World Book Day: 11 books that inspired popular Bollywood movies

First Published 23, Apr 2019, 3:05 PM IST

Nothing educates, inspires and relaxes better than curling up with your favourite book or watching your favourite movie. Did you know that some of the biggest Bollywood hits have been inspired by the written word? Today, on the occasion of World Book Day, here's an ode to 11 top-rated movies that were inspired by famous books. 

Nothing educates, inspires and relaxes better than curling up with your favourite book or watching your favourite movie. Did you know that some of the biggest Bollywood hits have been inspired by the written word? Today, on the occasion of World Book Day, here's an ode to 11 top-rated movies that were inspired by famous books.

Nothing educates, inspires and relaxes better than curling up with your favourite book or watching your favourite movie. Did you know that some of the biggest Bollywood hits have been inspired by the written word? Today, on the occasion of World Book Day, here's an ode to 11 top-rated movies that were inspired by famous books.

The Last Leaf - Lootera: Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera, starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha was partly based on O. Henry's short story, The Last Leaf.

The Last Leaf - Lootera: Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera, starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha was partly based on O. Henry's short story, The Last Leaf.

Parineeta - Parineeta: Just like Devdas Vidya Balan and Saif Ali Khan's movie Parineeta was also inspired by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1914 novel, Parineeta.

Parineeta - Parineeta: Just like Devdas Vidya Balan and Saif Ali Khan's movie Parineeta was also inspired by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1914 novel, Parineeta.

Devdas - Devdas: The story of the heavy-drinker Devdas is actually based on the book by same name Devdas, written by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay.

Devdas - Devdas: The story of the heavy-drinker Devdas is actually based on the book by same name Devdas, written by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay.

Guide - Guide: Bollywood classic movie Guide stars Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman was from the critically acclaimed novel by the same name The Guide. Written by Padma Vibhushan winner RK Narayan, who also gifted us the world of Malgudi Day.

Guide - Guide: Bollywood classic movie Guide stars Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman was from the critically acclaimed novel by the same name The Guide. Written by Padma Vibhushan winner RK Narayan, who also gifted us the world of Malgudi Day.

Guide - Guide: Bollywood classic movie Guide stars Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman was from the critically acclaimed novel by the same name The Guide. Written by Padma Vibhushan winner RK Narayan, who also gifted us the world of Malgudi Day.

Guide - Guide: Bollywood classic movie Guide stars Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman was from the critically acclaimed novel by the same name The Guide. Written by Padma Vibhushan winner RK Narayan, who also gifted us the world of Malgudi Day.

Hamlet - Haider: Haider, starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor is also an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Critics and audiences loved Shahid Kapoor and Tabu's performances in the movie.

Hamlet - Haider: Haider, starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor is also an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Critics and audiences loved Shahid Kapoor and Tabu's performances in the movie.

White Nights - Saawariya: Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor's debut movie Saawariya was an adaption of Fyodor Dostoevsky's short story, White Nights. None other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed the film.

White Nights - Saawariya: Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor's debut movie Saawariya was an adaption of Fyodor Dostoevsky's short story, White Nights. None other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed the film.

Shehab, Bibi Aur Golam - Sahib, Biwi Aur Ghulam: The talented Guru Dutt produced the 1962 movie Sahib, Biwi Aur Ghulam is based on Saheb, Bibi Aur Golam written by the Bengali author, Bimal Mitra.

Shehab, Bibi Aur Golam - Sahib, Biwi Aur Ghulam: The talented Guru Dutt produced the 1962 movie Sahib, Biwi Aur Ghulam is based on Saheb, Bibi Aur Golam written by the Bengali author, Bimal Mitra.

2 States-2 States: The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. Directed by Abhishek Varman based on the 2009 novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage written by Chetan Bhagat.

2 States-2 States: The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. Directed by Abhishek Varman based on the 2009 novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage written by Chetan Bhagat.

Othello - Omkara: Saif Ali Khan's memorable performance as Langda Tyagi in the movie Omkara was one of the best movies in 2006. The movie was adapted from Shakespeare's Othello.

Othello - Omkara: Saif Ali Khan's memorable performance as Langda Tyagi in the movie Omkara was one of the best movies in 2006. The movie was adapted from Shakespeare's Othello.

Susanna's Seven Husbands-7 Khoon Maaf: The movie featured Priyanka Chopra as Susanna. The movie is based on his short story, from Ruskin Bond's Susanna's Seven Husbands would be a far-fetched claim. FYI: Ruskin Bond has also given a special appearance in the movie.

Susanna's Seven Husbands-7 Khoon Maaf: The movie featured Priyanka Chopra as Susanna. The movie is based on his short story, from Ruskin Bond's Susanna's Seven Husbands would be a far-fetched claim. FYI: Ruskin Bond has also given a special appearance in the movie.

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