Among the various mythological cultures that have been existing in the world for thousands of years, Hindu mythology has been one of the most intriguing and spell bounding ones we have ever seen. The Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and many other notable tales have been famous all over the world and have received great texts and many studies based on them. However only researchers and book lovers haven’t only been in love with these myths but the entire Bollywood, as well as the Tollywood industry, have been very much into this category and that has been very well witnessed based on the movies that have been created over the last decade and also the movies that date the back the to early 90s. now if you have been following the Bollywood industry for the last couple of days, then there has been a lot of hype regarding the last huge mythology-based movie that came out and that has been starring some great artists such as Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and many other great artists. Now coming to the main topic of this article, if you have been a person who has been in love with Hindu Mythology, or any other Mythology then you must check out the movie versions of some of the most famous mythology that has been going on for years. Though wait a minute, you do not need to go and search for those movies on any other website as we have got you all covered and listed below 17 movies that have been based on many famous Hindu mythological stories that have been famous in various parts of India. 17. Brahmastra If you are an Indian and have been following the latest Bollywood movies, that have been coming out, then you must have heard the name of this series. Brahmastra is a Bollywood upcoming movie that still hasn’t been made to us yet, however, it’s worthy enough to be on top of the list. Firstly, the actors who have been associated with this movie, are already world-class and enough to watch the movie even if it doesn’t have a story. However, this ain’t the case, in this movie we end up seeing the creation of Astra world or a completely different universe, where we see people having powers of various old Astras or as we refer to weapons which have been in hands of many mighty gods in the Hindu mythology and actually signifies them. The best part about this movie is that, after such a long time wait, we have finally received the movie, the actual plans state that the movie was already to come to us by 2016-2017, but soon it went on being delayed due to many factors. The critic’s reviews of the show have been amazing. Where to watch: As the movie hasn’t been released yet, we still can’t tell you on which OTT platform it will be available later but as of now, on the 9th of September it will make its release in all your nearby movie halls. 16. Bahubali Now very less people out there haven’t heard of this movie, because Bahubali was not just a blockbuster hit in India but it was all over the world. The dubbed versions of the movie are available through the world and internet and it’s basically based on a mythological character, and though the story is based on something that isn’t at all based on myths, the fans though many believe that this story is some folklore it is actually a creation of the very famous S.S Rajamouli and has got a huge star cast which includes many huge names such as Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, and Anushka Shetty and many other Tollywood stars. Now moving on to the mythological significance of the character, Bahubali is actually based on a Jain belief, Bahubali is actually the son of Rishabdev, who is the first Tirthankara, who stands as one of the biggest preachers in the Jain concept, and it’s actually the story of his son in a modernized ruler based age. Where the real heir to a big throne is somehow removed when he is a child however the real king in him still exists and he comes back to take whatever he deserves. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on the Netflix platform. ALSO READ: 25 Shows Like Young Sheldon That You Can Enjoy Watching! 15. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion Now obviously as you have already learned in the previous topic, Bahubali has to be on the list and as the name suggests, Bahubali has really proven to everyone in chapter one, who he is and what he deserves in the kingdom from where he was thrown away through mind games and power struggles games, however, it’s the chapter 2 which changes everything, though we won’t give away the story right now, we can assure you that you won’t be at all disappointed after seeing this movie. The second movie has been more of a hit than the first one and the IMDb ratings along with the fan base of the show are just proof of that, other than that, we have also received quite some great comments from the critics regarding this movie and overall as we have already told you Bahubali was just a mythological character, whom none paid much attention to but S.S Rajamouli just changed everything for everyone with these two movies. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on the Netflix platform. 14. Jai Santoshi Maa Now many of you or as we may say most of you may not have heard of this movie and that is very much logical because, practically we all also didn’t know about this and if you look at when this movie came out, maybe some of our parents won’t even know about this movie. This Bollywood movie came out in 1975. And when it comes to the hype regarding this movie, it just beyond says, devotees of Santoshi Maa who went to watch this movie just started praying and offering coconuts and stuff to the goddess during the movie and another thing regarding this movie is, in 1975 the culture of the movie was not very common and during that time too, it was a box office hit and people just went crazy for this new type of movie. The main character here is a devotee who has been true to Santoshi Maa and she guides her through all the ups and downs of her life. