Bollywood Fairy Tale Movies: Fairytale based or fairytale like Fantasy Bollywood Movies

by KyaBakwaasHai | created - 17 Aug 2017 | updated - 06 Jul 2018 | Public


1. No Movie based on Snakes and how they take revenge will be entertained in our list. Like Nagina, Nagin, etc. 2. No Horror Movie. 3. No Historical Movies 4. No Religious Movies 5. No Superhero Movies 6. Simple Invisibility themed movies without other fairy tale elements will be ignored too. 7. Simple rebirth stories are a no-no too.

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1. Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980)

138 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Alibaba, (Dharmendra) a native of Guleba is in love with Marjina (Hema Malini). The town has a ruler, Abu Hasan. Guleban is terrorized by dacoits. Ali Baba hears the password to the door of... See full summary »

Directors: Latif Faiziyev, Umesh Mehra | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra

Votes: 444

1,001 Arabian Nights

2. Saheb Bahadur (1977)


In a small town, situated in a picturesque Indian valley, lives a corrupt Deputy collector, Hare Murari, an equally corrupt Police Superintendent, Pasupathi; a doctor; a Judge; & Professor ... See full summary »

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Priya Rajvansh, Ajit, Om Prakash

Votes: 21

Best Adaptation of the Cinderella Story

3. Ajooba (1991)

178 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The evil Vizier of Baharistan kills the royal family and takes power himself but the real crown prince, who has survived his machinations, returns to his homeland to avenge his parents as a masked vigilante 'Ajooba'.

Directors: Shashi Kapoor, Gennadiy Vasilev | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Sonam

Votes: 1,073

Although Ajooba is a superhero but there are many a stories of magic present in the movie like flying carpets, Shrinking Humans etc.

4. Haatim Tai (1990)

125 min | Fantasy

Hatim Tai is the legendary chief of a small district. He is Known for his generosity, wisdom and courage. Hatim learns that one of the local girls in his town has a curse put on her - ... See full summary »

Director: Babubhai Mistry | Stars: Jeetendra, Sangeeta Bijlani, Sonu Walia, Satish Shah

Votes: 252

5. Anmol (1993)

163 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Anmol is made to work as a maid in her own house by her step-mother and step-sisters. Later, a singer falls for her and decides to free her from her evil family.

Director: Ketan Desai | Stars: Maya Alagh, Sudha Chopra, Anil Dhawan, Sunil Dhawan

Votes: 92

The Cinderella Story

6. Pataal Bhairavi (1985)

148 min | Fantasy, Drama

Ujjain's Raja Vijay Singh presides over his region and rules it with his Maharani Swarnapati, and daughter Rajkumari Indumati. During the annual arena games a challenger by the name of ... See full summary »

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Prada, Pran, Amjad Khan

Votes: 64

7. Chhota Chetan (1998)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Laxmi and her three male schoolmates study in a small rural school in India. They face considerable opposition and taunts as they come from a very poor background. This does result in ... See full summary »

Director: Jijo Punnoose | Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Dalip Tahil, Satish Kaushik, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 121

8. Char Dervesh (1964)

Adventure, Fantasy

Khamer Bhakt is a handsome young man, who lives with only motive in mind - trouble. And he does negatively effect lives of his two brothers, Karim and Rahim, as well as others in the ... See full summary »

Director: Homi Wadia | Stars: Feroz Khan, Sayeeda Khan, Mukri, Kumari Naaz

Votes: 20

9. Parasmani (1963)

Not Rated | 137 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Paras (Mahipal) is lost at sea when his father's ship enters into a storm. Paras is rescued by a poor villager, who brings him up as his own. Paras grows up and accomplishes himself as a ... See full summary »

Director: Babubhai Mistry | Stars: Gitanjali, Mahipal, Nalini Chonkar, Maruti

Votes: 35

10. Lok Parlok (1979)

Action, Comedy, Drama

Amar lives a poor lifestyle along with his widowed mom in a village, and has a sweetheart in Savitri. He is a trouble-maker and makes life difficult for the Panchayat Chair, Kalicharan, who... See full summary »

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Agha, Aparna, Vijaya Bhanu, Manju Bhargavi

Votes: 68

11. Rajkumar (1996)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

Rani Maa's(Reena Roy) husband is killed by the neighboring kingdom's evil Prime Minister Man Singh (Naseeruddin Shah). The Prime Minister absolves himself from this killing and blames it on... See full summary »

