Tanu Weds Manu Returns - External Reviews

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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34 reviewers have given Tanu Weds Manu Returns an average rating of 4.6/5.0 (?)

28 yays
0 nays
6 so-so

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So-So by anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...What does it say about this male-dominated industry that Madhavan’s name precedes Ranaut’s in the opening credits although she was the USP of TWM, she is clearly the bigger star in Bollywood, and she is the name on the strength of which TWM Returns was marketed?... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' is a testimony to director Aanand L Rai’s understanding of the small town India. Only a man who has lived among these people could envision kids scooping up ice creams with bare hands or neighbours constantly poking their nose into each other’s affairs. The film is better than the 2011 original. It’s funny and it tugs at your heart gently. Strongly Recommended.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...A romance that struggles to measure up to its heroine’s performance... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...In all if you loved watching TANU WEDS MANU, then chances are that you would love TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS even more. But in case you find the emotional factor missing in this worth watching sequel, then also it will not disappoint you at all with enough in store fulfilling the basic needs of a viewer, of getting thoroughly entertained. So do opt for it at the earliest and have a great time.... full review

Thumbs up by Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice ...Music by Krsna Solo & Tanishk-Vayu is as wacky and brilliant as the rest of the movie. Sunidhi Chauhan’s Move On is the highlight of the album which is so brilliantly brought to life onscreen.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/547997... full review

Thumbs up by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Bollywood Life ...Tanu has returned with Manu this Friday and this time, everyone is making sure you don’t leave the theatre without a big smile on your face. Hoots and claps are the order of the day! Catch up with Tanu once more or you will miss all the fun this weekend!... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...The film works in spite of all its shortcomings because of Kangana Ranaut who plays both Tanu and Kusum with intelligence and confidence. Actors like Rajesh Sharma as Kusum’s progressive brother Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub, Swara Bhaskar (as Tanu’s friend) and Deepak Dobriyal use their combined talents to prop up the film. The witty dialogue (Himanshu Sharma) and peppy music do the rest.... full review

Thumbs up by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...All actresses in the top echelons of box office — Priyanka, Deepika, Anushka, Katrina… — and the ones who call themselves actresses, like Vidya, should just accept and acknowledge that Kangana Ranaut is by far the best actress today in Bollywood.... full review

Thumbs up by Divay Agarwal, Desi Martini ... Brilliantly written and performed, it just might be the funniest rom-com of the year!... full review

Thumbs up by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...Kangana's in top form and so is the director... full review

So-So by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini ...A carnival of dialects, it has wry humour and plenty of 'desi tadka', but somehow fails to get it all together towards the end!... full review

Thumbs up by Parampara Patil Hashmi, Desi Martini ... Go watch it for Kangana's performance!... full review

So-So by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini ...Shaadi Kuch Theek Se Jammi Nahi... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...Despite all its flaws, watch it for the one-woman-show of Kangana Ranaut.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...TWMR entertains you; it makes you happy, sad and euphoric all at once. It’s an intricately designed film and it’s well crafted. Easily one of the year’s best. Another fine feather in Kangana Ranaut’s flourishing hat.... full review

So-So by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...And yet, for all the magic that is Ranaut, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a blathering mess. It's as lazy as most of bad Bollywood. Resting upon Ranaut's talent and appeal, Rai and Sharma figure they need nothing more than picturise a few catchy songs. Why bother with a story that actually makes sense? There's no need. Keep it stupid, put in a few pro-woman slogans because that's what sells these days, and let Ranaut's popularity do the rest.... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...Despite the relatively flimsy story (when compared to that of the first installment), Tanu Weds Manu Returns is not a movie you watch for logic, but for Kangna Ranaut. It is commendable how she carries off both roles. In fact, you are likely to forget who she is when you watch Datto doing her stuff. This is one film that you must definitely catch this weekend - it has plenty of laughter, love and audacity, and, again, Kangna Ranaut in a double role.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...So are there any flaws. Of course, but this is one film where overall brilliance overshadows these flaws. ... full review

