Cast : Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Maurya, Malishka Mendonsa
Director : Suresh Triveni
mango Bollywood Rating : 3.5/5.0
Remember English Vinglish, the movie which featured Sridevi learning English to prove her family wrong? Tumhari Sulu comes as a refreshing take on the principle on which English Vinglish was based. Indian society pigeonholes married women as glorified maids, sealing her fate the minute she puts on her wedding ring or red sindoor. The statement, “Oh, I am just a housewife” has so many hidden meanings and when a movie like Tumhari Sulu explores the deeper sentiments behind this statement, one can not help but stop and think about the implications.
Is a house wife just a glorified maid or is there more to her? Does she have dreams, aspirations, desires and wishes that need to be fulfilled? This is where Sulu aka Sulochana played by Vidya Balan, as Tumhari Sulu starts. The youngest of two “well settled” and “career oriented” sisters, Sulu faces regular jabs and barbs from her elder siblings. Sulu is ‘Baranvi’ (12th class) fail, and her sisters never allow her to forget this. She is however, more or less is happily married and mother of a pubescent schoolboy. Sulu finds her mojo in on air contests, the kind which entices ‘housewives’ like her to participate. The prizes attract housewives with exciting offers of kitchen ware and varied household appliances.
Sulochana as the protagonist, portrays the everyday married woman. She is the ultimate fighter and even while she figures out her passion, she manages to balance her work life and family life with extreme ease. Vidya Balan is not just ‘Tumhari Sulu’, but ‘Hamari Sulu’ in every way possible! With her full belied laugh and heart warming innocence, Vidya as Sulu, does wonders on the silver screen. Wit and quirky anecdotes are part and parcel of Sulu’s character, making everyone fall in love with her right from the beginning.
Equally wonderful is Manav Kaul, who plays the role of Sulu’s husband. He wants to support Sulu but is conflicted with his own views of what he expects an ideal married life to be. However, there is a silver lining for both Sulu and her husband, each getting a happily ever after at the end. It is not just the leads who add a touch of beauty to the movie, but the entire supporting cast. The whole radio station set up (the studio, the casual camaraderie) is spot on, as are the people with whom Sulu interacts: boss woman Maria (Dhupia,) and the slightly jealous producer (Maurya.)
Despite Tumhari Sulu having a rocky beginning, the second half is entertaining and holds your attention until the very end. However, while the over all feel is amazing, there are glaring holes which cannot be ignored. The husband’s insecurities are addressed too quickly and barring one lovely remake of Hawa Hawaii from Mr. India, the songs are superfluous and basic. Over all, Tumhari Sulu seems repetitive and the 140 minutes long movie could easily be reduced by 15 to 20 minutes.
The film, however, makes up for its flaws with continuous comic relief and relatable characters. I, for one, am glad a movie like this has been made at a time where the dark side of the moon is portrayed stronger than the bright side of the sun! Directed by Suresh Triveni, Tumhari Sulu also stars Neha Dhupia, Vijay Maurya and Malishka Mendonsa.
Super 30 Banking Big In It’s First Week
Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 has completed its first week at the box office and has remained unaffected by any new releases this weekend. According to a report released by Boxofficeindia.com, the film has managed to earn Rs. 4.25 crore on its eighth day and has managed a total collection of Rs. 80.36 crore. Film critic Taran Adarsh predicts, the film will enter the prestigious 100 crore club by the end of its second week.
Super 30,garnered the love of y critics and audiences and has been declared tax free in the states of Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. This decision was welcomed by everyone in the country.
This Vikas Bahl directorial is inspired from the real life story of Patna based mathematician Anand Kumar, who started a prestigious program for training 30 underprivileged students for the highly competitive IIT-JEE. he struggles and hardships of Anand Kumar are depicted in this film. It stars Hrithik Roshan as Anand Kumar who shed his superstar image in order to play a deglamorized role.
We congratulate team Super 30, for its successful run at the box office.
Sonakshi Sinha’s Revelation About Her Personal Life
Actress Sonakshi Sinha is all busy promoting her upcoming movie Khandaani Shafakhana and during the promotions, on a chat show the actress revealed little information about her personal life.
SInha, who is known for keeping her personal life under wraps, recently revealed that she has dated a celebrity in the past and managed to keep it away from public attention. When asked about her views on dating a celebrity from movie industry, Sonakshi said “I have dated a celebrity and the world doesn’t know.”
Further, talking about her parents opinion about her marriage, she added “My parents want me to date a susheel ladka and no one from the Bollywood film industry is like that.”
On the work front, the actress is very busy these days with her movie Khandaani Shafakhana, a comedy movie directed by Shilpi Dasgupta. The film stars Sonakshi Sinha, Badshah, Varun Sharma and Annu Kapoor in pivotal roles. It follows Sonakshi Sinha as Babita Bedi a happy-go-lucky Punjabi girl who can do anything for her family. Khandaani Shafakhana is set to hit the big screen on August 2nd 2019.
