Sui Dhaga Trailer Review: This Varun Dhawan Starrer Makes Self Employment A Necessity and Not An Option

Sui Dhaga Trailer Review: This Varun Dhawan Starrer Makes Self Employment A Necessity and Not An Option

Yash Raj Films’ next looks like a delightful statement of hope
Sui Dhaga Trailer Review: This Varun Dhawan Starrer Makes Self Employment A  Necessity and Not An  Option
Still from 'Sui Dhaga'

After  I saw Sharat Kataria’s Dum  Lakagake Haisha I immediately sensed  he was an  important and portentous  cinematic voice, meant to take our cinema far ahead. This time again in Sui Dhaga he weaves the dreams desires, destiny and doom of  the small-town working class  community into a pastiche of struggle and  hope.

It is world lined with pain. But won’t give up on laughter.  In  his directorial debut, Kataria took on body-shaming. His X-L sized heroine ( Bhumi Padnekar)  was at peace in her large body even when her husband  was ashamed  to be seen  with a woman so overweight. This is Sharat  Kataria’s universe  of  heroes who  don’t  emerge from the shadows to claim  fame. They remain  in the shadows and are  happy to be recognized  for their ambivalent pride and  poorly defined dignity.

In Sui Dhaga he takes on hierarchical humiliation with powerfully drawn characters who exude a sense of self-worth in their state of  worthlessness.

Varun  Dhawan again in the October spirit,  plays Mauji, a tailor who in  the absence of financial resources to  support his own enterprise works  for an employer who repeatedly shames him. Egged on by his quietly  stubborn wife Mamta(Anushka Sharma,  deglamourized with a purpose she reminded me  of Waheeda Rehman in Pyasa) Mauji begins his own tailoring business as he is showered by taunts and  disbelief by those all around him.

It is a heart-warming homage  to the spirit of self-employment wrung out of the blood and sweat of  the working-class. There are no pretences to  doing something  noble  in the characters. Varun Dhawan’s Mauji seems  only motivated  by his silently supportive wife. It is  a blessing to  have actors  like Varun Dhawan and Anushka  coming forward to explore a treatise on self completeness

It  is  not a glamorous world. But a world we could walk right  into wearing  our casual chappals, with Varun and  Anushka, and  come away with emotions that we  would find hard to ignore.

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