Director: Sharat Katariya
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Raghubir Yadav
[dropcap]D[/dropcap]irector Sharat Katariya earlier gave us the gem, Dum Lagaa Ke Haisha, which spoke about the tender love story between an overweight girl and a reluctant groom. His magic with real, heart melting love stories continues with Sui Dhaaga: Made in India.
Sui Dhaga is about a family that struggles to make ends meet. The son of the family, affable Mauji (Varun Dhawan) works in a showroom and is good natured enough to accept humiliation at work. His spirited wife Mamta (Anushka Sharma), however, is not the one who would take this lightly. She truly believes that her husband deserves more self respect and hence eggs him to quit his job and start his own tailoring business.
Even as his eternally pessimistic father (Rajpal Yadav), his henpecked husband of a brother and other neighbours advise Mauji against his decision of relinquishing his steady income, Mamta in her passively assertive manner, manages to convince him to stay confident in his new path.
In a fantastic first half, Kataria introduces us to the varied characters in Mauji’s life, each distinct and well charted out. Mauji’s father is a whiner, just the opposite is his practical and wonderful mother (Yamini Dass), who supports the couple in her own quiet way.
Standing out among them all is the true hero of the story, the golden hearted Mauji, who selflessly follows his father’s wishes, in spite of his jibes and taunts, until he realises his wife has bigger dreams for him and he needs to respect them. It is big thanks to Katariya that he created a female character like Mamta’s, who without having to sacrifice any of her duties, manages to rise above her surroundings with the grit and determination she possesses.
Katariya manages to get you involved in the story of this couple from scene one till the very end when they come home triumphant. He laces the moving story with native humour, thus making it an absolutely delightful watch.
The charming story (written by Sharat Katariya) while emphasising on why being kind is more important than being smart even when passionately following your dreams, also simultaneously unravels a tender love story between the lead couple.
Varun Dhawan as Mauji is pure gold. Taking full advantages of his already affable personality, Dhawan gives a sincere and superb performance. Anushka Sharma looks her part and plays it very well too. But the actor who manages to steal your heart is Yamini Das, who plays Mauji’s cool mother. It is again to Katariya’s credit that he has handpicked his characters and actors very well, thus making it easy for himself to create Mauji’s underprivileged yet charming world.
There are a few obvious flaws in the script, and the climax seems too convenient. However, overall the movie is emotionally moving and keeps you engaged.
Do watch this movie for sure. Katariya yet again shows us how charming stories can be created within our real world and one doesn’t need to resort to titillation and sensationalism to make a good film. We need to encourage such film-makers.