Nirmala & Normala

Nirmala Normala From the blurb Why isn t life like the movies For that matter why aren t movies like your life Nirmala and Normala are twins separated at birth While one goes on to become a heroine the other goes o

  • Title: Nirmala & Normala
  • Author: Sowmya Rajendran Niveditha Subramaniam
  • ISBN: 9780143333142
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the blurb Why isn t life like the movies For that matter, why aren t movies like your life Nirmala and Normala are twins separated at birth.While one goes on to become a heroine, the other goes on to become a normal person Yes, we know that we should put normal in quotes We also know that we should issue a disclaimer that there s no such thing as normal But, reaFrom the blurb Why isn t life like the movies For that matter, why aren t movies like your life Nirmala and Normala are twins separated at birth.While one goes on to become a heroine, the other goes on to become a normal person Yes, we know that we should put normal in quotes We also know that we should issue a disclaimer that there s no such thing as normal But, really, let s talk about that later.If you ve ever sat through a movie wondering why in the world the heroine is playing with street children or why she seems so daft despite being Harvard educated, you should listen to Nirmala s story.As for Normala, well, we all know her, don t we

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    1. Nirmala & Normala, is anything but Normal. Mostly, it is one of those books that make you go, for the lack of a better summation, 'WTF!'While I understand that it was meant to be a parody on your typical bollyood potboilers, that doesn't mean that the parody itself should be lacking a decent plot.It includes a running joke about one of the characters judging her boyfriend for reading Chetan Bhagat's Three Mistakes of My Life. Sorry to say, but Three Mistakes was leagues better than this and [...]


    2. (Several instances in the book had me giggling out loud As did some of the background drawings within the bigger illustrations, etc.)


    3. Hmm, I really wanted to love this. I started reading this with the expectation that I'd love it! And it is cute, no doubt! But, it's also sort of flimsy? I love Bollywood and I love discussions about how ridiculous Bollywood/Tollywood is and how it affects the people who're watching movies, and what kind of unrealistic expectations/behaviours it condones etc. Unabashedly. So I absolutely loved the idea of a graphic novel taking on Bollywood tropes and poking fun at social conventions! Unfortuna [...]



    4. A complete review of this book appears on my website, The Booklegger =)Full Review HereThis one was very recently published, and as far as graphic novels go, it's one delicious bite. It's not a very long book, took me under an hour, and made me wish that I had saved it for a long boring wait or a particularly quiet car ride.The black and white art work is very sweet. The style is easy, with clean strokes and neat little details. Very suitable for the subject matter of the book.And the subject ma [...]


    5. I am into "graphic novels" (!!) right now. I liked this book a lot. Why I have only rated this 3 star (I'm a very generous rater)is for 2 reasons. 1st, I got badly confused at one point. The "checked shirt" was not mentioned earlier, & Normala starts checking on him at the same time as her stalker. I thought that "checked shirt" IS the stalker. This was not good for the reader.2nd,is that Normala is too much like me! & though I LOVE that, it makes her "less than normal", because, I am no [...]


    6. Disappointing!I can't believe I even purchased this book on .What an utter waste of time.In fact it didn't take much of my time as I was able to flip across the pages in an hour.My one star rating definitely goes for the graphic representations.A good effort by the authors to try and do something different but could have been better.The story line was weak.It was very much predictable. Didn't find any twists or turns to make the plot interesting. It looked more like a compilation of the cartoon [...]


    7. Nirmala & Normala is a social satire that pokes fun at absurd social beliefs and conventions, which are reinforced by popular culture (cinema). It does this by showing how the lives of Nirmala and Normala play out. While Nirmala has a life typical of a cinema heroine, Normala has a life like any other girl. The dialogue and the illustrations complement each other to caricature the absurdity of some situations, which are normal elements in most commercial cinema. A different kind of book. Hig [...]


    8. coming of age graphic novel for Indian publishing. draws upon laughable Indian movie clichés and also calls out harassment for what it is, and not as a method of courting. the illustrations are quirky and in tune with the overall theme of the book. recommend this to anyone who thinks strongly about mainstream gender issues and how intra gender relations are portrayed in films. However, after finishing the comic and despite enjoying it, I felt like I'd have preferred a proper prose version vis-a [...]


    9. Not a big fan of this book. There's not any story to this. It just shows the difference between the lives of two twins separated at birth. Nirmala: an actress who has a great life. Normala: an average Indian girl, she has difficulties in her life but is a sweet girl. Nirmala's life is not realistic at all. The story basically has no plot. It is enjoyable to read if you are bored.



    10. Highly entertaining graphic novel, but I think it fell short of being truly memorable. Full review at: writeside/books/others/nir




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