A Soldier's Love Story (TV Movie ) - IMDb
As I don't review books hence I decided to just talk about it instead of following the suit of reviewing. Plot. “Hey Dad! Meet My Mom” written by. Hey Dad! Meet My Mom has ratings and 79 reviews. Ipshita said: This story is rather unconventional, not to mention the somewhat unusual title. I l. The pen-pal friendship between a young boy and a homesick soldier blossoms into something much more meaningful in this warmhearted tale.
I say that because it really gives me nothing to talk about. The kid not wanting his room painted pink?
The throwing like a girl line? While they are stupid, at least they are there. The only legitimate issue I have is with the ending.
Hey Dad! Meet My Mom...
The title card showed Stefanie Powers who plays the grandmother in this movie. Actually, her and her son have just moved from Iowa to California because dad basically just left and lives in Florida now. He will hardly be mentioned and spoiler alert, will not show up near the end of the film to provide a last minute speed bump. And take a look at this! Shortly after they arrive, we are introduced to the love interest.
He starts the film off being stationed in Bosnia.MEET MY MOM!
The deal is that his teacher wants the class to write letters to soldiers in Bosnia. Of course the kid is given the responsibility of writing to Sgt. Then of course Sgt. Vince comes home in short order and is stationed at a base very close to Loughlin and Jared.
#book-review: Hey Dad! Meet My Mom – Bizarre Circles
Then of course he shows up at their door. But as soon as she opens the screen door she looks like this. I guess I did have some snark and jokes in me. Oh, then the biological dad calls. The scene where Roshni is lying dead and her mortal body is consumed by fire reminds me of the opening of 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'.
The way in which Puneet's firm link with the two females- one being Myra and another Roshnihis dream girlis portrayed bears a significant similarity with another SRK stuff 'Dil Toh Paagal Hai' where the figment of imagination being Maya Madhuri Dixit. I was even able to relate with Aamir starrer 'Talaash' upto some extent in terms of the mysterious elements involved as Rishi and Roshni and the inexplicable circumstances where they relentlessly show up and fades off.
However, there were few things which completely put me off. Lets put the first things first.
The same uninspiring life of Puneet, his monotonous dreams or more aptly the nightmareshis psychological conflicts, his ephemeral vision of Rishi, the unproductive tactics employed by Myra to overcome his psyche issues - in shortthe first half is unnecessarily stretched too long which made it sound a bit dull, boring and losing its charm soon. The physical description of Roshni and Rishi is not given much heed.
I craved for a much more clear depiction of both these characters who were the most integral part of the story. I feel that the sense of belongingthe intrinsic capability of a reader to aptly visualize the protagonists, the inherent trait of humans to identify themselves with the characters and flow with the pace of novel- all these little but essential elements which makes a story an enriching experience were by and large missing and are not given due weightage. The literary elements or precisely the language could have been much more gripping as many reviewers pointed out.
In order to engage the young readers more, every now and then the unnecessary inclusion of intimate scenes were a big put off for me. Not even a single one of these looked justified especially the reconciliation scene of Puneet and Roshni at the latter's house which was immediately followed by some physical intimacy while I was expecting a much more emotional and heart-throbbing scene.
How Puneet found Roshni's diary is still a secret: Last and perhaps the most noticeable blunder on the part of author is the way the novel ended abruptly. The climax is though well crafted but the description of those three kids- Kiara, Adi and Riya is not properly dealt with. I would have felt a real connect if the duo of Puneet and Myra take custody of tiny tots or something sensible of such sort. I even felt that the family of each PuneetMyra and Roshni deserved a special and comprehensive mention.
The novel could have easly been odd pages had they spent more time in developing Myra-Puneet plot, took considerable interest in Maya's role and displayed immense concern in the whereabouts of children. Besides, all these loopholesauthors can definitely boast of providing a twisting and thrilling touch to the narration, unlike most of the stuffs today which comprise of a stale plot revolving just around the romantic tale of protagonists ,serving no other purpose.
The imagination and the creativity with which the poems are woven are just spot on. The novel is full of 'masala' and scepticism- perfect ingredients for a bollywood flick. The second half is very well paced and much more engaging.
The scene where Rishi and Roshni bid farewell to Puneet by waving hands symbolize supreme sacrifice and needless to say, it was the most heartfelt moment for me. Having said that, the author reserved the best part to the last in the form of super cute snap of Sandeep bhaiya: It is tough to digest the fact that it is a debut novel with the kind of potential these budding writers have displayed. They certainly seem to have a really promising future.
PS- Apologies for a really long and a bit harsh review.