Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review of 'Delhi at Dark'

About Author:
Ram Vignesh is an Indian writer. He got published at an age of twenty (20), which made him one of the youngest Indian writers. His genres ranges from romance fictions to psychological thrillers. He was born in Madurai, where he did his schooling. He moved on to do his engineering in Chennai. He is currently working for Infosys. The Book’ was his debut novel. It was published by Lead start Publishing Pvt Ltd in the year 2012. His second novel is a psychological thriller titled "Delhi at Dark", published in the year 2013 by the same publishing house. He has started writing his third novel, which will be a sports drama.
Plot: 5/5
Setting of the story is Delhi. A serial killer kidnaps women, kills them, and leaves their corpse at his next victim’s doorstep. Jay Mitra, Asra Khan and Amar Rathore, these three childhood friends work on the case with other minor characters like Tina Rathore, Janvi Mitra and Shiva. These all characters work hard to make Delhi free of this serial killer. Their hunt throws light on the dark secrets and corrupt policemen, and well planned criminal planning of the killer. Their journey revolves around three states of India, making it thrilling and it is full of shocking revelations, which brings them close to the killer.
Characters: 5/5
Jay Mithra: CID detective with Greek God personality and physique, who is defamed for his rage. He brings out his best to free Delhi from this serial killer.
Asra Khan: She is Jay Mitra’s childhood friend and CID detective. She is in the same pants as Jay.
Amar Rathore: He too, like Asra, is Jay’s childhood friend. He is investigator of the IB and works out all his intelligence to help his friends.
Janvi Mithra: She is Jay’s twin sister, who is journalist by profession and performs every task which can put the serial killer behind prison bars.
Tina Rathore: Amar Rathore’s wife, who is lawyer by profession.
Shiva: He is decipher, who helps Jay, Asra and Amar to solve different codes attached to dead bodies.
Writing Style: 5/5
‘Delhi at Dark’ is a second novel by Ram Vignesh. I must say, that he has created mind capturing work. Words seems lesser to express the feeling which I got after reading this fabulous work. I must say that I haven’t read such a great thrilling work till date. I loved the details and the depth he has got into creating a thriller, which can make reader skip all his tasks to complete the novel. I was so engrossed in the novel that, with the tension increased in novel, I too, was nervous and curious about what was coming next. Really a great work. I must say Sherlock Homes would be boring compared to ‘Delhi at Dark’. If you guys feel that I’m exaggerating than you people must read this novel. The way he has used technology and codes to create suspense, is really fantastic. Hats off Ram Vignesh for creating such a great work.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Trailer review of Kya Delhi Kya Lahore.

Year of 1947, proved to be the crucial one for Hindustan. Britishers played malice games and divided Hindustan in two parts, India and Pakistan. The period of partition was the fatal one as during partition many killings took place. This was the incident which created two great enemies, India and Pakistan. Many people suffered during this partition. Whoever wished to live in Pakistan, went there and others remained in India. Those who migrated in both countries, were known as refugees. India and Pakistan’s partition was a political game. It born due to hunger of power and feeling of being ignored. Political leaders got their share of fame and power, but what about the common man? Common people suffered the most and pain of leaving everything behind pierced their heart and life.
“Kya Delhi Kya Lahore” directed by Vijay Raaz and produced by Karan Arora, is a story of sufferings and feelings of two common soldiers, who have lost something in this partition. The story is written by Aseem Arora. The movie stars Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi, Raj Zutshi and Vishwajeet Pradhan in the lead roles. The story’s time period is set in 1948, post-independence period, after one year of partition. This time period was a war time, where, the inner frustrations of Pakistani and Indian soldiers, came out. In this movie, we have got two soldiers, one soldier from Delhi but now living in Pakistan and one from Lahore but now living in India. A cross-fire erupted at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving these two soldiers alive. Their efforts of survival demolishes the story of pride and power, and starts story of humanity. From the trailer of the story we get idea that in game of power and pride, Humanity was killed. Train stuffed with dead bodies, properties looted and pain of labelled as Refugee, pierces heart. A small warm talk with enemy soldier labels another as traitor of his country. Apart from the heart touching story, movie is must see as Gulzaar sa’ab is the presenter of the story, who considers movie ‘A Must See’. Gulzaar sa’ab’s amazing poetry is also enjoyable, which makes tears roll down from our cheeks, feeling the pain of partitions. 

A must see movie as it is the First Anti War movie.

You can watch movie’s trailer here-
And Gulzaar sa’ab’s valuable remarks for the movie here-

Sunday, April 27, 2014

"Burn Me Naked love my naked soul" by Vipin Behari Goyal

Vipin Behari Goyal 
Plot: 4/5
Daisy, a beautiful and talented woman whose story begins with her school life and ends her entrance in motherhood. Success is her only aim and she is able to achieve everything she desires. She is different from other girls and never allow people take her for granted. She made her career in Fashion Industry and reached to the zenith by her talent. She wanted to possess everything she loved and can do anything to remove obstacles that block her path, still she spreads positivity.

