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Indian & Tibetan Cinema

Hindi/Urdu cinema is the most prolific in the world, churning out literally hundreds of films a year. Centred in Mumbai (once Bombay), it has earned the nickname 'Bollywood' (see 'Browse the Aisles' sub-category 'Bollywood Masala'). The cinema Western audiences are used to from India is what local audiences there would term 'art films'. These are not widely patronised in India, but many such as 'The Apu Trilogy' from Bengali director Satyajit Ray and the works of Mira Nair like 'Salaam Bombay' and 'Monsoon Wedding' have been received to great acclaim in the wider world. This section is called 'Indian & Tibetan'. From Tibet we have (at the moment) just a handful of films. But as film makers emerge from this region Alice is committed to expanding our collection from both Tibet and India.

Umrika (2015)

6.7/10
Director: Prashant Nair
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Tony Revolori, Rajesh Tailang

Winner of Sundance's Audience Award for World Cinema, writer/director Prashant Nair's handsomely produced Indian indie tells a classic tale of countr... Read more

The Crow's Egg (2014)

Director: M Manikandan
Starring: Ramesh , J Vignesh, Iyshwarya Rajesh

"The Crow's Egg mines the wide open territory between Tamil social realism and Bollywood escapism. Big Crow's Egg and Little Crow's Egg - the name com... Read more

Siddharth (2013)

7.3/10
Director: Richie Mehta
Starring: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Rajesh Tailang

At the beginning of "Siddharth," from director Richie Mehta, main character Mehendra (played with raw emotion by Rajesh Tailang) is told that he is li... Read more

The Lunchbox (2013)

7.8/10
Director: Ritesh Batra
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur

A good old-fashioned romance that has charmed cinema audiences worldwide, "The Lunchbox" sees a mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunch... Read more

My Name is Khan (2010)

8/10
Director: Karan Johar
Starring: Kajol , Shah Rukh Khan

Two of Bollywood's biggest superstars star in the triumphant story of an unconventional hero and the obstacles he must overcome to regain the love of... Read more

Three Idiots (2009)

Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor

Two friends embark on a quest for their lost buddy and along the way recall a long forgotten bet, crash a wedding and come across a funeral that gets... Read more

Road, Movie (2009)

6.9/10
Director: Dev Benegal
Starring: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Abhay Deol

Vishhu (Indian superstar Abhay Deol), a restless young man, itches to escape the fate of his father's faltering hair oil business. When the offer to d... Read more

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

8/10
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Starring: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Irfan Khan

Danny Boyle's quirky and suspenseful romantic drama is set in the slums of Mumbai and riffs on the multi-cultural icon that is 'Who Wants to Be a Mill... Read more

Slumdog Millionaire ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

8/10
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Starring: Irfan Khan, Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Madhur Mittal, Freida Pinto

Danny Boyle's quirky and suspenseful romantic drama is set in the slums of Mumbai and riffs on the multi-cultural icon that is 'Who Wants to Be a Mill... Read more

Anamika (2008)

3.2/10
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Starring: Dino Morea, Minissha Lamba, Koena Mitra

A remake of Alfred Hitchcock's first American film 'Rebecca' (1940), this Bollywood version stars Dino Morea, Minissha Lamba and Koena Mitra in the le... Read more