Tumhari Sulu Movie Review: Vidaya Balan & Manav Kaul

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Cast: Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia & Manav Kaul

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Movie Review: This movie is more or less similar to the other recent Bollywood movies, which were focused more on the middle-class suburban families and their problems. The movie is all about a middle-class family. A happy-go-lucky Mumbai based housewife Sulochana, who is known as Sulu, get a job as night RJ, resulting in many changes in her daily life routine.

Ad director turned filmmaker Suresh Triveni has done justice with the script and developed the story keeping Vidaya Balan in mind as a middle-class housewife in the role of Sulu. A housewife who is ambitious, but her achievements are never recognized, but that doesn’t discourage her or stopped her from dreaming big and chasing her dreams. When she got a rare opportunity, her subsequent decisions and actions affect her husband and her immediate family as well. Triveni has developed the character so beautifully that it looks very real and convincing. Sulu doesn’t lose her identity as she begins to experience the corporate media life as an RJ, managing the two worlds well her home and her corporate job.

Vidya Balan, as usual, was totally in her element, performing Sulu and making each and every moment of the story so realistic, easy to believe and connect with the character. The story shows the different shades of a female who has put her personal ambitions on hold for the sake of her family. Manav Kaul, in, very good in his character as Sulu’s husband and done justice to the role with his great acting skills. Manav’s role as Ashok – a man who is trying his best to keep his wife and family happy, but faces work pressure that turned into anger and frustration. Besides, Sulu’s family isn’t too excited about her new sweet-talking potential which comes out during the nighttime show which infuses a fun element and drama in the movie.

The sudden shift from a lighthearted movie to a serious family drama the film doesn’t manage to carry that transformation in a smooth way. Until, there are entire sequences, especially with her colleagues, which are very lighthearted and entertaining. But, eventually, it also disappoints and doesn’t add much to the development of the story. Vidya’s transformation from an ordinary housewife to an RJ and her crucial voice tone change element add a lot of fun to the story. Viday has done a great job in adding life to this character. A majority of urban families will easily relate and connect with the character of Sulu and her husband. It is a full entertaining paisa vasul movie where you will love every moment in the movie and easily connect with the characters, as it seems your own story where you struggle in your day-to-day life to live a happy and fulfilling life.

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