People were waiting for this novel so desperately that it has become the fastest selling book and already sold five lakh prints on the day of its release.
This story is about three friends Gopal (It seems that Mr. Bhagat is a great fan and follower of Lord Krishna as the names of his characters are always Hari, Shyam, Govind, Gopal, Raghav:)), Raghav and Aarti. They all have different ambitions and aspirations in their life.
Gopal, the narrator, belongs to a poor family, tries his hands in engineering (Chetan Bhagat’s patent topic) but fails and eventually becomes frustrated. He wants to become rich and in order to get money and success get himself involved in the quagmire of corruption generated by the system.
Raghav despite his success in IIT-JEE, he wants to bring revolution in the country, determined to fight against corruption and joins journalism to pursue his dream.
Aarti, a carefree girl (best friend of Gopal and love interest of Raghav) seemed a bit confused to me and keeps oscillating between Raghav and Gopal.
In the beginning I found it a bit humorous but unlike CB’s other novels, this one is serious. No need to say that writing style is crisp and the pace of the novel is good. But unlike “2 States” sometimes, I found myself flipping few pages without reading especially unnecessarily detailed description and dialogues of politics and corruption segment of this novel.
Over all for me it was a nice one time read but nothing exceptional as expected from Chetan Bhagat (Especially after reading 2 States anyone can feel so)