Five Point Someone v/s 3 Idiots: Same Same?

MissMalini , 02 Jan 2010
Five Point Someone and 3 Idiots
Five Point Someone and 3 Idiots

Its nice to know not much has changed :) we appear to be kicking off 2010 with some classic controversy “Bollywood style” again (it’s just that this year you’ve got easy access to the whole circus on Twitter!) You’ve heard the latest right? Chetan Bhagat (mostly on behalf of his fans & followers) blogged yesterday about the cagey behavior of the makers of 3 Idiots in revealing just how much of his novel Five Point Someone was replicated in the film 3 idiots. Now as far as I know I’ve always been aware that this movie is inspired/based on (take your pick) this book, heck even the book jacket tells you there’s a movie on its way! I’m just not sure what the proper etiquette in offering homage involves and if this depends on just how much the movie mirrors the book. I mean like if it really is 70% the book then should they have given Chetan a better spot in the credits? Casually planted one of his books on a student? Maybe even a quick cameo? I mean God knows another guy in glasses would have no trouble blending in with extras! I dunno, but here’s my plan; a) watch the Movie (check) b) read the book (Crossword here I come, I even have leftover gift vouchers to use!) and I’ll get back to you, cool? Till then feel free to trade notes in the comments I’ll throw in my two bits when I’m done!

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