Top 50 Movies Influenced of Hindu Dharmic Philosophy

What does modern storytelling have to do with Hinduism? To those unfamiliar with the tradition, probably very little.

For those of us who are Hindu, however, the fact that some of the biggest Hollywood films produced in the last several decades have mirrored many of the religion’s most fundamental philosophical ideas has become thoroughly obvious. 

Here, concept was beautifully presented in the movie.. We are not going to explain which are is we seening and tis your job to look for it while watching or if you missed it then during rewatching.

The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing arcane Indian systems for a long time now. A few well-known Hollywood stars have willingly and openly expressed this fact to the public. Obvious and hidden references to Hindu symbolism can be found in many movies, including Batman, Superman and Memento. Let’s examine the plots of some movies that are based on Vedic teachings.



Avatar (2009)

Then there’s Avatar, a film named for the Sanskrit word avatāra (‘descent’), in which the protagonist, Jake Sully, enters and explores an alien world called Pandora by inhabiting the body of an indigenous 10-foot, blue-skinned being, an idea taken from Hinduism’s depictions of the various avatars of the blue god Vishnu, who are said to descend into our world for upholding dharma. 


The Matrix (1999)

Another Hollywood movie ‘Matrix’ directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski is based on concept of maya (illusion)

Groundhog Day (1993)

In Groundhog Day, for example, when cynical TV weatherman Phil Collins discovers he is trapped in a time loop, living the same day over and over, only to be released after transforming his character from an egocentric narcissist to a thoughtful and kindhearted philanthropist, it’s hard not to be reminded of the Hindu notion of samsara, a cycle of reincarnation from which a soul attains liberation by realizing its divine nature after lifetimes of spiritual practice.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

In Star Wars there is also a princess who is kidnapped by a dark lord, the hero of the story (Luke) is also aided by a brotherly figure (Han Solo) and ape-like creature (Chewbacca), and an army of monkey-like creatures (Ewoks) also help in defeating the dark lord’s forces. 

Interstellar 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean

Ted Elliott, one of the screenwriters of the movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ revealed that the character of Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp was influenced by the Indian god – Krishna. Jack Sparrow can be described as a trickster, who often uses his wit and words to get out of sticky situations, as opposed to physical force.

Inception (2010)



Vanilla Sky

The Sixth Sense

Ghost

Audrey Rose

Defending Your Life

10000 B.C

Divergent

Momento

The Legend of Bagger Vance

he Five people you meet in heaven

A Little Princess

Doctor Strange (2016)






References

https://www.hinduamerican.org/blog/what-do-the-matrix-avatar-groundhog-day-and-star-wars-have-to-do-with-hinduism-a-lot-more-than-you-might-think

Post a Comment

To be published, comments must be reviewed by the administrator.*

Previous Post Next Post