10 Best Bollywood Movies based on Novels

Indian film industry commonly known as Bollywood releases more than 300 movies per year. Each movie has its own concept and category. Similarly, every movie is either having the original story line or inspired from some other film industry. It is the general notion that movies being inspired from Hollywood, Tollywood etc. One more option where movies can be inspired i.e. books/novels.   There are various movies based on novels released every year. It is very difficult to list the top 10 in this category.

Following is the list of top 10 best Bollywood movies inspired by books and novels.

10. Guide

The tenth movie in this list is Guide released in the year 1965. It was based on famous novel of named The Guide written by R K Narayan. Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman were in the lead roles and showed remarkable award-winning performance in this movie. The end of the novel and movie were different to make the movie more interesting.

9. Tere Mere Sapne

The subsequent movie in the novel based list is Tere Mere Sapne. This movie was released in the year 1971. It was based on the novel The Citadel written by A J Cronin. Dev Anand and Mumtaz were in the lead roles and showed outstanding performance in this movie. It was made in Bengali in 1972 and later in 1982, it was again remade into the Telugu language named Madhura Swapnam.

8. Devdas

Devdas is a Bollywood movie based on famous Bengali romantic novel Devdas written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai were in the lead roles. It was directed by Sanjay LeelaBhansali.

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7. 3 Idiots

3 Idiots

The seventh movie in this category is 3 Idiots which was released in the year 2009. It was based on famous novel Five Point Someone written by Chetan Bhagat. Aamir Khan, KareenaKapoor, Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan and BomanIrani were in the lead roles. It broke all the previous box office records and become the super-duper hit at that time.

6. Saawariya

Saawariya is the next Bollywood movie in this category. It was released in the year 2007 starring RanbirKapoor and SonamKapoor. It was directed by Sanjay LeelaBhansali. It was based on Novel Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Short Story White Nights. It was the debut movie for Ranbir and SonamKapoor.

5. Omkara

The subsequent movie in novel based category is Omkara released in the year 2006. It was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It was based on the book name Othello written by Shakespeare. Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, and KareenaKapoor were in the lead roles in the film.

4. Parineeta

Parineeta is the musical novel based movie released in the year 2005 and starring VidyaBalan, Saif Ali Khan, and Sanjay Dutt. It was based on the novel Parineeta written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay in the year 1914. It was directed by debutant PradeepSarkar.

3. Hello

The next Bollywood movie is Hello released in the year 2008. It was based on ChetanBhagat’s best-selling novel One Night at the Call Centre. It was directed by AtulAgnihotri. Sharman Joshi, GulPanag, Sohail Khan, IshaKoppikar and SharatSaxena were in lead roles. The movie was normal (average) at the box office.

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2. 7 Khoon Maaf

The second Bollywood novel based movie is 7 KhoonMaaf released in the year 2011. It was one of the suspense movies in the Bollywood which is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It was based on the short story’s Susanna’s Seven Husbands written by Ruskin Bond. Priyanka Chopra was in the main lead role.

1. 2 States

2 States

The first movie in this list is 2 States which was released in 2014. It was based on ChetanBhagat best-selling novel 2 States. It was directed by AbhishekVerma. ArjunKapoor and Alia Bhat were in the lead roles in this movie.


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