Book Reviews

Lights! Scalpel! Romance! by Jas Kohli – Book Review

  • Author: Jas Kohli
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rupa Publications India (18 July 2019)
  • Language: English

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Being a surgeon is not easy. And the ones in Nirog Hospital are the best at making it worse. Nipun, the eternal prankster and Nishtha, the strong-headed beauty, join the MS (surgery) course under Dr. Ujjwal, a brilliant surgeon-cum-alfa male of the hospital, and Dr. Anuroop (alias Candy), a smooth operator. Freaky situations and spicy incidents become the norm when their worlds collide. Edgy patients and their relatives add even more spice to the mix. Amidst all this chaos, Nipun makes every effort to find love but his efforts fail every time. When he’s not failing, he’s falling—and literally. Soon he starts being known as a doctor who is more dangerous than the disease itself. Will Fiasco King Nipun attain his two degrees—MS in surgery and pass certificate in romance? Lights! Scalpel! Romance! invites readers to become a part of the fun side of hospital life, where a surgeon’s routine is akin to driving in a Formula One race every day.


A lot has been said and discussed regarding the Medical profession. Doctors are said to be next to God and their holy presence is considered to be nothing less than divine.

Lights! Scalpel! Romance! by Jas Kohli drove my interest with its blurb and the cover grabbed my attention. The book focusses on the lives of resident doctors and the lives of the doctors, in general. It traces the responsibility that lays on their shoulders, their abrupt schedules, their unpredictable routine, etc. It also sheds some light on how the doctors are held culpable for anything that goes during the treatment and how the petty politics do not leave even the most coveted career untouched!

In a humorous tone, the author makes his way through the nitty-gritties of the medical profession. There’s so much of love that it makes me sick. The character of Dr. Ujjwal thoroughly annoyed me. Given the fact that he’s a philanderer, his acts are glorified in the book with so much ardor that I could not help but feel terrible. Although he’s adept at his job but his casanova image left me bewildered. If this thing is true, I am gonna be at edges while dealing with the doctors! The disappointing characters and their poor stories made me feel sad than happy.

Nipun is the protagonist of this story which does not really seem to be a story. His failed attempts bringing humor to the table are disappointing and his ever-changing transitions from one love interest to another were too much to my chagrin. The book might count as an entertaining read for a good writing style and quite unfitting ‘humorous’ narrative but I didn’t find anything amusing about reading it.


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