Bollywood movies inspired by books

Bollywood movies inspired by books

3 Idiots (2009)

The multi-starrer film 3 Idiots is based on acclaimed author Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller Five Point Someone. The movie starred superstar Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhvan and gorgeous Kareena Kapoor.

3 Idiots 

Kai Po Che! (2013)

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life, Kai Po Che! is directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Despite no big names in the kitty, the film starring Sushant Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh fared very well at the box office.

Kai Po Che! 

7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

7 Khoon Maaf is a black comedy drama thriller film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie, based on author Ruskin Bond’s short story, Susanna’s Seven Husbands features Priyanka Chopra in the main lead and seven male actors in the film.

7 Khoon Maaf

Aisha (2010)

Aisha, a romantic comedy film directed by Anil Kapoor is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Emma.


Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

The euphoria surrounding the success of the movie Slumdog Millionaire is majorly centered on its rags to riches storyline. Directed by Danny Boyle, the film is an adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup.

Slumdog Millionaire

The Blue Umbrella (2007)

The Blue Umbrella is another adaptation by Vishal Bhardawaj which was based on a short story of the same name by Ruskin Bond.

The Blue Umbrella

Saawariya (2007)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya is a flick based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short Russian story White Nights. The film is both a love story and a coming of age story.


Parineeta (2005)

Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, Parineeta is a Bollywood musical film adaptation of the 1914 Bengali novella, Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.


Devdas (2002)

Devdas by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was based upon the Bengali novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The movie starred Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles.


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