Any admirer of good books is also a sucker for a good film. If a precise on-screen imitation of your favourite book lifts your spirits, you’re unquestionably a movie buff, and what gets your heart racing isn’t simply the majesty of the chapters coming to life on film, but the exquisite skill of translating written words into a visual representation. For generations, Hindi cinema has been enamoured with compelling tales based on Indian and foreign culture, and has produced a slew of visually stunning films.

Here are 5 Bollywood films based on books and novels that will make you want to see them right now.

1) Haider – Hamlet

The film that reintroduced Shahid Kapoor to Hindi cinema was inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Vishal Bhardwaj is in charge of the film’s direction. This is Bhardwaj’s 3rd film adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. Vishal Bhardwaj beautifully depicted the hamlet narrative and current Kashmir in this movie

2) Slumdog Millionaire – Q & A

Ram Mohammad Thomas, a teenage waiter who sweeps a renowned quiz show and then becomes a wealthy man, is the protagonist of Vikas Swarup’s bestseller book. Ram reveals to his attorney how infinite difficult situations in his life provided him with the answers to each inquiry through a succession of thrilling anecdotes. Slumdog Millionaire, a multiple Oscar-winning film, was based on the novel Q & A

3) Omkara- Othello

William Shakespeare’s drama ‘Othello’ was converted into a Hindi piece called ‘Omkara’ in 2006. ‘Omkara’ is situated in an orthodox Indian village, but ‘Othello’ is set between 1500 and 1750 in a Venetian setting. Bharadwaj expertly recreates Shakespeare’s drama in an Indian setting, with minor changes but no loss of the enchantment.

4) Kai Po Che – The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Kai Po Che is a Bollywood film based on Chetan Bhagat’s book “The 3 Mistakes of My Life.” Sushant Singh Rajput made his debut in this movie. The plot follows three friends as they grow up in India at the beginning of the new millennium and decide to build a training school to educate the country’s next generation of cricketers.

5) Aisha- Emma

Those who abide by Hollywood films might suggest that Aisha, featuring Sonam Kapoor, was inspired by Clueless and/or Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emma (2005), but you recall how all three were plagiarized and modified versions of Jane Austen’s classic Emma.

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