One Indian Girl
One Positive Review
Almost everyone hates One Indian Girl. There are quite a few reasons to not really cling on to the book. At times you do feel keeping the book back, unfinished. It’s definitely not a keeper — I agree. But there are positive sides of the book. I’m here to humbly highlight those.
Let’s begin with trying to understand what pressure Chetan must have been in after being famous, loved and ultimately hated for his art — as is the trend in India for most artists. Stereotypically speaking, this story wasn’t something that you expect from Chetan — He could have written a simple love story, rags to riches one, probably another movie script — but he didn’t. He has always written for the masses. This is his first attempt to show the masses world of the riches, introduce concepts like destination wedding, 3Cr as salary, etc!
Chetan is trying to sell his book to Indians. His tested method of couple having sex has been a hit in the past. But this time an Indian woman getting intimate at will, with multiple partners, might not be. A girl with a past is judged here. Some show sympathy. But very few take it as-is. By taking side with such a girl, who is protagonist, Chetan has acted like that guy whom everyone loves, but he chooses to stand by the kid being bullied, risking his own fan-following. That’s daring.
If it is that bad, then why did the bad reviewers finish it anyway? Let’s acknowledge the great suspense. I found asking myself whom will she finally marry! This fiction achieved its core objective, if you ask me.