Chetan Bhagat: The Charles Dickens of India

Chetan Bhagat: The Charles Dickens of India

Chetan Bhagat: The Charles Dickens of India

by April 30, 2014 0 comments

Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, speaker, and columnist. He is an alumnus from IIT (Delhi) and has also done IIM from Ahmedabad. Chetan Bhagat has received many accolades during his writing career and some of his books have also inspired Bollywood films.

chetan bhagatFive of his bestselling novels are Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009) and Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition (2011).

Five Point Someone (2004)

fivepointsomeoneThis is a story of three friends, Alok, Hari and Ryan, who get off to a bad start at IIT. They get a five-point-something GPA out of ten, which gives them the lowest ranks in their class. The world has high expectations from IITians, but these three students are struggling to survive. This story revolves around their friendship, their future and their love life. In fact, you can enjoy two movie adaptations of this novel – 3 Idiots in Hindi and Nanban/Snehithudu  – Tamil/Telugu.

One Night @ the Call Center (2005)

onenightatcallcenterThis is a story of a call centre, where there are six people working at night, taking calls. That one night, they get a call from God. This novel is rather witty, but it makes you contemplate on various aspects of life. This novel will keep you glued to the pages right till the last page. Definitely a gripping novel, you could even watch its movie adaption – Hello (2008 ) in Hindi while its sequel Hello 2 is likely to be released in 2014.

The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008)

threemistakesofmylifeThis novel is based in fictional events and is set in the early years of the last decade (2000-2005).
The story is about the lives of three good friends Govind, Ishaan and Omi. Govind dreams of starting a business and accommodates his friends Ishaan and Omi’s passion to open a sports goods shop. Govind aims to make money, Ishaan aims to train a gifted batsman named Ali, and Omi simply wants to be with his friends. The story revolves around Govind and the three mistakes he committed.  Chetan Bhagat’s this book has been adapted into movie too!! Catch upon some aspiring cricket action, romance and more by watching Kai Po Che!!

2 States (2009): The Story of My Marriage

2 statesTwo States is a romantic story of a boy named Krish and a girl named Ananya who are two different states of India. They fall in love and decide to get married. Well, that’s not as simple as it appears. No two states in India have the same customs, rituals and traditions. However, the right hand thumb rule is, “When positive and negative meet; they attract”.  This one too, follows the suit for now you can catch up on watching the movie, ‘ 2 States’ which has just been released starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor.

Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition (2011)

revolution2020Revolution 2020 is a story about three childhood friends Aarti, Raghav and Gopal who struggle to find success and love in the city of Varanasi. However, it is not that difficult to achieve the pleasures of life in an unfair society that rewards the corrupt-minded. The focus is on Gopal who gives in to the corrupt system, and Raghav who fights it. Though, Gopal and Raghav have different ideologies, they love the same girl.   With UTV capturing its movie rights, its wait and watch time till the movie is announced and actually released.

All the aforementioned best sellers from Chetan Bhagat are available on online book stores. Read them, think about them, and get on with your life with a positive attitude. This is the hidden message of the author of the month at CompareRaja – Chetan Bhagat. For best deals and offers on Chetan Bhagat’s books, do visit CompareRaja right away.


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