Tumhari Sulu opens at 20%

Lawrence Kim
November 17, 2017

Thankfully, Sulu and her hubby have a life of their own and take everything in a light manner and that is the best part of this story.

While several celebs were seen at the special screening, actress Shilpa Shetty came up with a flawless review for Tumhari Sulu.

After Kahaani, Vidya Balan had worked in seven films, Ghanchakkar, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Bobby Jasoos, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Te3n, Kahaani 2, and Begum Jaan and the shocking thing is that all seven films were a flop at the box office. How she becomes a popular RJ, on a night show, tastes success and yet, faces flak at home, forms the crux of this tale.

Ashok (Manav Kaul) excels as the loving husband, who willingly plays second fiddle to his wife, supporting her in her realising her dreams. The film about the middle-class housewife, Sulochana aka Sulu, is heartwarming and celebrate monotony of everyday life by showing how to find happiness in everyday things. Her late night show caters to lonely hearts and Sulu in her husky, sexy voice helps them with problems related to the heart. She is optimistic and full of life in the midst of dreary household chores that fill up her days.

Suresh Triveni subtly touches upon the issues of women equality and liberation.

Having said that, Tumhari Sulu nearly ruins the points it makes - it certainly vastly dilutes them - in a bid to serve up a needless plot twist in the end. Will Vidya's Sulu be a character worth remembering? She failed in Class 12 and ever since, like a butterfly flitting from bloom to bloom, she has flitted from interest to interest, forever coming up with ideas for hobbies and a career for herself. She is the master of her craft. Sulu's supportive husband soon starts to get annoyed with her erratic working hours as he himself struggles at his decade long comfortable job.

Balan matches the writing by giving us enough space to ridicule Sulu, but ensuring at all times that she is a person and not a parody. As her husband Ashok, Manav Kaul too delivers a fine performance and matches in every scene with Vidya. Neha Dhupia plays the ideal boss lady of a radio station and we go WOW! You will like her as a station head in those flowy dresses and English accent. But the glaring flaws can be ignored simply because of the pitch flawless cast and its endearing performances. The film looks like a slice of life entertainer if one goes by the trailer. It is engaging and has a massive social message.

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