A super enthusiastic lady, Sulu, who has the never ending hunger of racking up her victories, is a pleasure to watch in this film. Revolving around the story of how a housewife, whose voice, could only be heard indoors, echoes in the outside world as she decides to become a radio jockey. Playing both sides of the character magnificently well, watching Vidya Balan onscreen, you will surely jump off your seats laughing at her witty replies, like the notorious laughter at the midnight sensuous show ‘Saree Waali Bhabhi’.
Managing to keep the audiences engaged throughout the first half, the film does fall flat in the second half though, where the plot starts to struggle in showing how the lead character surpasses failure and manages the emotional balance in her personal life.
The plot consists of Sulu aka Sulochana, a housewife who has a four page long hobby list, has participated in every contest where she has won – a flask, two mobile phones and a pressure cooker, which plays a vital role in the movie as in this scene she sees the opportunity to become a radio jockey; a very loving husband Ashok (Manav Kaul) who also is referred to as a “cow” by Sulu as he works in a shirt firm which has a dead atmosphere as it is staffed by almost old people with a watchman who has made it to his seventies watching seventies commercial on TV rather than protecting the firm; and a 11yr old son who is shown street smart in the beginning but ends up being bullied in school.
Ashok treats his wife like a ‘rani’, as the most hit song of the film describes ‘Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani’, massages her foots at the end of a stressful day and keeps egging his wife’s business ideas and schemes that she concocts and he entertains, despite them going nowhere.
If movies like this continue to enthrall the audiences then the time is not very far when there will be more cinemas with a female lead, who gets paid equally as a male lead would have been.
It is a feel-good movie with a bit of a staggering plot in the second half but with a good chemistry between the lead pair which makes it very endearing. So, if you are a Balan fan; then book your tickets right away because this is surely another candy in the candy box and a complete family movie, so don’t miss out on some fun time with your loved ones and enjoy ‘Tumhari Sulu’ in the nearby theatres right now!
Ratings: 4 out of 5.