The story of ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns,’ is very unique and is cleverly handled by the director, L R Anand. The movie marks yet another superb performance delivered by the National Award Winning actress Kangana Ranaut, that too in a double role. With this level of performance Kangana has proved that she rightfully deserved the National Award. R. Madhavan too has nailed it with his brilliant acting. However, it is not only Kangana and Madhavan who deserve all the credit for superb performance. Deepak Dobriyal too has done a fabulous job and it is impossible to ignore his performance in spite of Kangana and Madhavan’s presence in the movie. Talking about the dialogues, smart one liners have been used in the movie that are funny, spicy and suit the characters perfectly. The music soothes the soul and one can connect to it easily, the lyrics add up to the ‘Desi’ feeling of the film. All the songs are an essential part of the movie. All in all, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is a movie that will fill your heart with warm feeling and you will leave the theater with a smile on your face.
Aanand L Rai's sequel to his 2011 Tanu Weds Manu is a film that packs in extreme doses of stomach-clutching laughter and the occasional drop of tear, and is extremely enjoyable, to say the least. At a few minutes above the two-hour mark, the runtime does adequate justice to the story, thanks to Hemal Kothari's editing. The colours of Kanpur, the mood of Jhajjar in Haryana, the long shots of Connaught Place, the pedal-boats on the Purana Qila lake, the Delhi Zoo, the grounds of Ramjas College, the DTC buses have all been captured beautifully by Chirantan Das' camera. Aanand L Rai's treatment of the small town sentiment is realistic and apt yet again, and raises the standard that his earlier films, Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhanaa had set. However, in a nutshell, the sequel deserves a watch for the sheer brilliance that it is, and the way Kangana has nailed her roles. Go watch Ranaut's utterly saaxy swagger!
Once in a while, an actor overpowers the movie, and Kangana Ranaut does that with this one. As she moves from one role to another with such incredible ease, ironically making it increasingly difficult for you to believe that it is the same actor who's played the two roles. And that is a huge achievement. After Kangana Ranaut, the best thing about this film is the dialogues. Highly original and consistently connected to the roots and the ambience that it is used in, the more often than not hilarious lines add a lot of value to this largely delightful film. The second half dragged a bit leading to a rather predictable climax and a tad underwhelming experience.
Movie sequels are all too often horribly musty affairs. Tanu Weds Manu Returns isn't one. Notwithstanding the stray false notes that the film strikes, especially in the run-up to the climax, it is a bright and breezy romp that draws sustenance from its droll dialogues, outstanding cast of actors and all-round jollity. Kangana Ranaut, in a magnificently effective double role, powers the comic drama forward with an effortless act that requires her to embody two diametrically divergent faces of Eve in small-town India. anu Weds Manu Returns is as entertaining and engaging a film as any that Bollywood has delivered this year. Do not miss it.
Kangana Ranaut has done a fabulous job with her characters Tanu and Datto. She proves yet again that she is one of the few heroines in Bollywood who is willing to experiment with different roles and still come out as the most convincing every time. The brilliant performances of ALL the actors, main and supporting, alongwith the colourful frames and the funny and rustic dialogues of Himanshu Sharma ensure a laugh riot. Raj Shekhar’s lyrics add to the desi connect in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Every single song in the movie, from Banno to Mat Jaa Re to Ghani Bawri, all of them are an intrinsic part of the narrative. The film is a treat for everyone, those who watched and loved the first part and the ones who have not. Watch Tanu Weds Manu Returns if you love Bollywood. watch it if you follow Bollywood. and if you look down upon Bollywood, watch the movie to see how entertaining the industry can be.
Kangana Ranaut plays it beautifully, mixing up the familiar with the new. The plot, too crowded for its own good, is more a series of contrivances than an organically grown whole, and much of it wants to be played for laughs. There are some really funny lines too which feel true, but many of them are thrown away just for effect. And yes, some of what Tanu does, and says, is very clearly done to shock: you hear the word ‘jhand’, and you gasp and you laugh. But these things do not weigh things down because we are too busy watching an actress stride through its ups and downs, earning each scene, and the film. I would buy a ticket for Kangana Ranaut.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns boasts one of the finest double roles ever in Hindi cinema. Kangana is breathtakingly good, both as doll-like drama queen Tanu and simple, dignified, earthy Kusum, whose wide-eyed honesty, flat, sporty figure and large, dusty teeth contrast sharply with Tanu's peachy prettiness, her dressy appeal, her petulant rosebud mouth, her vain, glittering fragility. Each role is performed with sensitivity, precision and flair, Kangana displaying the confidence of a talent Queen. Alongside, Madhavan does a fine job as quiet. The plot's racily pacy but straight away, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a total delight that keeps you laughing, sighing, cheering - and guessing throughout.