Tumhari Sulu, starring Vidya Balan and Manav Kaul, has opened at a decent Rs 2.87 crore. Directed by Suresh Triveni, the slice-of-life film had received good reviews. “#TumhariSulu picked up after a slow start in the morning shows… Fri ₹ 2.87 cr. India biz… Expected to register robust growth over the weekend,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Trade analyst Girish Johar had previously said, “I am expecting Tuhmari Sulu to make an opening of Rs 2 crores on Friday. With a good word-of-mouth, the film may earn Rs 8 to Rs 10 crore by the end of the weekend. Aksar 2 will not stand as a competition for Vidya Balan’s film. It has a completely different set of audience. Businesses aren’t likely to clash between these two films.”
#TumhariSulu picked up after a slow start in the morning shows… Fri ₹ 2.87 cr. India biz… Expected to register robust growth over the weekend.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 18, 2017
Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film three stars and wrote in her review, “Balan is pitch-perfect as Sulu, a woman making peace with her situation, while always trying to find that silver lining.”
Shubhra also added, “What’s good about ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is that despite her (Vidya Balan) being a product of a certain kind of family and background, she is very much ‘Hamari Sullu’. Any woman, of a similar provenance, can identify with Sulu strongly: can she do something that will add to her own sense of self without her family and husband, encouraging as he may be, without guilt-tripping her all the way?”
Well, let’s wait and see if Vidya Balan’s avatar as an RJ will continue to pull the audiences to the theatres.