Book Review of The Unproposed Guy by Bhavik Sarkhedi and Suhana Bhambhani
Ever felt out of place at any time in life, have you? Well, life has a funny, quirky way of throwing sarcasm at us in the most unexpected situations. Join me in exploring one such funny story of a stand-up comedian through a book review of The Unproposed Guy by Bhavik Sarkhedi and Suhana Bhambhani.
Have you guys ever seen a stand-up comedy act? Well, I for one have seen some and they have been some great pieces of comedy, taking a funny view on many situations and managing to deliver messages which are sometimes present right in front of our eyes, but which we somehow tend to miss, many times.
Well, a book I recently read The Unproposed Guy written by Bhavik Sarkhedi and Suhana Bhambani and boy was it a rigmarole of fun and frolic! And yet, somewhere I felt I could totally relate to the scenarios as well as the mindset of the protagonist Kevin, around whom the story revolves.
Having always been a brilliant entertainer, somehow his strange equation with girls (yeah, he was the “unpopular guy” if truth be told) seems to make him any girl’s worst nightmare. Then, there is also the fact that he is absolutely incapable of impressing any girl and yet he has been gifted with the uncanny ability to entertain people pretty good. He can rap very well and can also do great stand-up comedy. As he navigates his way through friends who mock him as well as a family who does not hold him level with his elder brother, can Kevin really find his happiness in life? Will he ever be a successful stand-up comedian? And most importantly will Cupid strike right for him and bless his love life and deliver him a lady love? Well, you gotta read the book to find out.
A funny and witty tale, this one was not only enticing and intriguing enough, the peals of laughter, but the comedy was also absolutely smashing, in place and relatable enough. No larger-than-life characterizations, this one was more grounded and closer to real life. The characters are, Kevin, his friends or family, his elder brother Zubin or any character, the way they connected with me was pretty amazing considering the fact that this one was a simple fun fiction. And yet I cannot help but realize today that aren’t the simplest and most fun pieces of writing always the most resonating ones?
The best part? That corresponding bit of insight that seemed to be there, scattered intermittently across the story, between the chapters, answering questions that are worthwhile towards understanding not only the plot but also the mindset of Kevin, the main protagonist as well as the thoughts that drift through his mind. I could relate to his emotional upheaval as I can completely understand how it feels when a person is chastised in life, ridiculed or poked fun of. One might be great at something, clever and skilled and yet people might take it in their head to make you the constant target of their so-called “cancel culture”. Why? Just because you might be having a slightly different perspective and viewpoint towards things, a bit varied one. Being different or not following the bandwagon cannot be a reason to be constantly judged, compared or cancelled and I felt this was great work put forth to relay these important messages.
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Rejection in one’s life can have a lot of impacts, especially on the morale of a person since it is the most demotivating thing in the world, I, personally also liked how the writers have incorporated the idea of self-analysis in the form of the existential crisis Kevin is facing. It was a good experience reading his perspective as well as the musings, I mentioned earlier to get a foray into the true ergonomics of the situation.
There are so many emotions rifling through one after another in the book like love, passion, self-judgement, rejection, dejection, and comedy and yet I could feel each and every one of them as they drifted through in the story. A good, fun comic tale of high worth since it decides to portray beyond what is depicted in the story, delving deeper into the patterns of our life.
The Unproposed Guy
There has been no significant change in their life of Kevin-a monotonous routine, ordinary family, and miserably failing relationships-until he finds out he is going through something abnormal: an ‘Existential Crisis. He has always been a marvellous entertainer but has a mysterious way of putting off girls. The talent in him is growing creatively, and abundantly, but his inability to impress a girl keeps pulling him down slowly. He realises he can be any guy’s best friend, but he also seems to be every girl’s worst nightmare.
Hop onto the rollercoaster journey of Kevin’s life, as he navigates through mocking friends & family, emotions he’s never experienced before, and a sudden desire to take up a career in stand-up comedy and rapping.
Will Kevin ever get a chance in love? Will he become a successful stand-up comedian?
The Unproposed Guy is a homogeneous mixture of passion, determination, love, stand-up comedy, existential crisis, and a lot of sarcasm!!
So, hope you guys liked my thoughts on the book The Unproposed Guy By Bhavik Sarkhedi and Suhana Bhambhani. Stay tuned right here at Booxoul, for the best in the field of entertainment, travel, food, lifestyle, finance, fashion, tech and gadgets as well as all things bookish.