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Revolution 2020 Movie Tamil: A Review

Revolution 2020 is a novel by Chetan Bhagat, one of the most popular and bestselling authors in India. The novel tells the story of three friends, Gopal, Raghav and Aarti, who have different dreams and aspirations in life. Gopal wants to become rich and powerful, Raghav wants to become a journalist and expose corruption, and Aarti wants to become an air hostess and travel the world. Their lives are intertwined by love, friendship, betrayal and ambition, as they face the challenges of the Indian society in the backdrop of the 2020 anti-corruption movement.


The novel was published in 2011 and became a huge success, selling over a million copies in India. It was also adapted into a movie by UTV Motion Pictures, which was directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, who had previously directed acclaimed films like Aamir (2008) and No One Killed Jessica (2011). The movie starred Arjun Kapoor as Gopal, Alia Bhatt as Aarti and Rajkummar Rao as Raghav. The movie was released in 2023 in Hindi and Tamil languages, and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences.

The Plot

The movie follows the same plot as the novel, with some minor changes and additions. The movie begins with Gopal narrating his life story to a journalist named Raghav, who is his childhood friend and rival. Gopal reveals that he was born in a poor family in Varanasi, where his father ran a small school. Gopal had a crush on Aarti, who was his classmate and neighbour. However, he could not express his feelings to her, as she was from a rich and influential family. Gopal also had to deal with the pressure of studying for the engineering entrance exams, which he failed twice.

Gopal's father dies in a fire accident at his school, which was caused by a corrupt politician named Shukla. Gopal is left with no money and no hope for his future. He decides to move to Kota, where he meets Sunil, a businessman who offers him a partnership in his coaching institute. Sunil also introduces him to MLA Tiwari, who is Shukla's rival and wants to use Gopal as a pawn in his political game. Gopal agrees to work for Tiwari, hoping to earn money and revenge against Shukla.

Meanwhile, Raghav clears the engineering entrance exam and joins a prestigious college in Delhi. He also pursues his passion for journalism and starts working for a newspaper called Revolution 2020, which exposes corruption and scams in the country. He also confesses his love to Aarti, who reciprocates his feelings. However, their relationship faces many obstacles, such as Aarti's parents' disapproval, Raghav's busy schedule and Gopal's jealousy.

Gopal returns to Varanasi after becoming rich and powerful. He buys his father's school and converts it into an engineering college. He also tries to woo Aarti back, by offering her a job as an air hostess in his college's aviation department. Aarti is confused between her love for Raghav and her attraction for Gopal. She also feels guilty for betraying Raghav's trust.

The movie reaches its climax when Tiwari asks Gopal to help him win the upcoming elections by bribing voters and rigging booths. Gopal agrees to do so, but he also decides to leak Tiwari's plans to Raghav, who is covering the elections for his newspaper. Gopal hopes that Raghav will expose Tiwari and Shukla, and thus end their corruption. He also hopes that Aarti will choose him over Raghav, after seeing his sacrifice.

However, things do not go as planned. Raghav publishes the expose on Tiwari and Shukla, but he also reveals Gopal's involvement in their scheme. He accuses Gopal of being a traitor and a fraudster, who betrayed his friend and his country for money and power. He also breaks up with Aarti, who tries to defend Gopal.

Gopal is shocked and hurt by Raghav's betrayal. He realizes that he has lost everything that he ever cared for: his friend, his love and his reputation. He decides to end his life by jumping into the river Ganga. However, before he does so, he calls Aarti and tells her that he loves her and that he is sorry for everything. He also tells her to choose Raghav, who is a better man than him. He then jumps into the river and drowns.

The movie ends with a voice-over by Raghav, who regrets his actions and wishes that he could have forgiven Gopal. He also says that he still loves Aarti, but he respects her decision to stay away from him. He says that he will continue his fight against corruption, in the memory of his friend Gopal, who gave his life for a revolution.

The Review

The movie Revolution 2020 is a faithful adaptation of the novel, with some minor changes and additions. The movie captures the essence of the novel, which is a love triangle set in the backdrop of the 2020 anti-corruption movement in India. The movie also explores the themes of friendship, ambition, betrayal and sacrifice, which are relevant to the contemporary Indian society.

The movie has a strong cast, who deliver convincing performances. Arjun Kapoor as Gopal portrays the complex character of a man who is torn between his love and his greed. He shows the transformation of Gopal from a naive and innocent boy to a ruthless and cunning businessman. Alia Bhatt as Aarti plays the role of a girl who is confused between her heart and her mind. She shows the dilemma of Aarti, who loves both Gopal and Raghav, but cannot choose one over the other. Rajkummar Rao as Raghav plays the role of a man who is passionate about his ideals and his love. He shows the determination of Raghav, who wants to change the world with his journalism and his activism.

The movie also has a good direction, cinematography and music. Raj Kumar Gupta as the director handles the story with sensitivity and skill. He balances the romance, drama and thriller elements of the story, without losing the focus or the pace. The cinematography by Anil Mehta captures the beauty and the chaos of Varanasi, Kota and Delhi. The music by Amit Trivedi complements the mood and the theme of the movie, with songs like "Aashiqui", "Dil Se Re" and "Revolution 2020".

The movie, however, has some flaws and drawbacks. The movie is too long, with a runtime of over three hours. The movie could have been edited better, by removing some unnecessary scenes and subplots. The movie also has some clichés and stereotypes, which reduce the impact and the realism of the story. For example, the characters of Shukla and Tiwari are portrayed as typical villains, who are evil and corrupt. The character of Sunil is portrayed as a comic relief, who is funny and loyal. The character of Aarti's father is portrayed as a strict and orthodox man, who opposes Aarti's love life.

The movie also has some controversial and sensitive issues, which may not be suitable for all audiences. The movie depicts corruption, violence, sex and suicide, which may offend or disturb some viewers. The movie also has some political undertones, which may create controversy or debate among different groups of people.

The Conclusion

Revolution 2020 Movie Tamil is a decent adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel, which is a love triangle set in the backdrop of the 2020 anti-corruption movement in India. The movie has a strong cast, who deliver convincing performances. The movie also has a good direction, cinematography and music. However, the movie also has some flaws and drawbacks, such as being too long, having some clichés and stereotypes, and depicting some controversial and sensitive issues.

The movie is worth watching for those who have read and enjoyed the novel, or for those who like romantic dramas with a social message. The movie is not recommended for those who have not read or liked the novel, or for those who prefer light-hearted comedies or action thrillers.


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