Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat, Finished reading on 6th December 2013
“Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys. One wanted to use his intelligence to make money. One wanted to use his intelligence to make money. One wanted to use his intelligence to start a revolution. The problem was, they both loved the same girl. Welcome to Revolution 2020. A story about childhood friends Gopal, Raghav and Aarti who struggle to find success, love and happiness in Varanasi. However, it is not easy to attain these in an unfair society that rewards the corrupt. As Gopal gives in to the system, and Raghav fights it, who will win?”
I like reading Chetan Bhagat. I always regarded his novels as stress buster category except for Three mistakes of my life. It was of a different stature. Well this one too belongs to that category. I loved the story. Set in the backdrop of Varanasi and its beautiful diya’s Revolution 2020 slowly unwraps the story of three friends whose relationships are tested against the sands of time. I loved all the characters be it black white or grey.
The only glitch with the book was, I did not like the title. I feel it does not suit the story at all. The title make the book seem like a narrative of a ground breaking change in India or something. Far from that its such a touching fiction which stands apart for the nice way of story telling. Author could have chosen a better suiting name. Well its his prerogative. He may have his own reasons for the title. Anyway it did not make the story less enjoyable even a bit. So I am going with a 4.5 for it. Would love to read more from the author.
This turns out to be my last book in 2013.