- 1 Top 10 Bollywood Movies Based On Novel or Books
- 1.1 (1)Three idiots (2009)-5 Point Someone:
- 1.2 (2)2 states (2014)-2 States
- 1.3 3)Haider (2014)- Hamlet
- 1.4 (4)Omkara (2006)-Othello
- 1.5 (5)Guide(1656)-Guide
- 1.6 (6)Maqbool (2003)-Macbeth
- 1.7 (7)Pinjer (2003)-Pinjer
- 1.8 (8)Parineeta (2005)-Parineeta
- 1.9 9. Saath Khoon Maaf (2011)-Seven Husbands
- 1.10 10. Aisha( 2010)-Emma
Top 10 Bollywood Movies Based On Novel or Books: To make good movie most important requirements is a great script. So it’s not a surprise that many filmmakers adopt books into movies. While the west is more known for making movies inspired by novels, we have great movies here in Bollywood also. Here is a list of some of the great movies adopted by books.
There are many more movies that are adapted from books like “Bombay Velvet”, is inspired from Mumbai Fables written by historian Gyan Prakash’s. Another latest example is of Detective “Byomkesh Bakshy!” is based on the fictional character of a detective called Byomkesh Bakshi, written by the Bengali author, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. But we have published best of them based on Novel as well as movie quality.
Top 10 Bollywood Movies Based On Novel or Books
(1)Three idiots (2009)-5 Point Someone:
One of the highest grosser of movie our time directed by Rajkumar Hirani is inspired by the Chetan Bhagat’s Novel “Five points to someone”. This satirical comedy-drama takes a hard look at the Educational system and in turn today’s society, telling the story of free spirited Rancho(Aamir Khan), responsibility burdened Raju(Shravan Joshi) and confused Farhan(R Madhavan) who have entered into a prestigious engineering college. This movie takes us roller-coaster ride which will make you laugh, cry with it. Making you really believe in the mantra of “All is Well”, this is a movie which you should not miss.
(2)2 states (2014)-2 States
This romantic comedy was adopted from the 2009 novel of Chetan Bhagat of the same name by the director Abhishek Varman.This kind-of-autobiographical love story of author (Chetan bhagat ) Punjabi Munda (played by Arjun Kapoor) and Madaris girl( Alia Bhatt) managed to strike chords with Indian audiences. The film depletes struggle of a young couple to convince their family for their marriage, the movie succeeded in capturing the dilemma of today’s young generation caught between love and family perfectly and makes for an entertaining watch.
3)Haider (2014)- Hamlet
This movie completes the Vishal Bhardwaj’s adoption of three tragedy ‘s of Shakespeare into an Indian movie. Based on Hamlet, a backdrop of the Kashmir insurgency form the base of this movie.This movie narrates the story Haider’s (Shahid Kapoor ) search for his father, who was declared as the terrorist by the state. Unable to bear growing closeness between his mother (Tabu) and his uncle (K K Menon), Hiader reaches his breaking point. This movie also makes a strong statement about violence in today’s world, twisted and murky, this one is the delightful adoption of the original.
This crime drama movie was adapted from Shakespeare’s Othello. Vishal Bhardwaj has interpreted many great books into movies- Omkara is one of the best. Based in UP, it revolves around Omkara(Ajay Devgn), local bahubali working for political big-wig, his lover Dolly (Kareen Kapoor) and his closest lieutenants langda Tyagi(saif Ali khan) and Kesu (Vivek Oberoi). This tragedy deals with many underlying themes portraits human emotions like jealousy, love, passion perfectly and Audience may take a little time to get used to dialogue lingo used in the movie, but it is a small price to pay for this stunning piece of art.
This romantic classic movie was adopted by R.K.Narayan novel, the Guide. This Vijay Anand movie stars Dev and in the itular role of Guide, it also revolves around archaeologist, Marco (Kishore Sahu) and his unhappy wife Rosie (Waheeda Rehman) who have given upon her passion, to the dancing. The movie records the journey of Raju, from corrupts tour to theSpiritual guide. The stellar performance and amazing storyline of all the cast make this movie a great watch in our list
Another movie from the director Vishal Bharadwaj, this movie is an adaption of the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. This time the Vishal have re-created the world of Macbeth in Mumbai underworld.TRhe movie tells a story of Maqbool(Irphan khan), right-hand man of powerful underworld don Abba Ji(Pankaj Kapoor), mistress of Abba Ji, Nimmi ( Tabu) who is in love with Maqbool. Torn between love and loyalty, Maqbool choices create havocs in his life and in the life people around him. This dark story with undertone mocking comedy makes this masterpiece from the stable of acclaimed director.
This , Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, directed period drama is based on the Punjabi Novel of the same name by Amrita Pritam.Set in the time of 1947 Partition, this movie tells a story of a young innocent woman, puro (Urmilla Matondkar) whose life gets upside down due to family feud. Married to her kidnapper, Rashid(Manoj Bajpayee), this movie reflects on social pressure on women in our society . This critically acclaimed movie is must watch for movie lovers
This Pradeep Sarkar directed film was adopted adaptation of the 1914 Bengali novella, Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The story revolves around orphaned Lolita and her relationship with childhood friend Shekhar (Saif Ali khan) and Girish, London-returned bachelor. Life of these characters are further complicated due to tactics of Shekhar’s covetous father. Critically acclaimed , this visually lavished love story is compelling watch for movie lovers
9. Saath Khoon Maaf (2011)-Seven Husbands
This black comedy directed by Vishal Bhardwaj is adaptation of the short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond. Bond expanded this short story into novella at the request of Vishal Bhardwaj who saw potential of movie in the short story.
The story revolves around the life of Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes (Priyanka Chopra), an anglo –India woman whose pursuit of love leads into series of marriages , each ending in tragedy. Priyanka Chopra’s performance was especially applauded in a film with many reviewers calling it “role of lifetime “.This different genre of Hindi cinema is definitely worth exploring.
10. Aisha( 2010)-Emma
This chick flick movie starring Sonam Kapor and Abhay Deol is an adoption of classic Jane Austen novel “Emma “. According director to Rajshree Ojha, Aisha is looked contemporary at society, There are a lot of similarities between Victorian England and today’s (Indian) society which is divided by class system. This movie narrates a story of a spoiled brat, Aisha (Sonam Kapoor) whose failed matchmaking effort creates chaos in the life of people around her and herself. Although it didn’t quite reach the level of cult movie clueless (Hollywood movie adopted by the same book), Aisha can be a un watch.
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