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 is based on the folktales of the hinterlands of Maharashtra.
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, a science fiction horror film by Lijo Jose Pellissery, is based on the Vinoy Thomas short tale Kaligeminarile Kuttavalikal from the book Mullaranjanam.
Mirzya is an mordern-day adaptation of Punjabi folklore Mirza and Sahibaan.
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.
The movie is loosely influenced from the 1995 Kodiyankulam caste violence.
The movie is inspired by the Indian folktale Baital Pachisi.