Indian Films Based on Foreign Literature

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Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Rajiv Menon moved the Regency era novel to contemporary Tamil Nadu, with subplots involving the IPKF in Sri Lanka and cinema, and moulded the adaptation, with his muti-faceted cast, into a sweeping film.

Saawariya (2007) - White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Sanjay Leela Bhansali introduced to the world of cinema Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor through his blue-tinted fantastical adaptation of a Dostoyevsky short story.

Aisha (2010) - Emma by Jane Austen

Rajshree Ojha directed this Sonam Kapoor vehicle which transported the plot of Jane Austen's novel to the uber rich bylanes of New Delhi.

Fitoor (2016) - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Abhishek Kapoor went from Chetan Bhagat to Dickens, moving the setting from England to Kashmir but otherwise staying dully faithful to the original.

Noor (2017) - Karachi, You're Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz

The Sonakshi Sinha starrer was helmed by Sunhil Sippy, with the setting changed from Karachi to Mumbai.

Eeda (2018) - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

B. Ajithkumar took Shakespeare to Kannur in Kerala and set the classical love story against a backdrop of political violence.

Monica O, My Darling (2022) - Burutasu No Shinzou by Kiego Higashino

Vasan Bala moved the setting of this comic thriller from Higashino's native Japan to a slick, techno-savvy part of Pune.

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