Saturday, 30 August 2014

Review of "Because... Every Raindrop is a Hope" by "Sankalp Kohli and Mansi Sharma"

Blurb: Caught in the turmoil of an Underrated Love and an Overrated Infatuation, raj today is at the cross road of life, where every road ahead leads to nothing but a Dead-end.
A thwarted soul with the guilt of not having been forgiven by Mahek, his frustration leads him into seclusion.
With no ray of hope, just when Raj is about to give up on life, a note “Never give up Raj… Because… Every raindrop is a Hope” brings Raj face to face with his own self.
Why Love that makes Life beautiful, turn into Satan? Why friendship one fine day loses all its meaning? Why on the crowded roads of Mumbai city, Raj finds himself walking alone?
Will Raj challenge life and fight back with the sword of Hope or will he take the easy way out by succumbing to the arduous tests of time?

Verdict: ‘Because… every raindrop is a HOPE’ is the debut novel of Mansi Sharma and Sankalp Kohli.  A drop of rain means a lot to many people, from farmers to animals to people in deserts, a drop of rain always brings hope with it and this story line proves it.

This is the best possible name for a story line like this. How a note where this name was written can change the course of events in the protagonist’s life, shows how prominent this name is. Though I feel the cover can be designed in a better way. The cover looks simple and will fail to drag the reader’s attention in the crowd of romantic novels.

This is the story of Raj (the main protagonist) a small town guy, who landed up in Mumbai to fulfill his dream of Engineering with his two childhood friends Rahul and Rohan. This story tells us about how a simple boy slowly guided by his ego took his step towards the wrong, how Raj started to misbehave with his friends, how he took a step after which he himself became down in his own eyes and how he came back from his miseries, how he showed the ray of hope, how he fought with the situation with the only weapon- hope.

The story reaches a new height when Mehak (the female protagonist) enters the story. The author has quite efficiently described his characters and is able to make them visible to the readers. Raj, was one of the studious guys of the college, who slowly falls for Mahek the girl with an unmistakable personality. As their love started to blossom, Raj felt that his happiness knows no bound. He feels the bite of the cupid is the best thing ever happened to him until he saw Shruti after a long time. After this Shruti incident, Raj took some drastic steps that lead to major changes in his life. As Raj starts to go deeper in his wrong path, readers will start to think how he will be able to come back.

The author has stated quite an effective message towards the youth in their own language. How often we mix infatuation with love and true love with just an infatuation. Here in this story, Raj’s life became miserable just because he under rated his true love and over rated his infatuation. The author, at the end, has wonderfully described the whole part why the main protagonist took those wrong steps, what was he feeling, how was his ego taking the front seat.

I loved the flow of the story and that is all because of the author’s effortless narrating style. The chosen words are perfect for these kinds of stories which were neither simple nor complicated. In the middle I felt that story became a bit slow and was losing his charm but as I said earlier the narrating style keeps the flow alive. Some editing errors and spelling errors also pull the story in some scenes. But the end will make the reader close this book with a smile on their face.

Final Words: A nice inspirational love story which will redefine the meaning of love and friendship and will hook the readers till the end. A must read for youths.

Title: Because… Every Raindrop is a Hope
Author: Mansi Sharma &SankalpKohli
Publisher: General Press
Page Count: 182
My Rating: 3.75/5

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