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Thank you Aditya Pratap Singh Kushwah for the review copy.
- The book is very small and handy.
- It can be completed in a single sitting without any hurdles.
- The cover is interesting.
- The plot is interesting, unique and new.
- Lucid language.
- The turns and twists are so not predictable. I as a reader was expecting more of it and was sulking to some extent when the book got over.
- The role of destiny is very profound.
Thank you Rajiv M. Vijayakar for the review copy.
A teacher’s son from the hinterlands of Punjab who dreamt of doing what Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor did on screen and expecting to own ‘a flat and a Fiat’ consequently, has emerged as one of the most loved icons of Hindi cinema.
This ever-humble Jat attributes his hard-earned superstardom and global following to parental blessings, the Power Above and the love of the people. It’s been over fifty-five years of blockbusters like Phool Aur Patthar, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Sholay, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Pratiggya, Chupke Chupke and Dharam-Veer, with fabulous performances in many of these and notable productions including Satyakam, Betaab and Ghayal.
What’s more, this Padma Bhushan awardee has also dabbled sincerely albeit fruitlessly in politics and writes poetry that comes straight from his heart. There may be a million stars, but there can be only one Dharmendra.
Rajiv M. Vijayakar has been an entertainment journalist for over twenty-six years and has twice been National Film Awards Jury member. He is also a consultant at India’s first music-based museum at Bangalore. An authority on Indian films, he is the author of The History of Indian Film Music.
- Firstly it is a hardcover book so it stole my heart just like the actor.
- I have always adored Dharmendra and reading his biography was a great experience.
- Initially the book speaks about his films in a chronological manner eventually talking about his life.
- The Narration could have been way better and interesting as the book is written by a person with immense experience. Therefore the expectations from the book increases too.
- Personally I think a lot more should have been spoken about his personal life because the book concentrates on his career so much and the latter is something that a reader doesn’t actually look for in a biography.
Dharmendra: A Biography: Not Just a He-Man https://www.amazon.in/dp/9353332982/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UDEICb1XGZRXM
Thank you Varun Tejwani for the review copy.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐🌠 /🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
- The title is funny.
- I didn’t like the cover. Found it unattractive.
- Humourous and witty descriptions.
- Lucid language and simple vocabulary with interesting details.
- Concise blurb.
- Quirky plot and relatable storyline.
- Can be completed in a single sitting.
Lehengey & Lafdey https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07MM2PW3R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_C5.GCb1WFQ1RN
Thank you Rajiv Mittal for the review copy.
Rating : ⭐⭐⭐/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
- The cover is interesting but I am unable to dig deep into the mystery behind the cover.
- No grammatical errors.
- Smooth narration.
- Each story was wittier than the previous one.
- The base story was complicated.
- Being a long stretched book the reader might take time to finish it.
- Humorous smartness reflected throughout.
- Good characterisation.
The Panchatheertha Part 1 https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07KSBFTTS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_gJ-GCb1403KFB
Thank you Chaitanya Saini for the review copy.
- A very catchy unusual title.
- Amazing vocabulary along with Lucid language.
- Do not read this book in a hurry as nothing good is done with haste.
- Too many characters made the plot complex and made me feel uneasy at times.
- Grammatical errors need to be rooted out.
- It’s a different kind of a book but one may find it monotonous another might find beauty in it’s monotonicity.
- Despite the plot and storyline being unique the book eventually started being predictable way before time.
- The cover is pretty misleading.
- This is a different mind boggling self help book.
- The blurb is crisp and concise.
The Perfect Drug https://www.amazon.in/dp/B079SY1YX9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_8h4GCbEZDCFV2
Thank you Anurag Chandra for the review copy.
- The sea greenish cover is very pretty.
- The narration is good with good vocabulary.
- There are surprises in every nook and corner.
- A drawback is that it could have been more concise.
- Lucid language.
- Characterisation needs to be improved.
- The women characters have been made much stronger than the usual epic.
The Ramayana Secret https://www.amazon.in/dp/9352766504/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IVnFCbG6JSAJK
Thank you Ahmed Faiyaz for the review copy.
Bestseller is a comic satire on the publishing business in India, and the story is set in Mumbai. It has a love story in the backdrop, as well as a lot of drama, intrigue and behind the scenes politics which is depicted with a dash of humour. The book will appeal to readers across different age groups.
Akshay Mathur, an out of work editor of a defunct literary magazine in the UK, is told to move to India for a year to help shore up the value of Kalim, an ailing Indian publisher. He needs to work with books he would never publish or would never even read. To complicate things further, he has to contend with motley crew of has-beens and misfits working for the publishing house as well as wannabe writers, dealing with their follies and derisive tactics, and battle his own affections for Zorah Kalim, the impulsive daughter of his former boss.
Will he succeed in bringing out that one ‘bestseller’ from his publishing house? And what about his own life and love in office?
Akshay Saxena, an out of work editor of a defunct literary magazine in the UK, is told to move to India for a year to help shore up the value of Kalim, an ailing Indian publisher.
Akshay finds himself in a job where he has to do the impossible. Angus Lee, the new owner of Thomson Lee Books, wants at least five bestsellers in the coming year, failing which the business would be wound up.
He has to find a way of making a success out of books he would never publish or would never even read. To complicate things further, he has to contend with motley crew of has-beens and misfits working for the publishing house as well as wannabe writers, dealing with their follies and derisive tactics, and battle his own affections for Zorah Kalim, the impulsive daughter of his former boss.
Will he succeed in bringing out that one ‘bestseller’ from his publishing house? And what about his own life and love in office? Find out in this riveting read.
- An extremely good and attractive cover along with a catchy title.
- An entertaining fun filled not so smooth ride.
- Once you start reading it you won’t be able to give it up.
- Mind boggling things about the publishing industry.
- Each character was well developed and had it’s own charm.
- It’s really amusing to see that this booming industry goes on with a carefree attitude.
- Crisp and concise blurb.
- Narration was good along with the smooth flow.
- A witty novel which is a must read.