While comedy appears to be easy or straightforward on television, it is undoubtedly a difficult nut to crack. Bollywood would have a lot more brilliant comedies than it does now if this were not the case. Before you bash us for saying it, understand that we don’t consider films like Masti (and its sequels), Housefull (and its pointless sequels), or Pyaar ka Punchnama to be good comedy for the sake of good cinema.
While Indian cinema has some amazing vintage comedy films that you can watch over and over, the newest crop of films in the category isn’t quite as good. We are, nevertheless, glad to see that a few films and web series, such as Stree and Gullak, are pushing the genre forward and presenting excellent actors who can make you laugh instantaneously.
In Hindi comedy films, however, one constant is the undervaluation of female actresses with extraordinary wit and charm. When you think about women comics who participated in mainstream Hindi films, just a few names come to mind, and despite the fact that iconic heroines like Sridevi or Juhi Chawla excelled at portraying their funny side, they rarely gained credit for it.
We keep gushing about how funny Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, and Vijay Raaz are, despite the fact that actors like Supriya Pathak, Seema Pahwa, and Neena Gupta are. However, in a league that still looks to be dominated by men, we discovered Sunita Rajwar, a rare jewel who is now getting her due.
Although Durgesh Kumar’s Panchayat’s Bhushan alias Banrakas is by far the best character introduced this season, his wife, Rajwar, is just as funny. She not only ably complements the major cast, but she also adds her own charm to the screenplay by delivering the writer’s eccentric lines.
Despite having a little body of work, the actor has a penchant for portraying intriguing and different characters. No matter how limited the screen time, she has nailed characters like that nosy pados wali aunty we’ve all encountered or the disagreeable relative.
She played an anonymous neighbour in another popular comedy series, Gullak, who may be annoying but never dull. There isn’t a single time when Bittu Ki Mummy arrives in a scene that we don’t laugh. In reality, Sunita Rajwar won a well-deserved Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal in the web series in 2021.
Aside from these online series, the 52-year-old performer has also appeared in films such as Stree, Bala, and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, in which she played truly extraordinary roles. Despite her minor appearances, the very skilled actress made the most of every opportunity she was given.
Rajwar’s screen presence is bolstered by the fact that she has always starred alongside a fantastic cast and has never been pushed to the sidelines. Despite the fact that practically every character is designed to be memorable, only a few actors are capable of bringing them to life.
Sunita Rajwar is without a doubt one of those Bollywood actresses who possesses the ability to do so. Whether she’s Bittu ki Mummy or Pintu ki Mummy, she’s fantastic. We can’t wait to see more of Sunita Rajwar, potentially in lengthier roles, as much as we appreciated her work in previous productions.