When books meet celluloid!

When books meet celluloid!

Anurag Sharma

New Delhi: It’s not very often when we see a fusion between two galaxies of literature and film. But when that happens, magic is sure to unfold and here are 5 masterpieces that came out as a result of this fusion:

1.  2 States

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s own life, 2 states was directed by debutante director Abhishek Varman and produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala. The movie proved to be a hit and the lead actors, Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor got appreciated for their roles.



2. Kai Po Che!

This is another movie that came out on the screen from the pages of Chetan Bhagat’s novel “Three Mistakes of My Life”, this movie was beautifully directed by Abhishek Kapoor and the lead actors Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Rao and Amit Sadh rose to fame after this tear jerker.




3. Haider

This masterclass movie came from the folds of a Shakespeare classic “Hamlet”. Set in Kashmir, ace director Vishal Bhardwaj brought out the best with a bunch of seasoned actors like Kay Kay Menon, Tabu and Shahid Kapoor. The film also comments on the Kashmir border issue and mildly touches the AFSPA issue too.




4.Devdas (1955)

This Bimal Roy classic is a milestone of Hindi Cinema. But the movie was based on the novel of same name by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Dilip Kumar became a living legend after this film and people still remember the dialogues that the actor mouthed in the film.



5. Guide (1965)

Take an extremely talented actor, an equally polished actress and blend them in a story from the man himself, R.K Narayan. “Guide” is what you’ll get. The film was way ahead of it’s time as it talked about extra-marital affairs and live-in relationships, 50 years ago.proved to be one of the biggest or call it the best film in the career of actor Dev Anand.




6. 3 Idiots

This movie was a fun ride based on the lives of three engineering students. An adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s “Five Point Someone”, 3 Idiots turned out to be a super duper hit and a hit the jackpot at the box office too. With the talents of Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi, the film is a complete entertainer.





7. Ram-Leela

This love story was based on another Shakespearean classic, “Romeo and Juliet”. Though the film was set in Gujarat, it was successful in bringing out the love and passion on screen and actor Deepika Padukone, won a Filmfare in the best actress category for her performance in the film. Ramleela_poster


8. Maqbool

Another Vishal Bhardwaj classic, Maqbool was based on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. The characters of the book came alive on celluloid when actors like Nasiruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor lived them. Tabu, the lead actress of the movie won critical acclaim for the movie. Maqbool_DVD_Cover


9. Parineeta

The film is a musical drama set in the pre-independence Kolkata. The movie was an adaptation of a book by the same name by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay  and had Vidya Balan and Saif Ali Khan. This movie also marked the debut of Vidya Balan. It did well in the box office.Parineetaposter


10. Lootera

Based on “The Last Leaf” by O.Henri, Lootera is without a doubt the best performance by actor Ranveer Singh. Also Sonakshi Sinha played her part well under the direction of Vikramaditya Motwane. Lootera got appreciated by the critics but couldn’t do much on the box office.Lootera_First_look







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