Chetan Bhagat. I'm not sure if I qualify as a fan. The main reason I own his books is because they're priced so conveniently. His books are a fun read. Very relate-able, very simplistic and I appreciate him for the fact that he's gotten thousands of non-readers to read.
I almost always stand up for him when my friends trash him. And I'm nonchalant when people rave about him to me. That's the kind of relationship I have with CB's books.
But one thing I have never understood about authors, and especially CB is how they can allow,watch and tolerate their books becoming demeaning ultra silly movies.
I mean i wonder that about J.K.Rowling too, but despite my deep dislike for the HP movies they're not THAT undigestable.
But CB movies. Where do i start.. It all begins with the most flawed casting you can imagine. Its like watching Brad Pitt playing Harry Potter.
Which is saying a lot. Because its not even like CB's characters are that memorable. They're nice, but there's nothing to get attached to you know.. I mean I can't even recall the names of the guys in 5 point someone though I liked the book. You feel for them when they're front of you but there's no lasting impression.
So to cast badly enough to spoil even this is saying a LOT!
Now I hear Priyanka Chopra (Tam-Bram?) and Saif Ali Khan (college-kid?) are playing the leads for 2 states- the movie.
Then there's item numbers. I mean come on. You know something's wrong if you have such less confidence in your script that you think u must add an item number to the movie (about a phone-call from God, nonetheless) to make people watch it.
And it still did not work.
I liked 3 idiots but I'm not counting that as a 5 point someone remake sorry.
I just think CB should love his books a little more.