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6 Hindi TV serials that are actually based on novels

It is every book reader’s dream to have their favourite novels being converted into television series or movies. Watching their favourite characters come to life is a very different experience and if done well then it is a delight to watch. Internationally we have seen several television shows which are based on a novel, but in India, it is a rather rare concept to have shows based on novels.

Indian shows have quite a long life span and they are based heavily on twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This format is better suited for an adaptation of a book as then they don’t skip out on the details and we don’t get to say, “Ohh the book is better.”

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Interestingly, there are some shows like ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ and ‘Yeh Hai Mohobatien’ which are an adaptation of novels. And these shows have done immensely well on the business front too. So, here’s a list of TV shows that are based on books.

6 TV shows that are based on novels

1. ‘Kumkum Bhagya’

One of the longest-running show on television right now is ‘Kumkum Bhagya’. The show is based on the famous writer Jane Austen’s book ‘Sense and Sensibility’. The elder sister Pragya playing a version of Elinor Dashwood and the character of Bulbul is based on the equally important Marianne Dashwood from the novel.

Kumkum Bhagya, Jane Austin Sense and Sensibility
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2. ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’

‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ has been another longest-running show on television and it is based on a famous writer named Taarak Mehta’s column called ‘Duniya Ne Oondha Chashma”. The show revolves around a society named ‘Gokuldhaam’ and its residence’s comical life that have sent the country into laughter fits.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Duniya Ne Undha Chashma
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3. ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’

‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ has been one of the most loved shows on television and it is based on a book named ‘Custody’ by the author Manju Kapoor. The show is set in the city of Delhi, it follows the love story of Tamil dentist Dr. Ishita Iyer and Punjabi CEO Raman Bhalla. Raman’s daughter, Ruhi becomes emotionally attached to Ishita and ultimately she brings the couple together.

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Manju Kapoor Custoday
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4. ‘Chandrakanta’

‘Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha’ is a supernatural fantasy television series that premiered on Colors TV. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Devaki Nandan Khatri that tells the story of Princess Chandrakanta.

Chandrakanta
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5. ‘Saraswatichandra’

‘Saraswatichandra’ was one of the most dreamy shows on the small screen. It had the perfect mixture of aesthetic and drama. The show is based on a book of the same name that was written by Govardhanram Tripathi. The show starred Gautam Rode and Jennifer Winget and it was produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Saraswatichandra
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6. ‘Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil’

‘Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil’ is based on Manju Kapoor’s book named ‘The Immigrant’. The show revolved around the life of a woman named Naina who is destined to marry Raghav, who lives in a foreign land but their journey is full of obstacles that they need to overcome.

Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil, The Immigrant- Manju Kapoor
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Also Read: Instead of remaking films, why can’t Bollywood filmmakers adapt more novels?

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