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, emotional, touching, romantic, feel good and serious films and TV shows about / with bollywood, destiny, society, culture clash, indians, storytelling, love, mentor, romance and love story 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), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Hotel Mumbai (2018), Gandhi (1982), Like Stars on Earth (2007), Indian Summers (2015), A Passage to India (1984), I Origins (2014), Outsourced (2006).

List of movies set in india

Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, UK, USA, India
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, motivational, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: adoption, poverty, survival, childhood, loneliness, brother brother relationship, destiny, missing child, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son reunion, courage, adopted son ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1986, year 2012, year 2008 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, motivational, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: poverty, childhood, orphan, against the odds, destiny, life is a bitch, rags to riches, society, true love, love, street kid, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
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, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: hotel, elderly, self discovery, loneliness, aging, golden years, retirement home, goodhearted, life changing experience, introspection, choice, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, delhi ...
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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: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, sad ...
Plot: terrorist, terrorist attack, terrorism, jihad, hotel, hostage, religious fanatic, courage, survival, counter terrorism, swat team, islam ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, pakistan, australia, bombay india ...
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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 ...
Plot: idealism, human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, lawyer, politics, independence, religious intolerance, peace, justice, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1948, 19th century ...
Place: india, south africa, england, africa, vatican ...
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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: motivational, touching, captivating, inspirational, sad ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dyslexia, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, childhood, dedicated educator, school, teacher, coming of age, young heroes, shyness, teenage life ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
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, epic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: colonialism, class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, society, state affairs, culture clash, rebellion, british, independence, caste system ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: india, himalaya, 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: epic, talky, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, lawyer, small town, racism, british raj, culture clash, investigation, false accusation, dishonesty, society, legal, tourist ...
Time: 1920s, year 1984, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, england, asia, himalaya, kashmir ...
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I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, mind bending, enigmatic, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, eye, metaphysics, atheism, buddhism, elevator, religion, genetics, evolution, afterlife, death, worm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, romantic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: workplace, call center, culture clash, self discovery, arts and culture, human nature, romance, office, fish out of water, love and romance, manager, corporate world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, san francisco, seattle, bombay india
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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, sincere, social, buddy movie, reflective ...
Plot: friendship, indians, hopes, hospital, poverty, survival, transformation, vengeance, adaptation, alter ego, brutality, family bonds ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, houston texas, middle east, kolkata, asia ...
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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: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: baseball, sport, underdog, disney, culture clash, rags to riches, athlete's life, fish out of water, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, california, usa, new jersey, boston
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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: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, courtesan, childhood sweetheart, terminal illness, hindu, alcoholic, prostitute, drunkenness, stepmother stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: india, london, kolkata, england, europe ...
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
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, witty, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: elderly lovers, hotel, retirement home, aging, wedding, romance, culture clash, love story, honest, mistaken identity, mentor, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, asia
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 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, romantic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, love, fall in love, wedding, arranged marriage, forbidden love, patriarchy, train, love story, tradition, family relations ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: india, switzerland, britain, punjab, england ...
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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, intense, suspense ...
Plot: hinduism, prostitute, prostitution, friendship, marriage, politics, women, mentor, relationships, sin, brutality, destiny ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: india, asia
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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: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, british raj, world war two, rape, politics, racism, life is a bitch, culture clash, tragic love, manners, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: india, asia
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PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: India, USA
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, funny, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: benign alien, religion, alien, atheism, society, supernatural, disorder, alien contact, justice, fish out of water, life philosophy, humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, belgium, new delhi
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, treasure, good versus evil, adventurer, tombs and skeletons, crocodile, mythology, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1935
Place: india, china, shanghai
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The Lunchbox (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India, France, Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: housewife, food, romance, cooking, unlikely relationship, life, love, relationships, happy ending, unlikely friendships, depression, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
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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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, family tradition, reconciliation, arranged marriage, love, wealth, father son relationship, separation from family, brother brother relationship, estrangement, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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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, feel good, touching, twists and turns ...
Plot: rebelliousness, friends, motivation, friendship, talented, college, student life, coming of age, journey, life philosophy, romance, buddies ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India, USA, Italy, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: From an exciting Indian wedding comes a relationship from two different times not only showing the modern but also the traditional. Different characters and stories interact with each other in director Mira Nair film where she used an ...
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, romance, arranged marriage, culture clash, adultery, honest, confession, disagreement, leaving home, understanding, family secret, conservative ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, australia, new delhi, punjab, asia ...
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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, serious, captivating, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: true love, royal family, culture clash, love and romance, emperor, ruler, royal court, politics, dishonesty, princess, historical character, initially antagonists ...
Time: 16th century, 50s, future
Place: india, asia
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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: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: jealousy, drug lord, on the run, mistaken identity, undercover, chase, crimes, drug dealing, gang, vengeance, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india, malaysia
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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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, muslim, romance, opposites attract, rescue, prison, uncover truth, against the odds, social differences, love affair, false accusation ...
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: feel good, touching, serious, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, princess, little girl, orphan, imagination, servant, girls' boarding school, fantasy life, father daughter relationship, school, magic, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, victorian era, future
Place: india, new york, england, london, usa
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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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love triangle, childhood friend, crumbling relationship, youth, love and romance, family life, unhappiness, love, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A lonely 40-ish man, likely to remain a bachelor, has a chance to find the love of his life when he falls for a vivacious young woman.
Style: emotional, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, couple relations, couples, ambition, dancer's life, opposites attract, disorder, shyness, artists and showbiz, dancer ...
Place: india, asia, punjab
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The Other Side of the Door (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grieving over the loss of her son, a mother struggles with her feelings for her daughter and her husband. She seeks out a ritual that allows her say goodbye to her dead child, opening the veil between the world of the dead and the living. Her ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: ghost, shaman, death of son, evil spirit, car accident, temple, ritual, death, suicide attempt, nightmare, drowning, exhumation ...
Place: india
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