We all anticipated good things about Vidya Balan‘s latest movie, Tumhari Sulu and it didn’t disappoint at all. We have seen her acting prowess in her previous movies over the years, but this one will definitely add feathers in her cap. Tumhari Sulu is directed by Suresh Triveni and is a poignant take on the condition of middle class Indian housewives. Women’s empowerment is the theme of the story and this actress has played her character just to the perfection to portray the Indian mentality.
The good thing about Tumhari Sulu is that it connects with almost every household woman who is deprived of her dreams, who finds her happiness in every small thing and despite her being a woman of a certain kind of family and background, she is very much ‘Sabki Sullu’. Any woman, of a similar background and caught up in situations like that can relate to Sulu strongly. With her high pitch voice as a jockey again and amidst her warm laughter, you won’t have a single chance to get bored in the movie.
One also finds her husband, played by Manav Kaul, equally wonderful. Though at some point he is struggling with a boss from hell and a major storm at his workplace, he still manages to keep her happy and be a husband any woman would want in a fast paced life like today’s. He wants to be supportive but is conflicted about her doing great in her newly found obsession and work as a radio jockey.
The songs, except for a twisted Hawa Hawaai, seem superfluous. The film feels repetitive and stretched at times and you would find it hard to differentiate it being a light-hearted comedy about a woman finding her position in society, and a heavy family drama. Well, this movie is definitely one of the best movies we have seen in the year and it is a life swinger for the women especially who are just too timid and caught up in the cobwebs of their daily life.