Author: Raj Supe
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Genre: Spiritual-based Fiction
Getting the book:
When I got a request to review this book, there were three things that caught my eye- One, the word ‘Bollywood’ in the sub-title. Two, the summary that talked about a filmmaker travelling to Rishikesh. And three, the book’s genre: Spiritual-based Fiction. While the last one kind of put me off, the first two made sure I accepted the offer and soon enough, the book arrived at my place. Due to work pressure and a lot of other reasons, I kept delaying reading the book and finally was able to finish it this week.
‘When Life Turns Turtle’ is the story of Indraneel, a successful filmmaker, and how one personal incident changes his life forever. For someone who accepts and leads a purely normal and materialistic life, suddenly life turns turtle. The struggle of finding himself and understanding his purpose of life leads him to leave the comfort of his home in Mumbai and move to Rishikesh for a break. What he doesn’t anticipate is the spiritual inflow that Rishikesh brings to him and his short break becomes a long stay that he doesn’t want to end. Life has its ways and Indraneel has to return to the city and continue doing what he does best- make films. That’s his karma. But does he return the same or a changed man? Will his newfound love for spiritualism help him grow in his career? Will life turn back to normal?
With ‘When Life Turns Turtle’ Raj Supe has tried to show a journey that so many of us in the current generation are seeking. It’s the search for the ultimate truth- what makes you happy? What keeps you going in life? What do you do when faced with the harshest of the truths?