Tanu Weds Manu - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

45 minutes of complete entertainment followed by 55 dull ones of nothing happening. All of which is tied up in the 20 most 'blah' ones ever written. You do the math. Kangna is a misfit and the film has the worst climax a film could ever have.

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50 reviewers have given Tanu Weds Manu an average rating of 2.7/5.0 (?)

19 yays
16 nays
15 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...The movie is out and out Kangana Ranaut film. We just love her.... full review

Thumbs down by IANS, AOL INDIA ...First, the script is punctured, then their is no chemistry between Madhavan and Kangana and if that was not enough, the narrative doesn't flow at the desired pace - it's slower than it should be.... full review

So-So by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...The predictability of the plot is well compensated by the melee of oddball characters that director Anand L Rai crowds the story with. ... full review

Thumbs down bigoye.com ...It's a sweet film that promises unadulterated entertainment in form of comedy and the charm of old-world romance. ... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The opening stretch is mildly involving, with engaging performances and creepy-sweet moments... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...well written dialogues spoken by both men and women, using the local lingo superbly.... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Look, Tanu Weds Manu is no Band Baaja Baraat, nor is it a Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. But it does house a certain sense of love that cannot be taken away from the film. Tanu Weds Manu is warm, fuzzy and gooey inside. Catch it, if that's your thing.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...TANU WEDS MANU has some wonderful moments in the first hour... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...`The film is very strong in the beginning but in the middle, it losses grip and becomes very ordinary. ... full review

Thumbs down by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...“Tanu Weds Manu” for the most part seems confused about its backdrop and essence. The cast delivers dialogues with a sometimes Bihari and sometimes Punjabi accent. ... full review

So-So by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town ...Tanu Weds Manu starts off on a very promising note as it gets its atmosphere so well that you almost feel a party of the great shaadi drama that unfolds... full review

So-So by Vikramjit, Desi Martini ...Safe and Unexciting...Like most marriages... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Pappi Ki Duniya... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...De-ja-vu... full review

Thumbs up by Ankur, Desi Martini ...Gate crash this wedding ... full review

Thumbs down by Rhea, Desi Martini ...Tanu Hates Manu, and we don't care either!... full review

So-So by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...Thought character of Jimmy Shergill the muscle flexing, rustic boyfriend of our Tanu could have been given more screen space, but sadly wasn't... full review

Thumbs up by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini ...Welcome to this fun filled caper where one of them finds true love, and the other discovers new love.... full review

So-So by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Bhaskar is strikingly good and carries her role off well, complete with the accent and look... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Swara Bhaskar and Eijaz Khan lend good support and Deepak Dobriyal, a vet in his own right, nails the comedy effortlessly.... full review

So-So by Kakoli Mukherjee, fullhyd.com ...Kangana, hidden behind layers of make-up, fails to portray the free-wheeling, liberated girl with conviction, and her dialogue-delivery is a real bummer. ... full review

So-So by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...The sundry characters especially, Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal) and Payal (Swara bhaskara) add life to the proceedings.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Madhavan was very convincing. He is authentic, controlled, yet dynamic. To treatise a personality in such a modest way is a big time test and Madhavan does it with an absolute indulgent of its character. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...There are portions in the first half that enjoyable. But held together by a fractured script, they fail to take good shape. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...But the star is undoubtedly Kangna Ranaut, who cusses, drinks Old Monk neat, smokes grass, and gets her boyfriend's name tattooed on her chest. Her expressive face is always way ahead of her alarming diction but few films have done as much justice to girl power as Tanu Weds Manu. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The very likeable Madhavan deserves better. Also, will someone please give Deepak Dobriyal a proper lead role? ... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...a fun film which will rock at the ticket windows.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Madhavan is a dependable actor, and there are no noticeable sparks in his lead performance. Besides being a foil to the well-written role of Tanu, he does not have to do a lot.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...Jimmy Shergill is striking in a new avatar -- he literally shoulders the entire climax.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Ranaut is in her groove playing the DU bred lass, who's hooked to booze, weed and swearing like there's no tomorrow, at least in the first half.... full review

So-So by Arjun, MyReviews ...Madhavan go very well with the role, he is very good in his eyes and romantic looks and Kangana is good in first half as a girl who drinks, smoke and shouts but second half, makeup and melodrama scenes doesn’t suit her.... full review

So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...Thanks to the characters the first half works beautifully. But then, like most other filmmakers, Aanand L Rai loses his way in the second half! ... full review

So-So by Arpana, Now Running.com ...watch it for Madhavan... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...The film roots for conformity rather than rebellion in love and not once do you feel a pang for the lovers... full review

Thumbs up by Magik, Passion for Cinema ...This is a real film about our times where we do things to make sure that our Facebook updates make people believe that our lives are not miserable and we have a life in the first place. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Not really known for dialogue delivery, Ranaut uses her lumbering tongue to Tanu's advantage lending the rom-com some added lightness. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Also, it’s a refreshing change to see a heroine who is feisty and not afraid of taking risks, and Kangna pulls her off with some aplomb, bad dialogue delivery notwithstanding.... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...The music is not that great except for the song which everyone loves- ‘Sadi Galli’ but sadly, that is not shown fully.... full review

Thumbs up by Monica Chopra, Sify Movies ...the cinematography and art design capture the texture of small-town India. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...'Sadi Gali' and 'Jugni' are fantastic. And, so are its yesteryears’ song ‘Kajra Mohabbat Wala'. Great indeed!! ... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Madhavan, on the other hand, is perfectly restrained and likable. His performance is effortless and straight-from-the-heart.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...The music is again the highpoint of the flick and should bring in crowds to theatres... full review

Thumbs down The Friday Freak ...the supporting actors are so colorful that they take the mainstay in the movie, instead of the love story or the main protagonists.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...The Beauty and the Beast fairytale template gets turned on its head, probably to keep up with the times in a world that lives as a tightly knit social network.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Tanu Weds Manu lives more through its psychedelic backdrop than its drama. The film maker along with his cinematographer (Chirantan Das) and music director (Krsna) captures mofussil India with all its bustling beauty. ... full review

So-So by TheThirdMan, Upper Stall ...There is a certain charm and the atmosphere of small town North India, be it UP or Punjab, is nicely created through the production design. ... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...The narrative inches painfully forward to a most predictable climax totally mishandling the mishmash of subplots.... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India .... Perhaps, the only other feat that even comes close to this is Kangna balancing a red cockroach under her nose through the film. Oops! Those are her lips.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Watch it for just fun. ... full review