Tanu Weds Manu

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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Director: Aanand L Rai
Running time: 125 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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Remember Saajan? And the dozen other films which had a struggle going on between two male leads who love the same woman? They'd play badminton and she'd be the shuttlecock? I hated the supposed large-heartedness of one friend 'sacrificing' the girl for/to his friend, as if she has no say in who she is in love with. In Tanu weds Manu our lady, Tanu has a fully-installed brain. Unfortunately, it's malfunctioning or maybe her heart is not in-sync because she is still the shuttlecock. Only this time, it's of the lady's own doing. Yet, it doesn't make the story any more interesting. At least, not the way it's written here. So what if the first 45 minutes of the film are as entertaining as they could ever be!? All's not well, if it doesn't end well, no?

The movie starts with such crisp and witty dialogue (and perfect delivery by the actors) that everyone in the audience was laughing out loud at every alternate dialogue. Alternate dialogue only because the laughter from the earlier dialogue hadn't died down for us to hear the next one. Yep, even though I didn't hear half the dialogues in the first half, I was thoroughly entertained.

All this I was still trying my best to get used to Kangna Ranaut as Tanu. Though, I don't think I ever settled down on that count. It was very difficult to shake away the question - what if someone else was playing the loud, boisterous, small-town girl who doesn't know what to do with all the male attention she gets. While, Kangna just about passes off in traditional Indian clothes and make-up, I just don't think she can carry long dialogues. Almost every dialogue comes across as if it were a tongue twister for her. While she deserves all marks for trying something out of her comfort zone, some of the lines given to her are wasted because she doesn't fit the bill.

On the other hand Madhavan perfectly wears the shoes of an NRI who is on his 'girl-seeing' trip to India - unsure, sticking out, and embarrassed by all the mollycoddling. But this act along with his spinelessness loses charm soon enough and becomes repetitive. The rest of the characters are marginally interesting, in fits and starts. That's because they just didn't get any attention from the writer; else, they had potential to capture yours. This is sad because I was sitting amongst a crowd that cheered Ravi Kissen and Deepak Dobriyal in their first scenes.

Sure, the main characters are written in detail, but the plot fails. You barely care for Tanu. The character that she is, you don't think she deserves all that she wants out of life. She is so oblivious to the ruckus she's causing in others' lives. And the specimen of nature that Manu is you want him to get Tanu, only because that's what he wants; you know it's not the best thing for him. These are interesting things, because the protagonists are grey characters, but somehow it all looks half-cooked.

Also there is a lot happening in the film other than the superficial. You have one Che Guevara worshipper who is doing things just to be labeled a rebel. While the other one with a Guevara poster in his room propagates a value system that makes you do things just so your parents are happy. The latter gives an inch because he's nice and the people around him take an ell and more. They either meddle and manage his life or misuse his kindness. This is only a scratch on the surface of this generation's struggle - be nice and misused OR use and be nasty. At the same time, Tanu weds Manu tries to show how the definition of love is different for each person.

At the macro level too, Tanu weds Manu tries to say a thing or two about the society and its changing equations. For example, the one between a bride and groom's side at an Indian wedding. And all this along with some awesome music that go completely with the tone of the film. Alas, the tone changes and the makers don't get that right.

Just when the writing starts to lull, you are given a break with the interval. But the jokes dry up, the characters become serious and clueless. It's depressing to see the same writer who wrote such brilliant lines in the first hour or so regress to total boredom and write the most annoying climax a film could ever have. I started out thinking this is the Indies reply to YRF 'wedding' films and I ended up writing this review.

- meeta, a part of the audience

48 reviewers(?) - 18 yays 15 so-so 15 nays

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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 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 up, by Ankur, Desi Martini : ...Gate crash this wedding ... 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

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

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

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 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 up, by SpiceZee Bureau, Zee News : ...Watch it for just fun. ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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

182 tweeters(?) - 96 yays 31 so-so 55 nays

ycsriv09: liked tanu weds manu. Madhavan is cute .

vsamosa: Tanu weds Manu works for me because of Kangana. She is such an anti fit. Im tired of seeing actors who play their characters copybook.

vipsgupta: 'Tanu weds manu' a nice one time watch.. a bit slow.

twisidd: TANU weds MANU ....a really good entertaining fil..Maddy's gr8..how deep he has acted..unique story too..very worth to watch..must watch

tweetgyan: If you have ever been in love or if you believe in this institution [of love], go and watch this fun filled movie. Tanu Weds Manu. #review

TheYoshikaVerma: Watched tanu weds manu ,It had a very jab we met feel ..but it created a mark of its own. Yes I liked it. Especially pappi ji . Lol !

