'Sui Dhaaga' movie review: Tailor-made to touch hearts

'Sui Dhaaga' movie review: Tailor-made to touch hearts

A scene from Sui Dhaaga.

Film: Sui Dhaaga

Ratings: 4/5

Language: Hindi (U)

Director: Sharat Katariya

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Raghubir Yadav, Namit Das

Bollywood has churned out several inspiring rags-to-riches dramas. Sui Dhaaga, while one of them, is distinct from the films of the past. 

This inspiring tale of Varun Dhawan's Mauji and Anushka Sharma's Mamta will remind you of your next-door immigrant bhaiyya-bhabhi struggling to make ends meet.

And the struggle is not just monetary. Mauji, who has moved with his family from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi, is humiliated by his employers almost every day. You see the full intensity of his shame in the scene where Mamta witnesses her husband's suffering. "Aapki bezziti, meri bezziti se alag hai kya? (Isn't your humiliation not mine as well?)," she asks.

These lines embody the chemistry between the duo that effortlessly weave the film into a masterpiece.

From that point, the couple's struggle for self-reliance and self-respect begins. Faced with crippling poverty, Mauji and Mamta take baby steps to achieve their dreams in the world of needle and thread.

Throughout their struggles, you can't help but root for Mauji and Mamta, the sui and the dhaaga, to succeed. You secretly hope that the film does not take a detour into the cliche-valley of every-sob-story-ever. Thankfully, it doesn't.

Sui Dhaaga is a like a beautiful dress that Mauji and Mamta hold together as a strong double-stitch. The supporting actors — the retired sceptic father, a mother worried about roti even when suffering a heart attack — are without a doubt the 'kadai-bunaai'.

Directed by Sharat Katariya, the film pleasantly carries the feel of his previous creation, 'Dum Laga ke Haisha'. Subtle jokes, the observational comedy and an earthly feel will keep you engaged throughout.

Anushka Sharma is excellent as the coy yet determined Mamta. She is the kind of woman, a role model to many, whom we often forget to acknowledge. Varun simply proves himself again with a charm and ease that makes you relate to his Mauji.

The duo's chemistry is natural and will leave you wishing for more.

Sui Dhaaga is a fine product with no loose threads and a perfect fit. You can't help but agree with Mauji that after all "Sab badhiya hai!"

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