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5 literary works that should be adapted into Bollywood films

Take a look at the literary works, which have the potential to storm the big screen.


Updated:September 25, 2013, 6:05 PM IST
5 literary works that should be adapted into Bollywood films
Take a look at the literary works, which have the potential to storm the big screen.

New Delhi: From 'Guide' to 'Kai Po Che', there are several popular filmmakers in Bollywood who are increasingly banking upon literary works for both appreciation and monetary gains. For those who are still not convinced, should consider the box office success of films '3 Idiots', 'Lootera', 'Devdas' which validate how the book-to-movie adaptations have emerged the most reliable route to Bollywood blockbuster.

Take a look at the literary works, which haven't been converted into books, but have the potential to storm the big screen.

A Fine Balance: Rohinton Mistry's second novel 'A Fine Balance' is set in the mid 1970s in India during the Internal Emergency. The book revolves around the story of four people from different backgrounds - Dina Dalal, Ishvar Darji, his nephew Omprakash Darji and the young student Maneck Kohlah - who develop a not-so-likely friendship, courtesy economic forces changing the nation. The author gets extremely critical of Gandhi in the book. Gandhi, however, is never referred to by name by any of the characters, and is instead called simply "the Prime Minister". The characters, from diverse backgrounds, are brought together by economic forces changing India.

The Zoya Factor: Written by Anuja Chauhan, the novel revolves around Zoya Singh Solanki, a Rajput girl. Zoya, who gets to meet the Indian Cricket Team, courtesy her job as an executive in an advertising agency, emerges the lucky charm for the team during 2010 Cricket World Cup. It is about how her destiny is entwined with that of Indian cricket team that makes the book a must read. Whether it is the premise of the novel or Anuja's one-liners, the book can be converted into a blockbuster movie.

Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition. This 2011 novel by Chetan Bhagat is a story about of a love triangle, set during the time of engineering entrance examinations in Varanasi. It is the stark contrast between the old charm of Varanasi and the modern aspirations of its inhabitants that adds to the appeal of the book.

Almost Single: Advaita Kala's first literary attempt 'Almost Single' is the story of a 29-year-old named Aisha Bhatia who lives alone in Delhi. The book highlights Aisha's inner fight with herself. It is the struggle which she has to combat as she asserts she independence that makes the generation relate to the book. Since the book puts forth the current situation of women in India, it is relevant in Indian context.

A Suitable Boy: Set in post-independence, post-partition India, Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' is about four families over a period of 18 months. The novel revolves around Mrs. Rupa Mehra who leaves no stone unturned in arranging the marriage of her younger daughter, Lata, with a 'suitable boy'. At the heart of 'A Suitable Boy', it is a love story which is set in a newly independent India.

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