Tanu Weds Manu Returns Review

Tanu Weds Manu, which released in 2011, became a sleeper hit and achieved widespread popularity in North India. It also established Kangana Ranaut as a bankable lead actress and gave its director Anand Rai the platform to go on to make bigger films like Raanjhanaa. So it didn’t come across as much of a surprise when they announced the sequel to the original. The promos of Tanu Weds Manu have been liked by a section of the audience and expectations from the sequel are high. Will Anand Rai deliver his hat trick of hits? Will Kangana knock it out of the park once again after last year’s Queen? And most importantly, how will the sequel compare to the original?

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Story: Tanu Weds Manu Returns  begins 4 years after the first film ends. Tanu got married to Manu and both are now settled in London. But the marriage isn’t working well as there is discontent in both Tanu and Manu about each other’s characteristics. They decide to shift back to India where Tanu goes back to her wild, carefree, pre-marriage ways and Manu meets a Haryana state level athlete called Kusum (Kangana playing her second character in the film). He decides to marry her and before that sends a divorce notice to Manu. Manu, also has her share of flings with her ex-lover Raja (Jimmy Shergill) and a lawyer (Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub). There are certain twists which take place and the film reaches its conveniently plotted climax.

Review: The best thing about Anand Rai’s films are that have rooted North Indian settings and Himanshu Sharma’s terrific writing which perfectly captures the milieu of that particular part of India. Here too, both of them have outdone their previous works with the sheer entertainment value! Tanu Weds Manu Returns is brimming with sheer nostalgia, funny dialogues and illogical-yet-interesting twists in the story. The film flows better than most commercial films do and that’s because the trajectory of the story doesn’t impede the flow of events. And what’s even more amazing is that Tanu Weds Manu Returns feels like a better film than the original Tanu Weds Manu. There are certain parts of the screenplay which drag on, particularly in the second half and certain issues were better left untouched in a film which is expected to only be lighthearted devoid of any social issues.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

The technical aspects of Tanu Weds Manu Returns perfectly suit the type of film Anand Rai wanted to make. The cinematography captures North India in its full glory and the editing is also pretty snappy with no glaring issues. The costume design is good and the production design is realistic and simple.

The music isn’t as good as the first film but it is good nonetheless. The songs take the story forward and establish the characters. Our pick of the songs? Banno Tera Swagger Laage Sexy!

Acting: Let there be no doubt, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a Kangana Ranaut acting vehicle where she is given ample opportunity to show off her tremendous talent. She is feisty and arrogant as the boisterous Tanu and a diminutive, naive and confident athlete with a Bob cut hair in the form of Kusum. She shows her class with Kusum, where her accent steals the show. R Madhavan doesn’t have a lot to do, unfortunately, and suitably downplays his role as he is required to. Deepak Dobriyal gets to deliver the best lines and delivers them with a straight faced elan! He steals many scenes. Jimmy Shergill, Swara Bhaskar are good in their roles and so is Ejaz Khan. The new additions to the squad Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and Rajesh Sharma are very well cast.

Conclusion: Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a fitting sequel to a highly liked original film. And in more respects than one, it out does the original without compromising on upping the entertainment quotient. What makes Tanu Weds Manu Returns so good, is the immense entertainment it offers throughout its running time regardless of the minor glitches. All the departments work well in tandem to deliver a deft piece of commercial cinema. If you decide to watch Tanu Weds Manu Returns, you will leave the cinema with a smile.

Rating: ★★★½☆ Also Read: Tanu Weds Manu Critic Reviews and Score

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51 Comments

  • Simply an outstanding entertainer!!!! Miles betr dan prequel nd most of 2015 hindi films… Kangna is jst superb, u vl jst fall in luv wit her kusum chrctr!!! Nd not to frget pappi who will mak u rofl!!!

    Best entertainer of 2015!!! Desrvs 100 cr collctns!!!




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  • In My City Pune Only 17 Shows Of Bombay Velvet Are Left That Too In Second Week
    biggest Disaster of Bollywood Ranbir Fans Be in ur limits ur nothing without Deepika & Hit Music Be A Star Don’t Try To Behave Lyk Superstar’s Just One Blind Hit




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  • I Love kangana darling but i already spent my money for mad max-fury road previous week so no chance for tanu i wish tanu 2 b a superhit




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  • kangna….is now lady salman khan…
    watevr is a film director wants them to do there own virsion only…n rest is crowd puller…
    75 cr atlest…




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  • I knew TWMR will get good reviews . I have not seen Tanu Weds Manu completely . I have seen it in bits and pieces and found it good and entertaining . I will definitely watch TWMR most probably on Sunday . After Queen Kangana has emerged as the Most Popular Bollywood Actress and audiences have started taking her seriously . I think this movie will be a Hit and will do good business .




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  • I liked both the songs banno and ghani bawri . Pick one its ghani bawri
    #we want megastar salman’sBB firstluk#




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  • Kangana Ranaut= National Treasure
    Queen returns to rule.
    What National What filmfare just bring all awards to her. She owns them. What a performance.




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  • Enough is enough @arjun kapoor fake fan . better stop talking nonsense always.

    anyways my review will come at 9pm




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  • Wow, what a superficial review.

    Take some tidbits from other sites, add some cliche lines and voila make your own review.

    Whoever is the reviewer, this is not the only site that people come to read reviews, so if you are copying, atleast change the way you put it.

    This sounds like some wannabe critic in future is completing his thesis after downloading stuff from the net.

    Get a life dude.

    To all indicine users, don’t waste your time reading to reviews that are biased, half-baked and copied from other sites.

    If you love Kangana, or any other star, if the movie trailer has impressed you, and if you have time this weekend / week, and you still have enough money to buy a ticket, a bucket of popcorn, a can of pepsi, and still save money for travel back home, go for the movie.

    Ignore these wannabe critics that are infestining every other website with their skewed view of intelligent cinema and directing us whether to see or not.




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    • @JC, calm down, we do not copy reviews from any website. Please post links so that we can check. And if you do not like our reviews, don’t click, don’t read. Simple as that.




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