TheParthAmin: in the hush of this tweeps , i just forgot to tell u . i saw tanu weds manu yesterday night .. good fun filled movie .. go for it fora laugh

TheChickenPuff: okay,I really really liked tanu weds manu :)

teekayn: A wonderful love story ends up in a happy marriage. Its my pick of the week "Tanu weds Manu". Madhavan and Kangna at their best.

tarpido: Saw 2 movies in a day!! Drive angry 3D which was uber awesome and Tanu weds Manu which was cool too!!

taalz: Tanu weds Manu .... is nice

swapnaseo: "tanu weds manu' was awesome #movie

sourabh0831: watched tanu weds manu :D nice movie : )

soulreaper_: Tanu weds manu was fun.

snehashrm123gma: saw TANU WEDS MANU..nice movie.. @ActorMadhavan is awesome.. :)

simpleorganize1: Good time pass Tanu Weds Manu :)

sijorodrigues: Tanu Weds Manu is a decent watch.. nvr yawned once.. Showstoper performances by the supporting cast..

SiddharthKD: Tanu weds Manu: Awesome movie, will recommend it to everyone.

shashanksporty: tanu weds manu a movie full of entertainment with lots of twists in it.

saurabhbhowal: Saw Tanu weds Manu...Fantastic movie except the last 10 mins. @ActorMadhavan rocked...the other actors too were brilliant! Cheers!

saumda: Tanu Weds Manu... Nice movie. First Half is much better than the second. The best character is "Pappi" :):)

sarveshrose: Wtched tanu weds manu movie...it ws most entertaing movie..i enjoyed

sandeepgandotra: tanu weds manu guys go watch it movie has smething that keeps u hooked...

s_manasvi: Saw Tanu weds Manu. A delightful film with wonderful performances. Great Experience.

Ruchiing: Last night watched Tanu weds Manu, liked it, nice movie with gud star cast. Kangana rocks!!! Fun time pass.......

ROOPKISHORE: Saw Tanu weds Manu yesterday n i loved it. a good movie with some good U.P type dialouges.Nice one.

rohitkaran: Tanu weds manu, a nice movie. Strongly recommended one time watch.

Reinsford123: watch Tanu weds Manu.... very sweet movie...............i like this

pvjayesh: Went for Tanu Weds Manu today at #Mayajaal....A nice entertainer.... @ActorMadhavan nd Kangana Ranaut has done justice 2 their roles..

prnvkadam: Tanu weds manu.. Beautifully carved film based in locations lyk Kapurthala, Lakhnow, Delhi.. Kangna is fresh, Madhwan suits..

Priyanka_m_pat: Saw tanu weds manu yday, I think above average, 2 nd half was a lil stretched.

prerna2409: Loved tanu weds manu...Full entertainment!!

premthelove: Tanu Weds Manu TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!!! 2nd awesome movie of year 2011 after PH. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED must watch ****

PratikTarafdar: Movie treat after one long month... Tanu weds Manu: slow but sweet. Marvellous Madhavan :)

PMakhijani: Movie "Tanu weds Manu" too good...

nmurthy27: tanu weds manu is a cool movie, maddy is cool and kangana's by far best performance

nishtha1411: Tanu weds manu #mustwatch I don't really think movies can be termed as "cute" but tis one sure is a cute movie. Maddy is superb #TWM

Nisha_J_M: Tanu Weds Manu - a total entertaining movie. For a change I have enjoyed Kagana's acting....worth a watch

Nehatri: in love with Tanu weds Manu.perfect casting.good humor ..loved it

neeranjan: tanu weds manu..good romantic comedy after long time ..

nareshk: Tanu Weds Manu. Endearing mve. First half's good fun. Loved the insertion of old melodies into the backgrnd.

naneem: 'Tanu weds Manu' just an above average film! Madhavan excellent as usual, Kangana the hottie ROCKS!!

