Tanu Weds Manu Returns Review: Sweet-Sour-Tangy
“Hum zara bewafa kya hue, aap toh badchalan hogaye”! With more the fun, more the dialoguebaazi, and apt portrayal, Tanu Weds Manu “Returns” with more fervor and is a winner. Kangana as both Tanu and Datto, will make you fall in love. And Madhavan is his true self.
Anand L.Rai has given us yet another film with brilliant performances, amazing story and in-sync music. The film’s storyline and depiction is pulled off really well. Be it the phenomenal performances or the rustic flavor added to it, TMWR is one film that shouldn’t be missed.
Kangana Ranaut is absolutely brilliant. Her earnest performance as both Tanu and Datto is truly double the fun. How life changes after marriage for Tanu and for Datto after college is characterized very nicely. Tanu loves Manu in her own right and wouldn’t let go; dynamics change for Datto as she discovers her love for Manu. The two diametrically opposite characters played by Kangana in a single film, this lady has got real talent pool, all rolled into one being. Watching her on screen is sheer bliss!
Thumbs Up: Acting, story, dialogues
As for Madhavan, he has always been very natural on screen and with TMRW I really want Maddy to return on the silver screen. He flows so smooth on screen. His simplistic character as Manu Sharma, keeps us hooked. He doesn’t overdo it nor does he fall short. He is the right amount of Manu.
Jimmy Shergill returns as Raja but his character has the right amount of humor and plight. If not Tanu, he seeks Tanu in others. What or rather who he gets in the end, you’ll have to watch the film.
Deepak Dobriyal as Pappi ji is the comic tadka to the film. His mannerisms, one-liners and character will leave you chuckling, whenever he is on screen. Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub as Chintu is a character that could have been skipped but then even in that part he shines.
Rajesh Sharma, Eijaz Khan, Swara Bhaskar, K.K Raina, Rajendra Gupta and others too have played their parts well.
Barring a few glitches in the main plot, as we are looking at the sequel, TMWR is a full-on entertainer. What happens after marriage, how things and commitments change, how life changes and sometimes to find love, we need a part two, the film lives up to what was expected out of it. Anand L.Rai’s take is nice. We absolutely loved the first part and are starting to love the second one.
In terms of cinematography, Chirantan Das captures the essence of London, Kanpur, Delhi and Haryana. The film looks too good on screen. The film’s music is the cherry to the cake. Banno, Move On, Ghani Bawri, Old School Girl, Mari gali, Mat Jaa and others are placed well and they sound too well.
Special mention to Himanshu Sharma who added so many sparks to the script with his mastery over dialogues. The film’s dialogues are crackling. There are many great dialogues in the film and you can pick your favorite.
Watch or not:
Absolutely! It is a must-watch for Kangana. Plus what comes along with it is such a wonderful story, and scintillating performances. The story has travelled in time and so has it in maturity. Watch this quirky love-tale and find love the second time!
Thumbs Down: A few glitches here and there