Saturday, May 10, 2014

#BookReview : It Had To Be You by Anuj Tiwari

On the jacket:

What if you don’t get what you want from life? Do you learn to live with its terms and conditions?  
Anuj, a young professional, is just getting by from day to day when the beautiful and vivacious Pakhi walks into his life and turns it upside down. 
Love blossoms and Anuj knows she is the one for him. But when all is going well, Pakhi unexpectedly leaves, causing him to lose his faith in love and happy endings.  
To shake off his depression and restart his life, he heads to Mumbai where he meets new people—the stunning Meera; rom-com specialist Vishal; the man of reasons, Rahim Chacha; and the lovely Anushka. 
With their help, he begins to put his past behind him but Fate intervenes. Will he be able to find the answers he desperately seeks and finally get closure or does life have other plans?  It Had to Be You is a story that, in its simplicity, shows us the importance of love, life, family and friendship.


Story of a software engineer, who goes into depression after the love of his life, Pakhi, disappears from his life and he is not able to cope with the void she has left. To start his life afresh, he moves to Bombay, armed with a new job. New surroundings, but Pakhi and her memories are still with him. At a point it might seem like, he doesnt want to let go of the misery he is in. He clutches on to her memories like a drowning man, reading her mails, seeing her pictures, reliving their time together in his memory.

He makes new friends in Bombay and with their help, tries to search for Pakhi. The plot transits between Bombay and Delhi, with the protagonist Anuj's travel in search of Pakhi. Does he get closure? 

The language is easy flowing, and the story could be out of the pages of lives of millions of engineers throughout the country. 

Rating: ***.5/5

[This review is for Rupa Publications. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]


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