture clash, military life, political unrest, revolution, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia
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 6.0
 3K
Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, drugs/alcohol, rich and poor, social differences, romance, abuse, culture clash, injustice, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 5.0
 2K
Marigold (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Marigold Lexton, an American actress who gets stranded in Mumbai and lands a minor role in a Bollywood musical. She meets Prem, the film's choreographer, and undergoes a personal transformation as she experiences ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, fish out of water, egocentrism, american abroad, actor's life, bollywood, hollywood, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, usa
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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, rape, racism, politics, abortion, police brutality, intrigue, interracial relations, romance, social differences, tragic love, culture clash ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: india, asia
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