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Tu Hai Mera Sunday – Movie Reviews

Milind Dhaimade’s Tu Hai Mera Sunday is a slice of life bromance film of five friends from different strata who shun their mundane life to live their passion for football on Sundays. Their lives come crumbling down when their club is banned from playing football on the Juhu Beach.The film makes a stark comment on the lack of open spaces in the emerging concrete jungles.

We share some reviews from the newspapers and critics below:

CNN NEWS 18: Rajeev Masand – 3/5

Sunday is just one of those days of the week – it’s sunny, predictable, lazy and lovely, all at once. And so, it’s fitting that a film named after it encapsulates all those things. Tu Hai Mera Sunday is a slice-of-life romantic comedy, but it’s the bromance between five friends at the center of the story that stays with you. That, and their love-hate relationship with the city they call home: Mumbai…Read More

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NDTV: Raja Sen – 4/5

Sometimes we forget how hard it is to be sweet. We try, of course – we the people, we the storytellers – but frequently end up overbearing, saccharine or cloying. The manipulations begin to appear too overt, the intent too blatant, the overtures too damned syrupy. As any confectioner will tell you, the most important thing in any dessert is balance…Read More

The Times Of India: Pallabi Dey Purkayastha – 3/5

Set in Mumbai, all the five central characters in the film — Arjun (Barun Sobti), Jayesh (Jay Upadhay), Rashid (Avinash Tiwari), Mehrosh (Nakul Bhalla) and Domi (Vishal Malhotra) — who are thick as thieves and share a common passion for football, seek solace in the sport to escape the trials and tribulations of life. …Read More

Indian Express: Shubhra Gupta – 3.5/5

A bunch of football enthusiasts get together for a Sunday game on Juhu beach in Mumbai. This one-line premise blossoms into a lovely slice-of-life film, which shines a light on Mumbai’s diversity, and on how sport can become a unifier-cum-healing agent in the best way possible. ….Read More

Hindustan Times: Rohit Vats  – 3/5

It’s a day when the world around us seems relatively slower. The alarm bell rings late than usual and you want visitors to come mostly late in the evening. You won’t find the same kind of solace without going through another six days…. Read More

Mumbai Mirror: Kunal Guha – 3/5

For a film practically devoid of any recognisable actors, this has to be an offering so dazzling, it blinds. But having much expectations from this one would mean being set up for disappointment. That said, this simplistic story of five friends who hope to spend their Sunday playing football at the beach has enough to keep you interested, if not entirely excited through its runtime… Read More

Mid-Day: Mohar Basu – 2.5/5

Watching ‘Tu Hai Mera Sunday’ is like taking a long vacation to Goa. It’s great at first. Life is a ‘beach’, all sand, fair amount alcohol gurgling but in a day or two, the buzz wears off and the fun feels dreary. At 2 hours plus’ runtime, the film feels overwrought, stretched and exhaustingly long… Read More

Photo: Barun Sobti

DNA India: Harshada Rege – 3/5

This indie film revolves around five friends, who belong to different religious background. One of them is middle-aged trying to deal with the troubles that come with living in a joint family, then there’s a good-looking flirt, who has been through a nasty heartbreak… Read More

Film Companion: Rahul Desai – 4/5

here is not enough space in Mumbai for its people to notice their differences. One is the literal medium of space – the matchbox flats, shackled schools, cramped streets, claustrophobic buses and trains, non-existent fields, overpopulated offices… Read More

KoiMoi: Umesh Punwani – 3.5/5

This is your Sunday! Don’t do anything apart from watching the film (Eat popcorn, maybe!)…Read More

The Quint: Suresh Mathew – 4/5

The first time I heard about Tu Hai Mera Sunday, was when I saw the poster of the film on my Twitter timeline. After a quick glance, I filed it away neatly in the “films I won’t be seeing” section in my mind. The title was random, the actors were unknown and the film had no “buzz” around it… Read More

Feature Photo: Film Companion

Director: Milind Dhaimade
Screenplay: Milind Dhaimade
Producer: Varun Shah
Cast: Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Vishal Malhotra, Avinash Tiwary, Nakul Bhalla, Jay Upadhyay, Rasika Dugal, Maanvi Gagroo
Music: Amartya Rahut (Bobo)
Cinematography: Harendra Singh
Editor: Shyam Salgaonkar
Run Time: 1 hour  and 59 Minutes

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