Sanskrit cinema

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Sanskrit cinema refers to the Sanskrit Film industry in India.


Adi Shankaracharya was the first Sanskrit feature film. It was made in 1983, produced by National Film Development Corporation of India and directed by G.V. Iyer.[1]

The second Sanskrit film, Bhagavad Gita, was made in 1992 by G.V. Iyer.

Priyamanasam, the third Sanskrit movie, is based on the life of 17th century Keralite poet Unnayi Warrier. The movie was directed by award winning director Vinod Mankara.[2]

Ishti was a Sanskrit socialist film released in 2015 and made by G. Prabh.

Anurakthi was the first Sanskrit 3D film, released in 2018.[3]

There are also some short films made in the Sanskrit language. In 2018 the actor, comedian and short film maker Manoj started working to develop Sanskrit cinema.

Notable Sanskrit moviesEdit

  • Adi Shankaracharya (1983)
  • Bhagavad Gita (1992)
  • Priyamanasam (2015)
  • Ishti (2015)
  • Suryakantha (2017)
  • Anurakthi (2018)
  • Punyakoti (2018)


  1. "Adi Shankaracharya (first Sanskrit film)". Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  2. Vikram. "Sanskrit cinema:a creative way to revive Sanskrit". NewsGram. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  3. अ आ. "First 3D Sanskrit feature film to hit festival circuit". TheHindu. Retrieved 2018-02-02.