I am in love with every single frame of the 'Tumhari Sulu' trailer. A quirky movie about how a housewife ends up becoming a Radio Jockey of a late night talk show looks to be all kinds of great fun!
'Tumhari Sulu' sees a housewife in the lead role, without the cliche'd tropes behind her.'
The Trailer for 'Tumhari Sulu' features Vidya Balan as a housewife who speaks her mind and wants to be more than a housewife. Somehow scoring a job as an RJ, she becomes host of her own sexy late night talk show, and it's hilarious all the way through. The trailer obviously highlights the craziness of the journey there and after, but there looks to be a lot more going on.
The trailer is cut superbly, focusing on all the best elements of the movie, the jokes and the dynamic between Balan and her on screen family. I am sure the movie will focus on the struggles of housewives in India, and their desire to have more purpose in life than to take care of others, and the obstacles that come with that desire. While we have seen other films dealing with the same sort of themes, such as 'English Vinglish' or 'The Lunchbox', 'Tumhari Sulu' does something amazingly different with it.
The story sees Balan's character, as not some downtrodden and oppressed woman trapped in her family life, trying to escape it all. But rather someone who seems to have a pretty good life with her family, but still wants more; not out of a need to leave something behind, but a desire to pursue something more. Which is a great message for audiences.
Balan actually has great chemistry with her on-screen husband played wonderfully by Manav Kaul. Kaul is a character actor known mostly for his supporting or antagonist roles. But in 'Tumhari Sulu', he seems to play off of Balan, and their relationship seems happy, layered and sweet as hell.
It's rare when Bollywood can make a married relationship just as, if not more interesting, than the typical love story plot featuring bright eyed 20-somethings. This movie definitely seems to pack all the sexiness and romance between these two as possible, and looks to be incredibly well done.
It's writer and director Suresh Triveni's feature film debut, having dabbled in a few short films before. While not much is known about Triveni, the trailer for 'Tumhari Sulu' definitely leaves an impression and seems incredibly heartwarming. The movie looks amazingly funny, endearing and looks to feature wonderful performances by all involved.