This weekend was quite boring for me as I was alone at my room and had very few choices left to explore. I vacillated whether to watch a movie but again watching movie alone was not a good deal. Hence I decided to read the novel “IF GOD WAS BANKER” which is written by Ravi Subramanyam an alumnus from IIM Bangalore. The novel is based on life style of bankers and narrates the story of three ambitious youths from IIM who decide to join one of the largest banks of the world. But as they come from different family backgrounds, they have different levels of ethics and benevolence. The two of them Swami and Kalpana are hardworking and honest but the other guy Sundeep is a firm believer of shortcuts in success. All three of them achieve incredible success in their careers but as it always happens, especially in typical Indian imagination, the person who had taken wrong way to achieve success lands in a predicament.
The book looked quite engrossing at the beginning where in it reminded the famous book “Five Point Someone” by Chetan Bhagat, but gradually the story becomes too banal and predictable. In the end it happened to be a copy of Madhur Bhandkar’s previous movies on different professions (modeling, begging, and prostitution). May be next time we can expect a movie from him where in the bankers will be shaking legs to the tune “Jalwa, ye Jalwa …”
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