one book that i really enjoyed reading is - "Five Point Someone", by Chetan Bhagat. A very light read, and the perfect timing. I was just into engineering then.
The news that the book is about to be made into a movie by none other than Munnabhai Hirani had been making rounds. but no real news. VOICE based on chetan's second book made more news. Now we get some concrete info in that front.
Rajkumar Hirani's 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Madhavan and Boman Irani has gone on the floors. The film is loosely based on Chetan Bhagat's novel Five Point Someone. The first teaser poster of the film is out and has a huge blackboard with mathematical formulae scribbled on it.
HARI - MADHAVAN
The first characters of the novel are Hari – who is shy and wants to be handsome like Ryan. Hari is average and is bad at vivas. He falls in love with his professor’s daughter and whenever Hari tries to impress his professor, he brings down his image.
RYAN - AAMIR KHAN
The second student is Ryan, he is handsome and adventurous and he always says that he loves his friends more than his parents and he don’t want to mug up things and he gets low grades, in the college exams .He wants to do things in his own way and he tries to do that and he too gets into the five pointers.
ALOK - SHARMAN JOSHI
The third is Alok-A simple boy who wants to get good grades and earn money to overcome poverty of his family.
PROFESSOR KURIEN – BOMAN IRNAI
NEHA KURIEN (DAUGHTER OF PROFESSO) – KAREENA KAPOOR
Work in progress
Sources reveal that Hirani doesn't want to give away the look of his protagonists soon, which is why the teaser doesn't have any of the actors in it. However, work on the film is underway and Hirani plans to wrap 3 Idiots by December.
The source adds, "The shoot of the film with the supporting characters has already begun, Hirani and his team are in Simla and the film is scheduled to be shot in Ladakh, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai as well. Aamir and rest of the cast will begin shooting in early September."
Shantanu Moitra has given the music for 3 Idiots while the lyrics are by Swanand Kirkire.
Class is on
Apparently, author Chetan Bhagat was the first to see the poster and quite liked the final result. "Since the setting is that of an engineering college campus the poster had to have elements of a classroom."
The poster has been designed by Rahul Nanda.