7 Indian Philosophical Movies

Mukti Bhawan (2016)

This is an independent drama film, written and directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani. It follows the story of a reluctant son who takes his father to the holy city of Varanasi, where the father believes he will live his last days and attain salvation.

Ship of Theseus (2012)

This is a drama film written and directed by Anand Gandhi. The film explores philosophical themes, telling the interwoven story of an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Astu (2015)

Directed by the duo Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Suktankar, this drama film tells the story of a retired Sanskrit professor with Alzheimer's disease. One day, fascinated by an elephant on the street, he follows it home and starts living with the mahout's family.

Ankhon Dekhi (2013)

This is a comedy drama film directed by Rajat Kapoor. After a certain incident, a middle aged man from Delhi decides to believe only what he can see with his eyes. But the new ideals make his life more difficult than expected.

Anbe Sivam (2003)

This is a slice-of-life drama film directed by Sundar C. When Nallasivam and Anbarasu get stranded at the airport, the two have to forcefully accompany each other to Chennai and they form an unexpected bond with each other.

Masaan (2015)

This drama film is the directorial debut of Neeraj Ghaywan. Set along the Indian Ganges, the film tells the story of four people whose lives intersect through personal tragedies and growth.