A story that makes us believe in destiny, choosing between the paths of our dreams and their expectations.
The story revolves around Pathan (a small tea stall owner, his innocent six years old child who dreams of having a tea shop at the mall, the family facing challenges and still the belief- Allah rewrites fate of the determined…), Jai (an arrogant youngster who wants to go for an education and career of his choice against his father’s who wants him to become an engineer) & Iyer, and their sudden encounter at the metro station on a fateful day.
Iyer, a tam-brahm who had dreams to live, leaves his family behind to fulfill his reverie. And during the pursuit life takes him through the crests and troughs, his homeless nights, menial jobs and breakdown, nothing could bring him back to his father. Mostly because of his ego, he parted with everything, everyone. Whether it was his arrogance or fear that stopped him, and what would happen next kept this story pacy.
The story is very well narrated, Hari is indeed a storyteller his book can keep one involved all throughout the 170 pages of pure fiction, no college romance, no making out stuff, no f*** phrases, still a wonderful piece of intellect. A light-hearted drama with a heavy tint of suspense that captures father-son relationships from the viewpoints of three different strata of society. The best one that I picked of late... well done Hari, waiting for your next.
Simple English and the use of Tamil in between, and the well explained difference between the various sects of southern India (at least I got to know only through his book). I would recommend this as a wonderful weekend read.