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, sentimental and feel good films and TV shows about / with culture clash, bollywood, society, love and romance, romance, destiny, mentor, storytelling, train and indians 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), A Passage to India (1984), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), I Origins (2014), Indian Summers (2015), Like Stars on Earth (2007), Hotel Mumbai (2018), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Gandhi (1982).

List of movies set in india

 8.0
 209K
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: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, childhood, poverty, missing child, survival, loneliness, courage, destiny, long lost relative, lost child, adopted son, orphanage ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986
Place: india, australia, kolkata, melbourne 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, realistic, uplifting, motivational, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: against the odds, orphan, childhood, destiny, life is a bitch, tv show, poverty, society, true love, journey, street kid, street life ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, taj mahal, asia
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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: twists and turns, captivating, talky, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: small town, politics, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, society, culture clash, tourist, adventure, sexual abuse, racism, grudge ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 70s
Place: india, asia, kashmir, himalaya, london ...
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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: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, self discovery, hotel, aging, retirement home, marital problem, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, delhi, england ...
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 7.4
 114K
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: thought provoking, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending, emotional ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science, eye ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, culture clash, society, state affairs, rebellion, colonialism, empire, british, independence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, himalaya, asia
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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, motivational, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teachers and students, childhood, dedicated educator, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, dyslexia, young heroes, boarding school, optimism, fish out of water, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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 7.6
 51K
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, 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: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, terrorist, terrorism, hostage, hotel, courage, religious fanatic, shooting, survivor, survival, siege, bollywood ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, pakistan, australia, bombay india ...
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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
TV show
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: emotional, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, racism, politics, rape, life is a bitch, culture clash, tragic love, unwanted pregnancy, false accusation, manners, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: india, asia
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 8.0
 216K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
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, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, idealism, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, asia, europe ...
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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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: boss, workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, culture clash, corporate world, manager, love and romance, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle, bombay india, seattle washington ...
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 7.6
 38K
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, family relations, self destructing, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe ...
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Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: baseball, fish out of water, athlete's life, sport, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
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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, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, prison, rescue, bollywood, muslim, uncover truth, opposites attract, against the odds, false accusation, love affair, social differences ...
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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Something Is Happening (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Anjali is left heartbroken when her best friend and secret crush, Rahul, falls in love with Tina. Years later, Tina's young daughter tries to fulfil her mother's last wish of uniting Rahul and Anjali.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love triangle, crumbling relationship, youth, love and romance, family life, childhood friends, childhood friend, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
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 6.5
 5K
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, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, friendship, wedding, leper, against the odds, rich and poor, gangsters, misfit, clergy, society, rescue, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, kolkata, asia, middle east, san francisco
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 8.1
 62K
D.D.L.J. (1995)
Genre: Drama, 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, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, forbidden love, wedding, arranged marriage, family relations, bollywood, parents and children, romance, vacation, conservative ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, europe, asia, london, england ...
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hotel, retirement home, elderly lovers, elderly, friendship, aging, disorder, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
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 159K
PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: This experimental satire is a comedy of ideas about an alien in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, thought provoking, colourful ...
Plot: benign alien, society, supernatural, fish out of water, disorder, religion, alien, love, cause and meaning, satire, justice, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 7.2
 34K
Don (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bollywood, jealousy, drug lord, mistaken identity, on the run, undercover, crime, mafia, vengeance, danger, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, malaysia, goa india
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Happiness & Tears (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while Rohan is his real son. Rahul falls in love with a poor Indian girl ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, reunion, bollywood, reconciliation, family tradition, estrangement, longing, couple relations, love and romance, family conflict, misfit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 8.4
 335K
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: inspirational, entertaining, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: rebelliousness, friends, student life, bollywood, student, college, teachers and students, journey, romance, friendship, comedy of errors, anti conformity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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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: exciting, captivating, intense, suspense, lyrical ...
Plot: emperor, bollywood, battles, assassination attempt, ruler, buddhism, romance, fall in love, true love, leadership, hidden identity, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
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, realistic, humorous, cult film, surreal
Plot: battles, soldier, parody, rebellion, princess, photograph, kilt, british empire, british raj, satire, dinner, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 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: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: theatrical troupe, social differences, interracial relations, family business, on the road, culture clash, fall in love, family relations, society, performer's life, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: india
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India: A Love Story (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, forbidden love, romance, couples, family problems, social differences, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, society, fall in love, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, brazil, latin america, mumbai india ...
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 6.0
 3K
Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, India
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: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, couple relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 7.5
 12K
Outsourced (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, sitcom, humorous, not serious, light ...
Plot: workplace, office, corporate world, workplace problem, responsibility, workplace situations, staff, love and romance, culture clash, boss and employee, social differences, boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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 4.7
 2K
Marigold (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, showbiz, love triangle, looking for love, workplace romance, fall in love, love affair, bollywood, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, usa
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 6.7
 38K
Om Shanti Om (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In this modern remake of Karz, Om - an aspiring actor from the 1970s - is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: date night
Plot: reincarnation, bollywood, film within a film, audition, unfulfilled love, fall in love, actor's life, romance, supernatural, couple relations, crimes, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, bombay india
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