Thursday, 4 June 2015

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

R. Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut
Jimmy Shergill, Swara Bhaskar
Deepak Dobriyal
Anand L Rai
Krsna Solo, Tanishk-Vayu
Colour Yellow Pictures
Release Date
May 22, 2015
2 Hours

My Thoughts
Before booking my tickets to watch Tanu Weds Manu Returns, I watched Tanu Weds Manu (Part I) again. As that movie ended in a happy note where a matured and normal natured Manu marries a confused and full of life Tanu. I wondered how their life would be after marriage. I wanted to know if they could get along well. In fact, this question always comes into my mind when I see happy endings where hero and heroine either get married or fall in mutual love at the end of the movie. For example, an illiterate/rowdy hero and a good looking/well-educated heroine unite. When Tanu Weds Manu Returns promised to deliver their post-marriage life, I was excited like never before.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns starts with the wedding of Tanu and Manu, as a continuation to where its prequel ended. We see happiness and smiles. Soon, four years later, we see that they have fallen out of their initial excitement. The fairy tale has ended, we realize. Soon, counselling sessions and the final break-up follow. Will Tanu and Manu mend with each other or do they decide to live their rest of their lives in their way forms part of the sequel.

The screenplay shuttles between Tanu’s and Manu’s life after their break-up. It also closely shows how their family and friends respond to this estrangement. The dialogs are witty and Pappi’s (Deepak Dobriyal) reactions will take you to a laugh riot.  Kangana Ranaut plays a dual role – as the exuberant, careless and immature Tanu who dresses up impeccably and as Kusum aka Dutto, a state level athlete who is matured, rational and knows what she is doing. They are two contrasts and Kangana has managed to deliver it with perfection. Both the characters shines – thanks to her realistic acting. Madhavan as Manu continues to talk less. The assertiveness we saw in the prequel is missing and he comes across as a 40 years old confused and uncertain person.
The songs are rightly placed and the cinematography infuses realism. Background music blends with the story. With a length of just 2 hours, the movie never bores you. If Kangana’s acting strikes you with realism, Deepak’s amazing coming timing would make you laugh even long after the movie is over.

Don’t miss to attend the wedding!


PS: My dear Madhavan, are you really 45 years old? You still carry that Alaipayuthe charm man! And I still love you J


  1. Seems like an intriguing screenplay, nice of you to share!

  2. Thanks for the wonderful review. I like Madhavan.

  3. By far the best movie I have seen in years!!! I absolutely truly loved it! There wasn't a scene when I didn't shed a tear of laughter!!! Its a must watch for everyone! You will love it :D

  4. I lobed the first half, though second part lagged a bit. For me Tannu Weds Mannu means the wonderful pappi ji ! be it part 1 or 2, he is amazing ) The dialogues , especially tannu's dialogues are so WOW!

  5. well... i might watch it then... :)