Indian Movies Rooted in Myth, Magic and Folk Culture

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar2022-12-07,12:27:07 entertainment

Kantara

The movie deals with the issue of land politics and man vs forest, and adds elements of local folklore and beliefs in Daivas, regional demigods

Tumbbad

Tumbbad is based on the folktales of the hinterlands of Maharashtra.

Stree

The horror-comedy film's narrative is based on the urban legend Nale Ba, which describes a witch who kidnaps men at night when they are by themselves and only leaves behind their clothes.

Churuli

Churuli, a science fiction horror film by Lijo Jose Pellissery, is based on the Vinoy Thomas short tale Kaligeminarile Kuttavalikal from the book Mullaranjanam.

Mirzya

Mirzya is an mordern-day adaptation of Punjabi folklore Mirza and Sahibaan.

Paheli

Based on Rajasthani folk tale, the story revolves around a ghost who falls in love with a woman and takes the disguise of her husband.

Karnan

The movie is loosely influenced from the 1995 Kodiyankulam caste violence.

Vikram Vedha

The movie is inspired by the Indian folktale Baital Pachisi.

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