Pyjama keeps falling


written by Shreya at in category Book review with 24 Comments


“The mind knows it deserves better; it is the heart that forgets.”
― Twinkle Khanna, Pyjamas are forgiving

Yet again a disappointment! Even though I have always said that I have loved the columns of Twinkle Khanna but that is only in the newspaper, I did enjoy her 1st book Mrs. Funnybones maybe the reason was that it was based on her life.

Her second was a just okayish and the third book that I am reviewing today is a bigger disaster. Never would I thought that I would say that, about her writing. I had always thought that the women with a  sense of humor will always get it right but apparently it wasn’t very true. I saw the launch of the book and I made my pre order. I was waiting for the arrival like it was some food delivery from Swingy.

After the arrival of the book, I had finished the book in quick read. It was a one go reading book. The cover was intriguing, I was getting lured to see what was inside and how was the story going to end.

The story revolves around Anshu, she is the main protagonist from Mumbai. She is a divorced lady, who takes her health session in an over expensive spa in Shanthamaaya Sthalam in Kerala for her sleep issues. Jay is the ex-husband of the protagonist, it was 7 years ago that they both had separated but the bitterness was still there. Jay had gotten married to another women.

 As luck would have it, Jay along with his young wife and lecherous cousin, Lalit, also visit the healing center when Anshu is there. The place also has other guests, Jenna, a young foreigner; Vyacheslav and Afanasy, two Russians on a quest to lose weight; Javed and Anil, a gay couple from Bangalore. The story revolves around all these characters and focuses mainly on Anshu's predicament watching her ex-husband and his new wife every single day.

Now the issues with the book are the uncessary focus on clichéd mallu aspects. After few pages the story goes down terribly, she uses terribly horrible words for gay couple, the words were not humorous but derogatory and double meaning. The ending is abrupt and loose in every sense of the word.
The author has always been a huge feminist herself and still she has written this. She has made her character fall so weak in the book, emotionally at the mercy of everyone. Anshu is married to a male chauvinist Jay, even though she knew everything about him. He continues to mock her throughout the course of their marriage and she surprisingly is okay with it, even when he compares her to The Joker for wearing red lipstick. Jay leaves her for Shalini, because she makes him feel young and alive.

The book read like a straight outta Ekta Kapoor serial. Then he is right there to make amends that also in a way of an affair. The most annoying part is about Jenna, I don’t even how and why just why she wrote the part this way?

She's constantly being abused by Lalit, Jay's cousin and he is helping him cover it up. When Anshu learns that Jenna is being abused, the feminist in her comes to the surface and she makes a feeble attempt to fight for her, but ends up being mute in the end thanks to the cajoling of her ex-husband and now lover. The angle with Jenna's fall and hospitalization was totally ludicrous.

The book is a complete fail, in almost every aspects. During a massage, when Anshu is naked, Jay is able to see her in all bare-chested and curly bushed glory (the author's words, not mine) from the outside. For an exorbitantly priced place, you would expect closed rooms for a massage wouldn't you? For a place where sex is strictly forbidden, Anshu sleeps with Jay and Jenna is being raped by Lalit. What kind of a retreat is this? For a woman who knows what being cheated on feels like, how would she feel like doing the same thing to another woman? Also, what was the need to forcibly have a gay couple in the story is beyond my comprehension. It is almost like the author wanted to talk about all the current topics and deliberately added in the homosexuality and #MeToo moment in it.

Oh and the dialogues, are the cringe worthy dialogues and asinine descriptions. With the health retreat setup, there could have been a very interesting story. But with a waif concept stretched beyond its capacity, it falls flat on its face. This book goes to places that doesn't make sense and takes down the story with it. There are superfluous dialogues in the name of humor but they barely evoke a snicker from you. The title makes no sense either. The last page of the book tries desperately to justify it, but only adds to the disappointment.

HAPPY READING! *AT YOUR OWN RISK!

 

Rating: 2 outta 5 !

 

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