Saturday, 24 October 2015

Tikli & Laxmi Bomb



Title: Tikli & Laxmi Bomb
Author: Aditya Kripalani
Genre: Ficton
Publishers: Neurotic Link
Price: INR. 195
Goodreads Rating : 4/5


Truth be told , I received this book as a review copy and wrapped it up in a single sitting .
Tikli & Laxmi Bomb is the third book by author Aditya Kriplani begins with the Laxmi , who's in her 40s , as the lead sexworker in S.V.Road , Mumbai who's considered as a veteran in her profession . She wear loose shirt and skirt , drink Old Monk , write hindi songs and is a victim of Patriarchy However one day Mhatre , Laxmi's boss , hop in with Putul . Putul is portrayed as a young Bangladeshi prostitute , rebellious in nature and daring enough to do act as her heart say , wears high heels and maintain long polished nails .After Putul's entry in the dark world , events turned into a manner that Putul and Laxmi ended up forming an independent system of sexworkers which comes out as a competition with the one they're associated with . 
Name of the Book ' Tikli & Laxmi Bomb ' is adopted from its protagonists . Putul , 'cause of his rebillious nature got the name ' Tikli ' ~ a firecracker that constantly goes boon , boon , boon and 'Laxmi Bomb ' is named after Laxmi ,'cause she's like a big bomb which in case blast could envelope astronomical damage . 
Beside Main Protagonist , Author has also added side characters which makes the read more crispy . A.T. ~ Local Security of Mathre's Girls Squad , is a dark-skinned Maharashtrian boy who could have easily passed of Maharashtrian version of Enrique Iglesias and owns an autorickshaw with a disco ball hanging from the ceiling of the vehicle . Mangatram , owner of chai-coffee-cigrettewala who used to sell all of the items as mentioned in his shop's name and later turned out to be a free-publicity-fellow of Tikli & Laxmi Gang .Tsamchoe & Sharanya are also prostitutes who devote their loyalty to Tikli & Laxmi .Mathre , Morey and Shindey are portrayed as the evil throughout the reading , through which author consistently try to amplify the message that there exist men who try to control the lives of women . 

Fav. Moment :

# Tikli's Ideology is the backbone of the plot .
# Tikli's gelling with Laxmi .
# When Laxmi runs out of Police Station and stumble into A.C.P .
# Tikli's masterplan to establish their own kingdom .

Negative :

# Characters aren't defined in depth . 
# How could Laxmi who felt the weight of her body run so long ? 

So Tikli & Laxmi Bomb is a Masala and fun read .

Tikli & Laxmi Bomb  is available at following Online Store


This is Not a Paid Review ! I received this Book as a Review Copy from Author & The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "

                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

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