Sui Dhaaga Movie Review: Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma trying to weave the tale of success!
Film – Sui Dhaaga
Cast – Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Raghuvir Yadav
Director – Sharat Katariya
Rating – **** (4/5)
Sui Dhaaga has been conceived well. Its biggest success is the simplicity of idea. The director has somewhat tries to showcase that part of the society which isn’t as aspirational as the educated middle class living and thriving in mega cities. The set-up couldn’t be simpler. There’s a retired father, who has never been anything more than a wallflower, and a mother whose only wish is to get two buckets of water before the municipality stops the supply for the day.
The film’s lead pair,Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, despite operating well outside their respective comfort zones, achieve optimum results. The two get into the warp and bay of the tale quickly, and charmingly, enough to help the film rise a few notches above the ordinary in terms of appeal and impact. Varun Dhawan surprises with his willingness to take risks. He weaves his suits and charm with equal finesse. Anushka Sharma holds her own and never lets anyone snatch her spotlight. She gets into the skin of a housewife who sheds her docility and takes on the role of a driving force for a diffident partner.For both actors, their turns in “Sui Dhaaga” would count as a leap forward in their evolution as screen performers.
Writer-director Sharat Katariya (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) displays a refreshing ability once again at creating the ambience of a small town that sits on the edge of modernity but cannot break free from its traditional values.
Sui Dhaaga narrative is set in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh although portions of the film have been lensed in Delhi NCR. The characters that populate this landscape are largely believable. The casting of support cast, especially their clothing and make-up, is spot on. Raghuvir Yadav, in one of the final scenes, will charm you the way only he can.
The film is inspired by the Make in India campaign, and focuses on self-reliance.