Yup! He is the same guy who had written “5 point someone” and “One night @ the call centre”. Chetan is an alum of IIT Delhi and IIMA and worked with some investment bank for years before turning to writing.
His “5 point someone” was a rage which connected well with the youth of the nation. The YounGistan saw themselves in the characters of Hari, Ryan and Alok. Even after years of its publication, the book is selling like hot cakes.
His second book “One night @ the call centre” was a jab at night life at call centres. Again young people and especially call centre “junta” related to it pretty easily as the book provided a glimpse into their work (read: fun and independent) life. A Bollywood movie is also been made on the same script which stars Salman Khan, Sohail Khan along with other people.
It was natural after 2 bestselling books that a lot was expected from this book. So how did this book fare on those expectations? Does Chetan engage his readers once again? Does there exist any special clan this time which can relate to this book?
First a glimpse into the story which is been set in early 2000s. The book is about 3 friends Govind, Ishaan and Omi from Ahmedabad. All three belong to lower middle class to middle class and all of them have different interests (read: passion) in life. Ish (as he is been referred to in the book) is crazy about Cricket (well who isn’t in this country of 100 crore Cricket frenzy nation :)), Omi is religious in nature who dabbles with politics simultaneously and Govind (Govi) is a true business man. He is hard core numbers man who has clear focus that he wants to be a business man and nothing else. Ok that was about the three males characters but to complete any love story (another characteristic of Chetan’s books), you need some one from fairer sex as well. And that’s where the character of Divya (Ish’s sister) steps in.
The three friends become business partners in a cricket shop which they open inside a temple run by Omi’s...