Bollywood star Irrfan Khan launched bureaucrat Vipul Mittra’s second book The Dream Chasers on Thursday at PVR Select City Walk, Delhi. This book follows the publication of Mittra’s first novel Pyramid of Virgin Dreams which has been well received and has attained critical acclaim across the country.
The Dream Chasers is a story about a group of six friends pursuing their MBA and the compromises they have to make when they eventually come in terms with their priorities in life. The book explores the dreams of each one in the gang as they breeze through their semesters and continue with their internships and finally look for job placements.
The book is a light hearted, coming-of-age novel that captures the follies of youth and plays on the inherent naiveté and rib-tickling escapades of six young lives. It also reflects on the aspirations and emotional travails of a progressive young India that seeks to break its mould in pursuit of its dreams. The narrative adopts a refreshing and unpretentious approach to story-telling, so that it appeals to audience of all age groups.
Vipul Mittra, an IAS officer has worked on various assignments as member of the IAS for both State and Central Government. His satirical and unabashedly witty style of writing is rooted in everyday life and holds universal appeal.
The Dream Catchers was launched by Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai in a starry launch. The book joins a host of other campus novels made famous by the likes of Chetan Bhagat with his first Five Point Someone; which also got made into a movie - 3 Idiots. The trope gained a lot of popularity with over the years with writers penning experiences of management, engineering and medical colleges from across the country.