Chetan Bhagat, once mechanical engineer and a banker by profession, kicked off his writing career more than a decade ago in 2004 with the release of Five Point Someone, the first book written by Chetan. Five Point Someone is about three friends – Hari, Ryan & Alok- and their life at the top engineering college – IIT. The story has fun and memorable moments with a closely intact underlying theme of satire on the education system and how students survive in the competitive environment.
The thing that made Five Point Someone more special is that the much-loved Hindi film 3 Idiots starring Amir Khan was based on this novel by Chetan Bhagat. No doubt this movie labeled Chetan Bhagat a star author overnight.