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Now, a pensionado, Chopra feels the need to investigate the death of the boy, because something doesn't quite feel right about the case. Chopra and his baby elephant dive into the murky underworld and the glittering 'upperworld' of Mumbai in search for the truth. There's also time to explore the relationship between Chopra and his wife and mother-in-law.
So far so good, you might think at this point, but no, it's not. There's a rather large discrepancy between the lightheartedness of the writing and the darkness of the crime. And I have the impression that the elephant is written into the story simply because nobody has ever done that before.
Well, there's a reason that an elephant has never been used as a side-kick before. That's because it doesn't really work. It is just a gimmick.