Why Indian movie buffs need to check out MUBI India?


Streaming service provider MUBI India launched back in the year 2019, is uniquely different from other streaming service providers. Curated films are segregated under relevant sections that make it easier for the users to access the application. MUBI has established itself in the global market and is quite popular among movie buffs. It offers a wide range of cinemas that one cannot find elsewhere.   

MUBI has been making efforts towards maintaining a perfect balance between the aspect of accessibility and esoteric. There is a wide range of online streaming platforms available in India.

However, MUBI India is quite different from these platforms as it focuses on arthouse cinemas. Efe Carakel found MUBI back in 2007, and it is available in over 190 countries.

MUBI India has come as a relief for arthouse devotees. The streamer has a section for Indian cinemas where one can find black and white classics like Madhumati, Do Bigha Zamin, Anarkali and other classics by Mrinal Sen, Satyajit Ray, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Raj Kapoor.  

What is Different About the App?

One can access a range of documentaries that makes MUBI India different from other movie streaming online platforms. One can access classic documentaries like Placebo (2014) and Celluloid Man (2012) on this online streaming platform.

This platform further offers Indian cinemas a place in the global market, where people from different countries will have access to these classic Indian movies. Work by Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen in the international cinema world is appreciated.

One can access a number of these old classics on platforms like YouTube for free. However, the video and audio quality are poor with different wrong ratios.

One may question that why MUBI India? One can access movies from other parts of the world without wasting any time looking for authentic print. The approach followed to curate these movies is unique, making this online platform different from all online streaming service providers.

The streaming service in India is majorly focusing on arthouse Indian movies by Saeed Mirza, Shyam Benegal and Mani Kaul.  

App’s Acceptance in the Indian Market

The Indian market has widely accepted MUBI India. It has further encouraged several cinema makers to understand that it is not a mandate to make aesthetically pleasing movies, take risks, and make artsy movies.

MUBI India has something to offer for every movie lover. The enhanced library is accessible for users from all around the world. However, displays of these movies are different from territory to territory.

This organization has contacted many producers, distributors and content aggregators to include a wide range of films. Gamak Ghar by Anchal Mishra was released in MUBI India after it premiered at the 2019 Mumbai film festival.

Death of the Insane in 2019 and Durga in 2017 were screened on the MUBI platform itself. Highly talented filmmakers like Sourav Sarangi, Amlan Dutta and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan will get exposure in the global cinema market.

The sheer volume of Indian independent cinema has flooded with the submission of films made in the past decade has left, which Svetlana Naudiyal (the first Director of Content, India) overwhelmed.  

This platform has a collection of movies that include a clear description, making it easier for viewers to determine if they want to watch it.

Further, a new movie is introduced every day, offering international exposure to independent films and classic movies. In short, it can be concluded that MUBI India is a paradise for movie lovers.  


Poulami Sarkar
Poulami Sarkar
Statistics graduate, struggling with a sales job and a Data Science course.


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