Pinto Has An Idea by Rajeev Saxena Book Review

The cover of this book looks quite unique, and also has a short review by Actress Sridevi stating how she couldn’t stop herself from reading this book till the end. Did I like it? Read below to know!


Young Pinto has from his childhood been an out-of-the box thinker, finding solutions in his everyday surroundings to a myriad ancient global problems. A certain machine he invents in his childhood makes him a hero in his village but it’s not sufficient to change the mindset of naysayers for Pinto to pursue his career in hardcore science.

Pinto Has an Idea is the tale of Dr Pinto, a small-town boy, an IITian and a scientist working in MIT, who suddenly experiences a life-changing revelation in the early days of his research, throwing away his work on theoretical physics and setting out to solve the practical everyday problems of the world he lives in.

Returning to his native India, he finds his noble quest beset by unexpected adversaries, obstacles and trials, but emerges triumphant from each battle.

Pinto does not like to appear a romantic person, and keeps women at bay. But when Lavanya returns to haunt his life, and eventually shoe-horns him into marriage, he obligingly falls in love. Because Lavanya is not just a pretty face, she’s his partner in research. And Pinto, a newbie in romance, discovers a whole new craze.
But life takes directions never aimed for. Pinto is on the road to becoming rich and famous. He invents a mechanism to eradicate corruption in the land, and in that process moves towards politics. That impinges on the couple’s relationship so severely that Lavanya disappears suddenly without telling Pinto. Why does she leave their child with Pinto? Will he lose his greatest ‘idea’, Lavanya, and thereby, himself? Sure, Pinto’s ideas bring dramatic changes to society. But how much romance can a scientist handle as well?

The LazyScoop Review:

Pinto has an Idea is a very different from the other books I’ve read recently. It’s written in such a way that it feels very realistic, and yet very light hearted.

From the beginning chapters itself, the author establishes a connection with the reader by carving some interesting characters. I liked how the Author narrated Rajat Srivastava AKA Pinto’s journey, right from his childhood. His days in Orai, his hunger for knowledge, his enthusiasm for science is fascinating.

As a reader, I was amazed at Pinto’s wit and intelligence, his ability to think on his feet, to come up with the quickest solution for every problem is entertaining to read.

Pinto who later becomes a scientist, also a social worker, his ideologies have been depicted really well. His care for the betterment of the society and it’s people is inspiring to read.

The narration is overall quite smooth, as Sridevi says, you can’t help but continue reading it. I would’ve liked if the font size of the print would’ve been slightly larger. Language used is easy to understand. I felt the plot becomes slightly sluggish in some parts, however some entertaining chapters compensate for it.

I liked how the angle of love was handled, Lavanya and her failed marriage, makes her an important character. I enjoyed their chemistry together, it felt organic.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

Overall, Pinto has an idea is entertaining and definitely a book with a heart. It’ll make you smile and also fascinate you with some scientific allurement.


Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Characters: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thanks for sending the review copy for my honest review.

You readers can buy this book by clicking on this link!

Happy Reading!


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