Sonakshi Sinha will also be seen in Mission Mangal which is all set to release on August 15 2019 The film is loosely based on the story of the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and their contribution to the Mars Orbiter Mission.
Who do you think has Sonakshi Sinha dated? Comment below and let us know.
Panipat – Kriti Sanon’s Role Details Out
Kriti Sanon is all set for her first venture into the period drama genre with the film Panipat. The details of her role in Panipat were recently revealed. Kriti Sanon will portray the role of Parvati Bai, who was the second wife of Sadashiv Rao. In the movie, Parvati Bai is a physician, who falls in love with Sadashiv Rao, played by Arjun Kapoor.
While speaking about her role, Sanon said, “My knowledge of history is terrible since I have never been fond of the subject. So for me, every word about the Battle of Panipat came from Ashu (Ashutosh) sir. Not too much is documented about Parvati Bai, so the character was built by Ashu sir in the way he visualised her. We had an amazing experience of finding the character. It’s a completely new world for me. Being a North Indian, it is a challenge to play a Marathi character, but Ashu Sir made it easy and very enjoyable.”
Sanon’s co star Arjun Kapoor made news for going bald and losing weight to prepare for his role as the Maratha warrior. This will also be Kapoor’s first period film and will see Kapoor and Sanon sharing screen space for the first time.
Panipat is a historical film based on the third battle of Panipat. Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, the movie stars Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in pivotal roles. The movie is slated to release on December 6th 2019.
Bollywood Celebrities In World’s Most Admired List
According to an annual report released by YouGov, a UK based market research company, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone are the most admired Indian actor and actress in the world.
Big B, who was also a part of the World’s Most Admired list last year, fell down 3 ranks and is at the 12th spot in 2019. Accompanying Big B are two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and Salman Khan. SRK and Salman, who are both new entrants to the list, are ranked 16th and 18th respectively.
Indian actresses shone in the Top 20 Most Admired Women’s list, with actresses Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan making the cut. Deepika was ranked 13th and was followed by Priyanka Chopra in the 14th position. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was ranked 16th, 5 spots below her position last year. Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen was ranked 17th.
The list was released by YouGov, which gathered a panel of people from across 41 countries and took open ended nominations by asking the panelists “Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?” Based on the list of the 20 men and 20 women who received the most nominations, YouGov then conducted a poll. The respondents were asked two questions—“Who do you truly admire?” and “Who do you MOST admire?” To answer the first question, the participants were allowed to make multiple selections. For the second question, the participants could pick only one name. According to the data collected by the survey, a list of the top 20 most admired men and top 20 most admired women was made.
Mission Mangal Trailer Out Now
The trailer of the much anticipated Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal is out now and it looks amazing.
The makers, after teasing the trailer launch for quite some time, finally launched it with much fanfare in Mumbai on July 18th. The producer and lead of the movie, Akshay Kumar, took to Twitter to announce the launch of the trailer. “Yeh sirf ek kahaani nahi balki ek misaal hai us namumkin sapne ki jise mumkin kiya India ne #MissionMangalTrailer out now” his tweet read.
Yeh sirf ek kahaani nahi balki ek misaal hai uss namumkin sapne ki jise mumkin kiya India ne.#MissionMangalTrailer out now https://t.co/9nDaX29Jo5@taapsee @SonakshiSinha @vidya_balan @TheSharmanJoshi @menennithya @IamKirtiKulhari @Jaganshakti @foxstarhindi #HopeProductions @isro
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 18, 2019
The 3 minute trailer begins with Akshay Kumar’s voice, “There is no science without experiment.” The trailer introduces us to a group of scientists from different backgrounds and their determination to launch the Mars Orbiter Mission.
In an earlier tweet, Akshay revealed, the real reason behind him choosing to work on Mission Mangal is to familiarise his daughter with the incredible story of India’s mission to Mars.
#MissionMangal , a film which I hope will inspire as much as entertain. A film which I’ve done specially for my daughter and children her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars! @FoxStarHindi #HopePictures #JaganShakti @isro pic.twitter.com/yMwkCPr2KR
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 4, 2019
The tweet read “For several years, Hollywood made movies and TV shows like Star Trek, Star Wars, Gravity etc. This inspired an entire generation of inventors, scientists and explorers. I have always wanted to be part of one such movie… A movie that inspires our future generations… One that celebrates imagination and curiosity. Mission Mangal is that film for me… A film that I hope will inspire as much as it will entertain. Based on the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars, Mission Mangal is a film about ordinary people achieving the extraordinary… A story that proves that creativity, ideas and dreams have no limit… just like the sky! This Independence Day, the sky is not the limit”
Mission Mangal is loosely based on the story of the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and their contribution to the Mars Orbiter Mission. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen and H.G. Dattatreya as the leads. The film is directed by Jagan Shakti and jointly produced by R. Balki, Akshay Kumar and Fox Star Studios.
Mission Mangal is all set to release on August 15th 2019 and will clash with the John Abraham starrer Batla House and the Prabhas starrer Saaho.
What are your thoughts about the trailer of Mission Mangal? Comment below and let us know.
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