Monday, 1 October 2012

Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat: Book Review

Book: Revolution 2020
Author: Chetan Bhagat






Binding: Paperback
Published: 2011
Publisher: Rupa ad Co
Pages: 296
Language: English

The latest novel of Chetan Bhagat has collected mixed reactions from the readers. The story is based on a love triangle and the thriving corruption in the education sector, where the education system has become a mere business and a source for money making. Especially in the fields of high profile exams and trainings for example, IIT, CAT, JEE, etc. The essential elements of Chetan Bhagat’s novels are present yet again in this novel. The protagonists are young and either from IIT or IIM. 

The present novel begins with Chetan Bhagat’s visit to GangaTech College at Varanasi for a discourse, where he meets the main protagonist of the story Gopal, who gets drunk and unveils his heart out to him, which becomes the central plot of the book.
This is the story of three friends, Gopal, Raghav and Aarti. Gopal is from a poor family, Raghav from middle class, whereas Aarti belongs to an affluent family background. Gopal has been struggling all through his life for every single thing because of his poverty. He has struggled for his love to living a decent life, all by himself. Raghav on the contrary has been portrayed as a strong character who stands up against the immoral activities in the society and the education system. Aarti is a rich and beautiful girl with a very charming smile and a very good lifestyle. Their childhood friendship takes the shape of a love triangle, where Gopal loves Aarti and she loves Raghav.
Then comes the climax of the story when Gopal decides to prove to Aarti that he is better than Raghav, and in the process he plans to seek revenge from him and in the due course he walks into the path of corruption and malpractice to become rich. He starts his own college and provides coaching classes to the IIT students. He guides the students in his own way and in the process makes money without actually caring for the students. Raghav, on the other hand, acts as an ethical and morally right person, who is against the wrong doing and corruption.
Even though the book was somewhat predictable and a whole lot clichéd, the climax is good and worth reading. This book is a simple read and the flow of the language is easy. Overall, the story is nice and as Chetan Bhagat has already made his way into the hearts of the young generation, this book is also destined to be a hit amongst the youngsters. 

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