We often give our artists some stick for getting “inspired” from Hollywood’s music, movies, novels. But do you know it has also been vice versa? Hollywood directors have successfully adapted Indian literature through their lens and make them audience fall in love with it. Many successful Hollywood directors have made movies on Indian books & they have loved a lot by the audiences.
We have made a list of all such movies made, & urge you to watch them this weekend!
1. Victoria & Abdul
Based on the book of the same name by Shrabani Basu, Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 British biographical drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. The film is, about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim.
2. Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British-Indian drama film that is a loose adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author Vikas Swarup, telling the story of Jamal Malik, age 18, from the Juhu slums of Mumbai. This movie further went on to win Oscars that year.
3. The Namesake
Directed by Mira Nair, originally written by Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri, this novel revolves around the touching saga of immigrant Bengali parents trying to adjust in alien America and at its core, a poignant father-son relationship and the search for identity when torn between two worlds.
Saroo gets separated from his family at the age of five and ends up being adopted by an Australian couple. However, he returns to India 25 years later to search for his birth parents. It is a biographical drama film directed by Garth Davis (in his feature debut) and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley.
5. Midnight’s Children
Midnight’s Children is adapted from a 1981 novel by British Indian author Salman Rushdie and is set in the context of actual historical events as with historical fiction. It deals with India’s transition from British colonialism to independence and the partition of British India.
So now that you know all these amazing movies, which were inspired by Indian Literature. What are you waiting for? Go & Watch it now!