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Armaan, a youthful television writer, appears to possess everything one could desire โ€“ a coveted job, abundant wealth, and a comfortable abode in the bustling city of Mumbai. Yet, amidst these luxuries, his heart remains tethered to his hometown of Indore.
Merry and radiant through life's myriad twists and turns, Sara finds herself slightly adrift, yearning for a fresh perspective as she embarks on a new journey at a prominent television channel in Mumbai.
In a scenario straight out of a Bollywood film, Armaan and Sara cross paths and inevitably, love blossoms between them. Their passionate romance consumes his world, eclipsing all else. However, unbeknownst to him, a tempest looms on the horizon, threatening to disrupt their newfound happiness. Strolling side by side, they uncover deeply buried truths, encounter startling new revelations, and confront difficult choices simultaneously.

This is my third book by the author, and I was hoping for a compelling plot. While the story itself is decent, it could have been much stronger. The narrative lacked a solid foundation, with characters that felt shallow and lacking in depth. The plot seemed to shift constantly, leading to confusion on my part. Having trouble keeping track of the narrative, I wasn't sure who the narrator was.
Initially, it appeared to be a first-person narration, with Armaan seemingly telling the tale. However, midway through the book, it became evident that it was a third-person narrative, primarily focusing on Armaan and occasionally touching on Sara. The narrator delved into various themes such as life, love, hope, and regret, often without proper justification for certain scenes. It would have made more sense if Armaan had narrated the story since it leans heavily in that direction. This would have provided a clearer perspective. The characters themselves lacked depth, feeling one-dimensional and underdeveloped. Sara, in particular, left me disappointed. She seemed to have only been made an 'orphan' to facilitate her living with Armaan without any family complications. There was a distinct absence of her backstoryโ€”how she grew up, her journey to her current position at work, her past relationships, or the development of her confident, modern persona. It left her character feeling hollow, lacking substance.

It lacked the necessary depth, and character growth, and felt riddled with plot holes. While the language was easy to follow, the narration felt somewhat flat and uninspired. Certain aspects of the story were quite challenging to accept. For example, Armaan expresses pride in his rapid success, claiming to have become a household name that people either respect or envy him. However, Armaan being a TV writer, and considering my own experience watching Indian TV shows, I cannot recall the name of a single writer behind these popular serials. This is not to say that writers cannot attain fame, but the notion of an Indian TV writer becoming a 'household name' is a bit hard to believe. While Armaan is portrayed as highly successful, the author also mentions that if his flatmate left, Armaan might have trouble covering expenses. This disparity raises questions about the credibility of Armaan's success narrative.

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