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on Amazon prime videos, Zee 5, and the YouTube platform. 13. Rajneeti Now all those who have been very well aware of the Mahabharata, you all would know that this epic is just the mind game of Lord Krishna and his depiction of right vs wrong and many historians have referred to this as the first game of politics that was ever played in this world. Now the same thing this movie has got, Rajneeti though being a modern day political drama movie, it has got many references to Mahabharata and there have been a lot of political mind games that have been played in this movie, other than that we also do see a great cast and many renowned names from the Bollywood industry starring in this movie. The movie has been a box office hit and along with that we also get to see some great comments from the critics as well as some great IMDB ratings. If you remember how Karna was separated from his mother Kunti, something similar happens by the end of this movie. Where to watch: This movie is currently viable for streaming on Netflix and the Amazon Prime Videos platforms. ALSO READ: 15 Anime Like Ao Ashi That You Can Try! 12. Ravanan Now you may have heard of this movie or the Hindi version of this movie, this Telugu movie actually came out in the year 1994 and shares an amazing cast that includes the very talented Aishwarya Rai and many other top actors from the south Indian industry. This is the modern-day adaption of the Ramayan epic we can say as if you have heard of how Ravan took away Sita from Lord Ram you will actually greatly relate to this movie until some twist takes place, though what the twist is we won’t say that right now. The story that has been followed is of how a cop loses his wife to a bandit and he goes after chasing and bringing his wife. However, the ratings of this movie haven’t been very good and though it earned a lot of success at the box office, you can consider this movie to be quite a hit though when it comes to critics’ comments and other stuff, everything speaks against this movie. Where to watch: this movie is currently available for streaming on the Disney+ Hotstar as well as the Youtube platform. 11. Bajrangbali Now this movie is the direct depiction of the epic Ramayan, we all know or may know how much Lord Bajrangbali or Hanumana helped Lord Ram during his entire fight against Ravana and this movie is the intact depiction of all mythological characters and everything, though it was quite a low budget movie, the technological gap was managed by excellently crafted costumes and when it comes to the casting, we do see some Bollywood gems playing some eminent roles in this movie. The IMDB ratings of this movie along with that the critic’s comments regarding this movie are also quite great. The songs which were included in this movie are very talked about and we do see some great artists involved in those songs. Other than that it’s a good movie if you are looking for something that tells the direct tale of Ramayana however if you are looking for something adaptive, this isn’t meant for you. Where to watch: this movie is currently available for streaming on the YouTube platform. 10. Ghatothkach: Master Of Magic This 2008 animated movie is the direct depiction of one of the greatest characters that have existed in the Mahabharata epic and that is Ghatothkach, he was the son of the great Bheema and his wife Hidimba and he played quite an important role in the fight between Kauravs and the Pandavas, though this movie doesn’t tell us about all those things, it’s a tale of how Ghatothhkach grew up in his own surrounding which included mainly monsters who lived far away from normal humans and it included his mischief and the greatness he got from his father Bheema, though we don’t see any other eminent characters from the Mahabharata, we do end up seeing some epic comedy and children friendly adventures which is just suitable for viewers of all age. It got quite famous and was rated very well by many notable sites out there. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on the Hotstar and the MX Player platform. ALSO READ: 17 Shows Like Mare Of Easttown That You Can Try Watching! 9. Dashavatar Now, this animated series has been very talked-about and has got a huge fan base out there. Though being an animated series, when it comes to the viewers or the fans of the movie, we do see many age groups and when it comes to the makers, we do see some great names from the animated children’s movie industry being related to it. This movie is the proper and the most authentic depiction of what we see in most mythological texts regarding Lord Vishnu and how he evolves into various avatars and helps the world to maintain peace. We do see in this, movie the oldest form of human being that is of a half fish and half human look to the great stories of Narsimha which is also another great epic tale and then we move to the Kalki avatar which is the last stage and the final stage of a human. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on Netflix, Voot, and many other online streaming platforms. 8. Kalyug Now many of you may have heard of this movie, or even if you haven’t if you go and ask your parents you do will find some of them recollecting about this movie, because during the early ages, like the early 90s this was just a superhit blockbuster movie. The fans of this movie were just crazy for the great cast this movie had got and some of the songs you will hear till date, because they can be treated as just classics of the industry and none can forget them now if you are thinking which epic this movie is related to, then you all will be shocked but if you have read the Mahabharata epic, you do know what’s the meaning of Kalyug and that is what we see here, a society which is filled with filth and mind games and the family politics that goes on in this movie is just beyond say. Though one thing that’s for sure in this movie is a lot of drama and some great actors. