The Best Documentaries About India

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Documentary films about the country of India and all things Indian.

This list of the best documentaries about India has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with independent films. What is the best documentary about India? Vote up your favorites below.

As you vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentary about India comes out on top. If you do not see your favorite on the list, add it along with the titles below so that others can vote on it as well. This list currently includes titles such as Fire in the Blood, Superman of Malegaon, and Celluloid Man.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.
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  • Mystic India
    Rupak Mehta, Latesh Patel
    6 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Keith Melton
    Mystic India is a 2004 large format film about India's culture, people, and traditions. It is told through the 12,000 km barefoot journey throughout 18th century India undertaken by the Hindu ...more
  • Fire in the Blood

    Fire in the Blood

    Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Zackie Achmat
    8 votes
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Dylan Mohan Gray
    Several people fight back against pharmaceutical companies that block access to low-cost AIDS drugs after 1996.

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  • Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids is a 2004 Indian-American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district. The widely acclaimed film, ...more
  • Rangbhoomi


    K. N. Singh, Nigar Sultana
    3 votes
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani
    Rangbhoomi is a 1946 mystery crime fiction film directed by Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani.
  • Professor Vaidya: ‘A Film on Prof. P. C. Vaidya’

    Professor Vaidya: ‘A Film on Prof. P. C. Vaidya’

    3 votes
  • Supermen of Malegaon

    Supermen of Malegaon

    3 votes
    Supermen of Malegaon is a 2008 documentary film directed by Faiza Ahmad Khan.