Diya- Benoy, I thought you were like any other Rich Spoilt Brat, for whom my sister was just another fling.
Benoy- So Now you know it?
‘You Were My crush’ is another bestseller by Durjoy Datta. And finally I do know how he manages to get this tag during the preorder phase itself, even before his books are released.
Plot and General Discussion: A great author who knows how to strike a chord with the reader’s heart & Mind; and when you read his novels, the first thing that escapes your mouth is “This is So Damn True”. Every chapter, every page keeps you glued and you wait for the next one to come. The simplicity with which he delivers the story is highly relatable and helps the reader connect to it like it’s his/her own story. The best part is YOU can actually see all the scenes going on in front of your eyes while reading it and this situation is certainly better than watching mindless bollywood flicks since you are not forced to comply by the characters and their styles and you have your own imagination that assists you in drawing the picture yourself.
The Best ones I Personally feel are:-
‘Ofcourse I Love you, till I Find Someone better’
‘Now that you are Rich, lets fall in love
And this one, ‘You Were my crush, Till you said you loved me’
‘She Broke Up, I Didn’t’ was a Nice read too, but the forth one ‘Oh yes, I Am Single and so is my girlfriend’, is not something I really liked.
Anyway, back to this one, ‘You Were My Crush’ is a story that takes you to into introspection and you are forced to think, in fact, re-think about your love life. You analyze yourself and the best part is there is no forced idealism with some of the thoughts make you strain hard and realize that actually there is a darker side in everyone of us and those idealistic definitions belong to the Vedic age.
On the brighter side, it also teaches that even though everyone, especially parents who may appear to be orthodox, might be stern but deep down they do care for their children and their happiness, and the best part was when it proves that no matter how wealthy you are, at the end of the day, it’s your family which can actually give you the sense of completion. It doesn’t matter if you are the richest man in the country and you have a dozen friends to party with, if you don’t have a close/complete family, you will always feel that void within yourself.
The transformation that Diya brings in the life of Benoy is tremendous. When he stops being an careless student, she helps him to be a responsible guy who becomes serious and sincere about his life.
Overall it is a good novel which not just entertains, but also teaches some subtle aspects of life and relationships. The thing I learnt was, ‘One should keep on doing good and someday your goodness will be acknowledged. It will fetch you all the accolades you deserved back then, with huge returns.’ Benoy’s dad helps Shaina’s family during their tough times even though they had insulted him a lot. But his selfless care finally gets the respect and apologies from the family. At the end of the day, that’s what matters the most.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
The writer, Durjoy Datta was no longer in my good books after I read his fourth novel ‘Oh yes I Am Single’, but after this one I am his fan all over again.
[P.S. Don’t forget to read the EPILOGUE, it’s much more surprising than the climax.]
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This review has been contributed by Nikhil Mukhija. Nikhil himself is a content developer, marketing script writer as well as an SEO sepcialist. While he is not busy with his Engineering studies, Nikhil contributes to various online writing platforms.
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