Well, finally got a late night's shows ticket to 3idiots last friday and since then have been trying to post this. There has been a lot of "song-and-dance" - pardon the bad pun- about how Chetan Bhagat got screwed by Aamir and Gang! Screwed? My Ass!
I have read the book and I have seen the movie. .AND. I am a huge fan of Chetan Bhagat for Making Indian Writing in English less about Elephants and Snake Charmers and more about the BPO Guy.
The Book borrows a semblance of a plot from the Novel (as it should as they brought the rights) but then, its a normal College Story like so many of them, which may or may not have got written!
And Poor Ol' Chetan Bhagat...not so poor after all. The reasonably good 5.someone,the horrendous 3mistakesofmylife and the delightful 2states are all doing brisk business, thanks to all the controversy.
Having said that; I think it's in bad taste to deny him proper credit.