Title: Surrogate Author
Author : Santosh Avvannavar and Shilpa Patil
Publication Year : 2014
No of Pages : 47
Mrp : 70/-
Publication : Self Published book
Source : Author
When the author emailed me to review his books, the only thing I did was check out the blurb and few of the reviews. Unfortunately, I didn’t check the other details such as no.of pages, etc.. I was expecting a full fledged novel and what I received was a tiny booklet that was finished in 15mins.
Now coming to the story, Surrogate Author is a spoof of Sanjay leela Bhansali’s Magnus Opus Devdas. The character Devdas becomes Authdas, Paro becomes Authdas’s first novel and Chandramukhi becomes An Author’s Inspiration. The authors Santosh and Shilpa have tried to showcase an Author’s journey of writing his first book in a comic way.
Unfortunately, this book doesn’t work for me on so many levels. Firstly, why would anyone want to rip off a movie, take its synopsis only to change the circumstances (minor changes) and publish it just to prove authors are the real Devdas? Secondly, why only write 10 scenes, why not elaborate the story?
Thirdly, where was the fun I was promised?
P. S. The book needs some serious editing.