Revolution 2020 Book Review

It is story of three childhood friends: Gopal, Raghav and Aarti. The story is set-uo in the holy city of Varanasi. The trio study in the same class and Gopal loves Aarti from the school days. Gopal comes from a middle-class background. Raghav is from a well to do family, where as Aarti comes from a bureaucratic and political family. They have ambitions of their own. Gopal wants to be rich, Raghav want to change the world and Aarti wants to be an Air-Hostess.

After His failure in getting through AIEEE and JEE exams, Gopal is forced by his       father to repeat the exams next year. Raghav gets a good rank and joins the top college. Aarti falls in love with Raghav.

After failing in cracking the exam next year too Gopal returns to Varanasi and chooses corruption to become a successful and rich person while Raghav tries to change the world with his revolutionary ideas.

The ending of the story is vague with certain twists and surprises which Bollywood family dramas often offer. The book has all the qualities to a bollywood movie.

The revolution part should have been handled in more detail instead of the triangular love story. Chetan Bhagat fails to recreate the magic of his best seller debut novel, Five point someone. It is a good book but not revolutionary one. It is regular triangular love story sprinkled with corruption in India. The book even misses the witty observation for which Chetan Bhagat is known for. The language of the book is simple but at some points degenerated in to clipped ucollogues.

Although, Bhagat’s reflection on coaching system description of job fair highlights the inherent corruption rooted in India’s education system and commercialization of education yet, the book racks the street smart style Bhagat is known for.

The book is a light fiction and it will not pamper your literacy senses if you like reading books. May be it written for some Bollywood masala movie script.

It is story of three childhood friends: Gopal, Raghav and Aarti. The story is set-uo in the holy city of Varanasi. The trio study in the same class and Gopal loves Aarti from the school days. Gopal comes from a middle-class background. Raghav is from a well to do family, where as Aarti comes from a bureaucratic and political family. They have ambitions of their own. Gopal wants to be rich, Raghav want to change the world and Aarti wants to be an Air-Hostess.