Movies based on Novel is one of the trends which filmmakers like to follow. Bollywood has been making movies based on a novel since many years now.

“When you’re making a movie of a Book, People are always waiting with their Knives !!” – Joel Edgerton

Here are the top 10 Bollywood Movies based on novel –

1. SAHIB BIBI AUR GHULAM based on Saheb Bibi Golam

Saheb Bibi Golam is a 1953 Bengali novel authored by Bimal Mitra. The Book discloses the story of Calcutta (Kolkatta) and people living there. Additionally, this novel is also translated into English as King, Queen and Knave.

Film adaption- Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam, 1962

Directed by- Abrar Alvi

Film written by- Abrar Alvi, Bimal Mitra

2. GUIDE based on The Guide 

The Guide is an English novel written by Indian author R.K Narayan in 1958It is romantic fiction dramaThe novel was also adapted into a play.

Film adaption- Guide, 1966

Directed by- Vijay Anand

Film written by- Vijay Anand

3. SHATRANJ KE KHILARI based on Shatranj Ke Khiladi

Shatranj Ke Khiladi is Hindi novel written by Munshi Premchand in 1924. The story portray dissolute royalty of central It lay down the life of last independently ruling nawab Wajad Ali Shah who terminates the British invasion
of the nawab kingdom of Awadh in 1856.

Film adaption- Shatranj Ke Khilari, 1977

Directed by- Satyajit Ray

Film written by- Satyajit Ray, Shama Zaidi, Javed Siddiqi

4. DEVDAS based on Devdas 

Devdas is a Bengali melancholic romantic novel written by Chandra Chattopadhyay. It was published by BCC on 30 June 1917.

Film adaption- Devdas, 2002

Directed by- Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Film written by- Prakash Kapadia

5. PINJAR based on Pinjar

Pinjar is a Punjabi novel by prominent port and novelist Amrita Pritam, published by Tara Press in 1950.

Film adaption- Pinjar, 2003

Directed by- Chandraprakash Dwivedi

Film written by- Chandraprakash Dwivedi

6. PARINEETA based on Parineeta 

Parineeta is a Bengali novel by writer Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. It divulge the story about the social protest which explores issues of class and religion in an earlier 20th century. It was published by Roy M.C Sarkar Bahdur and sons in 1914.

Film adaption- Parineeta, 2005

Directed by- Pradeep Sarkar

Film written by- Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Pradeep Sarkar

7. HELLO based on One Night at The Call Centre 

One Night at The Call Centre is Novel by Chetan Bhagat. It came in the market in 2005. Rupa Publications Pvt. Ltd. is the Publisher of the same.

Film adaption- Hello, 2008

Directed by- Atul Agnihotri

Film written by- Atul Agnihotri

8. KAI PO CHE based on The 3 Mistakes Of My Life 

The 3 Mistakes Of My Life is a fiction Novel by Chetan Bhagat. It was published by Haidar Ali in May 2008.

Film adaption- Kai Po Che, 2013

Directed by- Abhishek Kapoor

Film written by- Chetan Bhagat, Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen, Pubali Chaudhari

9. 2 STATES based on 2 States: The story of my marriage 

2 States: The story of my marriage is a fiction love story. The writer of the book is Chetan Bhagat. The story is all about a couple from different states in India, who face misery in convincing their parents to accept their marriage. The book came out in 2009. The Publisher of the book is Rupa Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Film adaption- 2 States, 2014

Directed by- Abhishek Varman

Film written by- Hussain Dalal

10. HALF GIRLFRIEND based on Half Girlfriend 

Half Girlfriend is a romantic novel, written by Chetan Bhagat. Publisher of the book is Rupa Publications Pvt. Ltd., they published the book in 2014.

Film adaption- Half Girlfriend, 2017

Directed by- Mohit Suri

Film written by- Tushar Hiranandani, Ishita Moitra

When Moives based on Novel hit, it is a Film Maker who wins


When Movies based on Novel gets flop, it is an Author who wins !!

Writer – Kajol Sunke