Sukhee, directed by Sonal Joshi and starring Shilpa Shetty, is a comedy-drama that explores the journey of a homemaker who rediscovers her sense of self after reuniting with old friends.
The film is mixer bag, with emotional depth and performances, but undirectional plot.
“Sukhee” is a light-hearted, story of Sukhpreet Kalra aka Sukhee, a 38-year-old Punjabi housewife who fed up with her everyday, goes to Delhi to attend her school reunion.
The film follows Sukhee as she relives her 17-year-old self and goes through a event of experiences in a span of just seven days.
When she reconnects with her childhood friends, they goes on a journey of self-discovery, challenging social norms and expectations.
This journey leads to Sukhee coming out reborn and making the most difficult transition in her life from being a wife and a mother, to being a woman again.
Shilpa Shetty plays the title role of Sukhee and gives a superb performance, connecting with her character and portrays the emotional struggles of Sukhee.
Her portrayal of Sukhee’s battles is one of her most memorable performances to date.
Kusha Kapila also delivers an good performance, despite having an under-written story backing her character.
Movie’s strengths is the chemistry between the four friends, which is portray convincingly and makes one empathize with the characters.
Plot is aimless, and the execution lacks the spark which needed to fully engage the viewers.
The film is a some how the version of the English Vinglish.
Also, there is a lack of visual flair and innovation, with the film often relying on conventional techniques and framing.
The costumes effectively reflect the characters personalities and the changing dynamics of their relationships but again lack innovation and originality.
“Sukhee” is a film that mirrors the inner of almost every middle-class homemaker who marries early and given her dreams for love.
The film touches upon societal perceptions of housewives and unaccounted work and wasted potential.
Also, the film lacks pace, struggling to be engaging.
The narrative shifts gear and loses attention when the action moves to Delhi.
Sukhee attempts to be a modern film about women oppressing their aspirations, but it falls short.
The idea behind the story holds but the execution climax disappoint.
The film could have benefit from a better-executed and more innovative storyline, considering the talent of the cast and crew.