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10 books that have been successfully converted into movies/series

Review by : WorthITT Team
Date: 15 Oct 19

10 books that have been successfully converted into movies

There are two most relevant sources to make movies from, one is real-life stories and the other is books. Here are the 10 best adaptations of books into movies.

  1. 1.Game of Thrones (TV Series)

Based on: A series of A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. The series consists of 8 books.

Plot: The story is set in a fictional kingdom of Westeros and continent of Essos. It shows the violent fight between good and evil dynasties and noble families for the Iron throne. All the books are converted into 8 seasons respectively and are popular among the youngsters.

2.Sacred Games

The second season of Sacred games streamed recently on Netflix.

Based on: The web series of 16 episodes covered in two seasons is based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel named “Sacred Games”. It is the first Netflix web series in India.

Plot: A policemen Sartaj Singh receives an anonymous tip to track the location of Criminal Ganesh Gaitonde. He searches him all around Mumbai. Going through this mission he gets to know about the corrupt underworld. Sartaj gets eliminated from the case of Ganesh Gaitonde but he doesn’t stop there, he investigates on his own. The story reveals the crimes of Gaitonde in flashbacks.

3.The Wizard of Oz

Based on: L. Frank Baum’s 1900 book- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Plot: Dorothy, a young girl who lives with her Aunt and Uncle, and dog, Toto, on a farm in Kansas. One day, she and Toto are blown up by the cyclone that deposits them and the farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz.

Then, Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. There she meets unusual characters like Scarecrow, Tin Goodman, Munchkin, and Cowardly Lion. Together they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life. Making them along the Yellow Brick Road through a series of troubling situations, they arrive at the Emerald City only to be told by the Wizard that they first must kill the Wicked Witch of the West before he grants their wishes.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a great American novel as it speaks about what every child needs: the Woodman’s compassion, Lion’s courage, and the Scarecrow’s wisdom.

4.The Godfather (1972)

Still, one of the most entertaining novels to read and famous among the young minds.

Based on: The Godfather Crime Novel by Mario Puzo’s (1969). Mario Puzo’s compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic and remains just as incredible fifty years after it was first published.

Plot: The Godfather is a searing portrait of the 1940s criminal underworld Mafia. It is also the story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the American Mafia.

The Corleone family fights a mob war with the other four Mafia families in New York in the years after World War II. After Don Vito Corleone is shot by men working for drug dealer Virgil. Read it or watch it you will be intrigued.

5.Gunahon Ka Devta

Based on: Dharmveer Bharti’s novel Gunahon ka devta published in 1949. The love Triangle presented in the book is relatable even in the present times.

Plot: The story is set in Allahabad during the British rule in India. The story has three main characters: Chandar, Sudha and Pammi. Chandra a young student falls in love with Sudha daughter of his professor. But, his professor gives him the duty of her marriage. Meanwhile, he meets Pammi for the work given by the professor and she falls for him.

6. The Fault in Our Stars

Based on: The novel was published in 2012 by author John Green.

Plot: Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, attends a cancer patient support group at her mother’s behest. At one meeting at the church, Hazel meets a 17-year-old boy currently in remission named Augustus, whose osteosarcoma caused him to lose his right leg. Augustus is at the meeting to support Isaac, his friend who has eye cancer. They meet after the support group and begin to talk and fall in strange love eventually. But, none of them had a life to plan for the future.

7. Kati Patang

Based on: The Hindi story book Kati Patang written by Gulshan Nanda and published in 1970.

It is one of Rajesh Khanna’s hit movies in 197.

Plot: A girl Madhu runs from her wedding but when she realizes her mistake she came back to her dead uncle. She had no choice but to live in the city via train. At railways station, she met a very old friend of her with her infant who has become a widow and going to meet the parents of her husband. While traveling an accident happens and her friend died. So, she takes the identity of her friend and takes the infant to his grandparents as per the last wish of her friend. What follows is her attempts to hide the truth and falling in love with someone there.

8. Kai Po Che

Based on: The novel Three Mistakes of My Life written by Chetan Bhagat in 2008.

Plot: The story narrates the lives of three youths, Omi, Ishaan and Govind trying to make a life staying in the small-town of western India. Given Govind’s business acumen and Ishaan’s love for cricket, the youngsters decide to inaugurate a shop that sells cricket goods. Omi’s family helps them to get a rented place outside a temple, and soon the place is a hit with the locals.

9. Black Friday

Based on: On the book published in 2002 written by Journalist Hussain Zaidi.

Plot: It covers the real story of 1993 bomb blasts in Bombay. The story cover the investigation and conspiracy behind this biggest Terrorist attacks.

10. To Kill a Mockingbird.

Based on: The novel of the same name written by Harper Lee in 1960.

Plot: To Kill a Mockingbird story takes place in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Great Depression. It goes on from the eyes of a girl Jean who is six years old. She was an intelligent though unconventional. She is raised with her brother, Jeremy Atticus by their widowed father. He is a well-known lawyer who encourages his children to be empathetic. He notably tells them that it is a sin to kill a Mockingbird,” referring to the fact that the birds are innocent and harmless.


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