Tumhari Sulu will make you love the simple pleasures

Movie Review: Tumhari Sulu will make you love the simple pleasures

 

Story

 

Happy-go-lucky Sulochana (fondly known as Sulu), a suburban Mumbai housewife, lives with her husband, Ashok, a sales manager in a traditional company that sells uniforms, and their 11-year-old son, Pranav. Sulu keeps herself entertained through the day, which includes listening to her favorite radio station and taking part in every possible contest. Sulu breezes through life with a fun and candid never-say-never attitude. On a day like any other, Sulu ends up winning a pressure cooker through a radio contest that she has taken part in. Little does she know that her trip to the radio station is about to change her life. In an unexpected turn of events, she lands a job of an RJ (radio jockey). She is no ordinary RJ for she is made to anchor a night show, which involves chatting with peculiars, strangers and lonely souls.

 

Review

 

Tumhari Sulu is the kind of movie 2017 needed. A lighthearted, slice-of-life film, that teaches you to be happy, but not content with your life. Sulu does leave you a little puzzled with her choices at some moments, but, overall, she is pretty good in conveying herself to the audience.

Sulu is a character that anyone can relate to at some point. You could be any gender and any age, Tumhari Sulu will tug at your heartstrings. The movie can be seen trying hard to make you realize what simple pleasures of life you have been ignoring, running behind a bigger plan. Sulu does not ask you to be content with whatever is going in your life, but it does remind you to enjoy every good thing happening parallel to the stress you have.

Sulu is just like your mother was. She will pour out her heart and soul into you, but, when you cross her, she is going to stand her ground, and nothing you do can save you from the consequences of your actions. We see a lot of other strongly written characters as well. The small meaningless conversations, that you expect from the younger generation. The puzzled look that the older generation has when they don’t understand the Millenial lingo, is all placed in the right nooks and corners.

The sprinkling of feminism is so subtle, that it’s pleasant that a director understands it does not need to be in your face.

Shout out to the art director! The sets have been personalized so well, that no level of scrutiny would give you a prop that does not belong to the setting.

Tumhari Sulu is surely a movie that you need to go and watch this Friday.

 

Bollypedia Rating: 3.5/ 5 stars

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