Top 10 Indian Movies Based On Shakespeare Plays

Top 10 Indian Movies Based On Shakespeare Plays Hindi Article

William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest playwrights in English literature. His plays gave us some of the best storylines of all time. Many filmmakers adapted their movies from Shakespeare’s timeless classics. Indian cinema also has many films based on Bard’s plays. Here are the top 10 Indian films based on Shakespeare’s plays:

1. Maqbool (2003)

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj The most outstanding of a successful film producer >> Read More... Vishal Bhardwaj , it is a crime drama set in Mumbai’s underworld and is the first installment in his adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Irrfan Khan Irrfan Khan is a noted Bollywood actor who started >> Read More... Irrfan Khan , Tabu, Pankaj Kapur Pankaj Kapur is a prominent Indian actor and direc >> Read More... Pankaj Kapur , Om Puri Om Rajesh Puri is one of the widely noted senior a >> Read More... Om Puri , and Naseeruddin Shah Naseeruddin Shah is an experimental actor and asso >> Read More... Naseeruddin Shah play the main leads in the film.


2. Omkara (2006)

Co-written and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj as the second installment in his adaptations, is the Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello. He cast Ajay Devgan Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor. He is perhaps >> Read More... Ajay Devgan as Omkara and as Langda. The other star cast includes Vivek Oberoi Vivek Anand Oberoi's birth was on 3rd Septembe >> Read More... Vivek Oberoi , Konkana Sen Sharma, Kareena Kapoor, and Bipasha Basu Bipasha Basu, born in January 7,1979 in Delhi, is >> Read More... Bipasha Basu . Vishal Bhardwaj has taken cinematic liberty and suited the story according to the Indian audience. It is a political crime drama like Othello. The performances of the actors make this movie a must-watch.

3. Haider (2014)

Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider is the third installment in his adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. It is set in Kashmir during the time of conflict in 1995. The star cast includes Shahid Kapoor Shahid Kapoor also identifies as the name Shahid K >> Read More... Shahid Kapoor and Tabu in the lead roles, along with Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon Kay Kay Menon or K.K. Menon or Krishan Kumar Menon >> Read More... Kay Kay Menon , and Shraddha Kapoor Shraddha Kapoor, born on March 3rd, 1989, is a you >> Read More... Shraddha Kapoor in supporting roles. Haider questions the political insurgency in Kashmir and tries to find his father, but the state overpowers him.


4. Angoor (1982)

Directed by Gulzar, this movie is based on The Comedy Click to look into! >> Read More... The Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare. The film is based on the lives of two sets of identical twins who get separated and meet years later. The confusion and misunderstandings between them work as a comedy element. The actors Sanjeev Kumar Sanjeev Kumar was born on July 9th, 1938 in Mumbai >> Read More... Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma Deven Verma was born on 23rd October 1937 in Pune >> Read More... Deven Verma in dual roles have delivered phenomenal performances. This is the Hindi remake of the Bengali film Bhranti Bilas based on Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s novel.


5. Aan (1952)

This movie is based on The Taming of the Shrew, written by Shakespeare. The storyline includes the character played by Dilip Kumar Muhammad Yusuf Khan was born on the 11th of Decemb >> Read More... Dilip Kumar taming the princess, who is played by Nadira. This is one of the earliest adaptations of Shakespeare’s works. This light-hearted movie is one of the highest-grossing movies in the year it was released.


6. RamLeela (2013)

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali Born on 24th February 1963, Sanjay Leela Bhansali >> Read More... Sanjay Leela Bhansali , this movie is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This attempt by Bhansali is a classic way of retelling the story. The climax is a little different from the adaptation. Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress and model. S >> Read More... Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Ranveer Singh Bhavnani is an Indian movie actor wh >> Read More... Ranveer Singh delivered stellar performances in the lead roles.


7. Ishaqzaade (2012)

Two individuals belonging to rival political families fall for each other when their families are on the mission to kill them. Arjun Kapoor Arjun Kapoor is a Bollywood star. He was born on 2 >> Read More... Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra The bubbly actress, born on 22nd October 1988, lan >> Read More... Parineeti Chopra have delivered one of the best performances as debutants in this film.


8. 10ml LOVE (2012)

This rom-com film is based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Starring Rajat Kapoor, Tisca Chopra Tisca Zareen Chopra (Nee Arora) is a talented and >> Read More... Tisca Chopra , Neil Bhoopalam Neil Bhoopalam, born 19th March 1983 and is of 32 >> Read More... Neil Bhoopalam , Purab Kohli Purab Kohli is an Indian model, Video Jockey (VJ) >> Read More... Purab Kohli , Tara Sharma A talented actress who has starred in over a dozen >> Read More... Tara Sharma , and Koel Purie Koel Purie Rinchet is a well-known actress, model >> Read More... Koel Purie , this movie has a storyline that explores relationships, marriage, and love, similar to the play with slight differences adapted to the Indian audience.


9. Joji (2021)

This film is again an adaptation of Macbeth by Shakespeare by . Starring Fahadh Faasil in the role of Macbeth and Unnimaya as Lady Macbeth delivered excellent performances. The film got good reviews even though many critics were unsatisfied with the adaptation.

10. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

This movie is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Starring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla Juhi Chawla is a renowned Indian actress and produ >> Read More... Juhi Chawla in lead roles, this movie set a milestone and defined the cinema of the 90s with its narration of a tragic romance.