Two states by Chetan Bhagat, one of the funniest novel I have ever read. Although the leg pulling directed on the Tamils, I still liked the book. Many said it showed north Indian mindset of superiority, but why to think in a complicated way.
Let’s think simply. It is a funny novel and should be taken lightly. If we read through the lines of each and everything then we cannot enjoy anything.
The novel deals with a Punjabi guy who falls in love with his IIM classmate, a Tamil girl. Then the novel deals with the difficulties both of them faces when they inform their parents about their love and ask for the approval for the marriage.
The novel written in the view of the Punjabi guy who sees the Tamil Brahmin culture as funny. Like all the other Chetan Bhagat’s novel, this one also deals everything in a light-hearted way except for few serious incidents.
There were few places where I thought the story lacked reality and gone in a very dramatic way just like many Bollywood films. I liked five point someone very much because it showed most of the things in reality and did not like one night at the call centre with the God speaking kind of unnatural things. This one is a blend of both. Although there were no unnatural magic things as in one night at the call centre, there were few places which could not be accepted as reality.
But of course, yes it is a funny novel. These things can be forgotten. It’s a small novel of about 200 pages. A day’s read, isn’t it?
I know many people who are not regular readers of books themselves have already read this book. It is a book which can entertain you, make you feel light-hearted and make the day better.
My rating for this book is ★★★☆☆