The New York Times stated Author Chetan Bhagat as “the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history”. He is figuratively regarded as the author who made India read. Thanks to his extremely simple use of language and relatable plotline, masses found a voice which they could easily comprehend and get entertained by as readers. With the release of his first novel ‘Five Point Someone’, a story of three young IITians, Bhagat’s popularity as an author grew massively. His second novel ‘One Night @ the Call Center’ was again a bestseller. He is not just a bestselling author but also a columnist, screenwriter, television personality and a motivational speaker with several awards to his credit. CNN-IBN named him the ‘Indian of the Year in Entertainment’ 2015.
Although the author has faced some criticism for his simplistic writing style, one cannot deny the fact that copies of his books sell in millions. He understands the pulse of India’s masses. Chetan Bhagat has consistently delivered bestselling stories that have a connect with Indian readers. His writing style is simple, easy flowing and, he has a knack for making his stories engaging.
The author has a massive fan following. The young audience admires him for relatable storylines and characters. His books have been published in several Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Malayalam. His work has been adapted into screenplays for top Bollywood movies including Kick, Kai Po Che! and 2 States. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for the movie Kai Po Che! For all those Chetan Bhagat fans who want to keep their literary pulse ticking, the wait will soon be over when Bhagat releases his next masterpiece in May 2018!
Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling books:
- Five Point Someone (2004)
- One Night @ the Call Center (2005)
- The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008)
- 2 States (2009)
- Revolution 2020 (2011)
- Make India Awesome (2012)
- Half Girlfriend (2014)
- What young India Wants (2015)
- One Indian Girl (2016)