List of Desi Movies

Best Desi Movies. List of Half Indian half western movies.

Some films on this lists are, strictly speaking, not Indian by origin, e.g. Mississippi Masala, Outsourced, Amal etc. But all of them have strong Indian content and Indian connections. The sole purpose of this list is to establish that Indianness which is omnipresent in these films and to bring them under one list. Readers are requested to consider the word Indian in that context and not as Country of Origin.

Gandhi 1982

2. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"


Kaadu (1952

Shakespeare Wallah is a 1965

The Guru is a 1969

A Private Enterprise is a 1974

Padamati Sandhya Ragam 1987

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid is a 1987

Gandhi is a 1982

A Passage to India is a 1984

Madame Sousatzka is a 1988

Mississippi Masala is a 1991

Praying with Anger is a 1992

Electric Moon is a 1992


Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love is a 1996


Pardes (1997

Sixth Happiness is a 1997

My Son the Fanatic is a 1997

Hyderabad Blues is a 1998

Bombay Boys is a 1998

Such a Long Journey is a 1998

Jeans is a 1998

Work Weather Wife 2014


Tales of The Kama Sutra: The Perfumed Garden is an 2000


Dollar Dreams is a 2000

Dude, Where's the Party? aka Where's the party yaar? is a 2003

Second Generation is a 2003

Bollywood Queen 2003

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (transl. One me, and one you) is a 2012

American Chai is a 2001

American Desi is a 2001

The Mystic Masseur is a 2001

Tales of The Kama Sutra 2: Monsoon is a 2001

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Monsoon Wedding (2001)


The Guru (2002

Bollywood/Hollywood is a 2002

Bend It Like Beckham (also known as Kick It Like Beckham) is a 2002


Kal Ho Naa Ho 2003

Flavors is a 2003

Green Card Fever is a 2003

Cosmopolitan is a 2003

Triads, Yardies and Onion Bhajees is a 2003

Americanizing Shelley is a 2007



Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids is a 2004

Bride and Prejudice (also known as Bride and Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical) is a 2004

Indian Cowboy is a 2004

Pink Ludoos 2004


Amu is a 2005 


Hope and a Little Sugar is a 2006

My Bollywood Bride is a 2006

The Namesake is a 2006

Outsourced is a 2006

The Bong Connection is a 2006

Provoked is a 2006

Nina's Heavenly Delights is a 2006


National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj

Before the Rains is a 2007


Loins of Punjab Presents is a 2007

Marigold (2007


Kissing Cousins is a 2008

The Other End of the Line is a 2008

Ocean of Pearls is a movie released in 2008

Cash and Curry is a 2008


New York (2009

Today's Special is a 2009

Meipporul, also known as The True Meaning, is a 2009

Life Goes On (2009


Kites is a 2010 

My Name Is Khan is a 2010

Raspberry Magic 2010

When Harry Tries to Marry is a 2010
Walkaway  2010

1 a Minute is a 2010

Bicycle Bride 2010

It's a Wonderful Afterlife is a 201

Life! Camera Action... (2012)

Arrange to Settle 2012

English Vinglish is a 2012


Dhoom 3 (transl. Blast 3) is a 2013

Porichoi is a 2013

ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi is a 2013

C/o Kancharapalem is a 2018 Telug

Chutney Popcorn is a 1999 

The Color of Me is a 2018

Comrade in America (abbreviated as CIA) is a 2017


Not a Feather But a Dot (2011)

Breakaway (2011

Trishna (2011

Akkarakazhchakal: The Movie is a 2011


Midnight's Children is a 2012

Love, Lies and Seeta is a 2012

The Burning Season (1993

Fire (1996

Gehri Chot - Urf: Durdesh 1983

Heaven on Earth (2008

Masala (1991

Midnight's Children 2012

Pseudo: Blood of Our Own is a 2012

Seducing Maarya is a 2000 

Chak De! India (transl. Let's Go! India) is a 2007 

The Hundred-Foot Journey is a 2014
Meet the Patels is a 2014
Peruchazhi (transl. Bandicota) is a 2014
Khazana (2014

Family Party is a 2015
Ivide (English: Here) is a 2015
The Tiger Hunter is a 2016
Monsoon Mangoes is a 2016 Malayalam
Lion (2016

The Problem with Apu is a 2017
Ranam (2018

The Accidental Prime Minister is a 2019
And the Oscar Goes To... is a 2019
The Gandhi Murder is a 2019

The White Tiger (2021
Skater Girl (2021)