The success of 2 States bring one thing to notice. There are many Bollywood movies which are inspired by books and novels. A lot of people think that it is only Chetan Bhagat books which are made into movies. However, one of the finest poets William Shakespeare's plays and books have also been made into hit Bollywood movies.
Guide, Devdas, 3 Idiots, Parineeta, Saawariya, Omkara, Hello, Saat Khun Maaf, Aisha, The Blue Umbrella and many more hit movies are based on famous books by authors like Shakespeare, Ruskin Bond, Jumpa Lahiri and Jane Austin to name a few.
Here are some Bollywood movies that are based on famous books.
Bollywood Movies Inspired By Books:
The classic movie of Dev Anand and Waheeda Rahman is inspired from critically acclaimed book, The Guide written by R K Narayan. However, the ending of the movie is different from the novel.
The romantic blockbuster movie is based on a Bengali novel, Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. This is the 3rd version of the popular novel and stars Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff.
This is one of the Bollywood movies which is also inspired by Chetan Bhagat's book, Five Point Someone. The movie stars Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor.
One of the Bollywood's hit and classic movies Parineeta is also based on a Bengali novel, Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. It stars the talented actors like Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt.
Sonam Kapoor's Aisha is also based on a book, Emma by Jane Austen. The movie stars the stylish Sonam and the talented Abhay Deol.
Kai Po Che
The movie is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel, 3 Mistakes of My Life. Directed by the makers of Rang de Basanti and the writer-director of Rock On, the movie was a hit.
This is one of the movies made from Chetan Bhagat's bestselling book, One Night At The Call Center. It stars the 3 Khan brothers, Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail. It was directed by Atul Agnihotri.
Saawariya which was a debut film for Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's short story, White Nights. The movie was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
One of the biggest hits of Bollywood, Omkara is another movie made from a novel. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the movie is based on Shakespeare's Othello.
This is an upcoming movie directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The story is based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. It stars Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shradhha Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.
Vishal picked up another famous novel by William Shakespeare, Macbeth. It was one of the best films in Bollywood with stars like Irrfan Khan, Pankaj Kapoor and Tabu.
This Bollywood movie is inspired by Jumpa Lahiri's book, The Namesake. Directed by Mira Nair, the movie stars Tabu and Irrfan Khan.
7 Khoon Maaf
Vishal's another venture based on a book is 7 Khoon Maaf. The story is inspired by the famous book, Susanna's Seven Husbands written by Ruskin Bond.