The love of books and novels of Bollywood film directors has been quite evident. Due to this, the story of these books was brought to the film screen.
Here are some of the best Bollywood movies that are based on novels and books.
Guide – The Guide:-
Guide was a romantic drama film released in the year 1965. The story of this film was based on the 1958 novel ‘The Guide’ by RK Narayan.
3 Idiots – Five Point Someone:-
The story of the hugely popular film ‘3 Idiots’, which won three National Awards, is based on the book ‘Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film became the highest-grossing film of Bollywood.
Kai Po Che – The 3 Mistakes of My Life:-
The story of a great film like ‘Kai Po Che’ is also based on the novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’ by Chetan Bhagat.
2 States – 2 States:-
2 States is a comedy-drama film. The story of this film is based on the novel ‘2 States: The Story of My Marriage’ written by Chetan Bhagat. Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were in this film.
Half Girlfriend – Half Girlfriend:-
The story of the film ‘Half Girlfriend’ released in the year 2017 was also based on Chetan Bhagat’s book ‘Half Girlfriend’.
Devdas – Devdas:-
The story of the novel Devdas has been brought to the big screen in Bollywood thrice. For the third time, Bollywood released the film Devdas in the year 2002. The story of the film is based on the novel ‘Devdas’ by Bengali novelist ‘Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’.
Parineeta – Parineeta:-
Based on the Bengali novel ‘Parineeta’ written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bollywood released the film of the same name ‘Parineeta’ on the big screen in the year 2005.
Maqbool – Macbeth:-
If anyone can bring a book written by Shakespeare to the big screen in Bollywood, it is Vishal Bhardwaj. The story of the film Maqbool is based on the book ‘Macbeth’, written by William Shakespeare.
Haider – Hamlet:-
The story of Vishal Bhardwaj’s film ‘Haider’ is based on Shakespeare’s drama ‘Hamlet’. Vishal Bhardwaj has depicted this film associating it with Kashmir.
Saat Khoon Maaf – Susana Seven Husband:-
Ruskin Bond is a British author. It was Ruskin Bond who wrote the short story Susannah Seven Husbands. Based on this, Vishal Bhardwaj made the film ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ in the year 2011.
Fitoor – The Great Expectation:-
The story of Abhishek Kapoor’s film ‘Fitoor’ is based on the novel ‘The Great Expectation’ by Charles Dickens.