CONNECTION BETWEEN CHETAN BHAGAT’S FIVE POINT SOMEONE AND 2 STATES
Regards to my elders
Greetings ladies and gentlemen
Chetan Bhagat rose to the pinnacle of success with his back to back best selling novels, Five point Someone(2004), One night @call center(2005), 3 Mistakes of my life(2008) and 2 States(2009). In this post I will tell you about the connections I felt Five point Someone had with 2 states.CONNECTION BETWEEN CHETAN BHAGAT’S FIVE POINT SOMEONE AND 2 STATES. Whether the Character of Hari and Krish are same? Is five point someone is a prequel to 2 states?
Some people( err…writers) might hate Chetan because of the fame and popularity he gained due to his easy storytelling even in Bollywood as his books have inspired major blockbuster movies but the very fact that he sells makes him more successful than any other Indian author. The way he clicks with us readers and clearly tells us about what his characters are thinking is just super. When I read Five Point Someone and then 2 States I realized that these two were connected in more than a few ways. Although, these 2 stories were not released as Prequel-Sequel stories, but we hardcore fans of Bhagat’s storytelling can figure out that the character of Krish from 2 States is somewhat a reincarnate of Hari from Five Point Someone or the story of the former started a few years after the latter ended.
CONNECTION BETWEEN CHETAN BHAGAT’S FIVE POINT SOMEONE AND 2 STATE
- Krish and Hari both got their degree from IIT Delhi. However Krish from their went on to IIMA Ahemdabad but Hari got a job from his college only.
- During his first night of study with Ananya, Krish tells her that he wasted enough of his initial years at IIT. Hari too was not good at his college due to his friends Ryan and Alok. He was a five pointer.
- When Alok attempts a suicide due to a disciplinary action on them and when Ryan and Hari take him to the hospital, Hari tells Ryan that if Alok survives he will write a book about the three of them and their crazy days at their college. Krish from 2 States too talks about a dream about becoming an author.
- Krish tells Ananya that he had a girlfriend at IIT who was a prof’s daughter but it ended. Hari to had befriended Neha who was Prof Cherian’s daughter. And the way Five Point someone ended with Neha and Hari in different cities it seemed like that their relationship had come to an end.
- Both Hari and Krish had a close call with their professors. Although, the professors let them have their degrees on time.
- Hari’s father is a retired army colonel. Krish’s father is too retired from the army.
- Both Hari and Krish don’t like to talk about their family. In Chapter terminator of Five Point someone, when Hari clearly gives us the picture about Ryan’s and Alok’s family,he does not tell us about his own family. In 2 States, Krish too likes to talk minimum about his family. According to Five Point someone, Hari is afraid of his father, which can be taken as that he obviously hates him. Krish too, though is not afraid of his father hates him.
Lets end this post here. I hope I continue in future.