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Book review of Despite Love


Mistakes Happen…
After all, we are human.

Smriti wanted to be alone, away from Risabh. Their tumultuous relationship was too much for her to take. There was too much pain and sadness and they were staring at a point of no return. She needed a break from him, she thought. But little did she realise that she would be gone from him forever.

Risabh is shattered as he loses the love of his life in mysterious circumstances. Unable to come to terms with reality, he is constantly tormented by the memories of his past. With the investigating inspector pinpointing the murderer, it seems to be an open-and-shut case. Till things take a murkier turn with the death of another close friend of Risabh…

And then there is yet another murder, just as Risabh is about to pick up the pieces of his life again. Is there a professional killer out on the loose and is Risabh next in line?

Despite Love: Love. Hate. Murder. Deception. Some Secrets Are Meant to Be Revealed. by [Srivastava, Siddhartha]


Unattractive cover. Decent blurb. Good reviews on Amazon & Goodreads.

First look of the book doesn’t justify a really good plot written inside!

With the suspense element added in the very beginning, Prologue added curiosity and this was maintained throughout the book.

Climax and end gives this book an edge.

Gripping plot, good imagination!

Also, consider the fact that the suspense thriller is written by a 12th grader who aspires to become India’s Sidney Sheldon.


Suspense Thriller Novel
Despite Love by Siddhartha Srivastava

Saying anything on the story line can spill some beans. Rather read it!

‘Despite Love’ is a story of Risabh, his love life Smriti, and other friends who plan a reunion. But none of them wondered it would turn dark for them.

Gripping plot. Strong story line.

Organized in 4 parts, the book has a got a good structure. Parts in Delhi, New York and Hyderabad are used well.

The places used in the story failed to create the connect and feel that these metros give.

At certain places in the book, depiction is beautiful. Narration of Risabh’s life and his past memories are frequently used, giving it a Bollywood flavour. And then at times, the dialogue delivery and description doesn’t match his own standard!

There were portions in the book where plot was certain, but climax compensates for all minor errors.

P.S. The writer is 17 years old and is able to pull out a book with so much maturity. He has shown a lot of promise. All the best for your future endeavours, Sid!


Talaash-The answer lies within


the answer lies within

RATINGS: 4 out of 5

‘In my end is my beginning’-the quote seems to be made for talaash in particular.Inspector Shekhawat(Aamir khan) is in search of an answer to one of those weird accidents that leads to the death of star Armaan Kapoor,not knowing whether its a natural death or a murder .  He is in talaash of the key to the woven mystery.the story moves parallel with his family life(with rani mukherji,her wife)  in jeopardy.he is shown incapable of fighting with his trauma over losing his own son.the story starts becoming interesting when aamir meets kareena kapoor(a prostitute) who leads him to some unknown facts in the death mystery that cops aren’t aware of. throughout the movie, it seems as if kareena knows the complete truth, but she isn’t revealing.one keeps on guessing the murder story and the murderer throughout, but the quintessential aamir is known for bringing something different everytime and so he does.the decent  moving cop story suddenly turns into a thriller and the suspence breaks.those who are unaware of the suspence might miss a  beat or two.many viewers might find the mid-part a little boring and the story a little stretched but that is the cream part that breaks the mystery.the end is the new beginning for inspector shekhawat who finds answer to his  personal life.Overall its a suspence thriller one rarely finds in the bollywood movies starring a cop.MUST WATCH.the movie lacks masala entertainment and isn’t for people who likes violent action scenes and stunts. HATSOFF to Reema Kagti for such a wonderful script.