Some stories are good to read and are best sellers too but cinema is a different medium altogether. And adapting a film story from such a book is a challenging job, because there the responsibility comes to make the film as good as the book itself.
With this movie, the writer Chetan Bhagat marks his onset in Bollywood. He has written the screenplay for the movie. To make the story suit the Bollywood style, he has made some changes within the original story.
Varun is in love with Esha but she is more focused towards her career. Radhika is constantly receiving ends from her mother-in-law and above that; her husband is having an extra marital affair. Military uncle is a grandfather who is barred from interacting with his grandson.
These call center agent see their world crumbling around them and finally there is a call from god.
Talking of actors, Sharman and Sohail are the pick of the lot. Sharman stands tall even in a tacky script like this, while Sohail is gradually getting into the groove. Amrita, Isha and Gul are okay. Arbaaz Khan is hardly there. Sharat Saxena is wasted. Dalip Tahil is unintentionally funny. Suresh Menon is unbearable.
Talking of actors, Sharman and Sohail are the major highlights of the film. Sharman has done a good job with his role; Sohail is gradually coming up as a good actor. Amrita, Eesha and Gul are fine. Arbaaz Khan has nothing much to play, he has just been a part of the movie as he stated in one of his interview. Rest of the cast Sharat Saxena, Dalip Tahil and Suresh Menon are just fine.
Overall, the movie is a past time and a one time watch especially for those who have not been that fortunate to read the book.