As a child I never read books, I was more inclined towards movies and television shows. Every evening was spent in front of tv watching loads of shows and movies. It has not been more than five years that I stumbled into the magical world of books, and as they say it’s never too late to start reading a book. The more books I started reading the more I realized I have been watching book adaptations all my life. Allow me to share my five favorite adaptations with you all.

Every Fairy tale/Once upon a time


Fairy tales have been used and abused in any format available, but somehow this show has made more sense to me than any fairy tale I ever read. This Disney production has made fairy tale characters more human by putting them into modern world but keeping the crux intact. This show signifies hope and encourages people to take second chances. If you love fairy tales then you cannot miss this show.

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Hinger Kochuri / Amar Prem


Its humbling to see how a short story was adapted into a feature film. while hinger kochuri written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay  showcased a beautiful relationship between a prostitute and a child, Amar Prem added more layers to it.

And then there were none

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And then there were none by Agatha Christie is a classic, period. This classic was adapted into a feature film in 1945 before and in 2015 a mini series brought this book back to the television sets. I didn’t like the movie but this 3 episodic series surpassed my expectations.

The fault in our stars

I watched the movie first,then read the book and ended up crying both the times. Life is beautiful , we make it complex. The movie was bam on expressing the sentiments between Hazel Grace Lancaster and  Augustus Waters.

Sherlock Holmes


This magnificent work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been adapted into many movies till date, but this particular adaptation into a television series which brings our favorite detective to the modern world is more interesting. It’s no more a black and white period drama.