Please forward this error screen to md-in-50. What not to do at IIT! Five Point Someone-What not to do at IIT. The book sold more than a million download pdf of five point someone worldwide.
The book is narrated by Hari, with some small passages by his friends Ryan and Alok, as well as a letter by Hari’s girlfriend Neha Cherian. Hari’s fling with Neha who just happens to be the daughter of Prof. It takes some dark turns every now and then, especially when it comes to the families of the protagonists. Most of the action, however, takes place inside the campus as the boys, led by the ever creative Ryan, frequently lamenting how the internationally lauded IIT system has stifled their creativity by forcing them to value grades more than anything else. Uninspiring teaching and numerous assignments add to their woes, though the boys do find a sympathizer in Prof. Hari Kumar is the narrator of the story.
While he talks about others a lot he doesn’t really talk about himself. Hari lacks confidence and is very bad at vivas. He is dating Neha Cherian, daughter of Professor Cherian. He isn’t very attractive and is a ‘loser’ like Alok. He cares a lot for his friends and claims not to love his parents, even though he hints he misses them every now and then. He is a ‘cry baby’, fat and a loser as claimed by his friend Ryan. In the start of the story he dislikes Ryan as he is always having fun and not studying but, after he comes back after breaking friendship with Ryan and Hari, his perspective about Ryan changes.
It set a record by being purchased by 30,000 people in one month, and has gone on to become a top seller in Hindi. Despite its commercial success, the book was universally panned by contemporary book critics in India, with some calling it ‘ fast food literature’ . Many discarded it as ‘Bollywood on paper’ referring to its over the top nature. The names of the characters and their attributes were changed. Also, both the films were not full adaptations of the books, as many of the scenes from the book, including the climax, were changed in the films.