Quiz : Novels – Movies – Songs

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Hi friends,

Here’s a quiz in a different format!!!
You have to identify songs from the films which are based on novels (If you can, please mention the film and the novel name too)
Please give your answers as comments for this post. No part answering please. Happy Quizzing!!

Here we go –

1. Based on a Marathi novel, the film was made in Marathi first and later in Hindi (before most of us were born). The actress is shown reciting a very famous English poem!!

2. This Bengali novel has been adapted 3 times to be made into a film. The title is pertaining to the marital status of a woman. Mention the song related to Chaand from one of the adaptations. Please identify all the 3 adaptations.

3. Identify the song which is originally from the 50s and adapted for a novel based movie in 2000s. It is a Pulitzer Prize winner debut novel.

4. A ‘tree’ for all ‘seasons’. The song mentions the seasons too. One of the last films of the music director.

5. This film has a Sherlock Holmes connect. The film is a directorial debut and the haunting melody got 2 Filmfare awards for Best Lyricist and Best Singer.

6. First film from one of the major production houses in Bollywood. The film based on an English novel has the superstar as the protagonist. The song says – he’ll tell everything that is in his heart, if she allows!!

7. This Punjabi novel is based on the backdrop of partition. Adapted into a movie in 2000s. The ghazal is originally from a non film album based on relationships, adapted in this particular movie.

8. The title of this short story means dilemma. A Rajasthani story which was adapted twice, 70s and 2000s. The latest version has 2 top Bollywood stars sharing the screen space. Identify a song from this version which mentions a jewellery piece.

9. Based on Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s work, it has Bengali as well as Hindi adaptation. Identify the Hindi song where the protagonist is remembering his motherland.

10. An adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, this movie released in 2000s has a song which has very ‘sweet sweet’ words!!

Avid music lover and Dev Anand fan


  1. Ayush Sharma

    May 2, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    6. Daag(1973)
    10. Bride and Prejudice
    9) Kabuliwala

  2. Ayush Sharma

    May 2, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    7 ) pinjar

  3. Ayush Sharma

    May 2, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    2) Devdas(SRK) -Song Woh Chand jaisi ladki

  4. Pranav Gude

    May 2, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    1. Shanta Apte reciting “A Psalm of Life” in V Shantaram’s Kunku, which was based on Narayan Hari Apte’s Na Patnari Gosht. The Hindi version of the film was Duniya Na Mane.

    2. Parineeta. The three film adaptations: Bimal Roy’s 1953 version, the 70s Jeetendra-Sulakshana Pandit starrer Sankoch and Pradeep Sarkar’s 2005 version. The song, “Chaand Hai Wahi Sitaare Hai Wahi Gagan” from Bimal Da’s version.

    3. “Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai”, originally from Yahudi, adapted in The Namesake, which was based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel with the same name.

    4. “Dil Dhoondta Hai Phir Wahi, Fursat ke Raat Din”, from Mausam, which was an adaptation of A. J. Cronin’s “The Judas Tree”

    5. “Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil”, from Biren Nag’s directorial debut Bees Saal Baad, which was based on the SH case The Hound of Baskervilles.

    6. “Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai, Tu Kahe Toh Main Bataa doon” from Yash Raj Films’ Daag, which was based on Thomas Hardy’s “The Mayor of Casterbridge”.

    7. “Haath Chhute Bhi Toh Rishte Nahin Chhuta Karte, Waqt Ki Shaakh Se Lamhe Nahi Toota Karte” used in Pinjar, based on Amrita Pritam’s novel

    8. Duvidha. We have Mani Kaul’s ’73 version with the same name and Amol Palekar’s Paheli. The song: “Kangna Re Kangna Re” from Paheli

    9. “Aye Mere Pyare Watan” from Kabuliwala.

    10. Aisha, adapted from Austen’s Emma. The song is “Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol”.

  5. Fagun

    May 3, 2017 at 12:19 am

    1. Marathi novel Na Patnari Ghosta – marathi movie Kunku which was remade in hindi as Duniya Na mane by V shantaram – it has a poem “A Psalms of Life” by H.W Longfellow, sung by Actress Shanta Apte

    2. Parineeta – 2005, starring vidya balan, 1953 – Directed by Bimal Roy, 1976 – movie named Sankoch. In 1953 – there was a famous song by Geeta Dutt – chand hai wohi, udas mera mann

    3. Yeh mera deewanpan hai from the movie Yahudi – reused for the movie Namesake based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel “Namesake”

    4. The Judas Tree – movie Mausam – Dil dhoondhta hai phir wahi, fursat ke raat din

    5. Bees saal Baad – Kahin deep Jale, Kahin dil – based on Sherlock Holmes’ adventure – the hound of baskerville

    6. Yash Raj Film’s Daag – Mere dil me aaj kya hai, tu kahe to main bataa doon – based on Thomas Hardy’s novel The Mayor of Casterbridge

    7. Pinjar – Haath chhute bhi to rishte nahi chhoda karte – gazal from album Marasim – movie based on novel by same name by Amrita Pritam

    8. Movie Paheli – starring Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan – there was one more movie called Duvidha and song from Paheli is – Kangana Re

    9. Kabuliwala – Aye mere pyaare watan

    10. Bride & Prejudice – song’s called Balle Balle

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