Friday, November 26, 2010

Bala Takes the Plunge - Melvin Durai

Every cliche humorously explored - to the limit.

Its starts out great, you recognise that MS done, holding a job yet attached to Indian apron strings guy immediately. Bala is one among the million slightly boring and uptight middle class single Indian men in the US. The plot is as thin as the paper the book is printed on, but the puns and chuckles keep flowing. Its great at the beginning but after some time you get irritated and then it becomes a little painful. I admire the guys talent to keep the jokes going on and on, but without some character/plot development it reads like a stand up show. And we all know those are better performed than read.

Great Observational skills and great jokes but no plot.


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