Movie Review: Tanu weds Manu Returns – This ‘rom-com’ is sure to tickle your funny bone

| Friday, May 22, 2015 - 18:17
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Cast: Kangana Ranuat, R. Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill, Deepak Dobriyal

Direction: Aanand L. Rai

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Storyline: The confusion occurs after the marriage of Tanu and Manu collapses and Manu meets Tanu’s lookalike Kusum. But what happens when Tanu returns in the scene? 


Clearly, ‘Tanu weds Manu Returns’ is truly a visual pleasure that would entertain you throughout. 

The spark between Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) married to Manu (R. Madhavan) for four years is killed when they are in London.

While they choose to separate unpleasantly, Tanu decides to return to her hometown, Kanpur and light up the city with her Bohemian ways whereas; Manu makes his choice to sulk in Delhi. 

The story takes a turn after Manu meets Kusum (Kangana) who is simply a lookalike of his wife he truly loved and immediately falls for her. Suddenly, Tanu returns to his life. But has the chemistry between Manu and Kusum already developed by the time Tanu returns? Will it find any way?

Director Aanand L. Rai has managed to give one of the finest movies to Bollywood when it comes double roles where Kangana is superbly amazing in both her characters. 

While many would think that one of the ‘Kanganas’ would be innocent and the other is a drama queen, the case is not such here. On one hand, where one is naughty, the other matches her level and even goes beyond it and is super naughty. However, each role by the ‘Queen’ has been performed with compassion and accuracy. The confidence shown by the actress is simply laudable. But if we need to choose one, then, Sorry Tanu, Kusum takes the movie to a different level altogether.

Accompanying her is Madhavan who has done a great job as a quiet, often depressed but hopeful Manu.

Deepak Dobriyal once again smashes it as Manu’s friend ‘Pappi’ and carries off outstanding punches with perfection. He wins the heart with his classic dialogue, “Are you Salman Khan jo commitment nahin choroge?"

Jimmy Shergill, as Tanu’s blazing gangster-contractor ex, is constantly intense.

Even though the movie offers several mesmerizing moments, there are certain incidents, which obviously follow the ‘Bollywood’ rule of displaying illogical things.

The first of it comes soon in the opening sequence when Tanu and Manu visit a British mental asylum and talk about their troubles with ‘Hindi-speaking’ psychiatrists and by the end of the session, Manu is spotted screaming at Tanu and is locked in the asylum for his ‘violent behaviour’.

The second ‘illogical thing’ follows soon after as Tanu leaves Manu in the asylum as it is and she straight away heads India to let loose the full power of her spoilt-child image by walking around in just a towel and flirting with 

Overall, Tanu weds Manu is a super fun and simply double masti.

NewsX Verdict: The movie is a must watch. Healthy comedy, clubbed with romance is sure to tickle to your funny bone.

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