Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Duration: 125 minutes
India Release Date: 28-SEP-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5
A heart-warming story of pride and self-reliance, rooted in the heart of India.
Sharat Katariya’s (of Dum Lagake Haisha fame) directorial film Sui Dhaga starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma is inspired by the government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. Film sheds light on the life and struggles of artisans who ensure their art of embroidery doesn’t die. Film has a small-town setting (Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh) and both lead actors have gone completely deglam. Mauji (Varun Dhawan) enacts the role of the tailor and Mamta (Anushka Sharma) as his wife. Varun and Anushka have been paired for the first time with Sui Dhaaga. Sui Dhaaga is a true relationship depiction of a couple who lives in joint families but don’t get time to spend with each other. Film has all ingredients sewn together: humour, emotions, love story and family at its forefront. Director sets all the characters and their problems in the first half. He takes few cinematic liberties but there are enough moments (sewn with humour and emotions) to move you on. The second half gets slightly indulgent as the plot veers towards suspension of disbelief, especially considering the grim economic climate. From performance, Varun Dhawan delivers an honest performance and his on-screen wife: Anushka Sharma lives into the character, clad in a simple saree with minimal make-up – Giving perfect small town house wife look. Both lead actors shows enough on-screen chemistry to make us invested in a tale that’s utterly predictable. They bring to life the simple joys of being earnest. Film also ensemble with talents like Raghubir Yadav as Varun Dhawan’s practical dad, actor Namit Das as the scheming relative and Govind Pandey as Varun Dhawan’s crafty brother breathe life into the drama. The background score and music is apt and suits the overall film. However, the transformation from an ordinary / simple man into an entrepreneur is missing in the film. Director captures the genuine small town essence and made it as authentic as possible. Despite having flaws, Sui Dhaaga is an engaging watch.
With Sui Dhaaga, Director Sharat Katariya once again weaves the dreams, desires, destiny and doom of the small town working class community. It is a heartwarming story that celebrates the spirit of self-reliance sewn together with strng performances and wrung out of the blood and sweat of the working class. SUI DHAAGA – SAB BADHIYA HAI !!!
Ratings: 3.5 on 5
Performance: 3.5 on 5
Script: 3.5 on 5
Screenplay: 3 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3 on 5
Editing: 3 on 5