Indian Films That Have Made Us Proud At International Film Festivals

By | March 27, 2018
Indian Films At International Film Festivals

There is a common notion that Indian films are often not as good as foreign films but, over the years, many Indian films have received great accolades and have even wowed a number of viewers worldwide.

Here is the list of Indian films At International Film Festivals, which left foreign films behind to win many prestigious international awards:



The film was a record-breaking commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing Indian film ever, the fifth highest grossing non-English film ever, and 2017’s highest-grossing sports film worldwide.

#Raman Raghav 2.0


The movie was premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, in the Directors’ Fortnight section to positive response. Nawazuddin Siddiqui received a standing ovation post the screening of the film.


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Glenn Kenny from The New York Times mentioned that “the movie’s plain and unstinting affection for its lead characters gives Parched a frequently buoyant tone and was nominated for 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.



The movie has picked up numerous awards at international film fests including Seattle South Asian Film Festival, Gijón International Film Festival in Spain and more.

#The Lunchbox 

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The movie was screened during the International Critic’s Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It went on to win the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award, and was also screened at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

#Ship Of Theseus 

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The movie was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was touted as ‘the hidden gem of the year’. It was also screened at other film fests, including BFI London Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival and many more.

#Margarita With A Straw 


Movie was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was also screened at a bunch of other international film fests, BFI London Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF).

#I Am Kalam

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The movie won a bunch of awards at various international film festivals.The film was applauded by both the audience and the critics, and was screened at Transilvania International Film Festival in 2011.


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The movie received a special mention under Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk category at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, which is a rarity for any Indian film.

Apart from the fact that the films got rave reviews in India, but was praised worldwide and the Indian films At International Film Festivals got positive responses.

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