Bollywood Films Adapted from Classic Literature

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Devdas Adapted From Chattopadhyay's Novel Devdas

The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, tells the tragic love story of Devdas Mukherjee, Paro, and Chandramukhi.

Haider Adapted From Shakespeare's Hamlet

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet." Set in the conflict-ridden region of Kashmir, Haider, returns home to discover that his father has disappeared and his mother is in a relationship with his uncle.

Maqbool Adapted From Shakespeare's Macbeth

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is a dark and gripping adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the Mumbai underworld. Maqbool is manipulated by his lover into Murdering in his quest for power.

Laila Majnu Adapted From Nizami Ganjav Poem

"Laila Majnu" is a modern-day retelling of the classic Arabic love story of Laila and Majnu. Directed by Sajid Ali, the film is set in contemporary Kashmir and follows the passionate and ill-fated love story of Laila and Qais (Majnu). 

Parineeta Adapted from Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Novel Parineeta

Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of Lalita, a young woman from a middle-class family, and Shekhar, the wealthy heir of a business family. 

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