Director: Suresh Triveni
Writer: Suresh Triveni
Stars: Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia, Manav Kaul
Runtime: 2h 30min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Released: 17 November 2017
Synopsis: Tumhari Sulu is a comical slice-of-life film for the youth and families. Vidya Balan essays the role of a beautiful, enthusiastic and happy-go-lucky Mumbai housewife whose routine life changes when she unexpectedly lands herself with the exciting job of a night RJ (radio jockey) on a leading radio station.
That killing ‘oh I’m just a housewife’ statement from a woman, hides, sometimes, a mountain of despair, and resentment, and uncomfortable questions: is that only what she is? A glorified maid plus the family’s minder and keeper? Or does there lurk within another woman altogether, with her own talent and spunk, which she can parlay in order to find herself?
This is where Sulu aka Sulochana (Balan) is when the film opens. She is the youngest sister of three. The other two are ‘respectably employed’ and ‘well settled’, and think nothing to berating her whenever they feel like it. Which is pretty much all the time. Sullu is ‘baranvi’ (12th class) fail, and never allowed to forget it, but more-or-less happily married and mother of a pubescent schoolboy, finding her mojo in on-air contests of the kind which entice ‘housewives’ like her to participate, holding up a household appliance as prize.