Nov 10, 2021

Entertainment

Film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays

Author: Akshat Sundrani

The 2003 film, Maqbool, directed by Gulzar, was an adaptation of the Comedy of Errors

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The film had Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma in prominent roles, who both played dual characters

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The 2003 film Maqbool, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, was based on Shakespeare's Macbeth

Maqbool

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The film starred Irrfan Khan and Tabu in lead roles

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Omkara, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, was released in 2006 and was an adaptation of Othello

Omkara

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The film starred Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi,Kareena Kapoor Khan and Bipasha Basu in prominent roles

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela was an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet

Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela

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The film starred Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the titular roles and it was a box office success

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Haider, featuring Shahid Kapoor in the titular role, was inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet

Haider

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The film got tremendous critical praise and received five honours at the 62nd National Film Awards


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