Bollywood Deception review: A concoction of murder, mystery and movies

When a veteran journalist writes on Bollywood and a series of mysterious murders, the end product is a masterpiece.
Bollywood Deception follows detective Kas Batterywala and his accomplice Kasata, as they set out to solve the mystery behind the death of starlet Jennie.
Bollywood Deception follows detective Kas Batterywala and his accomplice Kasata, as they set out to solve the mystery behind the death of starlet Jennie.
Updated on May 27, 2016 07:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

When a veteran journalist, who has covered news for years, writes a tale on murder, mystery and Bollywood, the end product is a masterpiece. Bollywood Deception delineates a detective, Kas Batterywala and his accomplice, the fiery, feminist Kasata, who set out to solve the mystery behind the death of starlet Jennie, which followed a series of murders of aspiring actresses. The characterisation of the protagonists has clear resemblances to legendary sleuth Sherlock and Watson, where Kas’s method of detection is similar to that of the celebratory sleuth.

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The story revolves around a series of murders, and the author has managed to keep the suspense intact till the last line. The language is lucid with minimal use of jargons. As the plot has the most interesting topic of discussion for Indians, Bollywood that is, it immediately attracts the attention of the readers. The book has glamour, glitz and mystery, the three ingredients needed for a fiction to become popular. Bollywood Deception has successfully done that.

Title: Bollywood Deception

Author: Juggi Bhasin

Publisher: Penguin Metro Reads

Price: Rs 299

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  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Nabanita Das writes on books and culture, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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