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WILL THEY MAKE THE GRADE? From “Five Point Someone”
WILL THEY MAKE THE GRADE? From “Five Point Someone”

Evam presents “Five Point Someone” on July 22 at The Music Academy

An adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller “Five Point Someone” will be staged on July 22, 7.15 p.m. at The Music Academy. This Madras Players’ production has been adapted and directed by Nikhila Kesavan. Tickets are priced at Rs. 100, Rs. 250 and Rs. 500. To block tickets visit www.evam.in or call 98402 22363 or 98406 12333. Tickets are also available for sale at Landmark and at the venue on the day of the show. Royal Sundaram and Airtel in association with Evam present the play.

The cast includes Sarvesh Sridhar, Vidyuth S, Abihijit Mohanty, Praveen Bharadwaj, Uttara Krishnadas, Anshumani Rudra, PC Ramakrishna, Shankar Sundaram and TT Srinath. The crew includes Rohini A, Kedar, Aditi Prakash, Krishna S and Vijay Saravanan. The lights are by Amit Singh and the sound by Vijay Karthik.

The play is about three friends in IIT who are unable to cope. Three hostel mates Alok, Hari and Ryan get off to a bad start in IIT. They mess up a quiz. And while they try to make amends, things only get worse. It takes them a while to realise that if you try to mess with the IIT system, it only backfires on you. Before they know it, they are in the lowest echelons of IIT society. They have a five-point-something GPA out of ten, ranking near the end of their class. This GPA is a tattoo that will remain with them and come in the way of anything else that matters – their friendship, their future and their love life. While the world expects IITians to conquer it, these three IITians are struggling to survive.

Will they make it? Do underperformers have a right to live? Can they show they are not just five-point-somebody but a five-point-someone?

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