Thumbs up Hindustan Times ... If look down upon Bollywood, still watch it to see how entertaining the industry can be. Funny as hell! We’d say this is a must watch.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...R Madhavan nicely underplays once again as Manu, and the feisty Swara Bhaskar returns as Tanu’s best friend, who’s hiding a secret. Even bit players get a moment or two to shine, and despite the occasionally preachy diversions that the script takes, I have to confess I thoroughly enjoyed the film. This is that rare movie that doesn't derail despite its speed-bumps because you’re invested in its characters and happy to make the journey with them.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ... 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.... full review

Thumbs up by Manjusha Patil, koimoi ...This is a real Desi rom com with a slightly quirky touch. It will leave a big smile on your face as you leave the theatre. Go, enjoy!... full review

Thumbs up by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...The Kusum/Tanu gambit may be far-fetched but it does allow Ranaut to demonstrate what a confident actress she’s become. Her Kusum could have been a purely comic creation, but Ranaut doesn’t push the accent more than she has to, relying instead on the straight-talking sweetness of the character to shine through. And as Tanu, she starts off brittle and mean and ends up in full Meena Kumari mode, walking drunk through the streets at night with Ja Ja Ja Ja Bewafa (from the 1954 film Aar Paar) playing on the soundtrack. She’s the reason audiences will flock to see Tanu Weds Manu Returns. She’s also the main reason the film is—even at its silliest—very watchable. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...The music of the film is another feather in its cap. The songs of the film are simply delightful and don't be surprised if you feel the urge to get off your seat and do a 'thumka' at seeing Datto dance to 'Banno Tera Swagger'. All in all, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is easily one of the best films to come out this year…Don't miss it!!... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well the movie is an enjoyable experience, especially due to its fun filled first half followed by ace performances by Kangana Ranaut (as Datto) and Deepak Dobriyal along with fantastic dialogues. There's no doubt that the movie is made to cash in over the star value of Kangana Ranaut and the past glory of 'Tanu Weds Manu' as the basic soul of the film was missing due to which its lead characters fail to get established and justified. Also, the last part of the film is a let down due to its confused screenplay and predictable melodramatic ending. On an overall basis, 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' is a must watch for Kagana Ranaut and 'Tanu Weds Manu' fans as its like revisiting an old marriage video which starts with super fun, excitement, enjoyable moments along with nostalgia, dragging to routine stuffs towards the end... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...These little quibbles apart, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is as entertaining and engaging a film as any that Bollywood has delivered this year. Do not miss it.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Tanu Weds Manu Returns is not merely superior to its predecessor but the flamboyance and fun it provides is an implication we're not quite done with this mad duo and their quirky universe yet... full review

Thumbs up Sify Movies ...Kangana's performance unarguably ups the viewing quotient of the film. So watch this film for her and Himanshu Sharma's razor-sharp dialogues.... full review

Thumbs up by Jyothi Venkatesh, Star Blockbuster ...The film is heart warming and a whole some entertainer which you can see with your entire family. ... full review

Thumbs up by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu ...Every dialogue is dipped in the treacle of delicious North Indian dialects and the lovely nuances of the region will stay with you long after the credits roll. But their biggest victory lie in the fact that the coincidences that threaten to spoil the party and the leaps of faith that feel like heading for a dead end don’t go beyond the realm of intrinsic logic... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Aanand L. Rai merits applause for his masterful direction of Himanshu Sharma's rich, riotous story. Evoking a new-age Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Rai keeps things tight, light, yet layered - and handles two leading ladies, one of whom deserves an extra half-star. ... full review

So-So Upper Stall ...All in all, the film has its obvious sporadic crowd-pleasing moments and some good performances to boot, but ultimately fails to add up to a satisfactory whole.... full review

Thumbs up by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...Sometimes, you really need a part two to fall in love.... full review