CHETAN BHAGAT @)@)
When I searched for the meaning of the word PLAGIARISM, THIS IS WHAT I GOT:-
The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work, as by not crediting the author:
What made me to look for the exact meaning of this word is: I just finished reading the latest novel by CHETAN BHAGAT, REVOLUTION 2020.
He would have acknowledged at least 100s of Bollywood’s scriptwriters for dishing out this book. So many plots directly from the movies we have seen and grown. Remember, Muqadar ka sikander and lots and lots of other.
Why I am suggesting such a meaningless insignificant thing (we are a nation thriving on pirated software). The only reason being; Chetan made a lot of hue and cry about 3 idiots, the movie. And my first reaction after watching the movie was; a better movie than the novel after a long long time. And PLAGIARISM or a remix is my first reaction after reading REVOLUTION @)@). I have not changed the name of the book, just pressed the shift key while typing 2020!!!! I think you got it.
I may be totally wrong too, because a REMIX is not considered a copied product. And at best this book can be called a remix. The word original cannot go with it, which I am sure. The use of any other word completely depends on the reader.
Recently, Chetan had some very hard feelings against Infosys man Narayanmurthy too. The debate was on “standards”. Bhagatji, 2020 does not reflect standard at all. The standard of a TEST match or even a 50 50 one day match is not expected in 20 20 but the cricket remains cricket in 20 20. You cannot play football in a cricket match. In the name of changing the format, you cannot replace the game. An original novel is a novel and it should not be a remix script for a forthcoming Hindi movie. Decide before you pen down, are you going to write a novel or a narration for a Hindi movie. Revolution is a big word, and 2020 can entertain not bring in revolution.