Wednesday, February 3, 2010

One Big Idiot

Looks like Chetan Bhagat wrote 5 Point Someone and then forgot the story.
(That we did too is another matter entirely)

For if the author is to be believed, then from now on those who have studied in engineering colleges, have fallen in love with professors' daughters, had to deal with nasty profs, tried flicking question papers, etc had better not write about it or make films on it.

Those were the only similarities I could find between the book and the movie 3 Idiots. Oh, and that the professor's son killed himself cos he didn't clear his exams and the prof thought it was an accident. (So next time any of you wanna kill yourselves, here's the deterrent: you'll have to pay royalty to Chetan Bhagat.) I still haven't figured out why the filmmakers have bothered to mention the author's name at all.
And Mr Bhagat wants more credit? Ha!

PS. A supposed Chetan Bhagat die-hard fan insisted: "oh the movie is much better than the book. I watched it thrice."

PPS. The movie rocks.

6 comments:

Abhipraya said...

Oye you've been tagged!

Rohini said...

Tagged? where? JF? well send me link no? then i'll post it here too

Anonymous said...

tagged on my blog :)

Abhipraya

chukkum gekkum said...

one cant generally make a statement that a situation in a book just happened to be in a given movie ..Things cant just happen like that.. The thread of the movie came out from chetan bhagat's book and even the filmmakers dont deny that. Film adaptation is not new in the history..and these films do not always do the photostat copy of the novel..there would be changes, small or big..Think about it..Had the novel "five point someone" not been there, this film woudnt have happened at all...

Rohini said...

Sigh... Ur a Bhagat fan, is it? Nobody denied that the movie is an adaptation. And I'm dead sure that everybody who loved the movie will be ever grateful to Mr Bhagat for his '5. Someone'. (Grateful to note that the same topic can be presented in such a vastly different manner.)

Oh and by the way, one CAN make 'statements' like that posted. It's my blog, it's my opinion. I'm not shoving it down ur throat and u don't have to eat it just cos i've dished it out.
Meanwhile, u ARE entitled to a difference of opinion.

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