Manva likes to fly – Shalmali Kholgade – Tanishk Bagchi – Vidya Balan | Tumhari Sullu (2017)


Movie: This song appeared in 2017 hit Ellipsis Entertainment and T-Series’ dramedy Tumhari Sullu (Your Sullu) directed by Suresh Triveni and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar and Shanti Sivaram Maini. The movie starred Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, etc.

Sulochana Dubey aka Sullu (Vidya Balan) is a Virar-based middle-class housewife living with her family. She and her husband, Ashok Dubey (Manav Kaul) have a happy life with their 11-year old son Pranav (Abhishek Sharma). She wants to be a working woman but being a school-dropout; she cannot do any of the white collar jobs. Her 2 elder twin sisters are always critical of her achievements and ridicule her business ideas that failed. She likes to participate in contests and always wins some prize or the other. Ashok is a manager in a tailoring company. The job is frustrating because other than him the other workers are elderly, including the owners. They are all unreasonable and unresponsive.

One day, Sullu wins a contest by her favorite radio station and she receives a call from RJ Albeli (RJ Malishka). Upon request by Albeli, Sullu sings a retro song that the people at the radio station find funny. She has won a pressure cooker and she is told to pick it up from the radio station. When she visits the radio station, she observes an ad calling candidates to apply for the post of RJ. She asks for the form and is initially ridiculed by Albeli and the receptionist. Albeli takes her to her boss Maria (Neha Dhupia), who gives Sullu her card after a hilarious audition. Sullu has to speak seductively over the mike for the audition. Once home, she calls the local grocery man and asks seductively for a broom. He thinks it is some newcomer in the building and goes there to find the flat on the 5th floor. There is no fifth floor and he realizes that someone had played a prank on him.

Sullu also uses the seductive voice to speak to her husband over the phone and tells him to come home early, driving him mad. The next day, Sullu calls Maria several times, to inform her that she is interested in the job. Maria is in a prolonged meeting and is unable to receive her calls. Sullu is saddened and shares a few messages with Maria indicating the same. Maria, soon, realizes that Sullu would probably be the right person for the job and hires her. Initially, Ashok is upset with her decision, which she took without first talking to him. But, he relents after meeting Maria, due to his love for his wife, particularly because the company is ready to provide her the facility of pickup and drop.

It is at this time that this song is heard in the background.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Vayu and the music was composed by Tanishk Bagchi.

The gist of the song is that the girl is elated and is excited about her new job.

Video: Cinematographer is Saurabh Goswami. Dance choreography is by Karishma Chavan-Vijay Ganguly-Rajiv Surti.

The video opens with Neha Dhupia asking Vidya Balan if she would be interested in becoming an RJ. This song begins in the background. In the next shot, Vidya Balan is seen leaving the radio station, smiling happily. Neha Dhupia also meets Manav Kaul.

Vidya Balan is so elated that she cannot concentrate on her daily household routine. Vidya Balan keeps going off into her thoughts. R J Malishka teaches Vidya Balan to RJ. While serving her husband and their son, she begins to dance in tune with the song being run in the background.

She also lip-syncs to the song. Manav Kaul and little Abhishek Sharma also dance with her. Vidya Balan is, then, seen going to the radio station. The song, soon, peters out and the video ends as she says hello sensuously and giggles.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Shalmali Kholgade and the onscreen performances are by Vidya Balan and Manav Kaul.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song depicts the enthusiasm, which the heroine feels about her new job. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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