7 International Award-winning Indian Films

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Lagaan (2001) - N/A

This Ashutosh Gowariker epic sports drama film not only won eight National Awards but also received four International awards including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Court (2014) - Netflix

Chaitanya Tamhane's directorial debut was screened at won the Award for Best Film at the Venice International Film Festival. The film examines the Indian Judicial system through the trial of an aging folk singer in Mumbai.

Mother India (1957) - Prime Video

One of Indian Cinema's all-time box office hits was also its first nominated film for the Academy Awards under the category of the Best Foreign Language film. It also won accolades at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The Elephant Whisperers (2022) - Netflix

The documentary follows the journey of a couple as they fall in love with an orphaned elephant. This beautiful film received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film in 2023.

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) - Netflix

Anurag Kashyap's crime epic, anchored by a brilliant cast and direction, won 18 awards at National and International Film Festivals including the Asia-Pacific Film Festival and the International Indian Film Festival.

Dil Se (1998) - Netflix

Mani Ratnam's film won the Netpac Award at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival. Dil Se was Mani Ratnam and Shah Rukh Khan's only collaboration together till date.

Parched (2015) - N/A

Filmmaker Leena Yadav's film following the story of four women plagued by several cultural boundaries in Rajasthan bagged the Impact Award at the prestigious Stockholm Film Festival.

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