Tumhari Sulu Movie Review: A Treat For Vidya Balan Fans
Vidya Balan is one of the finest actors we have in Bollywood, who has proved her mettle with films such as Kahaani and Begum Jaan, but I honestly believe that Sulochana a.k.a Sulu is her most adorable character till date. But will the movie Tumhari Sulu work at the box office? Let’s find out... Sulochana (Vidya Balan) is a middle-class homemaker from Virar, who is good at everything she tries her hand at and is rather keen to be gainfully employed. When she gets a chance to be a radio jockey at her favourite radio station, she immediately takes it up, despite the reservations of her husband Ashok (Manav Kaul). Despite her lack of experience, Sulu proves to be good at her job and when her show becomes popular, it starts driving a wedge between her and Ashok, whose career seems to be in jeopardy after the arrival of a new boss. How Sulu manages to deal with her work and her personal life, forms the rest of the plot. Like mentioned earlier, Vidya Balan has played her most adorable character ever and it is pure fun to watch her guffaw and chuckle as Sulu on the screen. As Sulu, Balan makes you laugh and brings a lump to your throat with equal and effortless ease. Manav Kaul, who plays her husband Ashok, too has done a decent job and has provided solid support to Balan. Balan and Kaul look good together and their chemistry is quite genuine. The film also stars Neha Dhupia and Vijay Maurya, who have performed admirably while RJ Malishka pleasantly surprises us with her ease on the screen. Apart from the actors, the art department and the cinematography department of the film deserves kudos for their work for helping create a visually appealing and believable film. Every little detail (like the phone charger perpetually dangling from the socket) has been taken into consideration while shooting this film and this simply makes the film more relatable. As for the film itself, Tumhari Sulu’ is a delightful, slice-of-life film, which also talks about woman empowerment and the issues faced by housewives, without getting too preachy about it. The depiction of a middle-class family from Virar, the issues faced by a family where both the spouses are working and the way frustration at work can affect personal lives-all these elements have been perfectly woven together to bring a relatable and heart-warming tale, which is worth the ticket price. On the flip side, Maria’s (Neha Dhupia) decision to create a show just to accommodate someone who has been pestering her for a job seems somewhat incredulous and the climax (cannot reveal it, for obvious reasons) raises more questions than offering closure. Nevertheless, if you are a Vidya Balan fan and are in the mood for a light-hearted family fare, Tumhari Sulu is perfect for you...
Release Date : 17 November 2017
Director : Suresh Triveni
Genre : Drama