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8 Indian Documentaries on Netflix That Cannot Be Missed

Indian Documentaries on Netflix

Indian Documentaries On Netflix

If you are in a mood to watch something informative and knowledgeful, then you must watch documentaries. Documentaries are the best way to gain knowledge. Below mentioned are some of the brilliant documentaries that you watch on Netflix.

1)    My Friend Hussain

Indian documentaries on Netflix

Indian documentaries on Netflix

‘My friend Hussain was released in the year 2013. It is directed by Bhavana Sresht and produced by Barkha Roy.  The runtime of the film is 1 hour and 10 minutes.  It’s interview footage with him. He is often called the ‘Picasso of India’. This documentary shows us his journey as a painter and an artist. It tells about his failures and his success. It’s a must watch the documentary for all the aspiring artists as it will give you the confidence to achieve your dreams and become great. It will give you the strength to fight for your passion and to succeed in life. it’s always a delight to watch someone great to talk about their failures and success, to motivate people and to encourage them to see beyond their powers.

2)    The ’90s: India Rediscovered

Indian documentaries on Netflix

Indian documentaries on Netflix

This documentary was released in the year 2015. The stars of the film are Dia Mirza, Rajdeep Sardesai, and Ram Gopal Varma.  it’s a short documentary film which includes a series of events in the 1990s in our country, India. the events are arranged in chronological order. It tells about a decade that is marked by wars, breakthrough and pop culture. It’s a very informative documentary about our country.

3)    The ’80s India

Indian documentaries on Netflix

Indian documentaries on Netflix

‘The ’80s India’ was released in the year 2016.  The stars of the film are Kirti Azad, Mahesh Bhatt, and Piyush Pandey.  It’s a short documentary which shows how the face of India was changed forever during the 80s. it was all because of the amazing personalities and world-shaking evens.  This documentary provides an informative account of events that occurred during that time. it’s a good documentary to watch, especially the people who are into history and freedom fighters.

4)    Celluloid Man

Indian documentaries on Netflix

Indian documentaries on Netflix

This documentary was released in the year 2012.  The runtime of the documentary is 2 hour and 44 minutes. it is directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur. The stars of the movie are Saira Banu, Jahnu Barua, and Shyam Benegal.  It’s a story about Mr. P.K.Nair who lives for cinema. For him the cinema is everything.  This documentary shows that this man is the main reason the main man behind archiving the films in India. This movie is the right documentary for you to watch for so many reasons.  This movie was presented in many international film festivals and was widely appreciated for its work. It’s a two-hour documentary tribute to the curator of Indian national film Archives. The scenes are mesmerizing and it is a beautiful documentary.

5)    Meet the Patels

Indian documentaries on Netflix

Indian documentaries on Netflix

This documentary was released in the year 2015. The runtime of the film is 1 hour and 48 minutes. the stars of the show are Ravi Patel, Geeta Patel, and Champa V. Patel. It’s a story based on the real life of Ravi Patel, An Indian American. He takes the help of his family to find a woman of his life in an Indian traditional way. It’s a romantic/comedy documentary which is very entertaining. It’s a light-hearted film which will surely make you feel happy.

6) Placebo

Indian documentaries on Netflix

Indian documentaries on Netflix

‘Placebo’ was released in the year 2014. The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 36 minutes. it is directed by Abhay Kumar. The stars of the movie are Abhay Kumar. It’s a real-life story about a guy who in the toughest undergrad school in the world that is AAIMS. He struggles to live there. It shows how his life is changed by this college. It talks about the Indian education system and how children all over the country are affected by it.  The guys explore the thought, fear and the life of a student who feels this pressure.

7)    Saeed Mirza – The Leftist Sufi

Indian documentaries on Netflix

Indian documentaries on Netflix

This documentary was released in the year 2016. It is directed by Kireet Khurana and Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy. The stars of the film are Mahesh Bhatt, Pavan Malhotra, and Jeethu Mandal.  It is a lyrical documentary about a legend and his seeking soul.  Saeed Mirza is a Legend who contributed to parallel cinema in India from the 70s to 90s.  it’s a beautiful documentary which you must watch if you love cinema. it will show you how dedicated and talented an individual can be.  This film is his poetic vision.

8)    In Their Shoes

Indian documentaries on Netflix

Indian documentaries on Netflix

This documentary was released in the year 2015. The director of the film is Atul Sabharwal. The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 32 minutes.  the filmmaker finds the reasons why his father always pushed away from him from the show making business. He explores and finds the life behind this business.  It’s a documentary which is based on his personal life and is about the Agra show industry. it’s a beautiful documentary.

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