Director: Pankaj Parashar | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Danny Denzongpa

Votes: 247

12. Rani Aur Lalpari (1975)

Not Rated | 135 min | Musical, Fantasy

Rani is a child who is being brought up by her mother, Kamla, as her dad has gone out of the town on business. Both mother and daughter live with their cruel and selfish relatives. One day ... See full summary »

Director: Ravikant Nagaich | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Asha Parekh, Baby Rani, Feroz Khan

Votes: 40

13. Suryavanshi (1992)

161 min | Fantasy, Horror

An archaeologist unearths an underground palace at Sangramgarh. The locals are afraid of what will happen if they start digging and would like to leave the past alone. It turns out their fears we confounded.

Director: Rakesh Kumar | Stars: Salman Khan, Amrita Singh, Sheeba, Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 745

14. Taqdeerwala (1995)

162 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A simpleton Suraj stays in a small house with his widowed mother his friend Pandu and a Gopalji when he was a kid his family owned a huge place known as Swarna palace which went into ... See full summary »

Director: K. Muralimohana Rao | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Raveena Tandon, Asrani, Laxmikant Berde

Votes: 316

15. Vishkanya (1991)


Inspector Rakesh Verma has been assigned the case of the mysterious deaths of Zoravar and his associate. His investigations take him to meet the other two associates namely Thakur Dhurjan ... See full summary »

Director: Jag Mundhra | Stars: Kunal Goswami, Pooja Bedi, Kabir Bedi, Moon Moon Sen

Votes: 30

16. Maya Bazaar (1957)

192 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Balarama promises Subhadra to get his daughter married to her son. When he loses his kingdom to the Kaurava's, Balarama has no choice but to break his promise.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, S.V. Ranga Rao, Savitri, Gemini Ganesan

Votes: 3,391

18. The Skies Have Bowed (1968)

160 min | Comedy, Romance

Sanjay lives a poor lifestyle in Darjeeling and makes a living as a Tourist Guide. He meets with Calcutta-based Priya Khanna, and both fall in love. When she receives word that her dad has ... See full summary »

Director: Lekh Tandon | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Saira Banu, Rajendra Nath, Prem Chopra

Votes: 143

19. Nagin Aur Lootere (1992)

Fantasy, Musical

A married couple had prayed for years for a child to be born to them, in vain. Then one day, the wife prays to Lord Naagraj (Snake God), who appears before her and grants her wish. Soon a ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan T. Gehani | Stars: Neelima Azim, Goga Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Anupam Kher

20. Elaan (1971)

144 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Journalist Naresh is hired to probe illegal activities on an island. When he's captured, a fellow prisoner gives him a ring with magic powers.

Director: K. Ramanlal | Stars: Vinod Mehra, Rekha, Vinod Khanna, Helen

Votes: 43

21. Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002)

Not Rated | 180 min | Action, Drama, Romance

The daughter of a rich criminal industrial tycoon falls in love with a college boy. The tycoon, what a surprise, objects...

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha Patel, Kiran Kumar, Mukesh Tiwari

Votes: 2,126

Based on the tale of Rapuznel

23. Aladin (2009)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Since he was a child, Aladin Chatterjee has been teased for his fairytale name. As a college student he follows his namesake's footsteps; unleashing genie Genius and wooing exchange student Jasmine. But the evil Ringmaster approaches.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez

Votes: 2,545

24. Naagmani (1991)

Not Rated | 136 min | Fantasy

To obtain the magical powers of a sacred stone, Trikal, a sorcerer, holds Pratap and his wife captive. However, Pratap's son Shyam decides to rescue his parents and save the stone from Trikal.

Director: V. Menon | Stars: Rakesh Bedi, Donald Burman, Gajendra Chouhan, Sunil Dhawan

Votes: 11

25. Laal Paree (1991)


Shankar falls in love with a girl, unaware of that she is a mermaid. Dr Jacob discovers this and tries every possible way to expose her, not knowing that she will encounter danger.

