7 Movies Inspired By Indian Mythology

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Mayabazar (1957)

This classic Telugu mythological film is a fictional tale set in the Mahabharata universe and is an adaptation of the folk tale Sasirekha Parinayam.

Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)

This anime film that was a co-production between Japan and India aired on DD National and was a controversial release.

Bahubali (2015)

SS Rajamouli's historical epic has roots in mythology, inspired by Mahabharata but mostly creates its own mythology and fantastical elements.

Tumbbad (2018)

This folk horror film is based on the myth of Hastar, a fictional Goddess of Plenty, signifying the pluralism in Hinduism and folklore.

Brahmastra: Part One- Shiva (2022)

Ayan Mukerji's visual feast of a fantasy action films is inspired from tales in Hindu mythology, creating the astraverse comprising of various astras.

RRR (2022)

Rajamouli's blockbuster weaves together elements of India's biggest epics- Ramayana and Mahabharata, although based on the tale of Indian revolutionaries.

Hanu-Man (2024)

Prasanth Varma's sleeper hit is a superhero film following a young man who obtains the power of Lord Hanuman.