Being an avid reader, I know that every time I indulge myself in a new book, my imagination plays a reel in my mind. If I could manifest my imagination into a screenplay, it would be the most fantastic thing ever! I mean don’t you love what Amir Khan did with 3 idiots? Or how Lootera turned out to be?
Here’s a list of a few romantic/romantic-comedy books that could be splendid movies.
- I’ve got your number – Sophie Kinsella
Sophie Kinsella’s bestseller novel, ‘confessions of a shopaholic’ was a blockbuster film. And this book deserves to be turned into a movie!
The story starts with Poppy Wyatt losing her priceless engagement ring mere weeks before her wedding, and her cell phone soon after that. While searching for the former, she comes across a phone thrown in the trash can. Justifying her actions through the timeless “Finders Keepers” rule, she decides to keep it. The phone turns out to be company property and the owner, Sam, wants it back. This results in a lot of bickering and bargaining on both parts, and they end up agreeing to “share” the phone for the time being.
It’s a laugh out loud humor, with a loveable main character, a light romance with subtle messages.
- Broken Soup – Jenny Valentine
No one is perfect. Everyone is broken inside. At some point in life, you have to be broken inside. Cause only when you are broken, can you heal. And mend. And learn to be strong and be whole again. If you have that someone to lean on then, you can get through the worst of worst times life throws at you. This book is worth a shot because it has so many layers to it that it would be a beguiling to peel each one off and see what’s underneath.
Also, the book’s illustrated cover would make a flamboyant poster! 😛
- Her Perfect Revenge – Anna Mara
Engaged in a clever battle of wits where games, lies, secrets and deceptions rule the day. Three people are trying to deceive and keep secrets from each other. Here we meet three awesome people – Christina Matteo, Bill Havenwood and William Havenwood Sr.
The first part is a crazy, wild, and funny ride, full of twists and turns. The last part is a bit of melancholia, separation, and grief. Bad luck struck to expose secrets in unimaginable ways and the worst possible times.
It’s a laugh out loud comedy, worth making a movie and would be damn fun to watch.
- Boycotts & Barflies – Victoria Michaels
The story starts off with the girls going on lame dates and not finding the right man. Familiar enough?
Three couples who, in their circle, are best of friends. The women vow to stay off men for six weeks as they have had lousy dates excruciatingly. They make a wager that whoever holds out until New Years without giving in to their set of rules with a man, wins the money in the pot to buy a killer pair of heels for their first New Years date. Plus, bragging rights.
The men, on the other hand, are fed up with the bimbos turning up at their bar and hitting on them. They swear to stay away from women, otherwise known as barflies, at their place of work. They are looking for beautifunice/good women to date, the kind they can take home to their mother. They also make a wager that the last man standing in their bet wins the tip jar that they are putting all their tips in.
There are pranks, antics, conversations/jokes, ex-loser bad date stories, funny ringtones on each others phones and the loopholes the men find to try to date these women without the women realizing.
Man! I can’t wait to watch it.
- Why Romeo Hates Juliet – Anna Mara
Love thy neighbor but not before you shoot him first.
It has absolutely nothing to do with William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; this is by no means a modernisation of the story, the characters’ names being the only commonality.
In the story Romeo and Juliet are continually causing great chagrin to each other, but their chemistry is so great they keep you hooked.
It will sure be a funny, emotional rollercoaster ride filled with twists & turns and highs & lows, spanning an entire summer at the beach. What else do you need, right?
- How Opal Mehta got kissed, got wild and got a life! – Kaavya Viswanathan
Harvard. Being a nerd, I can totally understand that it is a prayer for some of us. But the sole purpose of your life is to get into Harvard? Woah! A bit too much.
This is an incredible tale of how balance in life is crucial. Life is to live, not to plan. Life is to indulge, not to sit. Life is to laugh, not to hold back. Life is love.
It’d be exhilarating to watch this on the screen!
- Love@Facebook – Nikita Singh
If you have a loving hunk as your best friend, then it’s beyond my understanding why anyone would want to stalk and believe that your infatuation with a wannabe celebrity is true love. Especially when he has a delicious body and loves you to the moon and back. The best friend, not the asshole wannabe star. But then people tend to act infuriatingly stupid. As long as it’s a happy ending, who am I to complain? 😛
- Take one more chance – Shriya Garg
Having ‘Mr. Right’ right in front of you but never even realizing it until, well, it’s almost too late. Thank God that life offers you a second chance. Yes, you have to kiss 100 toads before you get the frog. Oops! The prince. But then you can’t really complain if he is there to save your ass every time you fall into deep shit. Even when you’re kissing the frogs. And it doesn’t hurt if he is incredibly handsome with a lust-worthy body. Oh, and of course, the intelligence of an IIT-ian.
Also, the love story is so ‘innocent’ that the censor board won’t really get a chance to object to anything (If you know what I mean!). But then there’s a kiss.
- You never know when you’ll get lucky – Priya Narendra
Having a packet of your condoms in your purse for you don’t know when you might get stuck with a dashing guy in his apartment cause of the catastrophic Bombay rains, clever indeed. Or is it plain lucky?
This is the perfect example of the metropolitan culture and issues of long distance pertaining in relationships these days. Definitely worth turning into a movie!
- Right fit wrong shoe – Varsha Dixit
This book is entirely scripted to be turned into a Bollywood movie. Filled with indulging drama and scenes it has all the ingredients for a riveting, soul-stirring, and Mills and Boons kind of romantic flick. Rich, handsome and highly intelligent guy (Aditya!) meets a beloved family friend and our very own damsel in distress (Naina!). They hate each others’ gut and cannot stand each other until they, of course, fall in love. Sacrifices for the greater good separates them only to be in each other’s path much later in life. All the hatred in the air is submerged underneath their undying love for each other. So much for a happy ending!
Possible suggestion for Aditya – Fawad Khan
Naina – Alia Bhatt
(I did a small poll and came to this conclusion! :P)