Book Review: ‘Kite in a Hurricane’ by Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor

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Book Title: Kite in a Hurricane
Author(s): Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
Number of Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-9355207692
Date Published: Aug. 05, 2023
Price: INR 427

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Kite in a Hurricane” is an intriguing book that takes readers on a journey through the lives of four brothers as they strive to produce their dream film amidst various challenges. This book, written by Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor, offers a unique blend of family dynamics and the pursuit of a creative vision.

The story revolves around the Kapoor brothers, who are determined to make their mark in the film industry. However, they encounter numerous obstacles along the way, including a dysfunctional Indian family and the complexities of the filmmaking process. The authors skillfully weave together these elements to create a compelling narrative that keeps readers engaged from start to finish.

This book is a jaw-droppingly brilliant collection of graciously and at times intensely written short contemporary fiction that provide us with a portal into different Worlds, one inside the four walls of the house while the other entails struggle behind the scenes, one living through the American dream while other takes us through the street of childhood love, all the more, a riveting elope through the galleries of past and at times bone-chilling thrills with horrifying crimes, this book contains seven such exhilarating stories which we are inseparably a part of or a great way to connect to some of it.

One of the strengths of “Kite in a Hurricane” is its well-developed characters. Each brother has distinct personalities and struggles, making them relatable and multi-dimensional. The authors delve into their journeys, exploring their dreams, aspirations, and the conflicts they face within themselves and with each other. This adds depth and complexity to the overall story, making it more than just a tale of filmmaking.

The writing style of Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor is engaging and descriptive, allowing readers to imagine the scenes and emotions portrayed in the book vividly. The pacing is well-balanced, with intense moments and quieter introspective passages. The authors also incorporate elements of humor, adding a light-hearted touch to the narrative. It is an overwhelming piece full of absorbing incidents, ups, and downs in the character’s lives, and an emotional gem of never-dying events sometimes seem painfully real, a reading experience like no other. The crisp and flawless narration has proved how every simple word counts for a literary juggler.

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In conclusion, “Kite in a Hurricane” by Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor is a captivating book that combines family drama with pursuing a creative vision. Its well-rounded characters and engaging storytelling offer an enjoyable reading experience. Whether you are a fan of Indian literature or enjoy stories that explore the complexities of human relationships, this book is worth considering.

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