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Thanks to media we are talking more about films like Tumhari Sulu: Director Suresh Triveni

The film starring Vidya Balan will be aired on the Sony MAX television channel on Sunday.


The Vidya Balan-starrer Tumhari Sulu (2017) will soon be aired on the small screen, and its director Suresh Triveni believes that owing to the television premiere more housewives will feel connected to its protagonist — a housewife and radio jockey.

"I think with the television release of the film, the story will reach out to a huge audience which usually does not go to theatres, especially middle-aged housewives…who missed out the shows, will now watch it on TV.

"I am hopeful that they will enjoy the film to know that not only in daily soaps but also in mainstream Bollywood, they have their representation… It will connect them emotionally," Triveni told the IANS news agency.

Being a fan of Vidya, he said: "I wrote the story keeping Vidya in mind and I knew that she is the one to pull it off with her performance. Having said that, I was not sure of how much the audience would accept it.

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"Yes, I am an eternal optimist and knew that if the audience feels connected to the story, they will celebrate it. Well, we are thankful that the audience accepted it," the first-time director said.

The story of the film revolves around middle-aged housewife Sulochana Dubey who wants to live her life to the fullest by trying out opportunities that come her way. And one day she becomes a radio jockey.

The protagonist is played by Vidya and the film has already won several awards.

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Asked how he looks at the change in Hindi cinema where the story of a middle-class household is coming out more and more, the director said: "I think we are categorizing them more than that of our early days of Indian cinema because there was always a well-balanced existence of Manmohan Desai and Hrishikesh Mukherjee in our Hindi films.

"I think these days, thanks to media, we are talking more about these films. We always have an audience to appreciate such films, there was no dearth."

Tumhari Sulu will be aired on the Sony MAX television channel on Sunday.