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TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS: 4/5
I am one of the biggest fans of the movie- Tanu Weds Manu. I enjoyed watching it thoroughly and it was a very different kind of cinema according to me. Anand L Rai was in my list since then. I got disappointed with Raanjhanaa that he made next. Then as soon as I saw the first poster of Tanu Weds Manu Returns, I was definitely waiting for this movie but I was very skeptic as I assumed director must have over done this double role thing in arrogance of two recent successes. But now after returning from the First Day First Show, I am once again delighted with the work director have presented. The way he has used all the resources he had makes this movie one of the superb attempts of this year. A perfect family entertainer with not only fun but story too. I liked how he made a sequel of a movie which had ended quite perfectly in its first part by giving the plot a totally new face.
The best part about Tanu Weds Manu Returns is its second half which gets better than the first. The only dragging point which comes in the movie is when the kidnapping thing happens otherwise everything is entertaining. Director haven't taken much time in describing anything and keeps everything pacy and fast which makes you happy that you are watching a movie that is trying to show you so many things. The intermission comes at a very wonderful time and you die to watch the 2nd half. Though knowing the nerves of our Bollywood directors, we know what would happen in the climax but still director keeps the whole suspense till the end. There are few scenes to which director have given more screen time and they are made quite artistically. E.g. The first scene in mental asylum and the song Bewafa in which Kangana roams on the road alone at midnight hours.
Coming to the performances and talking first about no one other than KANGANA RANAUT, she is an actress like no one else in Bollywood. She acts and connects with you just as actors like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. You start considering her as your own friend right from the first scene. Here, she playes two characters of Tanu and Kusum and how brilliant she is! Two looks, two accents, two body language, two smiles, two crying styles, two approach in acting- Only a perfect actor could have executed the same and KANGANA RANAUT is the QUEEN as we know. She did it so amazingly that you just get carried away with her performances. Even if there are few flaws in the movie, it gets overshadowed with this actress's presence on the big screen. She is the epic of this era of Bollywood. Kudos, Kangana.
R Madhavan is as usually brilliant in his performance. Even when he knew that he would be overshadowed by Kangana Ranaut in this movie, he chose to do it and he assures that you remember him as much as Kangana after getting out of theater. Deepak Dobriyal gives you many funny moments but sometimes, he seems to have overdone the scene which does not create the laughter moment. Jimmy Shergill is in a very different tone in this movie than the first part. He isn't violent but has many dialogues that will make you laugh like mad. Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Swara Bhaskar, Eijaz Khan and all the other supporting actors have performed their role well.
Summarily, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is as better as its first part and a little more better than that. It's a perfect family entertainer and you will enjoy watching it a lot. Not many Bollywood movies with such values are made these days so do not miss it if you love simple family films. Kangana Ranaut is a straight winner here and even the director, Anand L Rai. I give this movie 4 stars because it kept me hooked and I can watch it again and again. If a movie has repeat value these days, it certainly deserves 4 stars. I know I have little overrated it but Kangana Ranaut has compelled me to do the same. :-)
ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU!!!