Sulemani Keeda ~ Review

Sulemani Keeda is a hilarious urban comedy starring Naveen Kasturia and Mayank Tewari. Komal Shastri-Khedkar provides the low-down on the story, performances, direction and music. Find out if it is one to watch or give a miss.

Sulemani Keeda

The catchy title ‘Sulemani Keeda’ meaning pain in the backside is not the only catchy element about this film.

This is a story about two scriptwriters-cum-roomies-cum-best friends who are trying to crack into the big bad Bollywood and their ‘one chance to make it big’.

Sulemani Keeda is mainly for the multiplex audience who will appreciate the film righteously and are not in the cinemas for 1 item song, 10 fight scenes and all other possible clichés.

Sulemani Keeda

The two friends, Dulal who has the brains for meaningful content and Mainak who has the knack of ‘bakchodi’ to keep the listener engaged, try to pitch their script, from one production house to another until one day when they meet Gonzo (Ganesh)!

Gonzo is typically ‘Harman Baweja-Tiger Shroff- Jacky Bhagnani’ kind of star kid who is soon to be launched by his big time producer-dad and wants his debut to be ‘out-of-the-box’. Soon begins the duo’s luck (or bad luck) as they start writing the script.

A hilarious film on two scriptwriters who are trying to break into the big bad Bollywood.
Every character is so genuine that at times you forget you're even watching a film.
The debutant director has done a brilliant job with his script as well as the film.
Sulemani Keeda shot in real locations and surroundings, does great justice to the story and characters.
Music is mediocre and unmemorable but never a hindrance to the story flow nor a distraction.
The film is urban, fresh, light hearted and a definitely a wonderful weekend watch.

Apart from their so-called work life, they otherwise try to get laid or attend pseudo artsy poetry readings (again to get laid) where Dulal meets the attractive Ruma, an amateur photographer.

The friendship blossoms but as Bollywood rules go, a guy and a girl can never be just friends, Dulal falls in love with Ruma who, as luck would have it, is leaving India for two years. Ruma makes him question about life and his writing choices.

While Dulal being the romantic, starts spending his time day dreaming, Mainak tries to entertain Gonzo with his slapstick one liner dialogues for the film. So follows the journey of these adorable, hilarious, characters.

It is pleasant to watch Naveen Kasturia playing Dulal and Aditi Vasudev as Ruma to be so effortlessly genuine to their characters.

However, Mayank Tewari steals the show. His witty, hilarious dialogue delivery is the hero of the film and the moment he opens his mouth, one starts giggling. The one scene with Dilip Prabhavalkar will leave you in splits.

Though the screenplay is straightforward linear, the editing treatment for a few sequences in the film is very interesting.

Director, Amit Masurkar who has written Murder 3 and The Great Indian Comedy show in the past, has done a brilliant job on the script as well as direction of Sulemani Keeda. He has managed to keep the script humourous and crisp.

In the film Gonzo keeps mentioning about film with a story without a story. That’s what Sulemani Keeda is, but in a good way! You go along with the flow to learn about the characters and their narrative.

This is the kind of film which Indian audiences are hungry for; realistic, fresh and characters so genuine. The film is urban, fresh, light hearted and definitely a wonderful weekend watch!

Komal is a cinéaste, who believes she was born to love films. Apart from working as assistant Director in Bollywood, she finds herself doing photography or watching Simpsons. “All I have in life is my imagination and I love it that way!”