MUBI India: Overview Subscription Plans And Top Movies In 2022

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Mubi has discovered a method to distinguish itself from the competition. They claim to be "home to an extraordinary range of cinema, including exclusives, cult classics, short films, and world-class features." What sweetens the deal is that they have Oscar-winning producer Guneet Monga on deck as a content consultant who ensures that anything you see on MUBI will further broaden your horizons.


What is MUBI India

MUBI is a streaming network that primarily provides viewers with access to modern and vintage movies. It has a significantly smaller collection than Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, or Amazon Prime, although this is likely due to the platform's well-selected content. At any given time, the platform only has 60 films available, including both Indian and international content.

The good news is that most of these films are not available on any other platform. This is probably why the platform has around nine million subscribers. Their primary goal is to present consumers with critically praised material in one location. Essentially, they adhere to the quality-over-quantity concept.

To be able to add unique and legendary gems from India on a daily basis, the platform has collaborated with leading distributors like FilmKaravan, NFDC, PVR Pictures, Shemaroo, as well as Ultra.

A few of the upcoming movies feature Kanu Behl's Binnu Ka Sapna, which launched at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Picture Festival this year, Kamal Swaroop's cult classic Om Dar-B-Dar, plus Indian art-house maestro Mani Kaul's haunted film Duvidha.

How Does MUBI Work?

To begin with, MUBI's website features two "channels." One is for India, while the other is for the rest of the globe. Clearly, the former has Indian films, while the latter contains films from all around the planet. Each film has received critical acclaim. There are also some handpicked collections on the platform, such as Mumbai: Cinema, The City and also Guru Dutt: Restored.

Each day, a new movie is uploaded to the platform, and that film is designated as the "Film of the Day." Every movie, unfortunately, is only available for thirty days on the network. That is, as one movie is being uploaded, another is being removed on a daily basis. Subscribers will only have access to the film for a short period.

MUBI India Subscription Price

MUBI in India offers two different membership plans; yearly and monthly. Check out the plan costs and comparisons below:

Plan Duration Plan Price Free Trial
Monthly Rs 499 7 days
Yearly Rs 3,588 7 days

MUBI Subscription Student Offer MUBI offers a special offer for students of Rs 299 per month and a 30-day trial period.

MUBI Membership - Monthly Plan 

At INR 499, MUBI offers a variety of benefits with its monthly plan, including:

  • Get access to a new movie every day
  • Steam classic movies anytime, everywhere
  • Download films on your iOS or Android devices
  • Cancel your subscription at any time
  • Stream movies without ads

MUBI Membership - Yearly Plan 

At Rs 3,588 per year, MUBI's annual subscription offers a 40% discount. Moreover, the membership comes with multiple perks, including:

  • Get access to a new movie every day
  • Steam classic movies anytime, everywhere
  • Download films on your iOS or Android devices
  • Cancel your subscription at any time
  • Stream movies without ads

MUBI users get access to everything from premium films to blockbusters, critically renowned films, and perhaps even short films. To mention a few, you may currently watch Asif Kapadia's iconic biography Amy on the platform. 12 Years A Slave, A Bigger Splash, Drive, Her, Moonrise Kingdom, and many other films may also be found on MUBI.

Here are a few of the greatest films that have been available on MUBI India:

Pyaasa, 1957

  • IMDb: 8.5/10
  • Director: Guru Dutt
  • Cast: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman, Johnny Walker

Time magazine has selected Guru Dutt's cult masterpiece Pyaasa one of the 100 finest movies of all time. Dutt appears as Vijay, a lyricist who writes controversial poetry about the impoverished and underprivileged. Mocked by his family and despised by publications, Vijay finds solace in Gulabo, a lady who assists him to try to have his poems released.

Pyaasa is a legendary production not just because of its great poetry, soundtrack, and cast, but also because it delivers a disturbing emotional journey into love and creativity.

Rudaali, 1993

  • IMDb: 7.2/10
  • Director: Kalpana Lajmi
  • Cast: Dimple Kapadia, Raakhee, Raj Babbar, and Amjad Khan

Rudaali, directed by Kalpana Lajmi, looks into an age-old Rajasthani ritual in which women of lower caste are recruited as professional condolences to publicly express sadness following the death of upper-caste men.

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, 1983

  • IMDb: 8.4/10
  • Director: Kundan Shah
  • Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta, Ashok Banthia

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, a scathing parody on widespread exploitation in India, has remained relevant throughout the decade. Kundan Shah's slapstick humor initially flopped at the box office, but it has since achieved cult appeal.

When two photographers stumble upon a tainted builder and unintentionally record a high-profile murder, the film takes a somewhat comedic turn.

Mammo, 1994

  • IMDb: 7.7/10
  • Director: Shyam Benegal
  • Cast: Farida Jalal, Rajit Kapoor, Surekha Sikri

In this moving play on the social cost of India-Pakistan separation, Shyam Benegal examines the concepts of home, origins, and identity.

The film follows Riyaz, a youngster who stays with his grandma Fayyazi, during a period in his life. Mehmooda Begum Anwar Ali, also known as 'Mammo,' his grandma's sister, a former Indian and now Pakistani citizen, pays them a visit one day.

