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Movie Review: Tanu Weds Manu Returns scores high on performances and music; loses out on story

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‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is a film which is a crowd puller and an extreme entertainer. The movie went short of a few steps to impress me (unlike for most of the other viewers) in terms of story and plot. With a very weak sequence of events and a predictable plot, the movie slides away from perfection. The story fails to explore the right aspects of a love triangle and pulls out the romantic ‘feel’ from the rom-com.

TWMR scores high on comedy with fabulous one-liners, which force the audience to laugh throughout the film. Maximum points should be awarded for performances, with the supporting cast doing top-notch work. Deepak Dobriyal’s character (Pappi) wins all the hearts and helps the audience bounce in their seats whereas the same can appear to be over the top for very few viewers. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub (Chintu) emerges as the promising character with a fine sense of acting which has been seen in movies like Ranjhanna as well.

Jimmy Shergil (Raja Awasthi) keeps himself at ease whereas Madhavan (Manu) goes a bit too serious about the ‘ease’ factor.  Kangana Ranaut plays two characters with one overshadowing the other. Kusum Sangwan, the Haryanvi girl accentuates the accent in an impressive way and wins the whole show whereas Tanu plays the high-headed modern girl from London and is originally from Kanpur.

Major parts of the film have been set up in India with Delhi and Punjab being the prime locations. Kusum Sangwan is playing the role of a girl from Ramjas College, University of Delhi and is an entrant of the sports quota. Parts of the movies have been shot in colleges like Hans Raj College and Shri Ram College of Commerce. Direction by Anand. L Rai is appreciable in all terms. Music by Krsna Solo and Tanishk-Vayu complemented the scenes exceedingly well with a few great tracks by Jyoti Nooran and Ankit Tiwari.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns can be watched with both family and friends. The movie might not stay with you for long but the short impact like that of the comedy factor and characters like Kusum Sangwan may take you to theaters twice.

([email protected]); IInd year commerce student at Hans Raj College, Delhi University, Iresh inherited writing from nobody. Not equipped well with mind of a business maestro, he just likes to sit back with a cup of tea trying to balance journalism and poetry. One can generally find him chit-chatting with people (strangers and known, both) or struggling in the overcrowded city of Delhi looking for a seat to watch a play or some Bollywood film, at a cheap price ofcourse. (He hates people who hate Bollywood). An anchor, compère and interviewer, he also enjoys event management and cooking. Known well for his sense of humour, Iresh aspires to integrate his three interests of Movies, Marketing and Writing to make something out of his unproductive life as his elder generation terms it to be.

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