Akash, Vivek and Jai are quintessential young lads found in colleges, corporates and in many bollywood movies. They are on the edge of being responsible (and conventional) adults but also want to take a chance to make it “big” in life. All three of them are frustrated with the mess in their existing lives and decide to invest themselves in an innovative business proposition. Their idea succeeds as people become enthusiastic about this unprecedented way of venting their anger and frustration. The trio becomes famous almost overnight but their fame is short-lived as they realize the price of being in the limelight. The short stint with fame and fiasco that follows thereafter forces them to analyse their lives from different perspectives. Fortunately, they come across a mentor cum critic who offers to help and reveals something important to them. The acceptance of being “confused bastards” leads them to a new beginning.
Confused bastards isn’t a path-breaking or a highly imaginative or a deeply moving saga. It is extremely simple in story and story-telling and that is what makes it enjoyable. You will often be reminded of similar movies, serials and stories but that does not make it any less interesting. Confused Bastards is a tale of friendship that has to pass the litmus test of trust and reliability. It is also a story of grit, determination and looking beyond the obvious. It once again proves, rather harshly, that everything has a price tag attached to it.
Though the book seems to be highly inspired by some movies and other books, it has a distinct flavour to it. The language is simple and writing style is smooth. The book will appeal to young readers.
I received a free copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.