Book Review: ‘Love Beyond 22 Yards’ by Sourabh Mukherjee


Book Name: Love Beyond 22 Yards

Author Name: Sourabh Mukherjee

Format: Kindle

No of Pages: 47

Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors (25/5/2018)

Blurb: The blurb portion of the book is written in brief & compact way to make it easy for the readers to have a perfect hint of the contents of the book. So, it is good & apt I can say.

Cover: Though the cover of the book is depicting the substance quite well, but still, I’d say that it could have been better & unique. Too simple touch in the cover is fading the charm a little bit.

Title: Title of the book is unique and catching I must say. The tagline (True Love Stories that broke rules) is complementing well with the title and the title is justifying the core theme of the book. Hence I consider this appropriate.

Language & narration: Language of the book is lucid and simple enough to comprehend and the plain flowing narrating style made this book a fast read and a pleasant one as well. Narrating the events taking each one at a time is a page turning quality and much appreciable for this kind of theme.

Plot: The main plot of the book is based on true events. The real life legendary love stories between Cricket Legends and Heartthrob Bollywood Actresses is the main USP of the book; and the compilation has been penned down perfectly with adequate elements to make the book gripping. So, a well developed plot is present there for the readers.

Setting: Places like Delhi, Hyderabad, England, Kolkata, London, and West Indies, Pakistan are mentioned there in the book where the love blossomed between hearts.

Characterization: The real life characters been discussed here are- Mansoor Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Sir Viv. Richards, Neena Gupta, Sir Garfield Sobers, Anju Mahendru, Imran Khan, Zeenat Aman, Mohsin Khan, Reena Roy, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sangeeta Bijlani.

Theme: Nonfiction, Love, Cricket.

Contents & My Verdict: This book contains legendary evergreen love stories of 6 couples from different city, places & countries, and of course with two completely different backgrounds they belonged to. Since the time immortal, world witnessed that Star Cricketers or Hero of 22 yards have lost their heart the dazzling divas of the silver screens. Yes, Cricket & Bollywood made some brave & bold love stories that made the couples legend in love, irrespective of whether it was a picture perfect ending or not. But they lived in love, they dared to break the boundaries and they made their mark in the world through their love. This book is consists of such particular real life love stories between cricketers & Actresses.

Their love was not easy neither their journey was. Be it any issue- religion, or distances, or carrier or anything but their love faced and crossed through many such tests of society & life. Some of them made their way finally to the divine marriage and some are not, but they fought for their love without giving up, and this is what love is all about. Starting from the Royal Couple Mansoor Ali Khan & Sharmila Tagore to the legendary skipper Mohammad Azharuddin & Sangeeta Bijlani- everyone couple has a different love story to tell.

Author Sourabh Mukherjee has jotted down these beautiful love stories by coating them with apt words to define in places. He has presented their journeys in a visionary way and with a short span of time he portrayed different shades of their love and life, what they faced and how they conquered. This is the strength of the book to connect with readers instantly and this book is successful in that aspect. Love, Romance, Struggle, Society, Sacrifice, Dilemma, Separation, Pain, Happiness- everything has been portrayed here according with the stories. To know these beautiful love journeys, just grab your copy now and dive in to the amalgamation of Cricket and Bollywood in different era…

Recommendation: I’d definitely like to recommend this book to love readers, cricket lovers and romance enthusiast, because some classy love stories of the era is awaiting them inside the book. Give this a shot. Thank you.

Rating (Overall): 4/5 Stars.

To get a copy of this book, click here.


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