Nice Men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu Book Review

Blurb:

Bad ones get into the pants, whereas the good ones get friend-zoned.Bad ones have a blast and the good ones suffer.Bad boys take it all, while Nice Men Finish Last.Nandu pays an unfair price for being nice; he is dumped by his girlfriend.Depressed by the brutal break-up, he follows in the footsteps of his womanizer friend Sattu, who firmly believes that nothing good ever happens to a nice man.Duly brainwashed to shed his lovelorn avatar, along with the skin of the nice man, Nandu gets a character reboot. Things change rapidly, as he uses lies and all the unfair means to score girls. It works wonders for him till he realizes how powerful karma is. That makes him come out of this transitional filthy state, choosing to become a nice man again.That’s when he falls in love with Tanishq – a beautiful dentistry student.Will he be able to win her heart being a nice man or do nice men really always finish last?

What is it about?

Nice Men Finish Last is a story of Nandu, a nice guy who turns into a womanizer because of his friend sattu’s advices. But soon realises his mistake, and decides to become a nice man again like he was earlier. However, he falls in love with the most beautiful girl in the dentistry college, who is also his student named Tanishq. Will he be able to win her heart being a nice guy?

The LazyScoop Review:

Last men Finish Last is a completely enjoyable read. The subtle humourous tone the writing seemed very witty to me. The book somehow manages to make us smile or laugh even at the most serious situations, though you also get the essence of serious situations along with it.

E.g In the first chapter, Nandu is going through a serious break up. But there’s also a cricket commentary going on of live match on the radio and tv. The fusion of narration and commentary was very funny to read.

The initial chapters where more of Nandu’s friendship with his three friend, their chemistry and sattu’s obsession with girls is explored. It reminded me a lot of Hollywood movies like American Pie, 21 and Over, etc. The chapters give you same comic tone, some non-veg one liners and dialogues. Though without going overboard.

The book is filled with funny situations- eg. When Nandu enters Tanishq’s house for the first time, and has a tea made by her. A simple incident, but the writers funny way of narrating it makes it very entertaining to read.

Characterization is also good, Nandu being a Nice guy and a womanizer later, his mental frame is well described.

Sattu’s character adds flavour to the plot. Keshav and Shardul’s characters aren’t explored much, they get lost somewhere in the story.

Tanishq’s character is also very impressive, she’s head strong and a fun loving girl. She’s possessive and requires constant attention.

Madiha’s character was loveable. A perfect friend, grumpy but very helpful.

The second half of the book becomes slightly more serious and you get more emotionally connected to the story. The climax is fantastic, couldn’t have asked for a more satisfying end to this romantic comedy.

What I didn’t like?

I wanted to know more about Nandu’s equation with Tanishq’s father. I felt it was left without a proper conclusion.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

Overall, Nice Men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu is an entertaining read with good dose of humour, emotions and romance. If adopted into a movie script, It has the potential to be a blockbuster Bollywood movie.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Overall LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nice men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu, absolutely recommended by TheLazyScoop!

You can buy this book at a discounted price from this link.

Happy Reading!

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Why so sexist? 

We can’t neglect the sexism which exists in the society today. Judging people based on their gender is one of the most distasteful and lame things you can do. No, not everyone does it. But there are many. Most of them are uneducated or have been raised with such pathetic thinking such as girls can do this, boys can do that…and so on. 

You may find many articles about feminism and ways of tackling sexism towards women. However, even men face such sexism and yet hardly people talk about it. For eg- From an early age men are told not to cry. “Crying is a trait of women.”

So today I thought about writing on this sensitive topic, which I don’t expect every person to understand. Only a few sensible people would agree upon that.

We human beings go through a number of emotions every day, some of them are sadness, anger, happiness, love etc and each of this emotion needs to be expressed properly to avoid emotional and mental instability, irrespective if you are a Girl, Boy or a Transgender

Anger is associated with sadness. When a person is hurt, he feels sad, and this emotion comes out with crying. When you tell a kid, he should not cry and be a man(because of your lame sexist thinking), every time the kid feels sad, instead of crying he curbs that emotion, and that emotion comes out in the form of Anger. Because emotions always come out, if not in present, in future for sure. And thus it continues forever, As the kid grows up he becomes more and more short tempered, he avoids crying, and even he starts believing that crying is a sign of weakness. He becomes short tempered because he can’t express his sadness the way it was meant to be- i.e crying. I am not talking about crying for every other small stuff, but yeah, if a boy cries for small reasons, even then he can’t be told to be a MAN. Because being a man has nothing to do with crying. Go and consult a physician if you are in doubt.  

Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, etc we all have seen them cry, in the news reports on tv. 

Sanjay Dutt cried in the media when talking about his jail term. 

Salman Khan cried at Rajat Bharjatya’s funeral. He couldn’t hide his tears at Om Puri’s Funeral too.

Aamir has cried in every Satyamev Jayate episode, even the news channel played his videos of wiping tears during Bajrangi Bhaijaan premier. 

So is any of them less of a man? Go and ask their respective wives and kids. 
It’s not just me who thinks so. There are many who share similar thinking as mine. I found these brilliant pictures uploaded by facebook page- Inspirational Quotes. I saved all of them. I request you to read each one of them. 

” Men don’t love, they lust.”

“PINK? You are wearing pink! Sheeh. Ladki hai kya?”

“Gossiping is so girly!!”

“Be a man! Stop crying like a girl.”

“Mard ko darrd nahi hota?”

Not feeling pain is a dangerous disorder, called as Congenital insensitivity. If you are marrd, bang your head on a wall, if you don’t feel any pain, you are pretty much suffering from this disorder.

“A man should always pay for women.”

Why? Women don’t earn? Women are equally stable mentally, socially, financially as men are! 

“All men are the same.”

You see? All men have different body structures. Different faces. Different minds. Different upbringing. 

If all men are the same, why aren’t all men rich like Anil Ambani? Or why are they not terrorists like Osama? Coz every person is different, whether its a male or a female. 

And finally, the most important thing, there are too many perverts out there in the world. Men who stare women with lusty eyes, pass on cheap comments, harass them, etc. but it is also a fact that all men are not the same.
There are men who respect women, who are not afraid to show their emotions, who know that men, women and transgenders are Equal
So please, if you see someone in your family or friends repeating those male-female sexist clichés, mock them! Hope this article impacts the message it wants to convey on to your minds. Don’t be afraid to convey it to the sexists you see around. Thank you. 

Love,

Pratik Jadhav