From songs, actions, posters to resorting Hollywood stars, Indian films have time and again took inspiration from non-natives. And not only the extrinsic elements including aesthetics, but it has made films which are based on masterpieces by some prolific writers.
There are several litterateur’s work which have been adopted and made it into a films. To name a few Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ was made into ‘Aisha’, Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ and ‘Hamlet’ have been taken for ‘Omkara’ and ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Macbeth’ were adapted for ‘Maqbool. Some more adaptations are Ruskin Bond’s ‘Susanna’s seven husbands’ as ‘7 Khoon Maaf’, O Henry’s ‘The Last Leaf’ for ‘Lootera’, F. Dostoyevsky’s ‘White Nights’ for ‘Saawariya’ and the list is endless.
One such literary prowess is Agatha Christie; whose murder mysteries are a box of treasures which only few filmmakers have brought into play.
On her 129th birth anniversary, let’s rewind some of the successful Indian films which are an adaptation of Christie’s “whodunits”.
(please click Next to know the names of movies)