- Book Review:Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat
- Its all a matter of attitude-Justine Herald
This New Year 2012 I had resolved that I will read one book a week and write about it in my personal blog. Here comes the first one in the series.
I came across 2020 for the first time when I saw the Vision 2020 book by Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Ever since I have been keeping this date as a mental target for my career achievements. So the title Revolution 2020 caught my fancy very fast. I pre-ordered the book before its relase on Flipkart website.
The book is a lethal cocktail of love,corruption,ambition that every ones life has a strand passing.
Chetan Bhagat has the knack of portraying characters which touch a chord in everyone’s hearts. We can all find a part of our selves in his characters.
Gopal the protagonist of the Story is a Varanasi boy who represents the average lower middle class. Belongs to the majority who don’t get to win the IIT rat race and finds himself supported by an MLA to become a College owner when he is supposed to be a student.His friend Raghav makes it into the lucky and ostensibly superior minority.
To add twist in the cocktail Gopal’s childhood friend Aarthi who is close to Raghav also completes a triangle love story. Gopal, Raghav and Aarthi feel eerily familiar. Chetan makes us like the MLA character also who despite being corrupt earns a place in our hearts.
What happens is a tri-series tug of war between love,corruption and ambition. Each one gets a chance to win in the story but what ultimaltely wins make the Revolution 2020 possible.
I didn’t know that semi fiction novels can make one feel enlightened. Chetan Bhagat did it.