Life had to be more than just fun and games.

Author: Srishti Chaudhary
Publisher: Penguin India
Rating: 3.5/5

Review

Once Upon A Curfew by Srishti Chaudhary is a story of two sisters, completely opposite, dealing with the curfew. It’s the story of Rana and Govind, who deals with different fights. It’s a blend of politics and romance. The story is based in the era of Rajesh Khanna and Indira Gandhi.



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I loved the plot of the story. It’s interesting with lots of twists and turns. The narration of the story is crisp keeping the reader hooked throughout. I loved how the author sequenced the events unrevealing the mystery.

The story is a bit slow paced with a smooth flow. The language used by the author is simple and easy. The writing style of the author is crisp and lucid. There are various themes like politics, love, loss is used by the author.

There are drama and dialogues which keeps the reader hooked throughout. It’s like a complete Bollywood movie. The characters that the author developed are strong and up to the point. I fell in love with Indus character.

I loved how the author kept the essence of Rajesh Khanna and Indira Gandhi throughout the story. It’s a wonderful book with a powerful message. The author keeps the reader hooked throughout.

Overall, it’s a wonderful book with a crisp narration and a simple language with lots of twists and love.

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Summary

It is 1974. Indu has inherited a flat from her grandmother and wants to turn it into a library for women. Her parents think this will keep her suitably occupied till she marries her fiancé, Rajat, who’s away studying in London.

But then she meets Rana, a young lawyer with sparkling wit and a heart of gold. He helps set up the library and their days light up with playful banter and the many Rajesh Khanna movies they watch together.

When the Emergency is declared, Indu’s life turns upside down. Rana finds himself in trouble, while Rajat decides it’s time to visit India and settle down. As the Emergency pervades their lives, Indu must decide not only who but what kind of life she will choose.

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