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Ghalib Danger

3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Kamran Khan is a cocky young taxi driver trying to make it big in Mumbai.
But his life transforms when he saves a don called Mirza from being
killed. What seems like a good deed however has a cruel payback and
in a single moment, Kamran loses everything dear to him. This is when
Mirza, in gratitude, takes Kamran under his wing and the young man gets
drawn into the mafia boss’s
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Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published December 15th 2013 by Penguin (first published December 6th 2013)
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Abhinav
If one had to point out why Neeraj Pandey is one of the most respected writer-directors in the Indian film industry right now, the answer would be because of the highly original & extremely entertaining stories he seeks to tell through the medium of cinema, evident in both his films till date - "A Wednesday" and more recently, "Special 26". And as he ventures into previously unexplored territory with his first novel, the end result is not very dissimilar.

Following a non-linear style of narra
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Raja Subramanian
Neeraj Pandey is a well known film maker who has done movies such as The Wednesday. This book is his debut novel. With this intriguing title, it was an easy decision for me to pick this off the shelves. It did not disappoint me.
The story is about the Mumbai underworld narrated in the Bollywood masala movie style. Kamram Khan migrates to Mumbai and starts off as an honest, hardworking taxi driver with dreams of making it big. His life changes dramatically when he ends up saving the life of Mirza,
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WordBite
Jun 02, 2014 WordBite rated it it was amazing
If you’re debuting in anything then I recommend you to learn from this author, Neeraj Pandey. He has this fine nick of having one of the greatest debuts, be it in debuting as a Film Director with the critically acclaimed movie ‘A Wednesday’ or now with his debut novel. Ghalib Danger is a roller coaster ride since the story line travels from present to past and then again to the present and the timeline of the story is from 1970s to present. The best part of this book is the way the story is ...more
VISHAL SHARMA
Oct 25, 2015 VISHAL SHARMA rated it liked it
this is Neeraj Pandey's debut book.
It's a story full of masala & tadka about an underworld don.
Probably written with clear intentions of adapting it into a movie.

But what makes it different is the sprinkling of Ghalib's couplets every few pages.

The book is not for people who love literary work. But if you want to write a simple book, this is the way you should debut. Simple writing, good pace & interesting characters.
Mirza Azmat, Murli Highway, Yakub Mental & Farookh Khitkhit..

My onl
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Aravind
Had it not been written by the director of "A Wednesday", I wouldn't have picked this book up. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed.
The story is fast-paced with all the necessary ingredients, but is predictable. The sequence plays out like a masala Bollywood movie. Neeraj Pandey could have made it into a successful movie, but as a novel it is not up there. Interspersing Ghalib's poetry in the narration would have worked if the meaning was also given somewhere; it's difficult to appreciate
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Kulpreet Yadav
Feb 23, 2015 Kulpreet Yadav rated it really liked it
The character of Kamran Khan the don, who goes by the name of Ghalib Danger in the Mumbai underworld, is strong and engaging. The narrative is gripping and extremely readable though I skipped the Ghalib’s verse that appeared every few pages as I found it rather awkward to read Urdu written in English. The twists and turns in the plot kept me turning the pages for sure.

The section breaks in a few chapters are not consistent though, particularly in the first half, which blurred the sequence of ev
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Guru
Apr 10, 2015 Guru rated it it was ok
A Bollywood-ish crime thriller by first time author, Neeraj Pandey - the writer/director of "A Wednesday", "Ghalib Danger" profiles the rise & fall of fictional Mumbai gangster Kamran Khan. It is predictable stuff for most part, written in a very Bollywood script(?) style. Pandey ends each chapter with Mirza Ghalib couplets for some reason. Perhaps I would have liked it better if I had a head for poetry. A fast read, though.
Dhaval Sheth
Oct 27, 2014 Dhaval Sheth rated it did not like it
I wanted to read a novel not some rough script with intention of turning that script into movie someday.. Sorry Neeraj sir, even though you are awesome director, your transformation as a write for this particular novel turned out to be a disaster..
Adeel Anwer
May 11, 2014 Adeel Anwer rated it it was amazing
amazing read thoroughly enjoyed it. breezed through the book in two days time.
must be made into a movie.
Satyam Sai
May 31, 2014 Satyam Sai rated it it was ok
The film (if made by the author himself) might be a decent potboiler but the book? A page turner at its best. Ignore.
Avnish
Dec 13, 2015 Avnish rated it it was ok
picked up this book , bcos of background of neeraj pandey , its a typical mafia story i think resembles a lot to abu salem , but the couplets of ghalib made quite the difference.
good one time read
Ira Merchant
Dec 03, 2014 Ira Merchant rated it it was amazing
Ghalib Danger, one of the many few which kept me glued to it. Thrilling ,edge of chair read and highly recommended for its surreal portray of Mumbai underworld.
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Bhavin Vaghela
Jun 12, 2015 Bhavin Vaghela rated it really liked it
awesome plot with twist and turns page Turner & marvellous use of ghalib's poetry
Pralay Saha
Dec 31, 2014 Pralay Saha rated it really liked it
Good One.. Definitely can be in Film.. Akshay Kumar will be very well suited for Kamran Ali Khan
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Apr 20, 2015
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Aug 02, 2014
Hriday
Jul 29, 2016 Hriday rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Bad. Avoidable.
Vivek Gadre
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Peadar
Nov 26, 2014 Peadar rated it really liked it
Brilliant, reads like a movie script. Would make an excellent thriller.
Aarti
Aarti rated it it was amazing
Apr 21, 2014
Rakesh
Rakesh rated it it was ok
Apr 11, 2015
Abheek
Jan 15, 2014 Abheek rated it liked it
Exploring Bollywood Masala flick with Ghalib!!
Dhiren Parekh
Dhiren Parekh rated it liked it
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“Hamko ma’aloom hai jannat ki haqeeqat lekin Dil ki khush rakhne ko, ‘Ghalib’ yeh khayaal achcha hai” 1 likes
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