Indian Movies Based on English Novels

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Guide (1965)

Vijay Anand directed his brother Dev and Waheeda Rehman in this adaptation of R.K. Narayan's novel of the same name.

Junoon (1978)

Shyam Benegal adapted the Ruskin Bond novella A Flight of Pigeons for the screen with the likes of Shashi Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Nafisa Ali, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Shabana Azmi starring.

English, August (1994)

Bureaucrat Upamanyu Chatterjee's novel about the life of a newbie IAS officer in hinterland India was adapted for the screen by Dev Benegal and starred Rahul Bose in the lead role.

Train to Pakistan (1998)

The legendary novel by Khushwant Singh which was among the first pieces of popular literature to depict Partition was made into a film by Pamela Rooks with Mohan Agashe, Nirmal Pandey, Rajit Kapur, Smriti Mishra, Mangal Dhillon, and Divya Dutta starring.

2 States (2014)

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor headlined Abhishek Varman's adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name.

Phantom (2015)

The Kabir Khan-helmed action-thriller starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif was based on the novel Mumbai Avengers by S. Hussain Zaidi and Gabriel Khan.

Murder Mubarak (2024)

Anuja Chauhan's novel Club You to Death served as the source material for Homi Adajania's murder mystery.

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