Another book from the house of Srishty Publications that broke into best-selling charts. Now If I’ll ever write a book, I’ll head straight to their office, seems like they guarantee success to new-comers.:-)
Now coming to the book. Author Sudeep Nagarkar, is an engineer by profession who just like many other famous authors never had the ambition to become an author but his love-story made him write a book. I would say a very fairly good attempt.
The book is based on his own love story. The author is a first-timer and it shows in the book. When you get a national best-seller in your hands you expect it to be well edited, but it isn’t, at many places there are spelling mistakes, inappropriate words have been used, and at one place I found a factual error related to gender. Otherwise it’s a good read.
The plot revolves around Aditya, a guy forced to do engineering by his parents. He finds the love of his life in college, proposes her, gets her, she loves him too, both move on very fast, romance, kisses and making-out, they even unofficially marry. The girl’s nature changes throughout the story. They even tell Aaditya’s mom about it. His mom’ character is very friendly and open. I thought his dad was really kept out of focus. Moving on to the story, Aaditya slowly starts getting suspiscious about her. He starts concentrating on studies and decides to break-up without any reason, but they later reconcile. But the trust had been broken. Riya, his girlfriend leaves him. And what is really painful is that she goes with Amit, Aadi and Riya’s mutual friend. Amit is a guy with cheap intentions. But she doesn’t come back. Aadi’s (main character) heart is broken and he takes to cigratte and beer. During this period Aadi’s academic performance is on the decline. He gets a drop. During this period something mysterious happens (for which you have to read the book) and his life changes…. He gets his Riya back….
Happy ending… Isn’t it??
NO!!!! After this you have the epilogue, usually you expect the epilogue to be concluding and satisfyling, but this epilogue makes fun of my reading of 200 plus pages…. ridiculous…
It tells that after some months they are apart again. It just gives you a hazy picture of something that happened through some conversations… This book leaves the readers in the middle, helpless. That moment I felt I should throw away the book, that seemed to me as a cheap publicity stunt of his next work. It was as if the book was saying, ” Wanna know the story??? Go buy the next book”
The good part is, the book describes engineering very well, not in too much detail, not in a blurry way. It’s balanced. The ragging part looked over the top. But it’s fiction.. Isn’t it??
The college, professors, KTs, parent teacher meetings, canteens, friends etc. have been portrayed very well.
The proposal part is also good and descriptive. Initially the book gives that amateurish feel but later the author gets into some good writing. The book hasn’t got any ‘scenes’. The author just keeps the story clean by saying ‘we made love’ instead of a pages long description. The part before climax is emotional and makes you go through the author’s pain and the ‘devdas’ image he creates for himself. One question that comes to my mind, is how does the author find so many secluded public places to cuddle and kiss, that too on Mumbai??? I am trying to contact him, till then you read the book and enjoy.
All in all a good read, but please don’t read the epilogue if you don’t want to buy the second book.
PS: I will categorize this book as ‘typical indian college romance’. The genre that most of young aspiring college pass outs choose to start their writing career with..
Rating::::::: 3/5 stars