Bollywood appears to have embraced a pseudo aesthetic. Indian movies have succeeded in obfuscating the distinction between truth and fantasy. Numerous performers from India and abroad have had the opportunity to portray Gods in films.
The question remains how this development affects future films. Long story short, the line between mythology, folklore, and devotion is quite acceptable. Furthermore, take into account that these are just a few instances. We present a collection of such films in which God featured as a role and the performers who portrayed him/her.
Jai Santoshi Maa
Set in the 18th century and focusing on Satyavati, a disciple of Goddess Santoshi, Jai Santoshi Maa recounts how a devoted disciple takes the path of devotion to appease the mighty Devi and attain nirvana. The story of Satyavati's love and the Divine's appearance has and will always be a matter of discussion, and the film's popularity and wealth have been passed down through the ages.
Krishna Aur Kans
Stunningly beautiful and entertaining to watch, Krishna Aur Kans recalls Lord Vishnu's eighth avatar's arrival, his journey to his adoptive parents Yashoda and Nanda, and finally the destruction of the evil monarch Kansa.
Oh My God!
The plot focuses on Kanji (Paresh Rawal), who files a lawsuit against God in court; the almighty appears and supports his endeavor, who was none other than Akshay Kumar playing the part of Krishna and demonstrating the struggle between spiritual practice and humanity.
God Tussi Great Ho
God Tussi Great Ho is a unique remake of the Hollywood movie Bruce Almighty, in which an average dissatisfied guy is granted the powers of God for a short duration. The movie was released with the hopes of receiving positive feedback from the public. Amitabh Bachchan reprised the role initially played by Morgan Freeman.
Mohan Joshi plays Swami Samartha in Deool Band, a science fiction film that delves into the junction of science and faith.
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi
The role of Yamraaj is played by Sanjay Dutt in this film. While Yamraaj has evil overtones, Dutt's character appears to be that of a lovely gentleman who dresses impeccably and drives around in a car that hovers through the skies. Moreover, his role was modeled after that of the Lord Supreme.
In the film Hello, Katrina Kaif portrays a modest and solemn Goddess who pays a visit to a group of white-collar employees going through a personal crisis.
Bajrangbali, a film about the beloved Lord Hanuman, may have been one of the first films to feature Dara Singh as the titular character. The plot follows Bajrangbali from his birth as Lord Vayu and Anjani's offspring to the war in Lanka. This story is concise, but it divulges virtually everything.
Rajneeti places various Mahabharata characters, either overtly or implicitly, in a contemporary geopolitical situation with Ajay Devgn playing the sophisticated Karna and Nana Patekar portraying Lord Krishna.