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Shakespeare Wallah (1965)

Director: James Ivory
Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Madhur Jaffrey

Acclaimed drama from filmmakers Ismail Merchant and James Ivory ("A Room with a View") is an allegory about the decline of British colonialism, told i... Read more

The Mystic Masseur (2001)

Director: Ismail Merchant
Starring: Om Puri, James Fox, Ayesha Dharker, Jimi Mistry

"The Mystic Masseur" is a wry, affectionate delight, a human comedy about a man who thinks he has had greatness thrust upon him when in fact he has me... Read more

Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Lilete Dubey, Vijay Raaz, Roshan Seth, Naseeruddin Shah

Director Mira Nair's spicy, lively blend of Hollywood culture clash comedy and Bollywood musical entertainment follows a large and diverse Punjabi Ind... Read more

Lagaan (2001)

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Starring: Aamir Khan, Rachel Shelley, Gracy Singh

Aka 'Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India'. In 1890s India, drought-plagued villagers are faced with paying extraordinarily high "lagaan", or land tax, t... Read more

The Terrorist (1998)

Director: Santosh Sivan
Starring: Ayesha Dharker, Vishna Vardhan, Bhana Prakash

A highly acclaimed offering about a teen terrorist (Ayesha Dharkar) who, being a veteran of killings during 30 covert operations with a resistance gro... Read more

Asoka (2001)

Director: Santosh Sivan
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa

A sweeping epic which traces the life of Emperor Asoka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C.... Read more

Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Shafiq Syed, Sarfuddin Quarrassi, Raju Barnad

An international critical favourite focusing on Krishna, a 10-year-old boy on his own who falls in with prostitutes, drug dealers, crooked cops and th... Read more

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Indira Varma, Naveen Andrews, Sarita Choudhury

An erotic saga of sexual politics in 16th century feudal India, telling the story of an independent-minded servant who seduces a young King. He become... Read more

The Chess Players (1977)

Director: Satyajit Ray
Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Richard Attenborough

Lucknow 1856, two nawabs play chess incessantly while the rule of the province becomes increasingly a pawn in the British game of taking over all of I... Read more

Fire (1996)

Director: Deepa Mehta
Starring: Dilip Mehta, Alice Poon, Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi

The subject of bans and protests throughout India, this taboo-breaking erotic tale focuses on the relationship of Sita, the wife of a grocery store ow... Read more