Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chetan Bhagat should be given the credits

Feeling really bad for Chetan Bhagat cos of the whole '3 idiots' issue. Definitely the makers should be given credits for original 'screenplay/ script' and not for original 'story'.Infact I find the story modified and not recreated. Like Chetan highlighted at a live News talk , how can a film be given the credits of original story when it has been based on a hit seller book? Irrespective of Chetan being given his dues as per agreement it certainly is not ethical to be forward enough to take up the credits themself. Clearly 3 idiots is a lot different from Five.someone but the basic things like Raju moving over to Chatur's room, they splitting up, they stealing the papers, Raju trying to commit suicide, Raju's family conditions are interpreted in the movie just like in the book. This is the soul of the movie . I totally agree with Bhagat to fight for his moral rights and also he's being reasonable by asking for genuine compromise in terms of giving him the 3rd place in credits for the adaptation and not in terms of money. Sad is the state of writers who spend years for making a book like five.someone. Whether the credits are given or not I am still going to remain a big fan of his books and hope that the humour nevers dies out from his future works.


P.S.Got to watch 3 idiots 2 days back and one great work I say. Truly enjoyable though they included a lot of cliches.

6 comments:

raveesh said...

the book was far better than the movie i don't see any reason Cheethan should feel left out

Neha Sasikumar said...

Chethan didn't feel left out! But I guess he should be given some basic credits for the success

Tony Joseph said...

Its chetans mistake. and he knows it very well.

V I K said...

Well, Even I knew the movie was being centred around 5 point someone 1 year before the release. So , Obviously, Chetan knew . Do you ask for credits only after the movie gets a grand opening? I mean , It was obvious he didnt wanna risk his name in the movie after the debacle of "hello" which was based on his book. That's cheap!

Tony Joseph said...

U got it rite VIK.

Neha Sasikumar said...

Vik: I don't think so. It was about ethical rights. The movie's success is not going to affect his sales.. 2 states was already a success by then!