Most of us love to
walk in the rain. For once to shed all our inhibitions and allow the drops to
quench our reticence and let us be. A look at the cover page
and you may well be mistaken to think it to be the same. A story of a young couple
madly in love running around trees made for a cozy reading with a hot coffee
besides your window on a lazy rainy afternoon. But then there is a lot more
than what meets the eye.
~ I received the book from Writers Melon for
About the Author
Udai Yadla, Mechanical
engineer by education, Software engineer by profession, Writer by passion is what
he likes to say about himself. He had been nominated for Forbes Celebrity 100
List for 2015.
The prologue and the
way the story moves forward makes you believe that it is a script wrapped in a novel
and frankly speaking it doesn’t disappoint on that point.
different people are brought together by fate. One full of life and other with
fear of rejection instilled deep down. They feed off each other and subconsciously
develop a liking towards each other. When things started looking positive for
them, fate had different plans. With an untimely stroke of fate they were
separated without a chance of exchanging pleasantries one last time. With no
way to find the other, each one moved on with life. But then life has different
means to make you go crazy and spell bound all at once. On one dark and gory
night after about two decades they face each other albeit as strangers trying
to make things right. As they get together and move towards their common target,
their lives entwined a lot more than they would have thought or wanted.
The research and
the process of writing may not be excellent, but having said that the author
has a very easy flow and style of writing. So also the story glides seamlessly through
the flashbacks and back to the present. Like all romantic thrillers the book
has it all lust, love, violence, thrill and drama constantly changing frames.
It starts of slow and is medium paced all through. It becomes to predicable as
it progresses and also defies logic at many a places than one would have liked.
It is a kind of
book I would recommend for the ones who are not a regular reader of romantic
thrillers and are in for a easy paced dramatic love story with a happy ending.
It’s like a half
ripe banana, plucked before it could be ripe enough for consumption.
We are all in some way or the other
fascinated by the stories that are created on the celluloid, knowing fully well
that they are imaginative and ingenious to say the least with an exemption of
some being inspired from true events.
We have all lived vicariously the journey
of the characters while watching a movie with some even carrying the feeling
home. Who doesn’t want to be in a dreamland living a life “king-size”? With
living in huge mansions, traveling in private jets, so on and so forth. With
everything at your command, life being at ease with things around and with
there being always a happy ending. Who wouldn’t want such a life and I being no
exception. But then there are so many movies and numerous characters that have
transported me to a utopian world, if I may use that here.
But then when I was asked this question
there is one character that stood tall amongst scores of others that have made
me identify with them. The biggest reason amongst others was that it would be
every aspiring man’s dream life. It is that of Kabir Thapar aka Bunny in the
movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Kabir at one hand has a dream job of
traveling around the world and covering the best that the universe offers so
also gets to experience the finer things in life first hand. But then on the
other hand he has shown that to achieve you got to dream first - “care to dream
& dare to achieve” is brought out clearly by him and I would love to live
by that cliché. He has shown a strong desire to go for his dreams and was ready
to make whatever sacrifices that were needed. That is another aspect that
inspired me and made identify with him.
Also Kabir brings to the board another very
important aspect that we lack in our society, is that of agreeing to disagree.
Kabir has been brutally honest throughout the movie, which is what I am too. He
is a very social person but managed to keep his personal life separate. That
brings me another facet of his personality and which I dearly adore in my life
is that having you close group of people, for whom you would always want to go that extra mile.
So to wrap it up I would just not want to
play the character but imbibe and reproduce all of his aesthetics in everyday
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Could never have had enough, but it was
time to make a call. To do or not to do was the question that kept oscillating
in her mind freaking her out. After maneuvering her mind for long hours she could
finally come to terms with it and decided to return the book to the library.
To tribute my Mother who I fondly call #Maa even using all
alphabets in all probable attributable words would not be enough and certainly
not enough is a day. So I do it in my small way. We always get interested in
celebrating things on a larger scale and in grand style. But what we forget is
life is celebrated the most in mundane and smaller things that we do and
appreciate in the simplest way.