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The book-to-movie quiz

March 21, 2007 15:43 IST
These days there are more and more films being adapted from novels, the latest being The Namesake based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri.

The following quiz features popular movies based on novels. Put on your thinking cap and see just how book-savvy you are.

1. Who directed Parineeta?
a. Pradeep Sarkar
b. Raj Kumar Hirani
c. Vidhu Vinod Chopra

2. What is the meaning of Chokher Bali?
a. Sand on the beach
b. Sand of the eyes
c. Beautiful scenery

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B
Did you know?The film was based on the novel by Rabindranath Tagore. Rituparno Ghosh directed the film, which starred Aishwarya Rai and Raima Sen.

As this movie was in Bangali, Sreela Majumdar dubbed for Aishwarya while Sudipta Chakraborty dubbed for Raima.

Correct!
Did you know? The film was based on the novel by Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore. Rituparno Ghosh directed the film, which starred Aishwarya Rai and Raima Sen.

As this movie was in Bangali, Sreela Majumdar dubbed for Aishwarya while Sudipta Chakraborty dubbed for Raima.

3. Who wrote the novel Devdas?
a. Amrita Pritam
b. Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
c. Vikram Seth

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Sarat Chandra's Devdas has been adapted to film a number of times. The three Hindi versions featured K L Saigal, Dilip Kumar and most recently, Shah Rukh Khan.

The role of Devdas was offered to Salman Khan since he was Sanjay Leela Bansali's lucky charm. But the actor opted out due to problems between him and Ash.

During the shooting, Madhuri became pregnant. Also the role of 'Chuni babu' was offered to Saif and Govinda, but both declined this before Jackie Shroff bagged the role.

Correct!
Did you know? Sarat Chandra's Devdas has been adapted to film a number of times. The three Hindi versions featured K L Saigal, Dilip Kumar and most recently, Shah Rukh Khan.

The role of Devdas was offered to Salman Khan since he was Sanjay Leela Bansali's lucky charm. But the actor opted out due to problems between him and Ash.

During the shooting, Madhuri became pregnant. Also the role of 'Chuni babu' was offered to Saif and Govinda, but both declined this before Jackie Shroff bagged the role.

4. Who is the lead actress in Mistress of Spices?
a. Konkona Sensharma
b. Tabu
c. Aishwarya Rai

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? The movie is based on the novel by the same name written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Supermodel Padma Lakshmi, wife of writer Salman Rushdie plays the role of Geeta in the movie.

All the mango and carrot pickles seen in the movie are actually prepared by Gurinder Chadha and her mother.

Correct!
Did you know? The movie is based on the novel by the same name written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Supermodel Padma Lakshmi, wife of writer Salman Rushdie plays the role of Geeta in the movie.

All the mango and carrot pickles seen in the movie are actually prepared by Gurinder Chadha and her mother.

5. On which novel is the movie Paheli based on?
a. Ghost ka Dost
b. Duvidha
c. Suvidha

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? This is based on Vijaydan Dheta's Duvidha, a Rajasthani folk tale.

SRK liked the concept and story so much that he asked Amol Palekar whether he could produce the movie as well as act in it.

The movie was India's entry for the Oscars, beating out Swades and Black. Amol Palekar's wife Sandhya Gokhale wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the movie.

Correct!
Did you know? This is based on Vijaydan Dheta's Duvidha, a Rajasthani folk tale.

SRK liked the concept and story so much that he asked Amol Palekar whether he could produce the movie as well as act in it.

The movie was India's entry for the Oscars, beating out Swades and Black. Amol Palekar's wife Sandhya Gokhale wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the movie.

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Compiled by Patcy N
Image: Reuben NV