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8 Impressive Bollywood Movies Adapted From Novels & Plays That Needs To Be On Your List

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Novels and short stories have been an inspiration to Bollywood since a very long time. Over the years, B-wood has brought some legendary novels to life, like Hamlet in Haider and Parineeta, which is based on a Bengali novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Today, we’re gonna tell you about such movies that captured the essence of novels and we hope you enjoy this one!

1. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (2015)

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War and mysteries had enveloped Calcutta during the 1940s that was followed by murders and political conspiracies that shook the city. However, it was during 1943 that India’s first true-blue detective and an evil genius, Byomkesh Bakshi stepped in to save the city that is beautifully captured by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay in his novel, that inspired Dibakar Bannerjee to direct this flawless flick.  

Watch Online Here | Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

2. 2 States (2014)

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Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller- 2 states, this movie features Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles who face a lot of difficulties due to their cultural differences. This romantic journey is complete with a melodious playlist that is both a treat to the eyes and the ears!

Watch Online Here | 2 States

3. Haider (2014)

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Shahid Kapoor’s intense role in Haider, based on Shakespeare’s play Hamlet was loved and appreciated by the critics. A great script and memorable performances by Tabu and Irrfan Khan made this movie one of the best that also perfectly described the current war-type scenario of Kashmir.

Watch Online Here | Haider

4. Lootera  (2013)

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This one is inspired from O Henry’s The Last Leaf wherein an aristocrat’s daughter falls for an archaelogoist who isn’t what he says he is. Set in the 1950s, Lootera is about a romance from the bygone era that includes heartbreak, betrayal, redemption and yep, a set of soulful melodies to make you swoon.

Watch Online Here | Lootera

5. Omkara (2006)

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Adapted from Shakespeare’s Othella, Omkara is based in the rula UP that revolves around love, betrayal, morality and deception that is brilliantly portrayed, all credit goes to Vishal Bharadwaj’s craftful direction and a talented star cast. If you haven’t watched this one, you’re missing out big time! 

Watch Online Here | Omkara

6. Parineeta (2005)

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra brought alive Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya’s novel about a lifelong romance between Lolita and Shekhar. Fine performances, euphonious music and the realistic vision of Calcutta in the 1970s made Parineeta an unforgettable movie that we can’t get over, even after all these years of its initial release.

Watch Online Here | Parineeta

7. Pinjar (2003)

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Pinjar takes you on a periodical journey during the partition of India that is inspired from a Punjabi novel by Amrita Pritam. A woman witnessed the trauma first hand due to the brutality of the partition that will leave an imprint on your mind and bring tears to your eyes, yep, this is one movie that you need to watch if you haven’t already..

Watch Online Here | Pinjar

8. Maqbool (2003)

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When Shakespeare’s Macbeth is combined with Mumbai’s wonderworld, fireworks happen and it’s called Maqbool! Irrfan Khan and Tabu’s remarkable act will feed the cinemaphile in you, while the magnificent canceptualisation will make you go “wow”. 
We could honestly go on and on about it, but you need to watch it yourself to understand the hype!

Watch Online Here | Maqbool

Watch ‘em with a tub of popcorn and we guarantee these are gonna keep you hooked!

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