Padatik, 1973

  • IMDb: 7.1/10
  • Director: Mrinal Sen
  • Cast: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Simi Garewal, Bijon Bhattacharya, Pravash Sarkar

Padatik, by Mrinal Sen, discussed a period of political upheaval in West Bengal's capital city. Sumit, a political commentator, is being exploited by his own mentor to commit illegal activities.

When he realizes his error, he flees and finds refuge at the home of a rich divorcee. Sumit, trapped in his current situation, begins to reconsider his life, the Leftist movement, and the status of his cherished city and state.

Sholay, 1975

  • IMDb: 8.1/10
  • Director: Ramesh Sippy
  • Cast: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Amjad Khan

Sholay is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by his father G. P. Sippy. The plot revolves around two crooks, Veeru (Dharmendra) and Jai (Amitabh Bachchan), who is recruited by a retired cop (Sanjeev Kumar) to apprehend the brutal dacoit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan). Basanti and Radha, Veeru and Jai's love interests, are played by Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri, respectively.

Sholay is regarded as a masterpiece and one of the finest Indian films of all time. It came in first place in the British Film Institute's vote of the "Top 10 Indian Films of All Time" in 2002. The jury of the 50th Filmfare Awards declared it the Best Film of the Last 50 Years in 2005.

Monsoon Wedding, 2001

  • IMDb: 7.3/10
  • Director: Mira Nair
  • Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vasundhara Das, Vijay Raaz, Tillotama Shome, Randeep Hooda

Monsoon Wedding is an Indian comedy-drama film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan that was released in 2001. Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, and Vasundhara Das feature in the film. The plot revolves around love entanglements at a typical Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi. While attending Columbia University's MFA film program, Dhawan created the first draught of the script in a week. Despite being fully set in New Delhi, the film was a collaboration of firms from India, the United States, Italy, France, and Germany.

Abhimaan, 1973

  • IMDb: 7.8/10
  • Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Cast: Rajinder Singh Bedi, Biresh Chatterjee, Nabendu Ghosh, Hrishikesh Mukherjee

The film is based on the troubled marriage of two Hindustani classical music maestros, sitarist Ravi Sankar and surbahar player Annapurna Devi, according to Aalif Surti, though author Raju Bharatan claims that Hrishikesh Mukherjee based the story on the life of singer Kishore Kumar and his first wife, Ruma Ghosh. A Star Is Born, a 1954 film, has also been mentioned as a possible inspiration.

The film's songs, composed and orchestrated by S. D. Burman, penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and performed by playback singers Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, and Lata Mangeshkar, are possibly most known. The film was a box office success, and it is regarded as one of Bachchan's early successes. Abhimaan earned Jaya Bachchan the Filmfare Best Actress Award.

Company, 2002

  • IMDb: 8/10
  • Director: Ram Gopal Varma
  • Cast: Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala, Vivek Oberoi, Ajay Devgn, Seema Biswas, Antara Mali, Ashraful Haque

Company is a gangster film directed by Ram Gopal Varma and written by Jaideep Sahni that was released in 2002 in Hindi. Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala, Ajay Devgn, newcomer Vivek Oberoi, and Antara Mali feature in the film. It is the second installment in the Indian Gangster trilogy and a prequel to Satya (1998). The movie follows Chandu, a henchman for a criminal named Malik, with whom he has a relationship that finally breaks apart when tensions emerge.

Varma got the idea for the picture after meeting Haneef, a guy who had been in prison for five years following the 1993 Bombay bombings and was a close associate of the gangster and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim in his D-Company.

Lagaan, 2001

  • IMDb: 8.1/10
  • Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne

The film is set in 1893, during the late Victorian period of the British Raj in India. The plot centers around a tiny town in Central India, whose residents, plagued by excessive taxes and several years of drought, find themselves in an unusual predicament when an arrogant British Indian Army commander challenges them to a game of cricket in order to escape paying the taxes they owe. The story revolves around this circumstance, as the villagers face the difficult challenge of learning a game that is foreign to them and playing for a result that would determine the fate of their community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren’t all the movies listed on MUBI available to watch at all times?

The amount of films in the MUBI database grows on a daily basis as a result of community contributions. Hundreds of these titles will be available to watch at any moment, and you can find them in our Now Showing area.

How can I set up MUBI on my Smart TV or Streaming Media Player?

MUBI is supported by a wide range of Smart TVs and Media Player devices. You must first install the official MUBI App on these devices in order to activate your account. Once the app has been installed, please proceed as follows:

1. Launch the app on your TV, scroll to a movie page, and press the Play button to receive a 6-digit activation number.

2. Now, while logged into your subscribed MUBI account, open mubi.com/activate (or the device-specific URL on your screen) on your computer and enter the code you see. (Make sure it's on your TV at the same time–it won't work otherwise!)

3. Click "Activate," and you should get a confirmation message.

You should now be able to watch your MUBI subscription on your device.

How to pay for your MUBI subscription?

MUBI accepts PayPal as well as the following credit and debit cards: American Express, Master Card, Maestro, and VISA. We also take VISA debit cards, with the exception of VISA Electron.

What is MUBI GO?

MUBI GO is a new service that gives MUBI users one free cinema ticket every week to see a film chosen by the MUBI curators.

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