Story of a lost journalist

October 24, 2009

2 states: typical Chetan Bhagat

Filed under: Books — Cris @ 04:53

2 states is another typical Chetan Bhagat. I know that is a meaningless statement. PG Wodehouse was always PG Wodehouse, so why cant Bhagat be Bhagat. But I don’t know, I get the feeling I am reading the same novel for the fourth time.

You can hand it to the guy, he makes book reading an easy process. Page 1 to page last is like a not-boring movie you watch. You don’t need breaks in between, you are eager to watch the next scene.

This time, he knocked me off my chair a few times too. No I didn’t faint. I meant the humour. He better get more of that into the book, a lot more and I will add him to my favourite list.

And I don’t like his heroines. 5 point someone was too long ago so I cant remember how bad the lady in it was. But in the other 3, the heroines come with bad attitude. Before this, I read the call centre one and I hated the girl so much! I hated the ending too! Here, Ananya was almost coming up as a decent one and he spoiled her towards the last half. Hmph. Always the guys are nice! I think he does it on purpose.

And I would be happy if he made the heroine ugly for a change. Ok at least not so beautiful. Maybe I am not fair. Most authors have this habit of turning out tall and pretty ladies in their books. They may come poor, they may come dumb, but they are all gifted with tons of beauty.

There was a bit of drama too. I will just point out one instance – 4 rings! For the sake of future readers, I am not elaborating.

One bit of ahem – personal connection – I was wearing a blue n white salwar as I started reading and the heroine appears in the same outfit. Plus she has a mole below her lower lip. Not sure if my black spot at the same position is quite a mole but well it was fun reading it. Lost all fun when the girl turned out to be in IIM-A. Sheesh. Now, that is definitely not my idea of fun. Quit a job, walk around jobless, curse the whole world for losing job – thats fun. But IIM-A, naa.

Hmm I thought I had more to write, but cant remember now. Anyway I don’t intend to put down Chetan too much. After all, I too wanted to grab his book as soon as I heard about it (Thanks Sribro for lending it :-)). And I will possibly rush to get my hands on his fifth too.



  1. Chetan Bhagat books are easy read, but often he makes the end suitable for a Hindi movie, it seems his agenda that all his novels be filmed by Farhan Akthar or Aamir khan, when first half is funny and fast end becomes very unconvincing and filmy.

    3 mistakes end riots , 5. someone end so preachy, One night end God coming etc very unconvincing.

    Yes I agree with observation of heroines, dumb beautiful dolls, falling in love so quickly
    This is based on his marriage and love afair he married his classmate at IIM

    Comment by Aarushi — October 24, 2009 @ 11:15 | Reply

    • @Aarushi, well his formula seems to work though. Everyone keeps buying his books!

      Comment by admin — October 30, 2009 @ 00:14 | Reply

  2. Good, unbiased review.
    But I still enjoyed the book. There were too many LOL moments 🙂

    Comment by Layman — October 24, 2009 @ 14:38 | Reply

    • @Layman, the author of this post is guilty of laughing a lot too! But I am still not voting for the book.

      Comment by admin — October 30, 2009 @ 00:15 | Reply

  3. teehee.. so im not the only one who thinks that his books are more like reading entire bollywood movie scripts, scene by scene.. err.. not that i’ve read any movie script ever, for that matter.. still it more or less feels like that.
    but yeah, we need to hand it over to him for making them interesting reads, as in not prompting us to put down the book every now n then..
    n i better not get started about his candyfloss heroines. he’s probably having a kareena in mind while he is creating those characters.. so can’t blame him much.. i mean, imagine how a bollywood movie would survive w/o a stunning looking heroine. he’s just being realistic, you see, the poor old chap! 😛
    if only he could spare us his IIT-IIM fixation! sigh..

    Comment by usha — October 26, 2009 @ 16:48 | Reply

    • @usha, I love your teehees! Makes me feel we are in some prank together hehe. As always ditto about CB

      Comment by admin — October 30, 2009 @ 00:16 | Reply

  4. Hey Wally,

    O.T : got the pics I mailed you and Chucks?

    And btw this comment was funny :

    >> Yes I agree with observation of heroines, dumb beautiful dolls, falling in love so quickly
    This is based on his marriage and love afair he married his classmate at IIM

    So this commenter is insinuating that the author's wife is a dumb albeit beautiful doll 🙂

    Comment by Nish — October 26, 2009 @ 19:55 | Reply

    • @Nishboy, lol 😀

      Comment by admin — October 30, 2009 @ 00:17 | Reply

  5. You are in love with CB. Right or right?

    Comment by Oneirodynic — October 30, 2009 @ 00:06 | Reply

    • @Oneiro, I dumped him 4 years ago!

      Comment by admin — October 30, 2009 @ 00:17 | Reply

  6. Ha! Thanx for making note that it is not so bad to read. I quit reading CB’s after the third book – its getting worse than hindi movies – it become so easy to predict that 161th page contains a proposal, 3rd page in 9th chapter is the turning point and all! blaah!

    Xtra Bit:Who else in India had ever made a visual teaser for the forthcoming book as he did!

    Comment by Hiran — November 2, 2009 @ 16:08 | Reply

    • @Hiran, hehe guess he knew it would work! Throw a girl and a boy in and 2 families and India and we have more or less the story of most young college-goers who would immediately fall for the book thinking its their own little biography.

      Comment by admin — November 3, 2009 @ 21:49 | Reply

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