‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’, ‘Haider’, ‘2 States’: Books transformed to movieshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/detective-byomkesh-bakshy-haider-2-states-books-transformed-to-movies/

‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’, ‘Haider’, ‘2 States’: Books transformed to movies

On the occasion of World Book Day, here's a look at movies which were based on bestselling books and did well at the Box Office too.

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The recently released Dibakar Banerjee-directed 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' starring Sushant Singh Rajput, which is based Saradindu Bandopadhyay's book, has managed to impress the audiences and critics alike.
On the occasion of World Book Day, here's a look at other such movies which were based on bestselling books and did well at the Box Office too.

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Devdas: Saratchandra Chattopadhyay's book by the same name seems to be the filmmakers' favourite as it has been made into a Hindi film not once but four times. In 1936, 'Devdas' was directed by PC Baura and had KL Saigal, Jamuna Baura and TR Rajakumari in lead roles. Again made in 1955 by Bimal Roy, this 'Devdas' had superstar Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Suchitra Sen playing the main characters. In 2002, Sanjay Leela Bhansali created his own 'Devdas' with Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit. In 2009, Anurag Kashyap made the modern version of Devdas and named it 'Dev D' with Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill and Kalki Koechlin in the lead.

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2 States, 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che: Chetan Bhagat is the most loved author when it comes to turning books into movies. His '2 States', based on his own love story was transformed into a movie by Dharma Productions, starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor. '3 Idiots' starring Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi was largely based on Bhagat's 'Five Point Someone'. Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Rajkummar Rao's 'Kai Po Che' was based on 'The Three Mistakes of My Life'. And now reports are that his last novel, Half Girlfriend will also have a film adaptation soon.

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Guide: One of the most praised Hindi movies of all time, the 1965 release 'Guide' is based on RK Narayan's novel 'The Guide'. The superhit movie had Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman in lead roles and is still remembered for its soulful music and performances by the cast.

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Haider, Omkara, Maqbool: Vishal Bharadwaj has a penchant for Shakespearean tragedies and no one tranforms the high rated plays to films better than. His Shakespearean trilogy - Maqbool (Macbeth) starring Irrfan Khan, Pankaj Kapur and Tabu; Omkara (Othello) starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu; Haider (Hamlet) starring Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Shraddha Kapoor - have earned praises from the audiences and critics alike.
'Haider' even went on to win five National Awards and gave talented actor Shahid Kapoor a second lease in Bollywood.
The screenplays of these three movies have now turned into three different books.

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Lootera: Based on O Henry’s 'Last Leaf', 'Lootera' is a love story of Pakhi Roy Chaudhary and Varun Shrivastav. The movie set in 1950s was critically acclaimed and so were the actors - Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh.

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Parineeta: Vidya Balan's debut movie 'Parineeta' was based on a Bengali novel by the same name written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1914. The movie also featured Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

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Angoor: Another Shakespearean play that was transformed to a movie is 'The Comedy of Errors'. The Gulzar-directed movie 'Angoor' starred Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Patel in double roles and was a laugh riot.

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Pinjar: Amrita Pritam's classic novel 'Pinjar' was brought onscreen by director Chandra Parkash Dwivedi in 2003 by the movie of the same name. It starred Urmila, Manoj Bajpai, Sandali Sinha and Sanjay Suri.

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Tere Mere Sapne: The 1971 film starring Dev Anand, Mumtaz and Hema Malini was an adaption of Dr AJ Cronin's 'The Citadel'.