Movies based on Novels is one of the trends which filmmakers like to follow. Bollywood has been making movies based on a novels 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

Movies based on Novel

Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam

A 1953 Bengali novel Saheb Bibi Golam is 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 

Movies based on Novel


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

Movies based on Novel

Shatranj ke khilari

A Hindi novel Shatranj Ke Khiladi is 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 

Movies based on Novel


A Bengali melancholic romantic novel Devdas is 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

Movies based on Novel


A Punjabi novel Pinjar is written 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 

Movies based on Novel


A Bengali novel Parineeta 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 

Movies based on Novel


Novel One Night at The Call Centre is 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 

Movies based on Novel

Kai po che

A fiction Novel The 3 Mistakes Of My Life is 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 

Movies based on Novel

2 States

It is a fiction love story – 2 States: The story of my marriage. 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 

Movies based on Novel

Half Girlfriend

A romantic novel Half Girlfriend, 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 Novels hit, it is a Film Maker who wins
When Movies based on Novels gets flop, it is an Author who wins !!

Writer:Kajol Sunke

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