Hello All …. Before going deep into the review of The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman, I would like to congratulate the Author for her efforts. Every Literary work is unique in itself and the review given below is an honest result of my understanding and must not be taken otherwise.
Let’s quickly go through the ratings
- Title : 4/5
- Cover : 4/5
- Blurb : 2.5/5
- Plot : 3.5/5
- Language Used : 4/5
- Presentation : 3/5
- Overall : 3.5/5
About the Book : The story revolves around a girl named Sunita Rishi and a boy named Akshay Malhotra. Born and brought up in a traditional and typical Rishi family Sunita’s father wants her to get married as she is approaching 21. Though she is not against getting married, she is concerned about her career and freedom which has never been her father’s priority. She feels depressed with the idea of getting married and felt worse as she does not have any say in matters related to her own life. Akshay is a successful businessman and helps his father to run the family business. Akshay almost skipped a beat hearing his father about his marriage proposal. Blessed with a charming personality he thinks of wedding to be an end to his freedom. Families of both Sunita Rishi and Akshay Malhotra are ready to tie knots while Sunita has her plans to simply make the boy say “NO” to her. What would be the result of their meeting? Would she become “The Malhotra Bride”? Find out by reading this novel.
About Writing : Sundari Venkatraman has crafted the story very well by keeping it simple yet interesting. The choice of subject is noteworthy as almost every reader can relate and connect to the story without any difficulty. One of the best things about her writing is that she has kept the flow and tone of the story remarkably smooth and understandable. There is no denying the fact that once you start reading this novel you won’t be able to put it down. The story is not thrilling and adventure driven rather it is soothing to mind and one can read the whole story in one go . Its magic of her words and plots which places a permanent smile on one’s face while reading and makes one feel the emotions involved in the story. No doubt the author has written each word from depth of her hearth and has poured her experience and wit in the story. I enjoyed reading this novel very much. Though there is nothing unpredictable about the story but even that has it own charm which adds value to it. The word usage is decent and every chapter makes you feel good while you read it. All the characters are beautifully sketched and are believable. One can simply relate each character to people around in the society.
The theme of the novel makes the reader understand the concept of love and importance of knowing one’s partner. It is the understanding between the couple that matters the most. Giving respect and importance to partner’s thoughts, dreams and ideologies makes the couple understand each other which further strengthens their relationship.
- The blurb of the story does not suggest the whole idea of the novel.
- The novel is a light read and portrays just one side of the so called “Marriage Fears”.
- It offers too less to change reader’s perception about marriage.
Despite all critical views, the words and story seem to come out from depth of Author’s heart and her effort is appreciable. I once again congratulate her and wish her luck for her future endeavors.
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