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Revolution 2020

Revolution 2020



Revolution 2020 is a novel by Chetan bhagat. It’s one of the most popular novels of Chetan bhagat.

Revolution 2020 has a beautiful plot of a love triangle, it also depicts friendship, vicissitudes of emotions, betrayal and realization of misconducts.

The story primarily revolves around three friends, Gopal, Raghav and aarti.

Among these three friends, one was financially weak whereas the other two were rather prosperous. Nonetheless, they befriend this poor guy when they get to know about a tragedy faced by this guy in his early years.Revolution 2020

They all had big dreams in life to achieve. Although to materialize the dreams one friend cheats with the system and does corruption.

And in henceforth days as he gets rich, aarti gets closer to him and one night loses her virginity with him. But thereafter later on she realizes her mistake of getting intimate with a stranger after being already in a relationship.

Whereas Raghav was busy realizing Gopal about his substantial contribution to corrupting the system and makes him feel ugly about it.

Although by this time Raghav did not know whatsoever about the hidden relationship between aarti and Gopal. On the other hand, Gopal also realizes his couple of mistakes and was in extreme guilt.

Thereby Gopal to fix his mistakes illuminates himself as a pervert or rather a traitor in aarti’s eyes when he was really enjoying his life with aarti immensely.

Thereafter aarti feels cheated and finally gets married to Raghav. Whereas Gopal is still confused about something. Thereby he asks a final question from Chetan Bhagat.



                                         NARRATION OF THE PAST

Gopal once meets an accident and is rescued by Chetan bhagat before it gets worse. In the hospital, they befriend each other. And one day Gopal recites about his life asking a question to Chetan bhagat in the ending.

This is the time when Gopal is a student and striving against all the odds, he is facing due to being poor. Gopal lost his mother at a  very early age. He would live with his father who was a hardworking farmer.three good friends, one boy fails in love and gets rejected

Gopal’s father had a lot of expectations from him and thereby Gopal would also keep himself bounded in the discipline. Gopal understood his father’s expectations and wanted to fulfil them all.

Aarti and Raghav are good friends, They spend most of the time together in the class discussing the studies. Aarti deems him as a good friend and would love to have him around.

One day Gopal steals aarti’s tiffin box and meanwhile gets caught by the other classmates. When aarti gets to know about it, She gets extremely angry and retorts Gopal for his deeds.

Whereas Gopal thereafter defends himself by manifesting his wish of having a tasty breakfast for many days. As aarti listens to Gopal’s side, she melts down. And when she finally finds others talking about Gopal’s mother, she feels quite guilty and forgives him promptly.


Thereafter all three of them become good friends and also share some memorable times. Although meanwhile Gopal also proposes to aarti whereas she refuses saying to him that she only deems him as a good friend.

                                          CHASING DREAMS

They all had their own respective dreams to materialize. Aarti wanted to become an air hostess, Raghav a reporter and Gopal an engineer. Thereby all these three friends started preparing for JEE MAINS examination to accomplish their destinations.

Although Raghav succeeded in his very first attempt whereas aarti and Gopal could not make it happen. Gopal thereafter moved to Kota city to prepare for the examination properly.

Gopal feels hurt after seeing Raghav and Aarti together


After a year when the results declared, Gopal found himself again in the same place. Meanwhile, he also gets to know about Raghav and aarti’s secret affair which unquestionably made him angry a little bit.

                                                            THE TWIST

After few days Gopal again returned to Varanasi and found his father disappointed. As he spends some days there with his father. He also gets to know that his father had put all his savings into his coaching.

Gopal’s father was extremely upset with him. Now it had become a challenge for them to fulfil their daily basic needs. Now all they had was disputed the land.

Gopal used to be very tensed all the time and suddenly he gets to know about his father’s demise. This news completely broke him from the core but he also had to accept it and move on.

Gopal rejects an offer of two lakhs for his disputed land


Gopal got busy in the preparation of the funeral and meanwhile, this uncle comes to him. This uncle was an old friend of Gopal’s father. Uncle offers him 2 lakhs for the disputed land but Gopal refuses him. Uncle also tells him about the hefty debt of 3 lakhs which his father had already borrowed from his couple of acquaintances in an order to cajole him for the deal. But Gopal disagrees to deal with him.

After few days a friend of Gopal suggests Shukla Ji who was the MLA. Shukla Ji was also quite interested in Gopal’s disputed land. Thereby Shukla Ji makes a deal with Gopal accordingly to which he was going to construct a college in his land and in returns for that he was going to declare Gopal, The head of the college.

Gopal found it as a great opportunity and consequently he accepts it and joins Shukla Ji’s projection.

                                                                       THE BETRAYAL

As Gopal becomes the head of the college, his life completely changes. Now he was not concerned about fulfilling his daily needs moreover he was rather satisfied.

Gopal was getting financially strong and prosperous very fast and was very happy in his life. Whereas aarti was not allowed to move out of Varanasi to chase her dreams. Thereby she could not become what she wanted to. On the other hand, Raghav had become a journalist by this time.

When aarti gets to know about Gopal’s success, she feels very happy and congratulates him personally.

Gopal on the other hand was not happy with aarti due to her relationship with Raghav. Gopal still loved aarti immensely but would not confess to her due to the guilt of the last time of confession.

But Gopal wanted to convince aarti at any cost for their marriage. Thereby Gopal started spending more time with aarti, soon they started spending quality time with each others company.

Gopal invites aarti in his house and spends quality time with her


One day Gopal invites aarti into his mansion on the pretext of dinner. And they spend a whole night together meanwhile aarti and Gopal get close to each other and aarti loses her virginity.

