Wednesday, 24 November 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 192

Simply connect the following films, and think beyond the Hindi film industry.


dev d


apne paraye



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10 answers! And all correct! All four films are based on or inspired by stories/novels written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. As a Bengali, I can proudly say that I have read these and more of his stories, which have a special quality that can’t be translated onto the screen. Often in his narrative, Sarat babu stops telling the story ad delves into the characters’ psyche. Thus we have Devdas feeling like a part of his body has suddenly acquired a brain of his own and is now acting on its own, when Paru refuses to marry him. Thus we have a beautiful description of how Shekhar is effectively handing over the keys to his entire life to Lolita when he is just handing over the keys to his cupboard, and how she is returning more than the keys towards the end of the story. PS: Parinita is a tragedy in the original Bengali version. Dunno if the translated versions have been faithful to his style.


  1. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay or Sharat Chandra Chatterjee

  2. All these films are adaptations of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's works.
    1. Dev D - Devdas
    2. Apne Paraye - Nishkriti
    3. Parineeta - Parinita
    4. Khushboo - Pandit Moshai

  3. All films adapted from the books of Sharath Chandra Chaterjee

  4. Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novels inspired the above movies
    Devdas for Dev D
    Nishkriti for Apne Paraye
    Parineeta for Parineeta
    Pandit Mashay for Khushboo

  5. sitter....all based on novels by Sharat Chandra Chatterjee

  6. Movies made from Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's work.

  7. All these movies have been based on literary works by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. He is the author of Devdas, which inspired Dev D. He also wrote Parineeta, which was the inspiration for the movie by the same name. Apne Paraye and Khushboo were also made on novels written by him.

  8. based on sharat chandra chatterjee's novels

  9. All movies based on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's books

  10. All based on works of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
    I think Apne Paraye was Nishkriti...dunno what Khushboo was though


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