Director: Hannif Chippa | Stars: Aditya Pancholi, Javed Jaffrey, Janhavi, Sohani

Votes: 9

Mermaid story

26. Naukri (1978)

Comedy, Fantasy

Ranjit was a badminton player and his family once lived a good life.Ranjit now cant feed his family as he has turned handicapped and feels of attempting suicide. One morning Ranjit tires to... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zaheera, Raj Kapoor, Nadira

Votes: 69

27. Prem Shakti (1994)

Action, Drama, Fantasy

Gangwa lives a poor lifestyle in a village in India. He is in love with Gauri and both want to get married. Gauri's dad, an astrologer, approves of Gangwa, but predicts that they will never... See full summary »

Director: Shibu Mitra | Stars: Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Raza Murad

Votes: 69

28. Maha Shaktimaan (1985)

109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Maharaja Purshotam Singh rules over his kingdom justly and fairly. He lives in his palace with his wife, Ahilya, an adult son, and a new-born son, Ajay. His biggest concern is the evil ... See full summary »

Director: Swamy V.S.R. | Stars: Raj Babbar, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Kim, Ranjeet

Votes: 14

29. Bundal Baaz (1976)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Daydreamer Rajaram lives a poor lifestyle in a village in India along with his aunt and an unmarried sister, Malti, who has mortgaged their shanty house with Sukhi Lala so that she can ... See full summary »

Director: Shammi Kapoor | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Sulakshana Pandit, Farida Jalal

Votes: 42

30. Farishta (1968)


An ordinary boy named Zain is turned into an angel by the Almighty Iffi Munna. Angel and his friend Pota(Yasir) go on a journey to find Molvi who stole very bootiful Boot and Pota's love, Moti.

Director: Kedar Kapoor | Stars: Dev Kumar, Nivedita, Master Shahid, Sudhir

Votes: 7

31. Nani Maa (1980)


A king looking for the map of a hidden treasure finds it in the back of a framed picture in grandmothers' home. Realizing that some unscrupulous people are also in search of the map, he ... See full summary »

Director: Parvati Menon | Stars: Abid, Agha, Kishore Bhatt, R.S. Chopra

Votes: 8

32. Cobra Girl (1963)

Action, Drama, Fantasy

A princess attempts to win back her kingdom from a powerful shape-shifting sorcerer.

Director: Nanabhai Bhatt | Stars: Ragini, Mahipal, Tiwari, Maruti

Votes: 9

33. Khufia Mahal (1964)

140 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An invincible sorcerer first shrinks his mentor and then deceptively abducts and holds a princess in his underwater palace.

Director: Aakkoo | Stars: Paidi Jairaj, Chitra, Mohan Sherry, Sheikh

Votes: 9

34. Jal Mahal (1980)

130 min | Fantasy

Ravi (Jeetendra) overhears a beautiful woman, Namrita (Rekha), singing a sad song. He falls in love, and tries to pull her away from the abyss of suicide. As time goes by, he proposes and ... See full summary »

Director: Raghunath Jhalani | Stars: Jeetendra, Rekha, Deven Verma, Rajesh Behl

Votes: 12

36. Hawa Mahal (1962)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Neelampari and Champakali are sisters, and live in Patal Lok (underwater), and have been assigned the task of gathering together 100 souls. But Champakali takes a liking to one of them, ... See full summary »

Director: B.J. Patel | Stars: Bela Bose, Helen, Jeevan, Murad

37. Jadoo (1951)

Drama, Fantasy

Sundari is a stage dancer and singer, a flirt, quarrelsome, and generally up to no good. She meets with Havaldar Pritam, and both are attracted to each other. Circumstances force Pritam to ... See full summary »

Director: Abdul Rashid Kardar | Stars: Suresh, Shyam Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Sharda

Votes: 9

40. Lal-e-Yaman (1933)

158 min

Oriental fantasy derived from classic Parsee theatre. The heir to the Yemeni throne, Prince Parviz, is falsely imprisoned by his stepmother who claims power. Parviz receives a magic dagger ... See full summary »

Director: J.B.H. Wadia | Stars: Jal Khambatta, Karimja, Padmadevi, Feroze Dastur

41. Gul Sanobar (1934)

154 min | Fantasy, History

Adventure drama based on Persian legend. Mubarak (Kader) kidnaps Sanobar (Mohammed), the son of the king of Yemen (Peerjan) and raises him in the forest. Prompted by Mubarak, Sanobar ... See full summary »

Director: Homi Master | Stars: Ruby Mayer, Dinshaw Bilimoria, Zubeida, Jillo

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