Although the very next day aarti feels extremely bad about it because she was already in a relationship with Raghav. And she was not supposed to do what she did with Gopal.

                                                                                     THE REVENGE

All this time Raghav was busy doing his job. Meanwhile, he also publishes an interview in which he articulately illuminates how MLA and Gopal together did fraud with the system to grab the disputed land.

This interview spread all over the city. And consequently, as the MLA gets to know about this new hyped interview. he promptly gets attacked in Raghav’s office by his goons. Although it was not alone him who decided to do this, instead Gopal was also involved in this action.

Moreover, he also pressurizes the head of Raghav to fire him from the job, hence Raghav loses his job too. Raghav could not abide by what Gopal did to him. But yet he had not accepted vanquish, instead, Raghav kept working diligently to show the society, MLA and Raghav’s real face.

Finally, Raghav had enough shreds of evidence that could make the MLA lose his position, so as he did and MLA loses his position. Now the city had to be given a new MLA. Although there was only one contender in this race to be given this chance and he was aarti’s father. But he rebukes to accept this proposal of being MLA due to his personal concern about his age. Thereby public started expecting this from his daughter. Now it was the golden chance for aarti to accept this proposal and start a new happy life.

But aarti was also not sure about it. Thereby she gives clues to Gopal to grab this opportunity and marry her finally. Thereafter they also discuss it a couple of times.

                                                                                THE CONFRONTATION

Raghav on the other side was super angry and also pissed off from himself. All he wanted to do justice to his soul and illuminate those fraudulent activities made by Gopal in the past.A father complaining to Raghav about his son's sudden demise and Gopal hears him complaining from the back

Whereas Gopal was angry with Raghav due to his recent bold moves to destroy his happy life. Hereby finally Gopal decides to go to Raghav and warn him to stop. Gopal also wanted to degrade him by realizing his failures. He decided to tell him about his success and how he snatched his loving girlfriend from him.


As Gopal reaches Raghav’s house, he finds an old man sitting there. This old man had come to complain about the head of the college in which his son studied and died due to the consumption of contaminated water.

As Gopal listens to this old man’s complaint against him, he completely breaks down. He finds his poor father in this old man’s situation, who would always stand against injustice.

Gopal realizes his mistakes and wanted to mend them all on his own. He readily leaves from there ruefully, to fix his dirty deeds.

                                                                                        THE SACRIFICE

Gopal decided to lose everything that he achieved by frauding by his own consent. And thereby he plans a situation in which he shows some strange girls with him to aarti. So that she feels hurt and decides to break up with him, and thereafter it happens the same.

After a month Gopal receives Raghav and aarti’s wedding card but still, he is confused about something.

                                                                                     THE QUESTION

This was Gopal’s whole story that he recited to Chetan Bhagat. Thereafter he finally asks Chetan bhagat whether he was a good person or not.



REVOLUTION 2020:LOVE, CORRUPTION, AMBITION is a novel by Chetan bhagat published on 5th October 2011. It’s a fictional romantic novel, Rupa publications is the publisher of Revolution 2020 and have a total of 296 pages in its original copy. Revolution 2020 is a kind of novel which has a strong connection with society. It states how private coaching institutions of our country exploit ambitious students. Whereas the parents of our society impose their entire expectations on the students. Moreover, to create pressure on them, they even put all their savings regardless of thinking about student’s desire whatsoever.

Although at the end of the story, frauds have to pay dues for their deeds but not every time it happens in the real world. In the pretext of serving education to the students, Coaching institutions loot them most of the time.

Although again, It’s not the only veracity instead there is also another side of the coin which genuinely assists students to grow and materialize their dreams. But in Revolution 2020, only one side of the coin has been depicted.


review of the novel revolution 2020



Revolution 2020 is the journey of self-discovery. It is the mixture of all the emotions which one requires to completely get indulged in it. Revolution 2020 is one of the most liked and best-selling novels of Chetan bhagat. The novel is very engaging and interesting.



After the grand success of ”KAI PO CHE” which is based on Chetan bhagat’s ”THE THREE MISTAKES OF MY LIFE”, filmmakers of the industry are planning to make a film based on Revolution 2020 too.


Although yet no confirm updates are there. But notwithstanding according to the sources Raj Kumar Gupta is going to direct the screen adaptation of the novel. However, either Arjun Kapoor or Raj Kumar Rao might play the lead role in the movie.

kai Po Che movie basic details about it's star castAlthough Arjun Kapoor has already played a lead role in Chetan bhagat’s ”HALF GIRLFRIEND”. Thereby there are some chances that he can again play one more time lead role in Revolution 2020 too.



Revolution 2020 is a fictional novel and fictional stories are not real at all. Although the novel is the mirror of our typical society. Youngsters can easily connect with it and understand the concept behind this novel. Millions of students join private educational institutions and spend money there without being aware of the politics behind it.

On the other side, students hesitate to follow their instincts voice due to external pressures. This novel also spurs us to follow our instincts and keep working hard unless we are successful.

Revolution 2020 also realizes us our responsibilities as the citizen of this country. It stimulates us to take strong actions against the corruption, thriving in our society. It provokes to be honest and responsible.


Chetan Bhagat, who is the author of the novel revolution 2020


Chetan Bhagat is the author of Revolution 2020. He has also written many other interesting novels based on our society. Although most of his novels has IIT, love story, college life and factors associated with these are common in them, which makes the plot interesting and engaging.

Chetan Bhagat is a famous and very talented writer of this generation. Two Indian movies are based on his novels, Half girlfriend and Three mistakes of my life. Whereas some filmmakers are planning to even work on his other interesting novels.















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