Everybody around coaxes her to work but she is happy in her domesticity. The nameplate of her house reads “Mr and Mrs Ashok”.
Station head Maria (Neha Dhupia) along with the show producer Pankaj (Vijay Maurya) and RJ Albeli Anjali (RJ Malishka) encourage Sulu to host the show. And of course life changes from then on. Vidya’s Sulu is endearing, innocent and whole lot of fun.
Tumhari Sulu, directed by Suresh Triveni, is about how this lady becomes a late night Radio Jockey.
Even though she calmly silenced the query, she admits that there were days when she could not accept herself. And – you will not believe this Team Golmaal – not a single character speaks in rhyme. But, like in real life, Sulu too finds her share of drama and turmoil. But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with Tumhari Sulu just the way it is.
Her husband Ashok, played by Manav Kaul, is slaving away at a textile manufacturing company, and is the bread-earner of the family.
Much like Sulu, however, Tumhari Sulu takes a while to find its bearings.
Vidya Balan’s laugh will make you want to listen to her more. She and the film as a whole are so amusing, that I choked in the first half and had to take a Vicks ki goli to soothe my throat. This is a warm relationship full of unselfconscious behaviour and the kind of bedroom banter we rarely see on screen, one built on years of in-jokes and knowing winks. But Sulu’s audition appears too easy. With two completely different releases, let us see which one manages to set the cash registers ringing. She makes Sulu appealing by bringing out the various shades of a woman who has put her personal ambitions on hold because of her family.
She danced and even attempted to croon the recreated hit number “Hawa Hawai” from the movie. But, she ends up taking part in RJ hunt. Everything gives Balan’s Sulu an idea and, rather irresistibly, she likes everything. Now, this is not her best film, not even close, but it’s surely is one of her watchable films and all credit goes to her for that.
Sulochana Dubey or Sullu ( Vidya Balan) is a regular housewife grappling with everyday mundane life. The film only finds its objective when Sulu finds hers. Kaul is a charmer, so is his character. Somehow her voice and demeanor reveals that it is her actual personality, and not just a charade made up for promotions. Certain moments make you smile. Having said that, to survive you need to shrug off the failure, and move forward. Why, Mr Triveni, why? Apart from this, she is spontaneous, doesn’t think before she talks, has a great sense of humour, and she’s happy-go-lucky.
The music of the film is melodious and “Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani” is sweet and well-picturised. Neha Dhupia plays the flawless boss lady of a radio station and we go WOW!
This is a story about finding the extraordinary within the ordinary. The positive mouth talk will bring audience to theatres.While we believe Tumhari Sulu is going to be a delightful watch, will it be a victor at box office? 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.