Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat ... A Reader's Review

Well, as the title may suggest I am going to write about chetan bhagat's new book Revolution 2020.. The name itself looks quite serious and so is the book.. The fun & the humor quotient that we generally find in Chetan's books, is missing from here. The story can be looked upon in three parts.. (1) Poor guy who wants to get rich.. (2) Guy in love with a girl who thinks they are just friends.. (3) A guy trying to remove corruption from the system..

Well not to mention Chetan has again put IIT pressure on students thing here n he made us realize how low society thinks of the colleges we all studied in.. :)

Throughout his narration the only college that kept on coming in my mind was LPU but I really don't know why. May be because of the way it had expanded in last few years..!! From an Engineering College to University providing all sort of Degrees.

Once again Chetan has used his old masala trick of depicting each movement of love making scenes between main characters.. It's more like Indian film makers trying to add an item song in each of their movie. Whether or not it is required.

The stories were quite old.. They made me think of 90s movies.. In some of the scenes it appeared as if the two male characters are Amitabh Bachhan & Shashi Kapoor of Deewar.. One proud of the money & fame he achieved and the other Can go to any extent to do right thing in life.. As usual the girl was depicted as the most beautiful girl in the town. She has this typical girly character who knew what is the line between being Just Friends & in a relationship. We guys could never figure this out. She was like girls who may say that they love you at one moment and at other moment they may say that they used love word as friends.. These are the most dangerous type of girls as they will not let the guy go away from them but at same time will not allow to come close to them, unless they have no other option..

For most of part the book is depressing and frankly speaking I didn't like it.. I was a Chetan Bhagat fan but he kinda ditched public by involving himself in the fake drama created by him & Others during 3-Idiots release. He tried same thing by making unnecessary remarks on Mr. Narayan Murthy. He should concentrate more on story and books will sell themselves..
My rating for this book is 2 out of 5.