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Hindi Films Which Are Adaptations of English Literature

All students and lovers of literature, line up, for we have a list of films which have been influenced by great novels and plays.

Maqbool - Macbeth starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu as the leads, this adaptation of Shakespeare’s play is thrilling and chilling. It is a must-watch for those who enjoyed the play.

Haider - Hamlet While this is a more loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, set in Kashmir in the 1990s, this film leaves you feeling confused and shocked.

Aisha - Emma This Sonam Kapoor starrer is a direct and modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. From the miscommunication to failed philanthropic endeavors of the protagonist, the film is cute and enjoyable.

Fitoor - Great Expectations This film is a very close adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens. Set in Kashmir, it has scenes that are literal parallels to the novel making it an interesting but onetime watch.

Ishaqzaade - Romeo, and Juliet This adaption of the romantic tragedy stars Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor. While it did not perform as well in the box office, it is still worth a watch if you enjoy the play by Shakespeare.


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