Tanu weds Manu

Director: Anand Rai

Cast: R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes

Tanu weds Manu, a sweet romantic flick with some exclusive moments captured. The story revolves around Manu, a NRI Doctor who is settled in London for the last 12 years and is back to India owing to his parent’s wishes to get married. In the course he meets the very first girl ‘Tanu’ and falls in love with her.The girl rejects him and also talks about running away with her boyfriend Raja (Jimmy Shergill). But destiny has some other plans for both of them which they discover step by step.

The movie promises some freshness and unpredictability in the beginning, you will be pleased to see Kangana Ranaut (Tanu) for the first time playing a very vibrant, outspoken and full of colors Punjabi girl. On the contrary Madhvan (Manu) playing a very strong yet subtle character. The other interesting characters like Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal) and Payal (SwaraBhaskara) add life to the story and exhibited extra ordinary talent and spark.

The movie is not bad, the first half is pretty enjoyable and impressive but the second half almost brutally murders all the expectations. With a very disconnected script, a messed up climax, it lacks punches and is extraordinarily boring. At some moments you feel that the story is unnecessarily stretched for no reason.

Talking about the film’s music, it is composed by newcomer Krsna who has done exceptional work on the score. Numbers like Saddi Gali, Yun hi, Rangrez and Piya are already popular among the audiences. The music is a masterpiece by jewels like Mohit Chauhan, Roop Kumar Rathod and Sunidhi Chauhan. The cinematography by Chirantan Das is outstanding and covers the beauty of North India. Lyricist Rajshekhar has penned his heart out in songs like Yun Hi and Rangrez.

On the whole, the movie is a onetime watch with a very simple mixture of romance, humor, drama and some good music.The effort is cliché with lots of similarities with some previous Bollywood work, but it does have a new side attached. Kangna’s awkard dialogue delivery can entertain as well as irritate you, but Madhvan’s refined act, Deepak Dobriyal’s accurate timing and Swara Bhaskara’s amazing Bihari accent will charm you anyway.

Suvidha Bhatnagar

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