‘When Only Love Remains’ by Durjoy Dutta | Book Review

Avanti falls in love with a singer named Devrat, a guy who is very famous on social platforms like YouTube and Facebook. He is shown as a sort of a psycho who is very lonely and gets offended very easily. Sumit is Devrat’s secretary who gets his singing assignments for him, who is not very keen to complete them. Avanti wants to meet Devrat and finally after so much of waiting she gets the chance to meet him. The plot seemed to be like a traditional Hindi movie scene but many YRF fans would hate the author’s downplaying of the chemistry in this book. While comparisons may be drawn between the film Rockstar and this book, the latter does hold a unique entity.

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Gradually the story moves towards the traditional drama scene wherein author brings in hospital scenes, characters and emotions to get some masala into the plot but that too doesnt work well to raise the morale of the reader. The last part of the book is where this book can get one or two scoring points. The letter by Devrat squeezes sentimental juice out of us and then the thumb moves which gets us elated towards the end. Finally, after the stressful reading, we get to cool off.

I think for the kind of stories which Durjoy has written in the past, this one lacked in bringing up anything ranging from love chemistry, smile or masala. Let’s hope Durjoy doesn’t lose onto the young readers who fantasize about their love and love the way this author brings them such stories.

Overall Rating: 2.5/5

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About the Author:-

Durjoy Datta is an Indian novelist. He also writes for television and movies. He has a youth show, SADDA HAQ on Channel V and Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera on Star Plus to his credit. He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and then went on to do PGDBM in Marketing from Management Development Institute and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He has co-founded Grapevine India Publishers . He is the bestselling author of nine books. Durjoy Datta’s 10th book “When only love remains” gets released on 20th June, 2014. In 2009, he was recognized as a young achiever by The Times of India. He was also chosen as one of the two young achievers in the field of Media and Communications by Whistling Woods International in 2011.

In 2012, he was one of the recipients of the Teacher’s Achievement Awards, joining the likes of Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Prahlad Kakkar among others. He has also spoken in various TEDx conferences in colleges across India. He was one of the highest selling Indian authors in fiction.


  • Dubaree Deka says:

    I haven’t yet read the book but i hope it really soothens me.

  • Neha S says:

    “When Only Love Remains” is another fine piece of work by Durjoy Datta. :)
    Am sure alot of girls out there can actually relate them to Avanti.
    You know your book is a great success when your readers are able to relate them to the characters in the book.

    This novel makes you go “awwwww” and leaves you crying simultaneously.
    Though I am not a pro in reviewing books, still I couldn’t stop myself from reviewing this one.
    To sum up the feelings that i went through while reading it, I would just say, “I cried”. At times they were happy tears, whereas, at times the minute detailing of Avanti’s pain tore my heart apart. :(

    I found myself going through a roller coaster of emotions throughout the book.
    And the end definitely left me smiling ear to ear :’)
    It is WORTH reading at least once… :)
    Makes you believe that no matter what, true love stays forever and after… :)

    A feeling of void dawned upon me after finishing the book because the reason to clung onto it was over. :(

    You have literally grown up as an author.
    Although “Till The Last Breath” still remains my FAVOURITE. :)

    Keep writing… You have set our hopes high :)

  • Pallav Agarwal says:

    This novel was started with great expectations but when I started it’s hard to finish. I think I haven’t read such a boring novel like this . Only the name and cover attracts a reader and also the title doesn’t go with novel.

  • arshi says:

    I started d book and I can’t finish it….hope it wud be convincing and pleasing at the end

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