Indian drama movies

List of the best Indian drama movies selected by visitors to our site: My Name Is Khan, Bridge of Spies, Taare Zameen Par, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Slumdog Millionaire, Hichki, Shivaay, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryIndia, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration02:35
CharactersAutistic, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Travel, Mental disorders, True love, False accusations
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his condition and his race.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Germany, India
Duration02:39
CharactersCIA, Spy, Scouts, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Political, Justice
PlaceUSSR, USA
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, family
CountryIndia
Duration02:45
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Students, Losers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, India, Boarding school
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

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 neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration03:06
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotLove, Basketball, Life, Depression, Snow
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Naina is a very serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by the happy-go-lucky Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived. Naturally, she falls in love with him. But Aman is harboring a secret that keeps him from reciprocating Naina's love. But he cannot stand having her live a life without love, so he sets off on a mission to fill her life with someone else's love - someone she already knows...

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Police, Friends, Street children, Orphans
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Money, True love
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Oscars, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:23
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Difficult teens
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, India
StyleCute, Fascinating, Touching

Hichki is a story about a woman who turns her most daunting weakness into her biggest strength. Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) is an aspiring teacher who suffers from Tourette Syndrome. After several interviews and numerous rejections, she lands her dream job as a full-time teacher in one of the most elite schools in the city. However, she soon realises that the class she has been assigned comprises of defiant and impish students who can't seem to keep out of trouble. Despite a few initial hiccups, Naina must do whatever she can to ensure that her students realise their true potential, and defy all the odds against them.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryIndia
Duration03:50
CharactersSuperhero, Hackers, Climbers
PlotTravel, Skirmishes, Fight, Earthquake, Dolls
PlaceMountains, India
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Disturbing

Shivaay , a fearless Himalayan mountaineer covered in Lord Shiva tattoos, heads to Bulgaria to fulfill his nine-year-old daughter Gaura’s wish of seeing her mother Olga, who abandoned them years ago. But their plan goes for a toss when the little girl gets kidnapped in the foreign land. Rescuing her from the masked child-traffickers becomes his only reason for survival.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryIndia
CharactersKings, Military, Warriors, Emperors
PlotOn real events, Death, Sword Battles
PlaceIndia
StyleEpic

When Aurangzeb recruits his trusted soldier Udaybhan to control the Kondhana fort, Shivaji's military leader Tanhaji Malusare and his army of Maratha warriors set out to recapture the fortress.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration03:01
CharactersFriends
PlotWedding, Vacation
PlaceEngland, India, London, Asia
StyleTo cry, Touching

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 fiancé. Raj leaves for India with a mission at his hands, to claim his lady love under the noses of her whole family. Thus begins a saga.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:56
CharactersSoldier, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Love triangle, True love
PlaceDeserts, India
StyleTo cry, Touching

An ex-army man, leading a double life in London, must choose between his wife and muse. Jab Tak Hai Jaan movie is a love triangle,and also marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after eight years. In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan plays the character of Samar who is an angry, unforgiving, with loads of emotional baggage. His role will span two ages, one in his late twenties as a musician based in London and the other at an older age as an introverted, composed, dutiful army officer in Kashmir. Katrina as Meera play as a seductress, an unattainable beauty. And Anushka as Akira who is 21 year old and works for Discovery Channel and makes documentaries.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration02:13
CharactersHackers, Robots, Programmers, Doctors, Police
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Investigation, Chase, Internet, Technology
PlaceJapan, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Tense, Cyberpunk

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, family
CountryIndia
Duration02:39
PlotWedding, True love, Fate, Family life
PlaceJapan, India, Asia, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

Poonam, a traditionally brought-up young woman, is to marry Prem, a groom chosen by her uncle. Poonam and Prem's faith and love are to be tested however, when an accident occurs and Poonam might be scarred for life.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryIndia
Duration02:47
CharactersGood people
PlotLove with age difference
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleTo cry

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, India, France
Duration01:46
CharactersZombie, Spy, Bodyguards, Businessmen, Presidential
PlotSurvival, Passion, Friendship, Viruses, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Tense, Serious

An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:59
PlotLove, Wedding
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleRomantic

Badrinath is looking for a typical bride; Vaidehi is looking for an independent life. Together they must break with tradition and redefine their role

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersFamily, Parents, Poor
PlotMoney, Dreams
PlaceIndia
StyleLight, Cute, Touching

When his daughter decides to further her studies in London, a hardworking Haryanvi businessman does everything in power to make her dreams come true.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Losers, Refugees
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfrica, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration03:13
CharactersFamily
PlotLove

Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they find in each other.

