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5 Mythological Movies to Watch Prior To The Release Of 'Adipurush'

Farzana Patowari

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The release of Adipurush's trailer has garnered a positive response from fans and critics alike. Scheduled to hit the screens on June 16, 2023, the creators are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the anticipation remains high. While we eagerly await its theatrical release, here are a few mythological movies to watch in the meanwhile:

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Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva:Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra made all the noise at the time of its release, and is themed along the lines of Indian mythology. The first installment—released in 2022—sheds light on the powerful weapons of Brahma and their significance in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. Watch it now, if you haven't already! 

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RaavanThis action thriller draws inspiration from the epic Ramayana. It portrays the abduction of an officer's wife by a dacoit, reminiscent of Ravana's kidnapping of the goddess Sita while Lord Rama was otherwise engaged.

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Ram SetuAs the title suggests, this film focuses on the construction of the Ram Setu (Bridge of Rama), believed to be built by Lord Ram to lead his army to Lanka. The narrative follows a group of archaeologists aiming to study this ancient bridge.

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BahubaliThe creators claim that both parts of this film series combine elements from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The first part explores sibling rivalry akin to the conflict between the Kauravas and Pandavas. The second part depicts the protagonist renouncing his royal lineage due to his mother's influence, echoing themes from the Ramayana.

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RaajneetiWhile set in modern times, this film revolves around the political rivalry between two families, mirroring events from the Mahabharata. The plot and characters draw inspiration from the mythological tale but are adapted to a contemporary narrative.