Khan vs Kahn vs Kanh by N S Ravi – Book Review

Khan vs Kahn vs Kanh

BY: N. S. RAVI

Synopsis:

The three Khans, Akbar, Amit and Chris, spelt their surnames differently but the Indian filmgoer still liked them. They were the uncrowned kings and superstars of the Hindi film industry. ‘Uncrowned’ meant there was no clarity about who was better than the other. This confusion was on display from the way they tried to run down each other in private and public.

Baba Ram Karim was everything rolled into one-a philanthropist, businessman, film financier, race horse breeder, educationist and much more. Some called him Don behind his back!

The three superstars indulge in ruckus and childish behaviour during Baba’s famous Iftar party where they were invitees. A furious and unhappy Baba plans retribution and calls it Khan Vs Kahn Vs Kanh.

Book Review:

[The book is provided by Arudha Club in exchange for a genuine review.]

Khan vs kahn vs Kanh is as interesting a book as its title. The title is very catchy and serves the purpose of arousing curiosity among readers. It took me a while to get accustomed to the names of all the characters and remember who is who as the names and backgrounds of the main characters seemed a bit confusing at the beginning. But once they were clear, I started enjoying reading the book.

It would not be wrong if I say that there is no specific protagonist or HERO in the book. Rather the story is the hero of the book which deals with the real life and struggles of the film stars.The book begins with the history of the Indian Film Industry around which the plot is woven and explores various human emotions with the help of an interesting storyline including three top film super stars having similar sounding surnames who have been ruling the Bollywood for the past two decades. The story deals with the human psychology and the fact about how success at times adversely affects minds of people and how super inflated egos result into unwarranted clash among them.

Main characters of the book are three actors with similar surnames who rule the Hindi film industry today. The author has very intelligently chosen the names of these actors. Though a disclaimer has been provided to avoid any confusion but it definitely does the job of attracting readers. There is another very interesting character in the book named Baba Ram Karim who plays a vital role in driving the story.

The narration style is simple yet lucid and the language is easy to understand. The research work done by the author is phenomenal.

As far as the cover of the book is concerned, I found it a bit bland. Considering the fact that the story revolves around Bollywood, the cover could have been more glamorous.

Overall I enjoyed reading the book a lot. What I liked most is the unique storyline which appeared quite refreshing. The book is highly captivating and is very well written. Recommended to all those who are looking for a refreshing read or are fans of Bollywood.

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