List of Bollywood Documentary Films You Might Want to Watch

List of Bollywood Documentary Films:

Bollywood is steeped in history with a legacy of more than a century. The Indian film industry has evolved into one of the largest in the world. A place for big and small, Bollywood gives equal opportunity to one and all. From blockbuster movies to award-winning documentaries, the film industry has it all. A documentary is a realist form associated with real-life aspects. A non-fictional film that aims to capture reality as it is. It presents factual information about events, people and places as they exist in a compelling and truthful amalgamation. Bollywood has a whole list of Bollywood documentary films that have carved a niche audience for itself.

Here is a list of Bollywood documentary films:

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List of Bollywood Documentary Films
List of Bollywood Documentary Films

This is an award-winning documentary that showcases the stigma attached to menstruation in India.

Director: Rayka Zehtabchi

Stars: Ajeya, Anita, Gouri Choudari

 2. Unbroken:

List of Bollywood Documentary Films
List of Bollywood Documentary Films

This documentary narrates real-life incidents that occurred in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s through 3 stories titled ‘Orphan and the Convict’, ‘The Farmer and the Nun’ and ‘The Terror and the Mom’.

Director: Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal

Star: Aamir Khan

 3. Roar of the Lion:

This documentary is a fast-paced portrayal of the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings that was embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal in 2013 and how it returned to rise as a phoenix in 2018.

Star: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

 5. The Talwars:

Behind Closed Doors: Based on the most scintillating double murder that rocked the country, the documentary is a 4 part crime thriller.

 6. Smile Pinki:

An Academy award-winning documentary that chronicles the life of a poor girl who received fee corrective surgery for her cleft lip and how her life witnesses a positive transformation.

 7. Children of the Inferno:

A moving documentary about the coal mines that burn endlessly in the northeastern region of the India. The tale of small children working in the most inhumane conditions and the threat that they face.

 8. Beyond All Boundaries:

The one thing that unites the entire Indian subcontinent is the love for the game of Cricket. The documentary explores the game and the celebrations after India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

 9. Superman of Malegaon:

List of Bollywood Documentary Films

A film industry that thrives in a small part of the state of Maharashtra giving wings to many a Bollywood dreams. The documentary traverses the lives of the many actors and movies that are made in a small town called Malegaon.

 10. Gulabi Gang:

Bollywood Documentary Movies

The documentary won many an award and is a real-life account of a group of women who joined hands to fight gender violence, caste oppression, corruption and bring about a change by empowering themselves.

 11. Children of the Pyre:

Filmed on the banks of the river Ganga in Varanasi, this documentary is a must-watch. A film about seven children who cremate bodies at Manikarnika, India’s largest crematorium.

There are numerous others that form the list of Bollywood documentary films. Some depicting the intense harsh realities that are faced by common people, while others inspire with their stories of lives and events.

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