Tumhari Sulu Movie Review
Cast: Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia, Manav Kaul, RJ Maliska
DIRECTION: Suresh Triveni
Rating: 4/5 ☆☆☆☆
DURATION: 2 hours 20 minutes
Sulu short name of Sulochana ( Vidya Balan) is a happy-go-lucky suburban housewife and the youngest sister of three. She is happily married and mother of a young schoolboy. Her husband Ashok Dubey ( Manav Kaul ) is a supervisor in a garment shop. Her life changes when she becomes night Radio Jockey (RJ). Her personal life changes drastically and her family gets affected by this sudden transformation in Sulu. She enacts the mannerism learned in the studio much to the dislike and amazement of her husband. :- Tumhari Sulu
This is the second time when Vidya is playing the role of an RJ. The earlier role in Lage Raho Munnabhai was more of a romantic storyline whereas this role has a strong message. It is one of a kind of Bollywood movie where there is no focus on typical glamour. It focuses on the life of a middle-class Indian woman. Director Suresh Triveni has taken this idea into consideration as he debuts on the big screen. He chose the path of hope and put his priority on a housewife whose achievements aren’t typically noteworthy. Hurdles don’t stop Sulu from dreaming big. Triveni has perfectly penned the role of Sulu as being an RJ, she doesn’t lose her identity as a common housewife. She is still an ordinary woman as she begins to experience the glamour of an RJ. She tries walking the tightrope between her new experiment in life coupled with fame and personal life.
Vidya Balan is wonderful in her role. She has infused a common middle-class woman in her character. Her charisma is pretty evident as she brings out the different shades of a common woman, very ambitious and open-mindedly.
Manav Kaul has perfectly played his part as Sulu’s husband Ashok. He is a husband trying his best to make his wife happy. He also shows true emotions of a working-class husband who often gets rude to his wife and family under pressure. But the film starts faltering in the second half when moralistic things come into the screenplay. From a soft narration, it enters a serious note and the pace of the story slows down.
Yet, the common factor will appeal to a large number of urban populace, especially the young and married women.
Young generation women will relate to the subject which reflects their struggle for survival in a highly competitive world for a better life. Keeping aside some of the negative factors, It is a Family-pack worth watching.