Wednesday, October 19, 2016

One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

One Indian Girl - another one of those Bollywood movies put to paper. I've read all of his works. Even though I am not a big fan, it doesn't stop me from pre-ordering his book. They're entertaining, they're fun for a light read. That's what books are supposed to be right? Fun! Okay, may be not! Wonder how many of you are cursing me already. But whatever, I read for fun. To escape the present. To live a different life. To feel I am someone else.

Yes, I relate to protagonists if I find the slightest resemblance to them. And if you know me the slightest bit, I'm sure you know I did relate to Radhika. Oh wait, you haven't read the book yet. Have you? If you have, you know what she is like. If you haven't, she is this brutally honest, fierce, strong, independent woman. A woman who seems like she has a hold on her life. But in real, she doesn't. She makes a lot of money and has past relationships which ended bad. Relationships which ended because she wasn't ready to settle for less than what she deserved. Yayyyyyh!

If you've seen Dil Dhadakne Do, you'll relate to a part of this book. It begins with a big fat Indian wedding. Unlike a yacht in the movie, this is a family reunion in Goa. So a bit of familiar setting. The flashbacks take us to New York, London, San Francisco and some other exotic locations around the world.

The book is simple, a one time read. It's sweet at some point. There's no dull moment anywhere since there's always some drama happening, mostly in Radhika's life. I don't really know if I agree to all his thoughts about feminism. But, I don't really care. So doesn't matter. Secondly, he has written this book keeping in mind it's going to be converted into a movie. So well, it's a bit slow and detailed. But fun nonetheless!

Buy One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

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