Tanu Weds Manu

Tanu Weds Manu

3.5 1,090 Ratings

Directed by : Aanand Rai

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plot

Manu, a Doctor from London, is intelligent, temperate and belongs to a respectable family. He is the perfect groom which every parent wants for the daughter. Family pressure leads him to Kanpur to meet Tanu who's a smart, intelligent girl and does everything that her parents will disapprove. With a mind of her own and a love ...more

Verdict

“Yet another lighthearted romantic comedy. A decent one time watch.”

Tanu Weds Manu Box Office

  • Gross: INR 38.52 cr.
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Tanu Weds Manu Audience Review

Swollen lips meets chubby cheeks

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Internal bias: I like Madhavan... a lot

First, the new silent anthem that they play at Big cinemas which shows deaf mute kids acting out the national anthem is so lovely that it puts you in a mellow and benevolent frame of mind and prepares you to like what is dished out to you for the next two hours.

This happy feeling carries you through in this movie for the first half hour or so while you get to know the characters, set against the dusty backdrop of north Indias cities such as Kanpur and Lucknow. Madhavan plays a straight laced doctor living in England who comes looking for a match in Kanpur. He takes one look at a sleeping Kangana Ranaut and falls in love school boyishly with her in that instant. She turns out to be a smoking, drinking, foul mouthed hussy who is rebelling against her parents. He loves her all the same and keeps looking at her goofily through the movie while she dances lustily to that beautiful old song kajra mohabbat wala. She is going to marry a railway contractor (Jimmy Shergill) only to defy her parents it seems. The movie meanders along till it all ends as it should.

The movie has funny moments thanks to a super duper performance by Deepak Dobriyal as the family servant/friend Pappi. A big jhappi for Pappi from me! I wish they had shown more of him and his side story which remains untapped. For me he is the real hero of the movie. Kanganas character as the rebellious girl is not fully developed. Does she have a brain? A heart? Or does she just rebel because there is nothing else to do? There is too much clutter in the movie for it to be enjoyable. The first half entertains but the second half is confused, mostly because of Kanganas character. She is like a half baked version of Jeet from Jab we met. I wish they had etched her in greater detail for the movie to fall in place.

Kangana has done something hideous to her lips that wont allow her to speak clearly. Her dialogue delivery is so irritating and her smile so gargoyle like that she grates and leaves one wishing it was someone else. For me, she was a big disappointment here, especially since I have liked her in her other movies. Also her hair needs a full bottle of good conditioner. Madhavan needs to slim down if his eyes have to be visible from his chubby cheeks. But he is a romantic hero and he wears his heart on his sleeve here with aplomb. My heart skips a beat just looking at him looking at her (why her? How can he be so stupid?). Jimmy Shergill as the other guy is very good and he makes an impact in his one strong scene.

To watch or not to? Well, its time pass but not paisa vasool. If watching Kangana looking raunchy (check her out in the end credits dancing to Mikas Jugni) appeals to you, go for it. But if you are looking for a strong story with well defined characters this will disappoint.