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Embers by Deepak Kaul is a book written as a humorous parody of the famous 70s feature film Sholay, a huge blockbuster and still considered a favourite of many. Although the author builds the storyline adopting the similar characters of Jai, Veeru, Basanti, Gabar, Thakur, Ramlal and all the others but it is typically set in the modern times of technological advancements.
Throughout the pages of this book, many Hollywood movie references are there to lighten the read whenever it gets weighty for the readers. However, the considerable length of the book isn’t that long (only 54 pages). I finished reading it cover to cover in one sitting , however in my opinion, the information provided in the narrative is a lot to consider keeping in mind the simplistic movie plot.
The candid thoughts of the characters’ mind were narrated in a very descriptive manner so much so that I could imagine exactly what was going on in their minds. If you are an attentive reader who reads between the lines then you would also notice many proverbs are used by the author in the writing mixed with his signature humorous writing style. In addition, the title of the book is peculiarly apt according to the title of the successful feature film “Sholay” as the Hindi translated meaning of the word “Embers” is synonymous to the word “Sholay.”
Instead of the remarkable instances of stealing hard cash by Jai and Veeru as was portrayed cinematographically in the movie, in this book a reader would find stealing instances in the cyber zone. The language of the book is easy to read & understand but a few typographical errors here and there would throw off the enthusiasm right out the window.
I would like to give a 3-star rating out of 5 for this book.
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