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South Asian Films


The Undergraduate Library Media Collection is home to over 550 films in 11 South Asian languages, including many top hits from the Bollywood film industry. Check out the poster on the right for the movie Alam-Ara, one of the first Bollywood films to have sound!

Please visit the South Asian Library Lib Guide and click the Film tab for more information on films and interesting film resources. There you may also download a (mostly complete) excel spreadsheet listing feature films in various South Asian languages available in DVD format at the University of Illinois. You may also download an excel spreadsheet listing South Asian documentary films.

If you have suggestions for other South Asian films, please email Mara Thacker at mthacker@illinois.edu

From the documentary "Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night"
From the documentary “Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night”