Top 5 Best Book Adaptations in Bollywood
Novels mainly which are historic and something which makes you shell out your money for are taking a turn these days. Epic novels are being scripted and filmed later on. A novel which we might have not been interested in reading suddenly catches our eyes when such novels become epic movies. Well here are the few best novels from the best authors around the world, which have been filmed and have become a huge hit.
The movie had been adapted from the famous Shakespeare novel ‘Othello’. Known to bea very versatile director, Vishal Bharadwaj made Omkara which showcased the bolder side of Indian cinema and the movie won a lot of accolades from the film fraternity. This movie had few of the most famous actors like, Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma in it. Saif’s role in the movie was characterised as Landa Tyagi who conspired against his friends to come into power. This movie was set in the backdrop of Bihar. Saif was highly appreciated for his negative role in the movie and made him win a lot of awards.
Another fine direction from one of the most successful directors in India, Vishal Bharadwaj made Maqbool which won a lot of appreciation. Based on the adaptation of great English author Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Maqbool had powerful actors like Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor and Irfan Khan in it. With this movie Irfan Khan showed his real talent to Indian Film Industry as after that movie he was considered one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood.
The most beautiful and heart snatching movie, Devdas was adapted from India’s great author Shri Sarat Chandra Chattopadhya’s evergreen novel ‘Devdas’. The film was made in both Hindi and Bengali by different directors. The last director who made this epic love story again was none other than director Sanjay Leela Bhansali which starred the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan. This was the first time for singer Shreya Ghosal who had lent her beautiful voice to the movie songs and made a mark in the Indian Music Industry. Both Shah Rukh and Aishwarya acted brilliantly and that very year they won a lot of Awards.
4) Chokher Bali:
This great evergreen epic novel was written by the great author of India, Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore which was later on scripted and filmed in Bengali, Hindi and English. The film was written and directed by ace Bengali director Rituparna Ghosh. This was the first time where Aishwarya acted in a serious-emotional movie like this and made she won a lot compliments from the critics. This film had set high standards of Bengali cinema. Bengali star actor Prosenjit played the lead role in this movie
The movie was based on author Amrita Pritam’s novel Pinjar which depicted the communal war between Hindu-Muslims. Urmila Matondkar gave a power packed performance in the movie as she portrayed the lead protagonist.
Movies become Epics when they are successfully adapted from great novels that can stir the imagination of the readers.