Most of India doesn’t exactly fancy the not so intellectual books of the not so world famous writer Chetan Bhagat. He is one of the most famous writers nowadays, no doubt about that, but is he really worth all this attention? According to most of India, naaaaah, mostly because
1) His stories are always similar
Most of his stories are always similar. Small town boy, who looks like crap, beautiful, pretty girl,boy loves girl, girl doesn’t, then she does or something. Its basically all the same, and the people are bored if it.
2) The avid readers hate the way its written
Now people who don’t read books, love his books, because then they feel like they’re book lovers and know everything about books.But people who actually read, know how bad and how monotonous his books are.But to the people who have only read Chetan Bhagat books,YOU GO AVID BOOK READER.(Not)
3)He’s An IITian
Some,or mostly all,engineers hate him because he studied in some of the best institutes in the world, namely IIT and then IIM,and after that,he becomes a writer who can’t even write good stuff.And then there are engineers who are so desperate,they have actually joined Lovely Professional University. Think about those poor souls Chetan.
4) He has inspired 100’s of other writers
This is not necessarily a good thing.This looks all “Awwww”y when you read it,but we DONT need 100’s of wannabe Chetan Bhagat,the real one is enough.Half of India’s novel writers are IITIANS who suddenly got inspired to become writers because one of them did so IIT should just be called Indian Institute of #THESTUPIDSTUDENTSBECOMEINGWRITERS
5) He’s pompous
He thinks too high of himself,instead of getting high and thinking low of himself,which is what he should do. People would be happy then. Sigh,if only…
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) October 21, 2014
6) He wrote kick’s script
He’s the one who wrote Salman Khan’s latest mind blowing similar as his other movies,script,which is not much of an achievement. But well,None of us wrote any of Salman Khan’s script as well,but we’re happier than him anyway.
7) He appears in ads
I have had my share of seeing bad actors on screen, I don’t want people from other professions to come and experiment acting when there are 10000’s of struggling actors around.Chetan Bhagat does just that, his acting is only as good as his books. Maybe his books are better.
8) He pretends he’s writing for simple people
Chetan Bhagat says that he writes for the common man,and that is why it is simple,like I mentioned in another point. Has he thought that maybe its because he can’t write better? Maybe its because that’s his best.
9) He has sold out
He has sold himself out,and there’s no arguing about that.HE WROTE KICK FOR GODS SAKE,and the worst part is kick is an adaption of some south movie.Maybe he thought no one would notice,but well,its not like he cares,you’re here reading this article and he’s there writing about flying super buffed superheros and earning big bucks.
10)Because for the first time,the movie was better than the book
Some wise old man once said “The book is always better than the movie“.That applys to many books and movies,no doubt,but not chetan bhagat,no no no.Chetan bhagat books are always worse than the movie.Because they make really decent movies out of his books,and that’s a task.
By: Govind Menon