Chetan Bhagat has come up with a new one, this time it is not based on his college days or his marriage but is inspired from his national tour that took him across various cities in India, visiting various educational institutions. Revolution 2020 is about, as the author pitches it, is on 'Love, Ambition and Corruption'. The book revolves around three childhood friends based in Varanasi and on how they choose to live their life and its repercussions.
There is a love triangle between Gopal, Raghav and Aarti. Gopal, who believes life wrings its way with you, to make you bend and you can choose to deal with it in any way you want, to be successful, regardless of ethical or moral transgression. Raghav, on the other hand feels the pain of the collective as he chooses to live a life of high morals and decides to bring to book those who compromise the sovereignty of an institution, the state and the country at large for mere money which is built on blood. Aarti on the other hand is a desirable girl who is always beaming with liveliness, she becomes the object of desire of both the friends and how their story unfolds is where the drama in story telling lies.
Chetan Bhagat who has come out with a book after 2 years, has already send the cash registers ringing as the book holds the record for most pre-ordered online book in India. Hold your guns though, is the hype worth it? No, welcome to the age of marketing, wherein a clever marketing strategy supersedes the quality of the content of a book. As big as the name sounds, the story ironically is a love story brewing in the not so metropolitan city of Varanasi. The author uses the current mood of anti-corruption sentiment to put forth his story that reverberates along a similar theme, though well within limits.
Chetan is not a writer that is looking to cause a revolution himself, although with a fan following like that he can shake a few minds if he wishes to. But at least, as of now he is contended with writing about love stories, aspirations and other mundane shades of popular art-culture. Revolution 2020 throws at you some clichéthat you see coming all along. The hardened-by-life story of Gopal, the outlaw, who drools for success as the alpha and omega in life is straight out of a Bollywood script but hey, aren't we discussing Chetan Bhagat's book here. The book flags the cause of the angst of the middle-class as it deals with corrupt education system in good detail, something that you can relate to.
Chetan fans are going to devour this book as if there would be no tomorrow. The author refuses to take an outright political stand in the book as he steers clear of being another anti-corruption ranter. Revolution 2020 does take a stand on the effects of a corrupt system on the quality of life in general without actually being preachy.
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