Genredrama
CountryIndia, France, USA
CharactersPoor
PlaceIndia, Cinema

A 9-year-old boy in a remote village in India begins a lifelong love affair with cinema when he bribes his way into a rundown movie palace and spends a Summer watching movies from the projection booth.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CountryIndia
Duration01:30
CharactersHorses, Family
PlotLove, Travel, Friendship, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, India, Chicago
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

A young mute girl from Pakistan loses herself in India with no way to head back. A devoted man with a magnanimous spirit undertakes the task to get her back to her motherland and unite her with her family.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong, India
Duration02:29
CharactersDogs, Animals, Talking dogs, Family, Puppies
PlotLove, Survival, Soccer, Loneliness, Death
StyleTo cry, Cute, For children, Kind, Sad ones

A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersGay
PlotFriendship

Two straight guys who pretend to be a gay couple to secure a posh Miami apartment fall for their gorgeous roommate. Hilarity ensures as Kunal and Sameer strive to convince everyone they are gay while secretly trying to win Neha's heart.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Canada, China
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Worth watching

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
PlotLove, Travel, Death, Cancer, Dreams
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Cute, By books

Kizie and Manny, two ordinary people brought together by a tragic twist, embark on a bittersweet and extraordinary journey into the heart of that crazy little thing called 'life'.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, musical
CountryIndia, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersAliens
PlotLove, Supernatural, Meaning of life
PlaceIndia
StyleTo cry

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 generations, are forced to reappraise their world when they see it from PK's innocent eyes. In the process PK makes loyal friends and powerful foes, mends broken lives and angers the establishment. PK's childlike curiosity transforms into a spiritual odyssey for him and millions of others. This offbeat, experimental drama is an ambitious and uniquely original exploration of complex philosophies. It is also a simple and humane tale of love, laughter and letting-go. Finally, it is a moving saga about a friendship between strangers from worlds apart.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Womanizers, Pianists, Partners
PlotLove, Relationship, Wedding, Friendship, Shipwreck
PlaceAircraft, Paris, France, India, Asia
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching

Hum Tum (Hindi: हम तुम, translation: You and Me, Urdu: ہم تم) is a Bollywood movie, released in India on May 28, 2004, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:02
CharactersCooks, Family
PlotRivalry
PlaceVillage, France, Kitchen, India, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama
CountryIndia
CharactersDogs
PlotDeath, Jealousy
PlaceTrains

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. Alone, his wife, Sarbojaya, looks after her rebellious daughter, Durga, and her young son, Apu, as well as Harihar's elderly aunt Indir. The children enjoy the small pleasures of their difficult life, while their parents suffer the daily indignities heaped upon them.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryIndia
Duration02:09
CharactersHeroes
PlotChess, Obsession, Political
PlaceIndia
Time19th century

It is the year 1856. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah is the king of Awadh, one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British colonialists, intent on controlling this rich land, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an annexation. Pressure is mounting amidst intrigue and political manoeuvres, but the Nawab whiles away his time in pursuit of pleasure and religious practice. The court is of no help either—Court nobles Mir and Mirza, ignoring the situation of their country and all their duties towards their families, spend their days playing endless games of chess. The film is based on Munshi Premchand's short story of the same name.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, India, Canada
CharactersBabysitting, Orphans, Nephews
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
PlaceMansions, Labyrinths
StyleBy books, Tense, Disturbing, Womens in main roles, Gothic

A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor (governess) for a wealthy young heiress who witnessed her parent's tragic death. Shortly after arriving, the girl's degenerate brother is sent home from his boarding school. The tutor has some strange, unexplainable experiences in the house and begins to suspect there is more to their story.





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