Written and directed by Suresh Triveni, 'Tumhari Sulu' features Vidya Balan, RJ Mallishka, Neha Dhupia and Manav Kaul in this simple yet enduring family drama film, that unwinds a lot of emotions by the end. The film revolves around Sulochana (Vidya Balan) nick-named as Sulu who is a typical Mumbai based house-wife dealing with day-to-day household responsibilities from preparing lunch for husband and son, to participating in many local competitions winning small prizes that makes her life happening and euphoric. She is actually a sweet innocent house-wife that many can relate. She faces a lot of sarcasm from her father and twin sisters for failing in the 12th grade. Sulu is always thinking about a business plan and keeps telling her husband to start something new but doesn't want to partner with him for the same. Now she gives a befitting reply to all her critics and her life changes when she becomes the host of a late night radio show.
Vidya is a true entertainer of 'Tumhari Sulu' depicting every emotion of a common housewife perfectly. Manav Kaul as her husband Ashok is a promising life-partner working in a sales firm. He is a lovely supporting husband but stuck in his mundane job. Neha Dhupia as Maria mam plays an astonishing and unforgettable role that the audiences compliment. She is a motivating supportive RJ head who gives her a go-ahead by alloting her a late night slot on radio named 'Tumhari Sulu' where Sulochana needs to connect with the listeners in her seductive voice saying, "Hello Sulu k sath kaun baat karna chahta hai ?" Vijay Maurya as Pankaj, creative head from the radio station trains Sulu for the show. A debut film for RJ Mallishka as RJ Albeli who hosts a morning radio show and is the reason how Sulu reaches the radio station, WOW.
Suresh Triveni has wonderfully demonstrated the social complications that a married woman with a lot of responsibilities goes through. He has introduced simple yet convincing characters that a lot of the Indian housewives can actually relate.
Talking about the songs of the film, 'Ban Ja Rani' by Guru Randhawa is a feel-good song portraying a charming chemistry between Vidya and Manav. The next one is 'Hawa Hawai 2.0' penned by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Shashaa Tirupati is a nostalgic song that's just gonna make us catch the beats.
Cinematography by Saurabh Goswami has captured impressive and simple scenes in a plausible manner. Editing of the film by Shivkumar Panicker is smooth, simple and effective enough to carry the narrative perfectly without any loopholes.
The climax is the best part of the film and will leave you with tears when you walk out of the theatre. Overall this Suresh Triveni film is a must watch if you want to enjoy the stellar performance of Vidya Balan who steals the show.