Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ An interesting and Fresh concept which will make you engrossed till the end. As a reader, I was totally hooked on the book till the end. It had the ability to hold the reader's attention till the end.
About The Author: Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is a writer by passion and is working as Chief of Communications, Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha. An award-winning author with twenty-three books to his credit, he spins yarns mainly for the young and the young at heart. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. His stories have found a place in textbooks and anthologies published across the world. Ramen, an inspirational speaker and storyteller, is a regular at leading seminars and literary festivals, both in India and abroad.
About The Book: A beautiful and charismatic actress, a sensitive and immensely gifted director, a scheming, wily but brilliant manager Mohini is the pulsating saga of three individuals, each driven by an obsession.
Set in the backdrop of the bold and brazen world of Bollywood, it is a tale of passion, intrigue and suspense. The narrative moves at a roller-coaster speed and captures love in its myriad shades: infatuation, romance, commitment, lust and obsession.
A young girl growing up in the backwaters of Bollywood nurses a burning desire to become the number one star in the industry. In her ruthless, and sometimes reckless pursuit, she uses and is used by many individuals. However, there are two men in her life who love her to absolute distraction. One she betrays, and the other she rejects. Both unleash vengeance and in a strange quirk of serendipity are pitted against each other as the novel hurtles to a throbbing, thrilling climax.
Mohini offers an insight into the biggest film industry the murky manipulations, the dirty deals, the shameless shenanigans, the tears behind the glycerin, the pain behind the paint, and the suffering beyond the celluloid.
Review: “Mohini” is an interesting journey of a Star from her struggle to her stardom and her sudden collapse of his success. A very beautifully written by the Author. After reading the prologue itself, you are attracted towards the book and feel like reading it till the end. I as a reader was totally in hold by the book that could not stop till I finish the book. Each chapter has been so interesting just like a Bollywood masala movie. The language was so interesting that it created a strange impact on the readers. Mohini’s journey and her ups and down’s in the film industry was very smoothly mentioned by the author in the book which make you feel like finishing the book in one sitting. The climax was truly the harsh reality of the film industry, which very nicely written by the Author. There are some of the scenes in the book which really make me sad and hatred towards the film industry. I would Congratulate the Author for presenting before us the negative side of Film industry so effectively. I will recommend this to all the readers who want to read books in a fast read and are fascinated by the gossips and the beauty of the film industry. All the best Author.
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