Sunday, February 18, 2007

"that thing called LOVE" by Tuhin A Sinha

A good successful story, be it in the form of a book, movie or any other form, is a one that engages you, transports you in its world of characters and instances. You get so involved in it that you forget everything else and feel that everything is happening in reality, in front of your eyes.
'that thing called Love' does all that and probably even more. A thought provoking, page turner, its more like a bollywood movie rather then a book.
Rather I should say its a peculiar DJish sort of story.
the back of the book says -
"Mayank thus lives in disillusionment hope, to fall in love in all Utopian earnestness and with his 'perfect woman'. the irony eventually arises when he identifies the image of his 'perfect woman' in an older happily married woman. The dreamer in him sets aside ground realities to flow with natural impulses, leading to a dangerously complicated relationship between the woman and him.

Thus Mayank's relationship with Revathi unfolds during the course of one Mumbai monsoon, the first that an anticipating Mayank, experiences of the city, only makes this Utopia an even more surreal experience.

Will Mayank's romance ever strike a balance between Chimera and Actuality?"

Read it to know for yourself...
Some lines from the book...

"Woh shakal pighli to har shay me dhal gayee jaise....
ajeb baat hui hai use bhulane me." - Javed Akhtar in Tarkash

"Kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahan nehi milta
Kabhi zameen to kabhi aasman nehi milta
Tere jaha mey asa nehi ki pyar na ho
Jaha umeed ho ootana wahan nehi milta..." Nida Fasli...

"Hazaron khawaaishein ki har khawaaish pe dum nikle...
Bahut nikle mere armaan, lekin fir bhi kamnikle." - ghalib

One day love and friendship met. Love asked, "Why do you exist if I already exist?". Friendship replied, "To put a smile when you leave tears".

"Tumhe bhi yaad nehi aur main bhi bhul gaya,
Woh lamha kitna haseen tha magar fazool gaya." - Javed Akhtar in Tarkash

Best one is...

"Taruf rog ho jaey to usko bhulana behtar,
Talluk bojh ban jaey to usko todana acha,
Woh afasana jisey anjaam tak laana na ho mumkin,
Use ek khoobsurat mod dekar chhodana acha"

All these lines are not authors' original but certainly have relevance and written at appropriate places.
Need I say more? Read the book.


At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Mehak said...

Ohh havint heard about this recommend it?? well, ya thats what the post says!!

At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Deepak Jeswal said...

Hvnt heard of the book too...but LOL@DJ'ish story comment :D

The last line is definitely beautiful, and the song 'Chalo ek baar phir se ajnabee ban jaayein hum dono' is tuned also very well.

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

Read it. You'll like it.
Yes, I wished you had written it. If you had - it would have been something similar.
Yes, 'Chalo ik baar fir se...' is tuned very well & just a great piece of work...

At 12:04 AM, Blogger amandeep said...

the plot is engaging but the writing leaves a lot to be desired.. the word
'shocked' is used just too liberally.. and the description of the sex scene is indeed very crass..


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