Released & Upcoming Sanskrit Movies List 2018

Movies are one the best entertainments introduced to the era in which we live. Among the most wanted and demanded movies, depending on the languages that prevail, especially in India, here is something that will make things go 'lights-on'. The Sanskrit movies are catching up with the well-known Hindi movies. Here we go through some of the released and upcoming Sanskrit movies 2018.

Sanskrit Movies List

Seems like the centuries-old language has a 'say' and has been welcomed by the crowd even today.

Some of the movies that hit the reminences are, 'Adi Shankaracharya' that was released in 1983. Directed by G.V. Iyer, the film was based on the life and times of 8th-century Hindu philosopher, 'Adi Shankaracharya', who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.

Sanskrit Movies List 2018

The 'Hindus belief', 'Bhagavad Gita' was another Sanskrit Movie that was made and directed by G.V. Iyer, and produced by T. Subbramani Reddy. The film was awarded and garnered the National Film Award for the best feature film in the year 1993. This film was premiered at the Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce in Hyderabad, India.


Ishti is a latest Sanskrit film directed by Dr. G. Prabha. Ishti is written, scripted, produced and directed by Dr. G. Prabha. 'Isti' is set in mid-twentieth century Kerala when young Namboodri Brahmins successfully challenged the orthodox, patriarchal traditions of their community which allowed the patriarch, the eldest male member of the family, sole control of the family property and denied normal education to its members, particularly women.

The film has a feminist angle displays the stubborn prejudices behind a veneer of wisdom Inequities bordering on extreme cruelty. Silent sobs of womanhood in the corridors of traditional mansions.


Punyakoti is the first Sanskrit animated movie is based on a famous folk song in Karnataka about a cow that speaks the truth at all times. The story depicts man-animal conflict in a form that is both entertaining and informative. The movie carries the message of honesty and living in harmony with nature.

The story is set in Karunadu, a village along the banks of Kaveri. The original source of the folk-song is the eighteenth chapter of Srishtikhand of Padma Purana. It is an adaptation of a picture book for children written by Ravishankar V.


Kudiattam is a 1986 documentary film on 2000-year-old Sanskrit drama tradition of Kerala, Kutiyattam. The movie is directed by Prakash Jha. The film has won Indian government's National Film Award for Best Arts/Cultural film in 1987. It could be the best Sanskrit movie ever produced.

Sanskrit is a language regarded to be one of the oldest in India. Evidence of Sanskrit being spoken in Northwest India dates back 4,000 years. Still, safeguarding the same proves the rich heritage of India.

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You can even watch Sanskrit movie online on YouTube.


Meenakshi Vanidasan

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