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New Bollywood Hindi Film Tanu Weds Manu Returns Review; Kangana Ranaut cements her Position in Bollywood as Miss. Dependable

Tanu weds Manu Returns Kolkata Promotions

Tanu-“Yeh aadmi shaadi ke baad har taraf se aadrak ki tarah baad raha hain!”

Manu- “Toh mein shaadi se pehle kaun sa Hrithik Roshan tha??”

When this is the dialogue pattern between a husband and wife, you can very well understand what to expect next. The recently released Tanu Weds Manu Returns is the film where this conversation takes place between the lead characters Tanu and her husband Manu. The recently released film is a sequel to the original film Tanu Weds Manu which released a few years ago.

Tanu and Manu is a married couple now and have been tolerating each other in their four years of marriage. The film begins with the couple attending a counseling session (such is the sorry state of their marital status), at the end of which the husband is kept at the asylum. Tanu returns back to her home in Kanpur and asks Pappi to rescue him from the asylum. Manu lands up in Delhi to give a lecture and meets a look alike of Tanu named Kusum Sangwan, who is a student at the University of Delhi. Sparks fly and they fall in love with each other. Trouble ensues when it comes to Manu’s knowledge that she had been already selected for Raja Awasthi. And once again the same old problem of the prequel follows in this film. However Manu decides to marry Kusum despite all obstacles. Does he finally marry Kusum? What does Tanu do? The film answers all these questions effectively.

Take a bow director Anand L Rai for making an interesting and engaging sequel to the super hit film released a few years ago as this is definitely a rarity in Bollywood. Not many directors in Bollywood have successfully made sequels. This is indeed a feather in Mr. Rai’s cap. The film in many parts is even better than Tanu Weds Manu. The simple yet well told story captures the attention of the audience. There is a breezy flow to the story which makes it attractive. The quirky dialogues also have to be given due credit for making the film such fun to watch.

The director also touched upon the honor killing issue when Kusum’s family members try to kill Manu and Pappi as they belong to different castes. Touches of this kind in such a fun filled film are well appreciated.

The only complaint that I have about the film is the fact that the ending is too predictable. How I wish the director had done something else to tame the wild Tanu in this film. That would have made the film even more paisa wasool for the audiences.

Screenplay by Himanshu Sharma captured the subtle nuances of the different languages and also of the culture differences of Kanpur and Haryana well. It gives a raw Indian feel to the film.

Music by Krsna Solo and Tanishk- Vayu matches well with the enthusiasm and feel of the film. It gives the film the much needed tempo and helps in carrying forward the narrative.

Kangana Ranaut proves yet again that she can be depended upon for any challenging character. She is a bundle of energy and she breathes life into both Tanu and Kusum. Kangana ensures that both the characters are different and she does that with élan. Hats off to you lady!! You made sure that no one seated in the audience moved their eyes off from you. Her Hariyanvi accent (as Kusum) is great fun to listen to. Make sure you pay attention or else you will not be able to understand most of what is being said.

Madhavan plays the role of Manu well. He underplays the part and leaves his mark on the audience too. Deepak Sobriyal as Pappi is loud in many parts. But as a whole he entertains and has the best comic lines in the film. Rajesh Sharma as Kusum’s brother is good in his small role. Swara Bhaskar as Tanu’s friend does not have much scope in the film.

Tanu weds Manu Returns is a fun film that one can watch to beat the heat. For those who have actually dared to watch Bombay Velvet, I assure that you watch this film to forget the pains that were inflicted by the not so velvety film. It is not every day that you get to watch a married couple’s love story on the silver screen.


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Upcoming Bollywood Hindi Film ‘Tanu weds Manu Returns’ Stars Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan Promote the Film in Kolkata

Tanu weds Manu Returns Kolkata Promotions

“I always had conflicting ideas when it came to marriage. When I look at my parents and see them leading a happy and contented life together, I gain trust in the institution of marriage. At other times, when I see divorces and the other problems associated with marriages, I shrink away from the idea of getting married. Hence I do not know what will happen in the next few years regarding my marital status” said Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut with a smile at the promotions of Tanu weds Manu Returns in Kolkata. The actress was accompanied by R. Madhavan who is the male lead in the film.


The film Tanu weds Manu Returns is a film set four years after the first film Tanu weds Manu. In the first film two distinctly different individuals meet and they fall in love. In this film they are shown to be married and their marriage is on the verge of divorce. Whether they are able to save their marriage and find love is what the film is all about.


Kangana Ranaut, fresh from her win at the National Awards for her portrayal of a free spirited woman in Queen was extremely straightforward when asked about her selection of roles. “See, when I was working before I did not have the liberty to actually pick and choose the roles!! But after this win, I have the liberty. I am at a position now where I can actually accept or reject a particular role” said the feisty actress.


Kangana will be seen in a double role in this film. “I have always been given challenging roles. In this film I had to pick up an accent which was extremely difficult. But when you are an actor, you have to try and I did that. I just hope people like it and appreciate the effort that I put in making Kusum credible” added the actress.


Madhavan had a different take altogether on the concept of marriage. “No marriage in the world is completely full of fun. It has its shares of downs too. I am lucky my wife had been part and parcel of both the successes and also the failures in my life” said the actor.

Both the actors said that the humor in the film is subtle and relatable. The humor in the intense story will always bring a smile to the face of the audiences when they will be watching the film.

“For me the story is always more important than the characters. And you see when the scripts are good, the characters are difficult ones. The same is the case with this film too. But I had a good time shooting the film” said Kangana.


Kangana also added that the film is a quirky and fresh take on the institution of marriage. “What role does a man have in a self sufficient woman’s life? That question is faced by the many young girls in today’s time. We all enjoy our freedom and are self sufficient. Gone are the days when women depended more on women and had to get into marriage for security. Now women can manage themselves well and take care of the securities too. Then why marry?” added the actress.

Directed by Anand L Rai, the film is slated for release on the 22nd of May.

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