Books to Bollywood: 2 States, others

Fri May 02 2014, 17:09 hrs
2 States: Adapted from Chetan Bhagatís book by the same name, 2 States is a love story, dealing with the coming together of two people, two familes, with diagonally different cultures. The film was co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar and was directed by Abhishek Varman, who also worked on its screenplay. Starring the fresh pair of Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, the rest of the cast included Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy and Shiv Subramaniam. The fact that Bhagatís book was extremely popular, followed by the filmís cast and hummable music played a huge role in its success. (Read full story)
2 States: Adapted from Chetan Bhagatís book by the same name, 2 States is a love story, dealing with the coming together of two people, two familes, with diagonally different cultures. The film was co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar and was directed by Abhishek Varman, who also worked on its screenplay. Starring the fresh pair of Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, the rest of the cast included Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy and Shiv Subramaniam. The fact that Bhagatís book was extremely popular, followed by the filmís cast and hummable music played a huge role in its success. (Read full story)
Kai Po Che: Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh, Rajkummar Rao and Amrita Puri in lead rolesó a cast which didnít consist of stars, Kai Po Che worked solely on the basis of its merit. Abhishek Kapoorís direction, coupled with Chetan Bhagatís story and performances of all the actors, received huge appreciation, while the friendship theme added soul to the film. Amit Trivediís music, which gained immense popularity much before the film released, also added a lot to the filmís appeal and its reception at the box-office. (Read full story)
Kai Po Che: Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh, Rajkummar Rao and Amrita Puri in lead rolesó a cast which didnít consist of stars, Kai Po Che worked solely on the basis of its merit. Abhishek Kapoorís direction, coupled with Chetan Bhagatís story and performances of all the actors, received huge appreciation, while the friendship theme added soul to the film. Amit Trivediís music, which gained immense popularity much before the film released, also added a lot to the filmís appeal and its reception at the box-office. (Read full story)
3 Idiots: Yet again inspired from Chetan Bhagatís Five Point Someone, 3 Idiots is considered as one of the biggest blockbuster in Indian Cinema. With Rajkumar Hirani helming the project after the Munnabhai series, added to the curiousity surrounding it, even before its release. It later received positive response from all over, giving the film a cult status. Not to mention the stellar cast of the film consisting of Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi was a cherry on the cake. (Read full story)
3 Idiots: Yet again inspired from Chetan Bhagatís Five Point Someone, 3 Idiots is considered as one of the biggest blockbuster in Indian Cinema. With Rajkumar Hirani helming the project after the Munnabhai series, added to the curiousity surrounding it, even before its release. It later received positive response from all over, giving the film a cult status. Not to mention the stellar cast of the film consisting of Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi was a cherry on the cake. (Read full story)
7 Khoon Maaf: Considered one of Priyanka Chopraís best performances, 7 Khoon Maaf was based on the short story Susannaís Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond. After Vishal Bhardwaj saw the possibility of a script in the short story, he requested Bond to develop the story for a film adaptation. Bond later co-wrote the script with Bhardwaj. The film which is a dark comedy also starred Irrfan Khan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, among others with Chopra. (Read full story)
7 Khoon Maaf: Considered one of Priyanka Chopraís best performances, 7 Khoon Maaf was based on the short story Susannaís Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond. After Vishal Bhardwaj saw the possibility of a script in the short story, he requested Bond to develop the story for a film adaptation. Bond later co-wrote the script with Bhardwaj. The film which is a dark comedy also starred Irrfan Khan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, among others with Chopra. (Read full story)
Shootout At Wadala: Based on Hussain Zaidiís Dongri To Dubai, Shootout At Wadala, directed by Sanjay Gupta had an ensemble cast of John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Tusshar Kapoor, among others. The film had a huge mass appeal since it tapped the gangster genre already, popular among the single-screen audiences in India. With guns and goons, the film was brimming with fights, fisticuffs, heavy dialogues and item songs by Sunny Leone and Priyanka Chopra. (Read full story)
Shootout At Wadala: Based on Hussain Zaidiís Dongri To Dubai, Shootout At Wadala, directed by Sanjay Gupta had an ensemble cast of John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Tusshar Kapoor, among others. The film had a huge mass appeal since it tapped the gangster genre already, popular among the single-screen audiences in India. With guns and goons, the film was brimming with fights, fisticuffs, heavy dialogues and item songs by Sunny Leone and Priyanka Chopra. (Read full story)
Lootera: Lootera starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha was based on author O Henryís short story The Last Leaf. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, he also worked on the screenplay of the film, along with Bhavani Iyer. While the film wasnít a blockbuster at the box-office, it did reasonably well, and got huge critical acclaim. Amit Trivediís music made it one of the best albums of the year. Lootera is considered one of the best performances by both the actors, considering this was the first time they moved to a slightly niche film as opposed to their mass-appeal projects. (Read full story)
Lootera: Lootera starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha was based on author O Henryís short story The Last Leaf. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, he also worked on the screenplay of the film, along with Bhavani Iyer. While the film wasnít a blockbuster at the box-office, it did reasonably well, and got huge critical acclaim. Amit Trivediís music made it one of the best albums of the year. Lootera is considered one of the best performances by both the actors, considering this was the first time they moved to a slightly niche film as opposed to their mass-appeal projects. (Read full story)
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