A sweet family movie based on a simple storyline. But the craftsmanship of the director and the actors make it a worthwhile watch. While Varun Dhawan has proved once again his skills as a serious actor, Anushka Sharma reminds us of her initial movies when we loved her beauty and charm as an Indian lady.
Sab Badhiya hai is the mantra that Mauji (Varun Dhawan) lives by. Even if his life is plagued by a disrespectful job, a father who considers him good for nothing, a stuck up relationship with his wife and to top it all a poor & meagre lifestyle. Par Sab Badhiya hai, the dominating theme on which the entire film rests. The indomitable spirit, optimistic and never say die attitude which makes people successful through their hardships.
Mauji works as a helper in a shop that sells sewing machines also doing odd jobs for his bosses which includes playing a dog to entertain people at his self-respects behest. Mauji is married to Mamta (Anushka Sharma) but their relationship is stagnant because life and in laws constantly come between them. Mauji has a sweet mother (Yamini Das) who lingers around and a father (Raghubir Yadav) who is always taunting his son. A simple small time family of everyday life set in a big city.
Varun Dhawan is once again exceptional .Anushka plays the quite & subdued wife but she is the brains behind Mauji. She does not guide Mauji but hints and directs him and Mauji takes care of the rest. Anushka lets her expressions do most of the work and is good in many parts. Yamini and Raghubir play their parts to perfection and lend solid support.
Directed by Sharat Katariya, remember Dum Laga ke Haisha? Yes, he is the same director. Once again he comes with a sweet and simple story of everyday life and endears us. His direction is so grounded to reality that its almost unbelievable at times. Its those little moments in the film that steals the cherry on the cake. The pacing of the film is found to be a bit slow in the first half does much better in the second half. The characters are so well written and grounded to reality which helps immensely to the films cause. Sound is one very important aspect of this film to show the struggles, the little happiness, the tension in between characters and it doesnt let down. The film does not have over the top motivational dialogues or melodrama to get its point across. It uses its characters simplicity do the talking. The movie just hints at how the artisans of our country always gets the raw deal and they need recognition. But does not go any deeper. Its centred around the protagonist Maujis life and how that affects him and his closed ones. The movie also shows the beauty of a marriage. It busts the myth that behind every successful man there is a woman. It shows that beside every successful man there is a woman walking side by side with him matching steps with him and supporting him in his hardships. But still takes the backseat guiding her man at important junctures.
Sui Dhaaga is a warm and beautiful film. It tells us to keep fighting and to not get bogged down by the hurdles that life throws at us. Sui Dhaaga is a sweet and simple film that carries a feel-good factor all along. The characters are adorable, and it has a good mix of light-humour and emotion. In one line sab badhiya hai.
Director: Sharat Katariya
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Raghubir Yadav and Yamini Das