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From The Fault in Our Stars to The White Tiger: Watch these screen adaptations of some bestselling books

Megha Mukundan

Megha Mukundan
Jul 20, 2021

Even though it is true that the read and the reel are two different experiences, we have enjoyed the screen adaptations of our favourite books numerous times. Harry Potter movies are an example that the audience will always be excited to watch their beloved book characters on screen over and over. Recently the update regarding Paulo Coelho’s bestseller The Alchemist’s screen adaptation was out, which is long-awaited by fans.

Here is a list of movies that are adaptations of some best-selling books under the same name, which anyone would want to re-read and re-watch.

1
The Fault in Our Stars
7.8OTTplay Rating
The coming-of-age romance film directed by Josh Boone is based on John Green’s novel. The story is about Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort), two cancer-afflicted teenagers, and their journey. The movie was a box office hit and has won many awards including MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Movie 2015.
2
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
8.1OTTplay Rating
The story of Charlie (Logan Lerman), an introvert who enters high school, is written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, adapting his own novel to screen. The plot revolves around the teenager who writes to his unnamed friend about his struggles, triumphs, and everything about the high school journey. The cast of this outstanding movie includes Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman and Kate Walsh.
3
The Notebook
8.1OTTplay Rating
The romantic drama by Nick Cassavetes is based on the 1996 novel of Nicholas Sparks. It features a young couple who falls in love, back in the 1940s and the story is narrated as it is read from a notebook by an old man in the present day. The heartwarming movie stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a couple.
4
2 States
7.2OTTplay Rating
This Hindi romcom of Abhishek Varman is the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel. The story is about Krish (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya (Alia Bhatt), two lovers from different cultural backgrounds, trying to convince their parents for getting married.
5
Pride & Prejudice
7.9OTTplay Rating
The love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy is familiar to the world through Jane Austen’s 1813 novel. The screen adaptation of this classic novel is directed by Joe Wright, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen as the iconic couple.
6
The White Tiger
6.9OTTplay Rating
The 2021 movie is the adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s novel, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2008. The story portrays a dark humour narrative on India’s cast struggles from the perspective of Balram Halwai, a village boy. The screen adaptation directed by Ramin Bahrani stars Adarsh Gourav as the lead, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao in supporting roles.
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