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on Netflix, Voot, and many other online streaming platforms. 7. Mahabharat This movie doesn’t need any introduction, as of now, because we all know what the Mahabharat is and that’s one of the main reasons that we are here in this article, and this is the most authentic depiction of the entire epic of Mahabharat and mainly all of its eminent parts. Though all parts couldn’t be completed in it, you will get a brief idea of what goes on after watching this movie. Another interesting fact about this movie is that it came out in 1965 and it is the oldest mythology-based movie that has come out in the industry. It got some great legendary actors starring in this movie and if you want to know how movies used to be back then, you should definitely watch this because, it’s not about how the story is, but about how dedicated and beautifully the actors have played their roles. Where to watch: this movie is currently available for streaming on the Youtube platform. ALSO READ: 25 Shows Like Sex Life That You Can Enjoy Watching! 6. Ravan Now you may be a bit confused about whether this movie is the same movie as we have mentioned above but actually, it is just the Hindi version of that movie and this is actually more watchable that that movie as we have heard from the reviews on the internet. The ratings for this movie have been a bit better and if you are not keeping up, this is the modern-day adaption of the Ramayana epic where we see some bandit who is the depiction of Ravan, taking away or kidnapping a police officer’s wife who is the depiction of Sita and the cop here acts as Ram. The movie has received quite a great crowd when it comes to box office scenarios. However, the critic comments and the IMDb ratings are on the same note as the original movie. Though one thing that is great in this movie is that we again get to see Aishwarya Rai in the same lead role. Where to watch: this movie is currently available for streaming on the Disney+ Hotstar and the Amazon Prime Videos platform. 5. Arjun- The Warrior Prince Again, we move to one of the direct adaptions for children from one of the most famous epics of Hindu mythology and that is none other than the Mahabharata. We do all know, how great the character of Arjun and the third born of the Pandavas, and this is the animated tale of how adventurous and courageous Arjun was throughout his life. The character’s great mindset is something that is very notable in the series and we do get to see some of the other eminent characters from the epic too in this series. The IMDB rating of this is quite great and along with that, the critic’s comments regarding this series were also mostly all positive. Thus, if you are looking for an animated tale of Arjun and want to be thrilled by his sheer dedication and wisdom, you need to watch this series right now. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on the Netflix platform. 4. Hanuman Now we move back to the animated children’s series of hanuman which came to us just a few years back and almost all Gen Z kids have seen this movie once in their lifetime. That is because this movie is just a box office hit and the hype regarding hanuman was quite real. This is the direct depiction of the tales of Hanuman, the mighty warrior who helped Lord Ram in his fight against Ravan, though this isn’t about how he helped Lord Ram but tells us the story of how notorious Hanuman used to be when he was a child and his wisdom isn’t something that came with age, he was the wisest person anyone will know from an early age only. The show is extremely children-friendly and the fan base of the show is huge. The critic’s comment regarding the show was also quite good. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on the Disney+ Hotstar platform. ALSO READ: 25 Shows Like Cafe Midmang That You Should Not Miss! 3. My Friend Ganesha This movie came out in the year 2007 and it tells us a modern tale of how a devote kid who feels very lonely because of the constant fights between his parents, and now he has been searching for a friend for quite some time but is often bullied and nobody to talk too. However, soon we see lord Ganesha himself being his friend and helping him and his family through the various hurdles of life. Overall a great movie and a must-watch for all the kids out there. There are also many other movies under the same franchise. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on the YouTube platform. 2. Bal Ganesh Now this movie is the direct depiction of how our very loved lord Ganesha was born and how notorious he used to be. Like mostly all of us growing up in an Indian household do have heard about how Lord Ganesh used to have a normal head, but he soon ended up being Elephant headed because of a mishap between his father and him, and if you don’t this movie is just made for you and you should check it out right now. This movie has also received quite great IMDb ratings. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on the Amazon Prime Videos platform. 1. Ramayana: The Epic The last one on our list is shockingly a Warner Bros movie, and one of the best-animated movies considered by many. From the title only, we hope everyone is well aware of what epic this is and based on how the rating has been, this movie has got one of the best animations and one of the best depictions of the Ramayana epic. The critic’s comments have also been quite great and worth a watch. Where to watch: This movie is currently available for streaming on the Amazon Prime Videos platform. ALSO READ: 15 Shows Like Stranger Things That You Should Not Miss!