“I can understand what you are thinking about. I think about it myself all the time. If only I could too. We are the If Only I Could Too Class Sir.”
- My Father is a Hero.
There is no shortage of love stories in this whole wide book-world. For every nook and corner, there happens to be at least one book with the hero tailing behind his lady-love or there is a doe-eyed beauty wishing for the attention of a knight in shining armor. Love has been molded into standard teenage-awestruck moment making the emotion a source of super-power to accomplish things that are beyond the border of imagination.
Amidst this, I happen to land upon a book that tells the tale of an ordinary man trying his best to bring every joy to the apple of his eyes, his daughter.
Here is the tale that makes love something more than an emotion. It makes life seem significant.
Name: My Father Is a Hero
Author: Nishant Kaushik
Publishers: Srishti Publishers
Description of My Father is A Hero
Vaibhav Kulkarni is an ordinary, down-to-Earth man, with average lifestyle good enough for his daughter Nisha Kulkarni. The father and daughter live a happy and peaceful life in a small world of their own.
A day arrives when Nisha doesn’t talk to her father anymore. Vaibhav is at loss as his only reason for living is slipping away from his fingers. She avoids him and soon Vaibhav gets to hear her failure in school through skipping classes and slipping grades.
Vaibhav has a choice to bury all his dreams to bring back the smile on his daughter’s face. The choice between a comfortable life and happy life.
A struggle for love, a struggle to stand up to his daughter….
What makes a father a hero in his daughter’s eyes?
This above video kind of sums up what the book tries to convey to the reader. Maybe most of you would have watched this video either when it went viral on WhatsApp or Facebook. Even then do take a look, you will feel the book!
My take on My Father is a Hero:
There are no words that can describe the book as it is really good. Being a daughter I know that my father is my hero. However, reading it in the words of someone else takes you back through the pages of your own life making you revisit your history and remember.
Remember the day you were proud to be a daughter to such an amazing man,
Remember the day the tear snuck down his face when you were ill,
Remember the time he clapped the loudest at your performance,
Remember the time when he laughed at your silly jokes and still didn’t judge you.
When everything fades away, he will still be there to hold your hand and take you across this hurdle. He will wait for you to sort your priorities and still smile even when you chose to leave.
I felt all that when I read through the book and maybe somewhere someone also should read this book to forgive themselves and run back to that old man waiting for them.
The words of this book felt like a tribute to all those amazing fathers out there who have not been appreciated enough. Those men who don’t show a lot of emotions but still feel the same amount of love and pain as that of our mothers!
Coming back to the book, the writing is fantastic with all the dramatic pauses and tear jerking situations. Its a joy to read this book, thank you author!
What I didn’t like about the book was..
It got over too soon…..
The best part, the story. It is beautiful and all daughters should definitely read this once.
This is one book that is simple, ordinary and plain. However, once you read it, its simplicity makes you fall in love, makes ordinary seem extraordinary and nothing seems plain anymore.
I thank writersmelon for this amazing book, and apologies for the delayed review. I loved the book no matter who gave it, however, thank you for showing me the existence of this book!