RK Narayan Death Anniversary: Movies, TV Shows Based on the Works of Malgudi Days Writer

RK Narayan Death Anniversary: Movies, TV Shows Based on the Works of Malgudi Days Writer

Best known for his Malgudi Days stories, RK Narayan, considered one of the greatest Indian writers in English, wrote 15 novels and multiple short stories. His vivid depictions of life in Malgudi and its people inspired filmmakers and producers who eventually adapted his writings for both films and television. On his death anniversary, we take a look at such adaptations of his works below.

  1. Miss Malini (1947)
    Miss Malini was the first and only film for which RK Narayan officially wrote the story. The screenplay of this cult film was written by Tamil author and filmmaker Kothamangalam Subbu, who also directed the film. The film tells the story of a woman named Malini who joins a theatre group to help her family financially, but is seduced by success and experiences a downfall after she falls for the charms of a charlatan.
  2. Mr Sampat (1952)
    Both RK Narayan’s 1949 novel, Mr. Sampath – The Printer of Malgudi as well as the film, Miss Malini served as the basis for the story of this Hindi-language satirical film, by director S.S. Vasan. Here, we have a con artist who uses his charms and cunning to exploit a theatre actress and a ghee merchant for money. In 1972, another film named Mr. Sampath was made based on the same novel by Narayan.
  3. Guide (1965)
    Director Vijay Anand’s Guide, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman, Guide became a cult-hit film that won numerous awards. The film traces the journey of a man from being a corrupt tour guide to a man eventually finding enlightenment. Narayan received a Filmfare Award for Best Story.
  4. Banker Margayya (1983)
    This National Award-winning Kannada-language film was based on Narayan’s The Financial Expert (1952) novel. Directed by T.S. Nagabharana, Banker Margayya is about a money lender who faces a series of unfortunate financial and social mishaps that teach him valuable life lessons.
  5. Malgudi Days (1986-88)
    The most famous adaptation of RK Narayan’s work is of course Malgudi Days on Doordarshan. The television series was directed by Shankar Nag while RK Laxman, Narayan’s younger brother, did the sketches. The series documented the life of the people of Malgudi.

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This way your house can be decorated with old torn bedsheets

This way your house can be decorated with old torn bedsheets

Bedsheet is such a thing, which is used in every household. Usually it gives a different look to your bedroom. But the bedsheet gets old after continuous use. Sometimes it even explodes. In such a situation, you cannot use it in the bedroom, but it does not mean that it is no longer of your use. Old torn bedsheets can be used in many great ways. So today we are telling you about this-

decorate home

With the help of old bedsheets, the house can be decorated very easily and in a unique way. You can make many things from old bedsheets. For example, from wind chimes to decorative wall items make your home very beautiful.

Reuse like this

The bedsheet may be torn, but that doesn't mean you can't use it. With its help, you can prepare many things from making T-shirts to pajamas, aprons and curtains etc. If seen in this way, old sheets can also be of great use to you. 

beautiful accessories

Old torn sheets can also become a beautiful accessory. With its help, you can prepare a lot from headbands to neckpieces and handbags etc. In this way, the old sheet can also add to your look. At the same time, you can use cloth bags to bring vegetables and fruits etc.

Make Iron Board Cover

If your ironing board has started looking old and dull, then it is important that you give it a new look and your torn sheet can be useful in this. Make an iron board cover out of it. This will give a new look to your iron board.

work in the kitchen

Old sheets can also be used in the kitchen in many ways. You can make kitchen cloth with its help or you can also use it in kitchen cleaning. Similarly, with the help of old sheets, tablecloths to table runners etc. can be prepared.

create new sheet

Even though your bed sheets are old, that doesn't mean you can't use them on your bed. If you have some old sheets, then you can prepare a new sheet by mixing and matching those sheets together. Also, you can use some patch work in the sheet to give it a funky look.

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