Filmmaker Mira Nair's movie is an adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid bestseller 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. Here are other books (or series) that have made a smooth page to screen transition:
The vampire-werewolf love saga written by Stephanie Meyer was adapted into a series of five films titled 'The Twilight Saga'. Directed by multiple filmmakers, the series stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, among others.
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Life of Pi
The Oscar nominated film was a thrilling success, directed by Ang Lee. The plot found its roots in the fantasy adventure book published by author Yann Martel.
The blockbuster hit directed by Rajkumar Hirani was inspired from author Chetan Bhagat's 'Five Point Someone - What not to do at IIT!'. The highest grossing film of 2009 received flak from the writer, who said he was not given due credit for the borrowed plot.
Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit were part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's money spinner romance, 'Devdas'. The film was the third Hindi adaption, among several other multilingual adaptations, of writer Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1917 novella, also called 'Devdas'.
Bride and Prejudice
Gurinder Chaddha's lovey-dovey 'Bride and Prejudice' was a Bollywood take on author Jane Austen's famous work, 'Pride and Prejudice'. The cast included Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Martin Henderson and a cocktail of Hollywood and Bollywood actors.
This 2004 flick directed by Nick Cassavetes was first penned by romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. Ryan Goslin and Rachel McAdams successfully brought the characters of young Allie and Noah to life, who beat all odds to stay in love.
The Harry Potter series made author J K Rowling rich beyond her wildest dreams. With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as leads in the film adaptation, the franchise is among the most loved film and book series of today.
Lord of the Rings
The epic fantasy tale, 'Lord of the Rings', was written by Oxford professor J R R Tolkien. The book was brought to life in celluloid as a film trilogy by Peter Jackson, which again had a phenomenal stint at the box office.
The legendary figure of 'The Godfather' was first introduced to readers in 1969 by author Mario Puzo. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and actors Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and others, later recreated the mafia family on reel in one of the greatest films of all time in world cinema.
Gone with the Wind
The 1939 American classic was a multiple Academy Award winner, adapted from novelist Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer prize winner of the same name. Among the highest grossers in film history, the film is among America's best known and loved movies of all time.