Friday, 14 October 2011 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

REVOLUTION 2020 by CHETAN BHAGAT !!!


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              At last, I finished reading Mr. Chetan Bhagat's Revolution 2020. Being his fan, I have read his last four books with quite interest and passion. There's nothing which can touch Five Point Someone. Reading it, many youth started scripting a book and they are successful writers today but still, no one has been able to write a better story than Five Point Someone. After that, CB's One Night @ The Call Center came in the market and people rejected its climax. His 3rd book- The Three Mistakes Of My Life was quite interesting and he wrote it with wit and knowledge. It was not just a fiction book but it gave a true image how people think about rival religion in small village and how some chaps from village can dream big and make it turn true. Then came his 2 STATES which brought Chetan Bhagat back in form and people started loving him again. 2 STATES was loved by almost every age group audience and CB got a new group of fans. Chetan Bhagat almost became star with 3 Idiots release and 2 STATES success. He released his latest venture- Revolution 2020 on 7th October this year and 5,00,000 copies are already been sold. Congratulations, CB.


             Coming to Revolution 2020, CB promoted it as a Love Story rather than a story about Corruption and Ambition. yes, they are the subheading of the book but still, he focused much on the Love Story while promotion rather than the other two topics. So, let me talk about the Love Story first. Its about Gopal who is in love with his childhood friend- Arti. Arti sees him just as a friend. Like any other girl. :-) Gopal goes to Kota for his IIT preparation as he fails once. In the absence of her best friend Gopal, Arti falls in love with Raghav. Raghav got admitted passed JEE exam the time Gopal failed in it. Gopal started feeling inferiority complex because of Raghav and he became jealous of him. From here, the story takes lots of twist and turn. For that, pick up the book. Coming to the corruption, it is shown quite nicely as Gopal chooses the way to meet his ambition of being very rich. Raghav is shown as ambitious person for bringing Revolution in India. Gopal keeps playing game with him as he always wanted to fail him but he couldn't do it in school days.


              Giving up my review, I am sad to say that I didn't found Revolution 2020 any special. it is just another book for me. Yes, the CB readers who have only read CB will like it because they haven't seen other talents of India. I have found better story than R2020 in other books. When you attempt Fiction, it should be at the level where the reader starts jumping while reading the book. Five Point Someone had that effect but R2020 lacks. The love story is also boring because you never find anything cool happening except Gopal trying for Arti and Arti ignoring him for Raghav. Yes, the story takes turn after 180 page and this is when you start loving it. Coming to the Corruption part, CB started it quite nicely but he didn't show a way to deal with it or any kind of exposure to what really is happening in real India. Ambition part is the best part of the book where Gopal is shown striving to pass in his JEE tests but fails every time while Raghav does it. Then, Gopal become ambitious for being rich while Raghav becomes ambitious for bringing revolution in the country. 


              R2020 is good in parts but talking on the whole, it is not something special which I would recommend everyone to read. I don't know how some people are rating it as the best by Chetan Bhagat but I would still go for his 1st and 4th book. After seeing CB growing in last 2 years, you expect something larger-than-book from his book but it turned out to be just-another-fictional-attempt. I also felt the lack of sense of humour where Chetan Bhagat is the master. The book doesn't make you laugh out loudly like his other books does. Hence, I didn't found any kind of Chetan Bhagat effect in the book. And, the title of the book is shown as the failure which pisses one off at the end. The one who is corrupted still remains rich in the end. The one who tries to bring Revolution is forced to shut up and sit. Is this what you expect from a book which is named "Revolution 2020" and written by India's most successful author. Sorry to all the CB's fans for breaking your heart. I am also one of them and thus I can't talk good about him even when he hasn't done anything good to be spoken about. I will rate this book 3 out of 5. 


              Thanks. Now waiting for the 6th book. :-) 


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rAHUL tIWARI said...

really bhai Chetan never touched the level of five point someone...and he is best whn he writes his real story.......imaginatives are not that kool. i guessed your yhis blog today and i was right. meanwhile m among biggest fans of him but he even never wrote a book which can stand against A White Tiger. hope for the best in future. as far as blog id concerned you rocked again coz pointing out the truth but was not in flow like ever good night dont sleep siting

Harman said...

ohkkkk
Got it....May be ..all the books are not master pieces..dont underestimate an Author or start judging a person.. anything can go wrong any-time..
Followers or fan should s ..see over all rating till now ..not jus one!
:)

ViJ@Y said...

being an ardent follower of Chetan bhagat, I have loved to read his each book. I am on verge of finishing R2020. A little dissapointed. It's passing a message but It could be far better.
If someone is saying that this is the best book written by Chetan then the person is exagerrating.
5.Someone & 2States are his best book what I feel.
That's all.

piyush1993 said...

sad reading ur review of revolution 2020.....bt let me read it too!!1

Mihir Raj said...

Abhilash.. your blogs are just superb. well balanced and fluent. loved reading you. read many blogs of yours and already i have said you are among best whom i ever read :) keep it up

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks Rahul and Im happy that u liked the review. When Chetsn Bhagt's fan says that my review for his book is true, I feel good that I have done d right work. Thanks.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

When have I said that Im underestimating him bcoz of this book. I am saying that Im little disappointed that at this level, I didnt wanted him to commit mistake.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Vijay, Even I feel the same.. But I would add The Three Mistakes of my Life in the list too.. That book was no less according to me.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Piyush, never miss something by reading reviews of other. Read it yourself.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Mihir sir, I am happy that a published author like you have liked my work. The great people like you have motivated me a lot and hence I have pushed myself to make more efforts and improve myself. Otherwise I was too worst in the beginning and I do feel that there's some room for improvement even today. Hope Ill be perfect one day.

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AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks simcards.

nikhimenon said...

yu are absolutely right.cb s best buk till date s fps.dint like one night at all.3 mistakes was okay while 2 states was some what readable.havent read revoln yet.but from the few reviews that i have read already,i believe ts a mediocre attempt by CB

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes sir.. this is mediocre attempt.

rajkumar ghiya said...

one of the best book of c.b...truely amazing story..c.b represntd gopal character very well that how he become hero from a loser..end of the story was so suprising that in which gopal describe about his sacrifice for the rest of two charcter..none of protion of the story was boring or slow ...gopal's life in kota was also intresting..overalll a great work from c.b

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks for the review, Rajkumar ghiya sir. :-)

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