From Guide to 2 States: Bollywood films based on Novels


When don’t we see Munshi Premchand’s Ghaban in this list?

GuideWriting a screenplay is very different from writing a book. Yet, there have been many filmmakers who have succeeded in bringing a common platform for the book lovers and cinema lovers. Here’s a list of Bollywood films that are based on novels and books:

Guide: The romantic drama film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman is based on a novel by RK Narayan with the same name. Although, the climax of the film and that of the novel varies to some extent, the film went on to win many awards including Filmfare Award for Best Film, Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue, Filmfare Award for Best Director, Filmfare Award for Best Story and Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer.

Omkara: The Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, having Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan as main leads is an adaption of Shakespeare’s Othello.

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