Saturday, February 14, 2015

Review: Hey Dad Meet My Mom by Sandeep Sharma and Leepi Agrawal

Some stories come out from the heart, some are born out of figments of imagination and some stories are extraordinary. There's not much difference in all of them but still it's the extraordinary that captures the vivid scope of imagination with a glazing effect. Authors Sandeep Sharma & Leepi Agrawal in their book " Hey Dad Meet My Mom" have adopted a casual lazy elegant approach to tell a tale which is bound to catch you off guard. So have they been able to keep their guards up? Let's find out. 

Right since childhood, the world in which we live teaches us to bury our bad past somewhere deep inside us and just move on. So deep, that even we cant possibly dig it back out. What happens when a 10 year old child, who claims to be your future son, comes to you to help you find his mother, whos your perfect match? What happens when you eventually start doubting his intentions? What happens when a girl starts turning your dreams into nightmares? What happens when your future son starts haunting you? What happens when your future starts bleeding into your present through your PAST? Hey Dad! Meet My Mom!!! is nothing less than a roller coaster ride of mystery, love, comedy, fear and suspense. So make sure you don't forget to expect the unexpected!! 

First look at the title and the cover and a reader can easily be taken in by the title. It looks more like parenting kind of a book, but beware before getting be-fooled by the looks. The authors have done well to conceal the solidarity of the story and the image adds to that mysterious outlook. The blurb talks about a person and his chance meeting with his future and present and the past too. The intrigue with the blurb gets the right vibes and makes the ominous connections with the readers.

The story is of Puneet, a bank employee who has loads of banking experience but when it comes to love his resume is good as a dud. He needs help in love matters but he has a worried mother and peer pressure to get married soon. But then comes his savior Rishi, an unexpected ally from the most unexpected quarter who turns his life upside down and soon his life turned from the thorny bushes  to the wild petals of love. But will it last long? Who will take it to the last mile? Who's Rishi and how is he connected to Puneet? What's there in front of the eyes yet it allures him? That's what the story is all about. 

The story sets foot into territories which combine to dish out an unknown combo. A mystified romantic tale with humor, certain darkness, a sense of fear and life's aspects which affect your past to the future. The book traverses it all and with a great effect. Humor element coming from Rishi's quarters makes you laugh, Puneet's life as a turmoil acts as a gauging and pondering aspect and ladies of the story fill in the gaps of love and emotions. You are not devoid of this fun filled, yet serious encounter of life. The book unknowingly manages to create a great sense of nobility and humility with it's presentation of facts. The surprise factors working it's effect and giving the book more leverage till the end. The strange ramblings and fear add to the already mystery-personified story. 

The downside of the story is when it loses zing in the past narration and hurries up to fold too soon. There is a lot of scope to work on that aspect and keep it enjoyable and hook the readers with some more witty melodrama. The seriousness of the situation in the latter half demanded more maturity which lacks somehow. 

All in all the story and the book in all is indeed a roller coaster. It never settles down on a single approach and pulls up ideas out of the bag and simply out of the blues. Quick and quirky deliverance is the key and that's where the book scores brownie points.  There's a bit of work required to polish the latter half but overall the presentation is readable and most of all humorous. The book completes it's task with ease and solidifies the notion of not giving up in the worst of the scenarios of life. A fun filled life yearning book. It's never too late to meet a book with no desire yet filled with so passion.  


4 OUT OF 5

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