Tumhari Sulu: Movie Review


Vidya Balan as Sulochana or ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is a middle-aged housewife who lives happily ever after with her husband and son. Sulochana dreams big and her accomplishments aren’t typically noteworthy, but that doesn’t stop her from tantalizing big. Sulu is a captivating character, who failed three times in her 12th standard exams, but who never fails with ideas for hobbies and a career for herself. Vidya Balan portrays the role beautifully, she makes Sulu interesting by bringing out the multiple shades of a woman.

Sulochana distinguishes herself as a winner, she is proud of the fact that she has taken part in Lata Mangeshkar Sad Song contest and so on, won a pressure cooker in a radio competition, places second in a lemon-and-spoon race. She surprisingly lands herself with the exciting job of a night RJ (radio jockey) on a leading radio station, Radio Wow. She wins a Radio quiz and gets a chance to meet RJ Albeli Anjali and expresses her wish to become an RJ. Anjali takes her to channel head Maria who got charmed with her voice and desperation when Sulu said, “Mai kar sakti hai madam”. Just like that, Maria decides to give “saree vali behanji” a chance and start a late night show titled Tumhari Sulu. With the beautiful voice and sensual way of saying “Hello”, “Tumhari sulu” radio show emerged as one of the top shows.

Vidya has Neha Dhupia, Manav Kaul, and Vijay Maurya as co-stars in the movie, with RJ Malishka Mendonsa and Ayushmann Khurrana making a special appearance. Tumhari Sulu, directed by Suresh Triveni, is a lighthearted to a serious drama movie. Manav Kaul acted well as Sulu’s husband Ashok – a man trying his best to make his family happy. He displays his great acting talent even when his character turns a typical male chauvinist, who is anxious about an independent wife and gets possessive.

Tumhari Sulu film begins on a promising note and ends with a happy ending. The film is an entertaining watch for the family.

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