Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan's Tanu Weds Manu Returns movie reviewWhat's the story?
The sequel commences where its prequel ended. Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) and Manu Sharma (R Madhavan) are married but aren't happy in their paradise in London. While Tanu keeps on complaining and taunting her husband, Manu couldn't get an idea where the problem lies. This increasing chaos lead to their separation and Tanu flies back to Delhi from London. Yet, to save their relationship, Manu sends a letter demanding an apology from his wayward wife Tanu. This only alienates the independent and strong-willed Tanu.
Manu too comes to Delhi where he finds Tanu's look-alike Kusum, an athlete studying in Delhi University. After a little trouble, Manu manages to woo Kusum and influences her family for marriage. But what will be the final outcome when the broken-hearted Tanu will learn about this? Will Manu tie the knot once again? This and much more is all rolled up in this fun-drama.
Director Anand L. Rai realises that Tanu Weds Manu was an overnight hit and viewers' expectations would be nothing but at par if he comes out with its sequel. It's a tough task for any director to take the franchise forward with same or comparatively larger impact and Anand is one of those who excel in it with the same exactness.
The after affects of love marriage might sounds like Shaadi Ke Side Effects but here that is just in the beginning. The twist of Manu's look-alike is fascinating. Kusum is no Tanu, but is equally or crazier and independent as her. Anand exercises his control over this character alongside others.
While the story is intriguing, the supporting actors are the binding elements in the movie. Deepak Dogriyal as R Madhavan's sidekick once again surprises and leaves us all in splits.
We cherished his character in Tanu Weds Manu and are delighted to do that once again. With Kangana Ranaut's presence that nearly outshines all with her impeccable act, it's good to see Jimmy Shergill, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Eijaz Khan and Swara Bhaskar taking their share of applause from us.
Kangana Ranaut who plays both Tanu and Kusum nails it totally and it is a complete visual treat to watch her in both the characters. It's hard to get over her even long after leaving the theatre.
R Madhavan after a long time gives an act that requires him to be a bit reserved.
What spoils the mood?
An out and out fun movie just loses its grip in parts. This triangular love story begins with a bit of confusion but soon clarity is brought to the screenplay.
The movie has every reason to draw and hold your attention. With a few minor flaws that could have been avoidable, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a compelling watch. Above all, it's Kangana Ranaut who steals the show yet again.