Characters: 4.5/5
Daisy: A strong feminist character, who is different from other girls, with uniqueness in her personality. Though her actions seem negative but they are exhibition of a true woman, who will never allow society to misuse her.
Shakil: Daisy’s classmate, who accompanies her in her school time’s adventures and vengeance. He proposes her, but their love affair remain just a teenage attraction as he lives to study for medical.
Samson: Daisy’s college senior in the beginning and husband later on. He carries secrets within him, which infuriate Daisy and bring change in their lives.
Tansy and Rosa: Daisy’s roommates in her college life, who prove to be true well-wishers even after completing their studies.
Zahara: Daisy’s roommate during her professional life, she seems to be a sibling at beginning, which Daisy never actually had. Later on she seems to have many cards in her pocket to shock Daisy.

Writing style: 4/5
“Burn me naked love my soul” is a novel written by Vipin Behari Goyal. This is his second novel I have come across and I have noticed one that he believes in empowerment of woman. His another work, “Maya-in search of tantric father” also presents a girl with strong will power and freedom of thoughts. In his “Burn me naked love my soul “too, he has empowered a girl in very positive way. Daisy is a girl, who has very clear point of view for her life and she has love for insects. Generally girls feel disgust whenever they see any kind of insect around them, but Daisy has very deep fantasy and love for insects. She is not like ordinary girl, she opposes every humiliation and every act of jealousy. Whoever tries to hurt her freedom, is punished by her n such a way that she never caught red handed. Her character is given very strong will power, she destroys everyone whoever tries to snatch her happiness away. Whatever it is, whether it is her trophy or her love. If she is hurt, she does not behave like typical girl. She does not start complaining God and curse her fate. She writes her fate on her own.
Daisy’s character reminds of Susanna’s character in “Susanna’s Seven Husbands” by Ruskin Bond. A movie was made from this one “Saat Khoon Maaf” by Vishal Bhardwaj. One dialogue from this movie describes Daisy perfectly.
“Bachpan me Sahib (Priyanka Chopra) jis raaste se school jati thi, wahan par ek kutta pagal ho gaya tha, to sab logo ne us raste se aana jana bandh kar diya tha, lekin Sahib usi raste se jati thi, ek din us kutte ne sahib ko kata aur dusre hi din Sahib ne us kutte ko apne papa ki gun se goli maar di.”
Like Susanna, she, too believes in destroying the reason of her pain, which may be wrong from world’s perspective but totally right from a girl’s perspective. After long time such a work came to me, it is so tempting that I could not sleep without completing it. Enjoyed each and every line of it and all the quotes which referred to the title of novel.
 My overall rating for this novel is 5/5

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review of 'Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister'

About Author:
Tabrik C is Political enthusiast and author.
His novel ‘Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister’ is a psychic thriller fiction. Tabrik is also a perfumer and internet entrepreneur. He has a post-graduate degree in History from St. Stephens College Delhi, where he was the president of the student’s union. His special interest lies in observing, analysing, predicting and debating the rise and fall of political personalities and their influence on the destiny of nations and individuals.
Plot: 4/5
The plot revolves around Siddhartha Tagore, who is a conflicted genius, Mozart Man and prodigal personality. His journey in novel begins as a student of music and politics at Harvard University, and turns him into Prime Minister of India, who has forceful views on China and Pakistan and wishes to change politics of India. His journey from Harvard student to Prime Minister of India is full of ups and downs, like skiing on Alps. Siddhartha’s life is full of lust, mental disorder, his Rubaya, K, and a past, which chases him, till the evening of his life.
Characters: 4.5/5
Siddhartha Tagore: A Harvard graduate, who is known as Mozart Man, for his excellence in music. He is                         political leader’s son, though he is more interested in music. His fate throws him on the post of Prime Minister. He has Bipolar disease , which makes reader confuse, whether to hate him or love him? He has got many cards in his pocket, which are covered with cobwebs of his past. His past chases and is full of hatred for him.
Rubaya Jaykar: Rubaya is love of Siddhartha Tagore, whom he met in USA. Both are in true love. Rubaya is the only solacing aspect in his life.
Karisma Jaykar: Karisma is sister of Rubaya. She is also attracted towards Siddhartha.
Kabir Jaykar : Kabir Jaykar is son of Siddhartha, whom opposition party wishes to manipulate for their profit, but as clever as his father , Kabir faces them.
Rukmini Devi: Leader of Opposition party and rival of Siddhartha, accompanied by a foreigner, wishes to defeat Siddhartha.
Professor Gordon Thorbon: He is creepiest character of novel, who is having malice intentions of destroying Siddhartha as well as India.
There are also minor characters like Vikram Jaykar, Shanti Jaykar, Krish Rathore , who play minor but important roles in life of our hero.
Writing Style: 3/5
 ‘Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister’ is debut novel of Tabrik C. He is really great at plotting events, but he is little bit weak in keeping suspense, as being a reader I could easily make out the secrets. His writing style is little bit confusing, sometimes I had to read the para twice to make out things. Still the title is really enchanting as it has got deeper meanings in it. It describes his overall personality and his life. Prisoner stands for his weaknesses, like lust and Bipolar, Jailor stands for his strict decisions taken for welfare of his country and Prime minister stands for the potential and excellence of his personality.
Honestly, in the beginning, I found it not worth reading, but as pages turned, I was spell bounded, by the plot. Emotions were reflected so nicely that I laughed with the characters and cried with them as well.
Overall, It was such a nice experience to read debut novel of Tabrik C. As a book reviewer and blogger, I wish best future for literary career of Tabrik C.
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