Via Delhi ~ A Twisted Tale of Love by Sabi Shaikh – Book Review

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Book Name: Via Delhi ~ A Twisted Tale of Love

Author: Sabi Shaikh


The country that is proud of its “Unity in Diversity” is just a myth. Is love a deal between two religions or a pure relationship between two individuals?

Saifuddin Khan was a Sunni Muslim boy who was pursuing his MBA and resided in the city of Nawabs, Hyderabad where as Mridu Bhattacharya was a Bengali Brahmin girl who was preparing for her BBA entrance exams and hailed from the beautiful city of Dehradun.

Destiny strikes and they meet in the early morning hours one day in a very unusual manner and they become each other’s moral support in no time. Will their love story survive this ride or will it break down? Will this twisted Love story actually prove to be greater than any religion or will the Char log kya kahenge factor murder their love story? Who will be victorious in this Romantic, Bizarre, Rollercoaster Journey?


Via Delhi – A Twisted Tale of Love is a total filmy style love story that will take you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.

Via Delhi is a love story of Mridu and Saif, belonging to two different states, different religions, having different thoughts yet bound by love. It is the story about love winning against all the odds. It is the story about facing difficulties in love and overcoming them. Because, no other emotion is greater than love.

The story of Via Delhi – A Twisted Tale of Love begins with Saifuddin, the male protagonist. Saifuddin aka Saif has lost all hopes of marrying the only true love of his life, Mridu. He is contemplating on committing suicide to end the miseries of his life once for all. It is during this time that his best friend calls him and he ends up narrating his love story to his best friend. What is Saif’s and Mridu’s story all about? What problems do they face? Do they end up having a happy ever after?

Via Delhi teaches you to be selfless in love. It will question you about how far you are ready to go for the love of your life. It will make you believe that everything is possible if you are determined enough to fight for it. You will also realise that if you want something real bad, you will put in your 100% efforts to make it your own.

Via Delhi keeps you entertained just like a Bollywood movie. It has everything you would see in a Bollywood romance – the protagonists meet in an unusal circumstances and instanlty, fall in love, religion and family prove to be the greatest obstacles and then, their fight for being together. It is indeed a very cheesy love story, I would say. The narration is done really well. The simple language is an added advantage.

You will not really find any dull incidents when reading. However, there are a few things here and there that put me off. For example – Mridu addresses Saif as ‘Saifu’. And everytime the author has written their conversation, there is an overuse of the name ‘Saifu’. I thought it to be kind of annoying. Secondly, the story mentions a lot of sob moments which I feel could have been omitted. Lastly, I found the conversations between Saif and Mridu to be too cheesy and too good to be true.

The author has introduced many characters in this story. And, each character plays an integral role in this story until the very end. The pace of the story is good. It is neither too fast nor too slow. Furthermore, the climax of this story is sort of predictive. You will surely guess it by the time you read the last few chapters.

Via Delhi – A Twisted Tale of Love is a light read that one can enjoy reading on a Sunday. If you like watching Bollywood romance movies, you are surely going to like this novel.


Cover: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Story: 3/5

To conclude, my overall rating for Via Delhi – A Twisted Tale of Love is 3/5 stars.

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