Tanu Weds Manu Returns - Preview

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

The music will not leave your head in a hurry, and the performances will wow you. But Tanu Weds Manu Returns isn't likely to remain with you as film, because of its rather ludicrous plot. Add to that the issues regarding gender and sexism that every film by Aanand L Rai tends to contain, and what you're left with is a film that could have been, but isn't.



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I hadn't liked Tanu Weds Manu and I didn't like the title of the next in line Tanu Weds Manu Returns. What kind of a name is that? “Tanu Weds Manu” is not Superman to return. It is not even a noun to which a verb can be attached. But one look at the trailer and the surprise is as pleasant as it can be.

Kangna Ranaut just bowls you over. It is like she is playing a double role. Though just the one would have been enough to make you want to see the entire character. The character reminds me a lot of Meeta (Parineeti Chopra) from Hasee Toh Phasee. Most certainly, R Madhavan is over-shadowed.

The concept too is interesting though I won't say it is a completely convincing one. They are looking at a marriage that is around the half-way mark to the infamous seven-year itch - probably at the point where ennui starts setting in. For some reason, despite the half-intriguing premise, the film seems to have gotten something right.

Also, it helps that though there were two films by this director that didn't quite hit the mark, he also made Raanjhana which more than makes up for the earlier two. Here's hoping that Tanu Weds Manu Returns will be more like the latest rather than the other two.

Music Reviews:
Bollywood Hungama – "3.5/5"
Milliblog – A 200 hundred worder with "Krsna offers a fitting follow-up, in terms of tone and variety, to his 2011 original score."
Music Aloud – "8/10"