Title: Revolution 2020
Author: Chetan Bhagat
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
Publication Date: January 1, 2014
My Rating : 3⭐
I picked Revolution 2020 under by #BookReadChallenge2018 Prompt – A book you think you won’t like. The reason being that I don’t really like Chetan Bhagat’s novel because it involves too much drama and extreme emotions. Well, I wasn’t disappointed by my choice of book for the prompt.
Gopal, Aarti and Raghav are all childhood best friends.
Gopal is a bright student but couldn’t make it up to an engineering college. His only ambition in his life is to earn money and get Aarti to love him.
Aarti hails from a political background and wants to be an air hostess. She thinks of Gopal only as a ‘friend’.
Raghav is a revolutionary person. He wants to bring a change in the society. He gives up a lucrative offer from Infosys to work as a Journalist.
When Gopal had left Varanasi to study for JEE and AIEEE exams, a bond between Raghav and Aarti grew stronger.
The story focuses on India’s education system and corrupt politics.
Although the theme is good the entire storyline focused on the love triangle of the friends rather than the revolution.
Character Development is not good. Their emotions or the reason for taking a particular action is not executed properly.
It seemed quite predictable. Although my book had a few pages missing (printing error) I didn’t find the need to search for what was on those pages.
If you are a Chetan Bhagat fan then you might like this book. If not I would suggest you wait for it to turn into a Bollywood movie.