Love in India

India is the birthplace of love. There’s nowhere else in the world where so much is dedicated to the idolizing and immortalizing of the concept of romance. India was one of the first civilizations to recognize the human need for love and give cultural expression to that, in poems, pictures and monuments. LOVE IN INDIA looks at how the concept of love has evolved and changed over the centuries. From the Kama Sutra to Shak Rukh Khan’s Bollywood movies, the viewer is treated to a voyage of discovery looking into love’s promises and deceptions right up to the modern day.


Country of Production
India / Germany

Year of Production

Digi Beta Pal

58 / 91 min


Steps India in co-production with Filmproduktion, ZDF / ARTE and Overdose, in association with YLE Teema and SBS

Original Language
Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, English and other Indian languages

English, French

Festivals / Awards

Hot Docs Toronto 2009
South Asian IFF New York 2009
asiaticafilmmediale Rome 2009
South Asian IFF San Francisco 2009
Sarajevo HRFF 2009
Indian National Film Award 2011 in the category Best Film on Family Values