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Bollywood Movies Based on Novels

Bollywood Movies Based on Novels:

Literature and cinema are like best friends, inseparable yet different. Cinema often finds inspiration in the books and novels. Literary masterpieces or some run of the mill book, Bollywood never ceases to transform these books into pieces of art. Over the decades, Bollywood has found solace in novels and books for some blockbuster hits.

Here is a list of Bollywood movies based on novels:

  • Film Devdas is based on the novel written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
  • Film Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is based on the novel written by Bimal Mitra
  • Film Parineeta was based on the novel written by a Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bollywood Movies Based on Novels
Bollywood Movies Based on Novels
  • Film Guide is based on the novel written by the author R. K. Narayan
  • Film Daag is based on the novel ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ written byThomas Hardy
  • Film Junoon is based on the novel ‘A flight of the pigeons’ written by Ruskin Bond
  • Film Pinjar is based on the novel ‘Pinjar’ written by Amrita Pritam
  • Film 3 Idiots is based on the novel ‘5 Point Someone’ written by Chetan Bhagat
  • Film Kai Po Che is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘The Three Mistakes of My Life’
  • Film Tere Mere Sapne is based on the novel ‘The Citadel’ written by A.J. Cronin
  • Film Hello is based on the novel ‘One Night @ The Call Center’ written by Chetan Bhagat
  • Film Aisha is based on the novel of Jane Austin known as ‘Emma’
  • Film Namesake is based on the novel written by author Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Film Blue Umbrella is based on the novel written by Ruskin Bond known as ‘The Blue Umbrella’
  • ilm Black Friday is based on the novel written by S. Hussain Zaidi titled as ‘Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Blasts’
  • Film ‘Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa’ was based on the novel by Mahashweta Devi’s
  • Film Tamas is based on the novel written by Bhisham Sahni known as ‘Tamas’
  • Film Pati Patni Aur Woh Is based on the novel ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ which is written by Kamleshwar
  • Film Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda is based on the novel written by Dr. Dharamvir Bharati
  • Film Rudaali is based on the novel written by Mahashweta Devi.
  • Film Masoom is based on the novel ‘Man Woman And Child’ written by Erich Wolf Segal
  • Film Chhoti Bahu is based on a Bengali novel ‘Bindur Chhele’ written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
  • Film Chokher Bali is based on the novel written by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Film 1947 Earth is based on the novel ‘Cracking India’ originally published as ‘Ice Candy Man’ written by Bapsi Sidhwa
  • Film Mausam is based on the novel ‘The Judas Tree’ written by novelist A.J. Cronin
  • Film Apne Paraye is based on the novel ‘Nishkriti’ written by Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
  • Film ‘Lootera’ is based on the novel ‘The Last Leaf’ written by O. Henry in 1907.
Bollywood Movies Based on Novels
Bollywood Movies Based on Novels
  • Film ‘2 States’ is based on the novel ‘2 States’ written by Chetan Bhagat.
  • Film ‘Haider’ is the adaptation of William Shakespeare’s novel ‘The Hamlet’
  • Film ‘Omkara’ is based on William Shakespeare’s masterpiece ‘Othello’
  • Film ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ is based on a short story ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’ written by Ruskin Bond.
  • Film ‘Angoor’ is based on ‘Comedy of Errors’ written by William Shakespeare
  • Film ‘Sarkar’ is based on Mario Puzo’s ‘The Godfather’
  • Film ‘Bride & Prejudice’ is based on the novel ‘Pride & Prejudice’ written by Jane Austen
  • Film ‘Fitoor’ is based on the novel ‘Great Expectations’ written by Charles Dickens
Bollywood Movies Based on Novels
Bollywood Movies Based on Novels
  • Film ‘Saawariyaa’ is based on a short story written by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s ‘White Nights’
  • Film ‘Ek Chadar Maili Si’ is the adaption of Rajinder Singh Bedi’s classic Urdu novel ‘Ek Chadar Maili Si’
  • Film ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’ is based on a book ‘Dongri To Dubai’ written by S. Hussain Zaidi
  • Film ‘Dil Diya Dard Liya’ is based upon a classic novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ written by Emily Brontë
  • Film ‘DevD’ is based on Bengali romance novel ‘Devdas’ written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
  • Film ‘English, August’ is based on the novel ‘English August’ written by a Bengali novelist Upamanyu Chatterjee
  • Film ‘Balika Vadhu’ is based on a Bengali novel ‘Balika Vadhu’ written by Bimal Kar.
  • Film ‘The Mistress Of Spices’ is based upon the novel ‘Mistress Of Spices’ written by Bengali Novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Film ‘Umrao Jaan’ is based upon Urdu novel ‘Umrao Jaan Ada’ written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa
  • Film ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ is based on the fictional literature ‘Byomkesh Bakshy’ written by a Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhya
  • Film ‘Milan’ is an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengali story ‘Nauka Dubi’ (The Wreck)
  • Film ‘Bombay Velvet’ is based on a historian Gyan Prakash’s ‘Mumbai Fables’
Bollywood Movies Based on Novels
Bollywood Movies Based on Novels
  • Film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is an adaptation of a novel ‘Q & A’ written by Vikas Swarup.
  • Film ‘Shatranj Ke Khillari is based on Munshi Premchand’s short story ‘Shatranj Ke Khillari’
  • Film ‘Saraswatichandra’ is based upon a Gujarati novel ‘Saraswatichandra’ written by Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi
  • Film ‘U Me Aur Hum’ is based on Nicholas Sparks’s ‘The Notebook’
  • Film ‘Paheli’ is based on the short story ‘Chouboli’ written by Vijayadan Detha
  • Film ‘Kohra’ is inspired by the novel ‘Rebecca’ written by Daphne Du Maurier

Creativity at its thriving best. These are just a few examples of how books came to life in these Bollywood movies.

Also See: List of Bollywood Zombie Movies

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