Belonging to a millennial generation, we have seen a plethora of books getting converted into movies. However, one also craves to read and re-read a screenplay into a book. We often want our favorite movie to be turned into a book to give it our touch. Verbalizing your favorite film helps you to connect with the characters and comprehend them in a better way.
Usually, we have come across several classics like pride and prejudice, sense and sensibility, great Gatsby, wuthering heights turn into movies for a quicker, firm, and explicit understanding of a book. Even so, there are plenty of movies that should be converted into books, so that we can re-experience everything through our unique imaginations. Here are top movies that should convert into books.
1) Lipstick under my Burkha
Lipstick Under my Burkha written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, is a story of four women and their different lives. It can very well be a feminist novel, as it portrays women’s fight against the suppression of society. The movie comments upon several taboo topics, especially for feminine gender. By turning a film into a book will surely add to women’s empowerment.
Massan, a low budget, received appreciation from several critics and was indeed revered by the audience. The story is about two separate lives battling with caste, class, sex, and creed. The plot set in Varanasi helps portray the core of Varanasi while unleashing the lives of characters. By turning it into a movie, one will be able to travel through inner Varanasi exploring philosophies, practices, ethics, morals that people over there believe.
Ijaazat, written and directed by Gulzaar in 1987, is way ahead than its time. Even though it is a love story, it refrains from being a cliched one. Among all the rom-com movies, this is sure to derive a special place as it portrays sacrifice, unrequited love, and companionship in a completely different light.
Anand was one of the most popular movies of its time. Written and directed by Hrishikesh Mukharjee and Gulzar, it answers the question of ‘How to be happy amidst greatest sorrows.’ People usually like to read something positive, encouraging, and exuberant, and Anand as a book would undoubtedly fill all those categories along with telling you how to live.
Inception, a film by Christopher Nolan, was a complete hit because it’s out of the box thinking and approach. It centers on brooding “extractor” Dom Cobb (played by Leonardo DiCaprio)—a thief who invades targets’ dreams through a chemical-induced shared dream state to steal valuable information. As a film, it has a deep philosophical meaning attached to it, questioning reality. As a book, it will make you think about everyday concepts, unleashing your philosophical self.
6) The shutter Island
The Shutter Island starring Leonard Dicaprio is a psychological thriller that takes you in a completely different land, making you question what is real and what is interpretation. As a book, it will not only have a psychological touch, but it will help one know more about the psychological disease.
7) Dead poets society
Dead poet’s society is one of the most literature oriented movies, emphasizing “carpe diem.” By talking about Keats’ works, Shelley, Wordsworth, takes people back to the romantic and Victorian era. The entire point of the movie is about the power of literature. A book based on the film would be like running parallel to the original theme.
8) Before sunrise series.
The entire movie focuses upon a couple, roaming on the quaint streets of a beautiful city while having a heartfelt, sincere, and realistic conversation. One can’t think of any rom-com better than this. As a movie, it explores the meaning of life, love, relationship, and romance. A book based on this series would be a perfect rom-com book.