Book Review

Book Review: Lehengey and Lafdey by Varun Tejwani


They say that marriages are made in heaven; but weddings, my friend; weddings are executed in hell! After writing three political thrillers, all of which helped me garner a bit of fame and intellectual fanbase, I was convinced that politics is perhaps the most difficult field a man can engage in. But then, matrimony came along and politics suddenly felt like the non-essential elaichi in this Mughlai Biryani called life.

When my ‘loved ones’ subjected me to scenarios unimaginable, when as the groom I had to wait for an hour for my baaraat to arrive, when certain ‘rituals’ scarred me with shame for the rest of my life, I so wanted to give it back to the society! And hence, ‘Lehengey and Lafdey’ was born.

LnL will raise your ire, tickle your funny bone, and show you everything except what a wedding is supposed to be: a sacred union. In a world filled with romantic novels, where love always wins in the end; patience, perseverance and the insane ability to bear a butt load of crap is required to emerge victorious in the holy war of matrimony.

Enough talk! Jump right in and witness a whirlpool of emotions, with a cup of masala chai and some fryums on the side. Put your seat belts on, for it is going to get crazy. Welcome to the world of Lehengey and Lafdey!


Cover: 5/5
Title: 4.5/5
Blurb: 4/5
Presentation: 4.5/5
Plot: 4/5
Humor Quotient: 4.5/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The cover is very simply beautiful. It’s so lovely. It has that indian feel, desi pre-wedding vibe.

The Title “Lehengey & Lafdey” despite being so cheesy, is quite relavant for the plot.

The Blurb gives a perfect image of the plot and attracts the reader to read it in one sitting.

The Author has written exactly what to expect in an Indian Wedding. The Book reminded of “Made in Heaven” and “Veere Di Wedding”.

The language was good and the characterization was so good, that you could actually imagine one of your uncle or aunt in the plot.

I loved the approach with which the author conveyed his thoughts, which were quite funny and witty. I found the plot to be a very enjoyable experience as it was humorous throughout the plot.

I feel it’s a must read for people looking to know how it feels to attend Indian marriages.

Looking forward to read more such stories from the author in future.

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