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After the success of Five point someone, Chetan Bhagat’s second venture, One Night @ the Call Centre is a 289 pager. A tale of six people working in a call centre called “Connexions” located in Gurgaon. The characters are Shyam, Varun, Esha, Priyanka, Radhika and a Military Uncle. It’s a story of their pain, sorrows, ambitions, love life, personal trauma and the happiness they share together.
One Night @ The Call Center revolves around six people, three men and three female to be precise, working in the same group in a call center. Though distinctly different in all aspects there was something which bound these folks together – their messed up lives. The plot is unique with the God Element. However immature the thought is yet it has attracted viewers by providing them a unique way for the redressal of their grievances. The inter-twining lives of these people are analysed by the author and presented in a urban setting of the new emerging global India found in most metro cities. This time again, Bhagat is clever enough to tap audiences and thereby making the book a marketable success.
A read which I again is NOT meant for the reader but one who is travelling on a metro ride from NOIDA City Centre to HUDA City Centre, after work in the comfort of the cool air in the metro. The language is simple, contains witty remarks on relationships and urban culture, mentioning vernacular words to increase the readability factor in the book. Most Bhagat novels are audience centric and not literary centric. One Night @ Call centre passes the litmus test too.
Overall Rating: 8/10
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