Sunday, March 17, 2013

And You Fall In Love, Truly, Madly, Deeply

When you think of love, you recollect the love stories that have cemented their positions in your heart with their beautiful and well nurtured depiction of this four letter word. You go over the pages of such books in your mind, recollecting the events and situations in those lines that made you fall for them in the first place. Faraaz Kazi’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply” happens to be another pleasant addition to this list of timeless love stories that have found their way in our souls in printed form.

Publisher: Mahaveer Publishers
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312

Yes, this book does hold the promise and passion that urges you to go ahead and clap your hands as you rise with the flow to produce a memorable standing ovation, and all credit goes to the author, Faraaz Kazi, a certified soft – skills trainer and a three time post graduate. Kazi operates his own academy in Mumbai and is the Founder and CEO of DigiImprint Solutions, India’s first exclusive promotions agency for authors and artists as well as corporate brands. He also works as a consultant for public relations firms and publishing houses. He is a well known name in the social media and in the literary fraternity. He is the recipient of the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing. Interestingly, Kazi is called as the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India,’ and after reading this novel, you realize how apt the title is.

Truly, Madly, Deeply” is the story of Rahul Kapoor and Seema Tandoon, two talented and top achievers studying in the same school. While this common trait slowly starts taking the form of love, we sit back and admire the silent confessions and breathless promises that take place between them, often making us smile with the sweet innocence and unadulterated fragrance that we all associate with the beautiful aroma of first love.

However, where there is love, there are also bound to be challenges, and we navigate with Rahul and Seema as they face these hurdles. We live their lives, smiling with each success and wiping away our tears whenever fate turns cruel, but then that’s how life is supposed to be. The story is as real as it could get, and you quickly realize that Rahul and Seema exist among us, perhaps in our neighborhood, or among our circle of friends, but most often than not, they seem to breathe right within your own self.

I am not going to reveal any more of the plot, as I would want you all to savor this delicious concoction of love and heartbreak that Kazi has prepared for us. The characterization is perfect, and you grow with the characters in the story, whether it is Rahul or Seema, or their friends Sahil, Sapna, Raj and others, inviting you in their world, a request you find hard to refuse.

The story has been penned down in third person narrative, which helps you judge the characters and their traits in an unbiased form. You move effortlessly between the lives of Rahul and Seema, understanding their individual predicaments, and finding it difficult to take sides, because in love there are no right and wrong. When love is from the heart, it can never be judged.

Truly, Madly, Deeply” is surely one of the best love stories to have come out in recent times. This deserves to be read over and over again. You realize the preciousness of first love, and find yourself immersed in dreams that the words unfold.

Hats off to Faraaz Kazi for producing a memorable love story. With this book I fell in love, truly, madly, deeply !!!


  1. its a good one.. I read it too few days bck :)

  2. very nice review and the way you have written, poetry in prose.

  3. ah very cool...i am a sucker for a love this one def sounds like it would be a good one...

  4. Excellent review, GS,,, I want to read this book :-) because of your words,,,,

  5. Wow! A love story that truly sounds like a love story by the way u have described it. If nothing else then this all-praise review makes me want to pick this one up! In addition, "Nicholas Sparks of India" has already done its work over me ;)

  6. Yes, it seems a very interesting book.

  7. i usually avoid reading love stories....but you make it sound interesting, so may be i will pick this up someday. :-)

  8. Interesting review, Speck. Once again you have me rearranging my next read…I liked the plot, so shall pick up the book once I see it in a book-store.
    BTW, I couldn't find a copy of your book in Starmark and Crosswords. Where can I buy it from? Please guide...

    1. I guess the book will be there in any book store :-)

      Regarding my book, you can order it online through Flipkart or Homeshop18.

  9. Interesting positive review...
    Keep reviewing...
    Cheers :)

  10. And the review justifies the five stars :D