Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Les jus not be only friendz (1) by Vikash Sharma



Les just not be only friendz (1) is the first story of what is to be a trilogy and is written by debut author Vikash Sharma. The story is a part of everybody's life and come to think of it, all the characters are relatable.
Aakash and Dhiru's friendship took me to a time when friendships were more important than ideologies, until you reach a stage where you stand up for what is right. The story is set in NCR and the characters are of similar social-economic background which in the story has been dealt with well.
Life in college, life outside college, falling in love, fights in love, friendships, relationships - the story covers everthing in the lives of the people the story revolves around. The second part will give a reader more insight and it would be interesting to know how the plot takes shape.

The characters seem to have shades of people the author has known which is evident from how nicely he has gotten inside their skin. While reading my emotions towards the characters started changing from like to dislike and again back to like, time and again.
Vikash has a very raw and in your face style of writing which youngsters, specially from non-metro cities would identify with a lot. The story goes in a manner which two people might be conversing or telling a story to each other, which makes it more relatable to Indian youth.


About the book

Les just not be only friendz (1) is based on relationships and various phases of a graduate student’s life. The novel is set in Noida (NCR) in the time-period of 2009 - 2011.
The novel tells the story of a young, average performer and simple middle-class guy, who in desperate bid to not join his father's profession of selling mechanical spare parts in a small town, comes to Delhi after graduation to study in a Film school, hoping to make it big and become successful in a short time span.
Aakash opts to stay with his old school friend Dhiru and his trouble making friends, who were perusing engineering from Noida. Before he could sink with the feel of Delhi NCR, he falls for a girl named Neha and finds him swept away by love and varied emotions. Dhiru does not like the progress in Aakash and Neha's blooming relationship and consistently tries to act as second fiddle.
In order to save his friendship with Dhiru and in seeking Neha’s love, Aakash goes through various troublesome phases, which test him over time and eventually changes him from a shy and simple person to a completely different kind.
Towards the end, in order to prove his true love to Neha, Aakash accidentally ends up doing something that he had never dreamed of. The incident terribly jeopardizes their relationship. Will they ever get back to each other?

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