For Tumhari Sulu, Vidya took some lessons from RJ Malishka, who also stars in the film.
Vidya Balan shines as the effervescent, determined, yet vulnerable Sulu. Laughed, cried and was entertained with this "slice of life" fab performances by the entire cast.
Vidya Balan is one of the Bollywood actors who has defied all the norms and has carved her own niche in the industry.
Manav Kaul, her costar in the film that hit the theatres today, said that it takes only five minutes for Vidya Balan to make someone believe that she is a long-lost close friend.
The boss there (Neha Dhupia) sees a spark in her, or rather in her voice and offers her the job to host a late night chat show. You don't care how many times you've eaten it, you still enjoy it and have that goofy smile on your face. The tagline "Main kar sakti hai" (I can do it) has been executed well. The show is given the name Tumhari Sulu, after Sulu joins it. When presented with a rare opportunity, her subsequent decisions & actions affect her husband, son and immediate family.
Saurabh Goswami camera keeps the tonality in syn with the basic taste of this light-hearted, slice-of-life film.
Sulu could have easily been performed with condescension - after all being daft is second nature to her.
The fans are going insane to watch the film, when the film's trailer came out it received a positive response from the audience and now when the film has hit the silver screen and ready to spread its magic, it receiving positive reviews from the film critics along with impressive rating and also getting a good response from the audience.
One day, she'll spot a female taxi driver and decide she wants to own a taxi fleet; on another day, she'll dream of becoming a caterer. Despite of no hook point in the film, from characters to situations, everything is weaved quite well. Popular radio jockey Mallishka Mendonsa does predictably well as a bubbly RJ, but it would have been nice to see her give Sulu some training or some insight. Why rope in a well-known personality if you plan to reduce her to an extra, especially considering that her character starts off with promise? The effort to surprise the audience in an extended pre-climactic scene at the radio station is both laboured and transparent. But no, his goal appears to have been merely to draw gasps of astonishment and relief. It is a measure of the effectiveness of everything that went before this, that Tumhari Sulu remains worthwhile. She's so bored in the house that she occasionally talks to a pigeon.
The music of the film is melodious and "Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani" is sweet and well-picturised.
But for most parts the narrative of Tumhari Sulu remains fresh and quirky. This film is adept with its humour, Vidya Balan adds a wealth of charm to proceedings and effortlessly overshadows the minor flaws in the drama.
This is a story about finding the extraordinary within the ordinary. Vidya Balan's character Sulochana aka Sulu is relatable, every housewife in India is just like that, it will interest the audience.
If you haven't watched it or looking for a happy weekend, then this movie is surely going to win your heart. And despite its exasperating folly as it draws to a close, Tumhari Sulu is a throat-achingly, side-splittingly hysterical entertainer.