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 bollywood, society, culture clash, love and romance, romance, destiny, train, mentor, storytelling and indians 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: Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Lion (2016), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Indian Summers (2015), I Origins (2014), Outsourced (2006), Like Stars on Earth (2007), A Passage to India (1984), Gandhi (1982), Million Dollar Arm (2014).

List of movies set in india

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: uplifting, touching, realistic, motivational, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, childhood, against the odds, poverty, destiny, life is a bitch, street kid, society, street life, true love, cheating, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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 8.0
 219K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, 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: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, missing child, loneliness, survival, courage, destiny, foster home, long lost relative, childhood memory, childhood flashback ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986, year 2008, year 2012 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia ...
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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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, hotel, golden years, self discovery, retirement home, aging, goodhearted, choice, marital problem, life changing experience, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, delhi, england ...
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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama
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, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, culture clash, state affairs, society, rebellion, colonialism, british, empire, independence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, himalaya, asia
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 7.4
 118K
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, enigmatic, mind bending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, atheism, buddhism, society, eye, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
Is relevant ?
 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, call center, culture clash, love and romance, manager, corporate world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle, bombay india, seattle washington ...
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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, shyness, young heroes, school, loneliness, teacher, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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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, adventure, tourist, sexual abuse, british raj, racism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, kashmir, himalaya ...
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 8.0
 220K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, 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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, idealism, freedom, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, life philosophy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, europe, 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: feel good, touching, sentimental, inspirational, serious ...
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, new jersey, boston
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 7.6
 56K
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, hostage, terrorism, terrorist, counter terrorism, jihad, survival, hotel, islam, religious fanatic, courage, shooting ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, pakistan, mumbai india, australia, adelaide south australia ...
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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, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, hotel, retirement home, friendship, elderly, aging, disorder, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
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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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, friendship, wedding, leper, friends, against the odds, self discovery, human spirit, clinic, parents and children, doctors and patients, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, kolkata, asia, middle east, san francisco
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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, british raj, politics, racism, rape, culture clash, tragic love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, manners ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s
Place: india, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 39K
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, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, forbidden love, bollywood, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, europe, england, asia ...
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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, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, prison, impossible love, rescue, bollywood, muslim, opposites attract, love affair, against the odds, false accusation, uncover truth, social differences ...
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 64K
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, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, forbidden love, wedding, arranged marriage, family relations, bollywood, couple relations, romance, wedding preparations and rituals, conservative ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, england, asia, london, europe ...
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 351K
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, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: rebelliousness, friends, journey, student life, bollywood, student, college, talented, teachers and students, buddies, motivation, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 8.1
 166K
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, alien, love, cause and meaning, atheism, religion, satire, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, belgium, new delhi
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 7.2
 35K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: bollywood, jealousy, drug lord, mistaken identity, on the run, gang, crime, mafia, vengeance, drug dealing, crimes, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india, malaysia
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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: exciting, captivating, intense, suspense, lyrical ...
Plot: emperor, assassination attempt, bollywood, battles, ruler, buddhism, romance, fall in love, leadership, rise to the top, hidden identity, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, 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, love and romance, youth, crumbling relationship, family life, childhood friends, childhood friend, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair ...
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, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bollywood, love and romance, fall in love, romance, couples, couple relations, dancer's life, disorder, opposites attract, ambition, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Place: india, punjab, 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: parody, humorous, not serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: battles, soldier, british raj, rebellion, princess, palace, dinner, battle, photograph, kilt, british empire, satire ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: theatrical troupe, culture clash, fall in love, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society, performer's life, on the road, family business, family relations, social differences ...
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, romance, forbidden love, couples, family problems, social differences, couple relations, society, love and romance, lovers apart, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, brazil, latin america, mumbai 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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, bollywood, reunion, reconciliation, family tradition, estrangement, longing, couple relations, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, arranged marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 8.2
 75K
Chak De! India (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A team of rag-tag girls with their own agenda form Team India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National team captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, exciting, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: bollywood, coach, contests and competitions, underdog, false accusation, rivalry, against the odds, sport, determination, sport team, athlete and trainer, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, australia, asia
Is relevant ?
 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: office, workplace, corporate world, workplace problem, workplace situations, society, love and romance, social differences, culture clash, boss and employee, boss, staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 33K
Main Hoon Na (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 182 min.
Story: An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, light, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: bollywood, college, family relations, terrorism, siblings relations, love and romance, rescue, fall in love, couples, estrangement, danger, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, pakistan
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