The 3 U-Turns of My Life by Jitendra Gianchandani

Review by Shwetha H S

First of all, the title reminds you of Chetan Bhagat’s 3 Mistakes of My Life. You might put this book down even before picking up, if you don’t turn it around and read its catchy description. With a simple and meaningful design, this book is easy to miss if you go by the cover. As this book says, it is all about Chartered Accountant versus Master of Business Administration.

All the characters in this story are close to real life. The author, Jitendra Gianchandani, shows the struggle of middle class families through the protagonist, Manav Modi. He has a friend, Deepak Mehra, to provoke him enough to reach his goals and the love interest, Urvashi Doshi, to support him all along. This is a typical story of good winning over evil with lots of twists and 3 U-turns.

At the first U-turn, I was getting a feeling that I am watching another version of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal’s OMG! Oh My God! At the second U-turn, it was obvious that Manav would win. At the third U-turn, heights of cliché. Author could have made the earthquake itself as one of the U-turns just to make the story different from other Bollywood masala flicks. Did I say earthquake? Yes, that is one more thing common with Chetan Bhagat’s 3 Mistakes of My Life.

Narration is humorous and is in first person. It does manage to make the reader laugh and by that I mean not laugh at it. The author knows what he is writing about and there is no confusion in the storyline. This story will not bore you for sure. Now that I have told you that Manav would win, go ahead and read this story to find out whether he is a Chartered Accountant or a Master of Business Administration.

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