Madhav, a boy from Bihar, goes for an interview to try for an admission at St. Stephen College in Delhi through sports quota. When he waits for the start of his sports trail after an interview, he sees a group of college girls playing basketball. One girl among them, with a letter R on her shirt gets his attention.
He becomes irresistible. During a break, he could talk and also get her name – Riya. She then gradually becomes very much part of him. But Riya isn’t ready. She just wants to be his friend. When Madhav pushes little farther, she agrees to be little more – his half girlfriend.
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Chetan Bhagat like in most of his books usually begins a story when he meets a person and then through a narration made by that person. Madhav is such person in this book. He meets him in a hotel room with a stack of journals Riya has written. Madhav requests him to read them as he himself cannot do so. In the process Madhav narrates how he has first met Riya, and how he has fallen for her.
Madhav and Riya gets separated when latter leaves America to marry with her childhood friend. But fate takes its own course. She later get divorced with him. She meets Madha again. Still she isn’t in position to take him. It takes quite a lot of deal in middle for them to finally settle as a family.
This book provides easy read with good love story. It not only brings out how Indians still hold on races and their wealth in defining social statuses but also some of their small yet popular political ripples.
Madhav is always being discouraged by his friends from loving Riya just because she is from a wealthy business family. But at last Madhav proves if we have true love, we can get through any hindrance – no matter how big or small. This is one of the popular features of any Bollywood Film.