October 14, 2011

Revolution 2020- A short review

Well, it's a story of two friends falling for the same girl. One guy is passionate about bringing about revolution through his writing, and the other guy-the hero,being out of choice gets caught up in setting up a College business. He albeit himself clean, but the money for the college is funded by an MLA who is corrupt. The girl keeps changing sides until finally deliberately given away by by the hero to his fellow competitor friend. Apparently he gets a change of heart, feels guilty and thinks he doesn't deserve the girl.

Anyway the story is a nice one but since it has sad ending, so it disappoints a bit in the end (In the end the hero deliberately sacrifices his love for another supporting role hero, which most reader would dislike). Otherwise, apart from that, it's very nice. It has been given modern touch by including online chat conversations and a few more similar things. And as always, Chetan Bhagat has put a few very good one-liners, some witty and some thoughtful ones. All in all, a detailed love triangle having all the needed masaala(a few steamy scenes too), and also enlightening how girls can switch between guys so easily and so frequently. If the last 30 pages had been of my choice-i.e. the hero getting the much deserved gal, then I would have given it a 8/10 rating. But this way, I would give it 6/10. But still, it was far better than his "3mistakesOfMyLife" and "1Night@callCentre". I am sure he could have easily written a bit better,just brought sm different twist in story in the end making the ending a happy one. I don't know why he preferred a sad ending :/

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Now here goes a composition of all the witty, hilarious, interesting and thoughtful one-liners from the novel, that I liked big way-

☞ Love makes us do stupid things.

☞ Love, officially, is nothing but a bitch. (Page 73)

☞ (#Bansal) Students and teachers strode about in a purposeful manner as if they were going to launch satellites in space. (Page 59)

☞ Why does girls give confusing signals? (Page 44)

☞ Happens. We are losers. We don't get things easily. Marks,ranks,girls- nothing is easy for us. (Page 79)

☞ Sometimes the only way to get rid of an unpleasant feeling is to replace it with another unpleasant feeling. (Page 80)

☞ Of course you could be one of those naturally talented students who never have to study much. But most of us are not,courtesy our parents' mediocre genes. Ironically, these same same parents who donated these dumb genes take the longest time to understand that their child is not Einstein's clone. (Page 82)

☞ I wanted to tell her she hadn't spoken to me for three months. However girl gets extremely upset if you give them evidence contrary to their belief. (Page 85)

☞ She gave me an understanding nod. But she could never understand that losers, even if they do not have a brain, have a heart. (Page 102)

☞ When you screw up someone's life, the least you can do is leave the person alone. (Page 105)

☞ It's amazing to be in love (but) only when the other person loves you back. (Page 151)

☞ Life is a bitch when the only women you can think of belongs to someone else. (Page 159)

☞ I didn't know what to say to that. Girls can come up with the simplest of message that have the most complex meanings. (Page 208)

☞ Girls are contradictory. They will say they like communication, but on certain topics they clam up. If they like you, they would prefer you sense it rather than make them say it. (Page 228)

☞ Girls don't like to discuss intimate moments,especially if you probe them. However, they also get upset if you don't refer to the moments at all.
(Page 251)

Hope you liked the post :)


  1. Thanks Man....I really needed it :)

  2. You know, not every story 'should' have a happy ending. I know, we are so used to it, but still. Accept a change.

  3. @Anonymous: Yes true, but the way story was moving, that kind of ending was quite unexpected. Also the actor started acting quite out-of character in the last 50 pages. The change of heart was shown to have taken place quite suddenly, a bit unconvincingly..... the novel could have far better ending. My view is that the last 50 pages just spoiled all the fun.

  4. Yeah, I agree on that part. He should have gone with some other better situation to show his change in heart. A person does not change his heart suddenly, especially for someone he loves sooo much. I found the ending nice, but reason foe change was weak.

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  6. The story flow was very neat and tidy.The character Raghav was very impressive, his care towards society was awesome. Even it makes us guilty for not being like him. The sacrificing tendency of our hero Gopal is a thing to be appreciated. Not all the human beings do that. Totally, a well worthy book to be read. Chetan rocks again!!

    1. Thanks Rahul for your views, but I found the ending a bit unsuitable. Just in last 50 pages he brought a dramatic character change in Hero, which was what a bit difficult to digest. But rest was fine. Thanks for making a visit to my blog. Keep coming back!! :) :)

  7. Revolutin2020...why Chetan why???
    You were going excellent but why you loose your grip in the end ..it was like you wrote last part of story hurriedly!!! Novel was exactly hitting strides of readers but ending made a blast of disappointment. Please its a request to him to come up with part 2 of Revolution 2020 or Revolutionized India!! Readers would appreciate it with warm heart!!

    1. hahaha Yes, surly it could have been made much better. His novels are slowly losing their charm.. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting Neha :)