'Kai Po Che!' is as good as '3 Idiots': Chetan Bhagat

Added by harini on Feb 19, 2013

Author Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘The Three Mistakes of My Life’ has been adapted on big screen as ‘Kai Po Che!’ by Abhishek Kapoor.

The author whose book ‘Five Point Someone’ was the inspiration behind the hit movie ‘3 Idiots’ admits that comparisons between the movie adaptations of both his works is inevitable.

“That (comparisons) will happen. (The film) '3 Idiots' was also made (based) on a book... But if you watch ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Kai Po Che!’ together, you will not feel that one is lower than the other. Both are equal. I would say ‘Kai Po Che!’ has been made as well as ‘3 Idiots’," Chetan Bhagat said in an interview to IANS.

The author, who attended the world premier of the movie recently at the Berlin International Film Festival, is highly impressed with the movie.

“I am more than satisfied, I am very happy. Forget Indians, you can show it to anyone, it is of such high standards. It really touches you, very emotional and there would be hardly anyone who would not be touched by the film,” said Chetan Bhagat.

Chetan Bhagat also added that even though Europeans don’t know the Indian culture they appreciated and loved the movie. He hopes that the Indian audience receives the movie the same way.

“Even European audiences, who don't know about Gujarat or India, Hindu religion or Muslims, they were so moved by it and that too watching it with subtitles. I think it is going to be something else here,” he concluded.

The movie that stars debutant actors Sushant Singh, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh is about friendship, male bonding, dreams, and aspirations and how they struggle to realize their goals while facing several roadblocks including their own mistakes.

The movie will release on February 22.

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