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Documentary The Best Documentaries About India  

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

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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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Rupak Mehta, Latesh Patel 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

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Fire in the Blood Fire in the Blood is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Dylan Mohan Gray.

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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

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Bomgay Rahul Bose, Kunal Kapoor, Kushaal Punjabi "Based on the queer poetry of R. Raj Rao, "BOMGaY" is a collection of six vignettes that depict the underground gay identity of 90s urban India" Quoting the description from ...more

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Celluloid Man Celluloid Man is a 2012 documentary film directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur that explores the life and work of legendary Indian archivist P. K. Nair, founder of the National Film Archive of ...more

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

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Rangbhoomi K. N. Singh, Nigar Sultana Rangbhoomi is a 1946 mystery crime fiction film directed by Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani.

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

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One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das is a 2012 documentary film directed by Jeremy Frindel about Krishna Das, the U.S. vocalist best known for is performances of Indian devotional music ...more

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The Rat Race The Rat Race is a 2011 documentary drama film written by Arghya Lahiri, Mathew Menacherry, and Miriam Chandy Menacherry, and directed by Miriam Chandy Menacherry

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Gulabi Gang is a 2012 documentary film written by Torstein Grude and Nishta Jain and directed by Nishta Jain.

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Journey from Zanskar Journey From Zanskar is a 2010 documentary film written, produced, and directed by Frederick Marx, for Warrior Films. It tells the emotional story of 17 small children who leave home and family, ...more

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Char... The No-Man's Island Rubel Mondal, Sofikul Sheikh Char... The No-Man's Island is a 2012 documentary film directed by Sourav Sarangi. The documentary is a co-production by India, Japan, Norway, Italy and England. The film was shown in the Berlin ...more

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The Sun Behind the Clouds looks at China's occupation of Tibet from the perspective of the vocally secessionist Tibetan youth, and from that of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, whose ...more

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When Hari Got Married When Hari Got Married is a 2013 documentary family film directed by Ritu Sarina and Tenzing Sonam.

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Powerless Katiyabaaz is a 2014 Indian Hindi documentary film directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa about the problem of power theft in Kanpur. Released in India on August 22, 2014, the film is shot ...more

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Newhere added Forest Man Jadav Payeng

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Menstrual Man Menstrual Man is a 2013 documentary film by Amit Virmani. The film tells the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, an Indian social entrepreneur and inventor whose machines enable rural women to ...more

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Algorithms Algorithms is a 2012 documentary film directed by Ian McDonald.

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Have You Seen the Arana?

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No Problem! Six Months With the Barefoot Grandmamas

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Children of the Pyre Children of the Pyre is a 2008 documentary film directed by Rajesh S. Jala.

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Papa 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About India
Papa 2 Papa 2 is a film about the notorious interrogation centre, Papa 2. This interrogation center was run by the Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir till 1996. Officially, over 2000 - unofficially, over ...more

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Jai Bhim Comrade Jai Bhim Comrade is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Anand Patwardhan.