Updated January 22nd, 2024 at 00:06 IST

Tumbbad To Kantara, Indian Films Inspired By Local Folktales

From Tumbbad to Kantara, these Indian movies have beautifully represented the folk culture and were inspired by local folktales.

1/7: Set in coastal Karnataka, Kantara is set against Bhoota Kola, a cultural practice. The movie is a man vs forest tale and explores elements of local folklore and beliefs in Daivas, regional demigods. / Image: Kantara

2/7: Bulbbul is a supernatural thriller starring Tripti Dimri and is based on rural Bengal tales of female ghosts and tales from the cult of Kali./ Image: IMDb

3/7: Tumbbad is based on the folktales of the hinterlands of Maharashtra. This Sohum Shah film is based on the story of a family who builds a temple for the devil God Hastar who should never be worshipped./ Image: IMDb

4/7: Bakita Byaktigato revolves around a documentary filmmaker who goes to a village for a movie shoot based on true love when he gets to know about a village where everyone readily falls in love./ Image: IMDb

5/7: A film by Lijo Jose Pellissery, Churuli was based on short story Kaligeminarile Kuttavalikal from the book Mullaranjanam written by Vinoy Thomas which also deals with time loops and aliens. / Image: IMDb

6/7: A film by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Mirzya is a modern-day adaptation of Punjabi folklore Mirza and Sahibaan. The movie stars Saiyami Kher and Harshvardhan Kapoor in the lead./ Image: IMDb

7/7: Vikram Vedha originally starring R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathy was inspired by the Indian folktale Baital Pachisi. The Hindi remake of the movie starred Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan. / Image: Instagram

Published January 21st, 2024 at 23:53 IST