Tumhari Sulu Twitter review: Fans bowled over by Vidya Balan's performance

Carla Harmon
November 17, 2017

We say, do watch Tumhari Sulu, because Vidya's "Hello" is definitely worth a watch!

Suresh has done a fabulous job of portraying the personal and professional problems working women face while juggling the two but he fails to juxtapose them in the story and as a result they appear only as a haphazard montage of scenes from Sulu's life. Vidya's voice and laughter make the film come alive - whether she is in the studio recording her night show or simply speaking to her husband and son.

The film has brilliant actors, a ideal take on everyday life, charming narrative, as well as an interesting feminist angle to the story but as Sulu would say, balance "gondogol ho gaya". Aksar 2 will not stand as a competition for Vidya Balan's film.


As far as how the whole film performs as a package.

And then, she comes across an opportunity to be a radio jockey.

So you get to see a very relatable middle-class banter which revolves around how useless you are Sulu to what kind of a job is this? Her comic timing is impeccable.


Sulu boasts of achievements of being the runner-up in the lemon-spoon race, victor of the residential society's Best Mom contest, winning pressure cookers and utensils in random lucky draws and the likes. Even when Sulu, Ashok and Pranav draw tears from us, the film does not become so weepy as to get sidetracked. Vidya's laugh is endearing, and you just can't help but laugh along with her.

"Tumahri Sulu" has various flavours from drama, romance, comedy and more than anything, reality. Manav Kaul is pitch-perfect as Ashok, the wounded husband who means well but whose middle-class conservatism can not cope with the fact that his wife speaks to odd men about love on radio. Certain moments make you smile.

Triveni also does not trivialise or stereotype those around Sulu: the young airhostesses living across the corridor do not visit her, not because they think they are too good for her, but because they are genuinely always exhausted; Radio Wow's Maria Madam (Neha Dhupia) and RJ Albeli Anjali (Malishka Mendonsa) are justified in being amused by her, but they are never mean; and her siblings are conventional, but it is also clear that they love her to bits.


The film also stars Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia and RJ Malishka and is directed by Suresh Triveni.

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