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Awesome novels made into brilliant films - List hai toh hit hai

Awesome novels made into brilliant films - List hai toh hit hai

  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 03.52 AM, Jan 20, 2022


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 It’s always a pleasure when your favorite books get adapted into films. However, these translations always leave room for differences between the book and film versions. Here are some amazing book-to-movie adaptation picks we have today, let’s see who did it better: the movie or the novel..this is your host Nikhil, stay locked.


The 2020 American neo-western drama is based on the novel Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. The story is about a woman who leaves her home after her husband’s demise and becomes a van-dwelling nomad in search of a job. During her road journey, she meets several other nomads who share their life experiences with her.

OTTplay Rating - 7.7 Both the movie and the novel are good 

Available - Disney + Hotstar

Normal People

The series Normal People is an Irish television drama, based on a book with the same name by Sally Rooney. The story is about two teenagers Connell and Marianne, who share a brilliant intimacy with each other, from the early days of secondary school to their college years. Their struggles pile up as they juggle their complex relationships and insecurities.

OTTplay Rating - 9.0 Series is better than the novel

Available - Amazon Prime Video


A 2015 drama film is based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. The movie depicts a woman who has been kept in captivity for seven years in a room with her son. She raises her five-year-old in the confined space that is their entire world. However, on their escape, the child gets a glimpse of the outside world which he had never seen. 

OTTplay Rating - 8.2 Movie did better

Available - Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Jio, iTunes, Mubi

The Witcher

It is a fantasy drama television series based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel. Filmed with a keen similarity to the images of the book, the story is about the life of Geralt, a witcher, a mutant with special powers, who kills monsters for money. If you enjoy the fantasy genre, then this is a good one packed with amazing action scenes.

OTTplay Rating - 8.0 Series beats the novel

Available - Netflix

The Lovely Bones

It is a 2009 supernatural thriller drama film based on American writer Alice Sebold’s novel. The story is about a 14-year-old Susie Salmon who gets raped and murdered by her neighbor Harvey and dumped into a sink. Her spirit is stuck ‘in between’ as it refuses to leave and watches her family desperately search for her.

OTTplay Rating - 7.1 Book made it better

Available - Google Play, YouTube, Jio

Jurassic Park

A 1993 blockbuster hit directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie is based on a novel by Michael Crichton. This breathtaking movie is a masterpiece that has some amazing visual and sound effects. The first film of the franchise, Jurassic Park, revolves around a few scientists who visit a genetically engineered dinosaur theme park. An unexpected series of incidents lead to the creatures breaking free while the humans find themselves surrounded by predators. 

OTTplay Rating - 8.4 Movie was a hit than the book

Available - Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, Vi, Hungama

A Time to Kill

This 1996 American crime drama is based on the novel by John Grisham. The story is about an African-American Carl Lee Hailey, whose daughter, Tonya gets abducted and raped by two white men. After he kills the criminals, he undergoes trial. Will his friend Jake Brigance help him win the case?

OTTplay Rating - 7.3 Movie is better than the book

Available - Amazon Prime Video

Alright, folks that's the list hai toh hit hai for today, I shall be back again tomorrow with a brand new theme. Until then it's your host Nikhil signing off.

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