Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Four Patriots - A Political Thriller

If you are a fan of Movies like 'Nayak' or 'Sivaji', you will love this book. 'The Four Patriots' is a result of a strong patriot nationalist author's imagination. Sumit Agarwal had tried to revamp excitement of movies like Nayak to a country level politics. In the time of demonetisation such book can capture good mass appeal.

Book Blurb - 
If you have ever fallen victim to the system, been humiliated, felt helpless… this book is for you. Varun, a NRI software engineer, loves Alisha. Salman, CEO of Coffee Moments, loves Mahi. Raghav, a virtuous politician, loves Neha. Aditya, an altruist businessman, is married to Prachi.Destiny invites them to step out of their comfort zones and fight the devil that holds their country captive. Will they choose country over love, comfort and success? Will they enter the Chakravyuh, intricately laid down to ensure their destruction? Will they come out of it alive and win back our lost pride?Buckle up for a roller-coaster ride into the lives of these four young men who are out to change the system which could not be changed in the last 70 years of independence. A story fraught with romance and patriotism. The story unveils how the four patriots ( our protagonists ) fight against terrorism, corruption, naxalites, poverty and many other problems, apart from the web spun for their destruction by their rivals ( the villians ). Against all odds, they come out victorious, ultimately bringing glory and pride to our country.Also pick this book if you are a patriot and do not believe that “Is desh ka kuch nahin ho sakta.” If you do, all the more reason to read it ! 
Book is divided into two segments. First segment started with four individual characters, Aditya, Varun, Salman, Raghav. Each of them has faced some difficulties directly or indirectly due to deep rooted corruption of country. Aditya lost his first love Alisha (foreign student from Australia) because her dad denied their relationship; as he cannot allow his daughter to marry in a country where law are taken for granted. Varun, working as a software expert in USA, wanted to bring reforms in Indian judicial system via his NGO. Salman was an orphan and was raised by a Hindu couple. His hard work has rewarded him with CEO position with Coffee Moments a famous coffee joints chain. But his emotional attachment towards his chawl has bound him with his roots. He wanted to uplift lifestyle of his neighbourhood. Raghav, niece of CM of a state, wanted to do good things in his assigned Educational Ministry, but his uncle transferred him to another department when he sensed Raghav's honesty was obstructing party's goal. These four individual instead of blaming the system for unsuccessful or slow process decided to enter into the system.

Second segment, started with 'Naya Bharat' coming to power with majority of seats. And just like Nayak movie they started their aggressive plans, starting from upliftment of education, showing Indian strength at Olympics, eradicating naxalism or terrorism, reduce corruption by 90% in 5 years. List is long. During this period, opposition party leader Jatin Oberoi (whose party has govern country for more than 5 decades) wanted to dethrone 'Naya Bharat'. He kept attacking this quadro but quadro were always ready with counter attack.

I found few flaws in story
  • Time lines were not sync with description at 2-3 points
  • Author's optimism was at peak while writing this book. Quadro were given more than 12-15 department (all important one) when they came into power.
  • Sport minister of India, just 20 minutes before competition entered into competition and that to in final round (how come??). Minister even won the competition against pro. (Fully Bollywood style)
Overall it is a good read, the only reason for low rating is my own high expectation from author on such topic. Talking about ratings:
  1. Cover - 4 / 5 (No doubt really good one)
  2. Language - 4 / 5
  3. Characters - 4 / 5
  4. Concept - 3.5 / 5
  5. Overall - 3.5 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see that someone had the courage to write on a topic which is in national interest....unlike other authors nowadays who write on just one topic ROMANCE...Thumbs up for the topic...



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