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South Asian Studies: Films/Video & Audio

Resources for your research on South Asia

Books on Films in South Asia

Films from other South Asian nations

Afghanistan

  • Kabuli Kid (2008)
  • Buzkashi Boys (2012)
  • No Woman (2015)
  • Black Kite (2017)
  • Jirga (2019)

Bangladesh

  • Big Brother (2015)
  • Romeo vs Juliet (2015)
  • Angaar ("Cinder," 2016)
  • Musafir ("Traveler," 2016)
  • Dhaka Attack (2017)
  • Rajneeti ("Politics," 2017)
  • Jannat ("Heaven," 2018)
  • Detective (2018)

Bhutan

  • Golden Cup: The Legacy (2006)
  • Fate Cheats (2007)
  • The Destiny (2010)
  • Lengom (2010)
  • The Container (2011)
  • Singlem (2011)
  • Ap Bokto (2014)
  • Honeygiver Among the Dogs (2016)

Nepal

  • Kagbeni (2008)
  • Sano Sansar ("Small World," 2008)
  • Mero Euta Saathi Chha ("I Have One Special Friend," 2009)
  • First Love (2010)
  • Kohi Mero (2010)
  • Loot (2012)
  • Kabaddi (2014)
  • Chhakka Panja ("Six Claw," 2016)

Pakistan

  • Waar (2013)
  • Bin Roye (2015)
  • Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2015)
  • Punjab Nahi Jaungi ("I Won't Go to Punjab," 2017)
  • Teefa in Trouble (2018)

Sri Lanka

  • Bonikka (2015)
  • Spandana ("Response," 2015)
  • Paththini (2016)
  • SInhaya (2016)
  • Ran Sayura (2017)
  • Adarei Man (2018)
  • Nela (2018)

Films Available for Streaming

Amazon Prime

  • "Mughal-e-Azam" ("The Great Mughal," 1960)
  • "Chak De! India" ("Up! India," 2007)
  • "Lucky by Chance" (2009)
  • "Maheshinte Prathikaaram" ("Mahesh's Revenge," 2016)

Netflix

  • "Don" (1978) Netflix
  • "Hum Aapke Hain Koun" ("Who am I to You," 1994)
  • "Chaahat" ("Fan," 1996)
  • "Raja Hindustani" ("Raja, the Indian," 1996)
  • "Dil Se..." ("From the Heart," 1998)
  • "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" ("Something Happens," 1998)
  • "Hum Saath-Saath Hain" ("We are Together," 1999)
  • "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" ("But Still Our Heart is Indian," 2000)
  • "Dil Chahta Hai" ("Heart Wants," 2001)
  • "Chalte Chalte" ("Go Go," 2003)
  • "Kal Ho Naa Ho" (Tomorrow May Never Come," 2003)
  • "Paheli" ("Puzzle," 2005)
  • "Life in a Metro" (2007)
  • "Barfi" (2012)
  • "English Vinglish" (2012)
  • "Deewana Main Deewana" ("I'm Crazy" 2013)
  • "Visaranai" ("The Interrogation," 2015)
  • "Thithi" ("The Rite," 2015)
  • "Tamasha" ("Festival," 2015)
  • "Sairat" ("Wild," 2016)
  • "Half Girlfriend" (2017)

Some Famous Movies

  • The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • Mississippi Masala (1992)
  • Salaam Bombay! (1998)
  • Train to Pakistan (1998)
  • Mission Kashmir (2000)
  • Lagaan (2001)
  • Monsoon Wedding (2002)
  • Veer-Zaara (2004)
  • Swades (2004)
  • Rang de Basanti (2006)
  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

How to Cite Audiovisual Materials

India

Bollywood-a site for Bollywood news

Indiana University's list of the Golden Age of Indian Films 1940-1960s. 

Asian Films Online: database with films from Asian countries such as Korea, China, India and Iran.

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