Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020 to be adapted for screen
Chetan Bhagat has once again teamed up with Disney UTV, this time for the screen adaptation of his latest bestseller Revolution 2020, to be directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. The novel, which revolves around the lives of childhood friends — Gopal, Raghav and Aarti — will be made into a drama film with strong roles for the three main leads. “It is an intense love story set against the backdrop of corruption in the education sector, which affects millions across the country. I can’t wait for the three characters to be cast and brought to life,” says the author, who earlier collaborated with the production house on Kai Po Che.
Speaking about his decision to direct the movie, Raj Kumar says, “When I read the novel, I was quite moved. It is a very simple and heartfelt story about being young, being confused, being in love, getting corrupt… I am looking forward to writing and directing this book for the screen.”
Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Studios, Disney UTV, adds, “We are excited to have played the catalyst in bringing Chetan and Raj Kumar together. Chetan had shared the draft of his book with us even before it was published and we instantly reacted to its cinematic potential. It has an incredibly wellgraphed storyline and the issues it deals with are those that today’s youth will instantly relate to and identify with.”
The screenplay of the film is currently underway and is expected to go on floors mid-2014.
Chetan Bhagat, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Raj Kumar Gupta