Legends and folklore have found their way into cinema across the world for decades. Now, India too has its own werewolf saga thanks to Varun Dhawan’s Bhediya. The fantasy-comedy directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan stars the actor in the lead alongside Kriti Sanon. If you enjoy the thrill and excitement that fantasy thrillers and supernatural dramas bring with them, then Bhediya is right up your alley. But if Bhediya has left you yearning for more such films that combine supernatural elements with great storytelling, then you’re going to be spoiled for choices.
To make your weekend watchlist all the fun, we have curated a list of fantasy movies across languages streaming on various OTT platforms. to keep track:
1. Eega – Amazon Prime Video
The world may have woken up to the genius of SS Rajamouli with the Baahubali franchise, but the director pushed the envelope long back with Eega. The film is a revenge drama where the protagonist is a house fly – yes you read that right. The film stars Sudeepa, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nani in a stellar cast.
2. Nagina – Voot
Before vampires and werewolves became all the rage, Sridevi’s Nagina – adopting heavily from Indian mythology – gave Bollywood a thoroughly entertaining fantasy film with elements of romance, drama and revenge.
3. My Dear Kuttichathan – Disney + Hotstar
My Dear Kuttichathan is an important film in the history of Indian cinema. It was the first Indian film to be shot in 3D format. The story is about a child genie – Kuttichathan – who joins forces with three children to defeat an evil sorcerer.
4. Avatar – Apple TV
This James Cameron film needs no introduction. Set in the mid-22nd century, the story follows humans’ efforts to colonize the habitable moon, Pandora, in search of a rare mineral.
5. Harry Potter Franchise – Amazon Prime Video
We couldn’t complete the list with everyone’s favorite – the Harry Potter series. From witches and wizards to werewolves and dragons, this story from the Boy Who Lived is a perfect watch for the whole family. With an underlying message of the power of love, the Harry Potter franchise will forever be one for the ages.
Tell us your pick from the list.
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