Top 10 Popular Bollywood Movies Based On Novels

12 September 23



The third part of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean trilogy, Haider, is based on Hamlet.

3 Idiots

Based on Chetan’s book “Five Point Someone,” the blockbuster film “3 Idiots,” directed by Rajkumar Hirani, was released in 2009.


The novel of the same name by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay inspired the Devdas movie.

2 States

The 2009 book 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, sometimes referred to as 2 States, was written by Chetan Bhagat.

Half Girlfriend

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, Half Girlfriend is a romantic drama film in Hindi.


Vishal Bhardwaj co-wrote and directed Omkara, a 2006 Hindi-language criminal drama film that is an adaptation of Othello by William Shakespeare.


Parineeta may reference Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1914 Bengali-language novel Parineeta.


Sanjay Leela Bhansali produced and directed the 2007 Indian romantic drama Saawariya, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1848 short novel White Nights.


The novel Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka, published in 2008, is based on the real-life experiences of an agent with the Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Kai Po Che

The Three Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat inspired the Kai Po Che movie.

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