Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review: 2 States by Chetan Bhagat

Author: Chetan Bhagat
Publisher: Rupa Publication
ISBN: 978-81-291-1530-0
Year: 2009
Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Love marriages around the world are simple:
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married.
In India, there are a few more steps:
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.
Girl's family has to love boy. Boy's family has to love girl.
Girl's family has to love boy's family. Boy's family has to love girl's family.
Girl and boy still love each other. They get married.

Welcome to 2 States, the story of Krish and Ananya who are from two different states of India, deeply in love with each other and want to get married. Of course, their parents don't agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple has a tough battle ahead of them; for it is easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince. Will they make it?

From bestselling author Chetan Bhagat comes another witty tale about inter-community marriages in modern India.

Review: The title has been kept in smarter way to connect the social issues. The story is quite appreciating in the sense that most of the love stories face same problem, so called community, religion, and class. This story is also about the love story between two different culture of lovers. And instead of elope they decide to convince their elders- the most difficult job to do. As the story narrator being North Indian, it may keep you sometime bored during Chennai session and also making fun of them but keep you binding afterwards. The story has beautifully explained the behavior of our in laws to step into one another concern without being asked to do so. The essence of love being expressed in the story is more on boldness along with feelings which make it a plot for perfect hindi romance movie.