Namitaved: Tanu weds Manu -Short & Sweet Film.Kangna's acted wel, Maddy's performance-subtle & impactful! Lovely background score & Music.I'd give3.5/5

mugdha_m: ok. Dont tell. Movie was good. Acting superb. Smitten by kangna! Tanu weds manu

minzi8mango: Tanu Weds Manu is watchable but for anyone only slightly high on the feminist side of life probably a nightmare.

MayurKashyap: Saw Tanu Weds Manu......A feel good entertainer..Go For It....4stars

mayurdeepz: Tanu Weds Manu : Watch it for its solid jokes and if not then for Deepak Dobriyal http://wp.me/pUpWn-2K

laxmansingh549: tanu weds manu nice movie rocks

labyrinthashish: and besides, tanu weds manu was fun.. first half rocked. 2nd half was dull but good overall.

KurienCK: Tanu weds Manu fun time pass

kiran22kitty: Tanu weds manu Nice movie

keziah82: Now dats wat I call a total paisa wasool movie! Tanu weds Manu rocked!

KayPaul: Watched Tanu Weds Manu yesterday.was nice and cool...some were 'masaledaar'! especially liked kangna ranaut's acting of a spoiled brat :)

jimmytweetsd: just watched tanu weds manu awesome movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love the dialogues specially¨ darti toh main kisike ke baap se bhi nahi ¨

JaySeanGirls_: We watched "Tanu Weds Manu" today.. much better that expected. Kangana needs help tho! (; Excellent soundtrack

jainricha_17: After a long time..Nice movie to watch.. "Tanu Weds Manu" .

Insane_Insan: Back from Tanu weds Manu..Good,light entertainer..Gets repetetive at the end but once watch :)

imravikumars: Hindi movie review Tanu weds Manu: 2/5. Okay to miss this movie, some good moments, bland music, average screenplay, ordinary story

iluvroses84: Tanu Weds Manu was pretty decent! I liked it! (But I liked films like Sawwariya when others didn't :) @tarankhaira @MapleBrownie @rashi1983

i_am_Av: tanu weds manu was seen. And enjoyed.

hussy26: tanu weds manu...wat a superb movie..jimmy shergil ..wow man u r out of the world this time..cha gaye tussi..raja babu

GOPIKRISHNAN_: Watched Tanu weds Manu. Worth to see one time.

Girishkcp: Hallo Tweeties ! Mwaahh !! watched 'Tanu weds manu' cool show. . .had Gr8 Laugh ! ! Manny and kangana rocked ! Must watch it !

geetika1255: Just watched Tanu Weds Manu. A nice film marred by a bad ending. But then, I <3 Madhavan =)

filmigirl: And don't forget to go see TANU WEDS MANU! http://filmigirl.blogspot.com/2011/02/tanu-weds-manu-i-want-to-wed-this-film.html So sweet!

djsuketuindia: Just saw Tanu Weds Manu.... Pretty interesting film. Good night my friends and have a good Sat night and Sun morning :-)

diptakirti: Tanu Weds Manu interval: RUN TO THE NEAREST CINEMA AND WATCH IT. The funniest script in a very long time!!

deepthichitrapu: Guess @ActorMadhavan is the only hero who can run the show vthout a dance or a fight..liked Tanu Weds Manu

coolrick19: just watched "Tanu weds Manu".. awesome movie & superb show by Maddy & Deepak Dobriyal.... supporting cast was also great.. @ActorMadhavan

coolnavnit: Watched Tanu weds Manu. Nice movie. #fb

CoolkarniVky: ‎"Tanu Weds Manu" : Simply Superbbbb !!! Watch it for R. Madhvan's acting, Kangana's attitude, fun-filled scenes and a nice love story !!!

ckthedufus: Tanu weds Manu is one he'll of an entertaining movie - really cook

ckkrisshnakumar: Tanu weds Manu. Arre wah kya movie. Kangana just o/s. Story great. Songs alluring. Setting dusty kanpur & earthy kapurthala ... Good

chiranjiv_13: tanu weds manu....wat a movi.....

canikhileshvn: Tanu weds manu is a good movie

brutusrohit: Must watch tanu weds manu paisa vasool....

birendertwi: Watched Tanu Weds Manu....once agian a good movie on Indian wedding......

babble_u: Tanu weds Manu is refreshing. Kangana is such a bitch and Maddy is such a chutia. Kangana - women. Maddy- Men. #getit

b50: Tanu weds Manu. I thought the movie ended but it was only the interval. Boy, Kangana owns this movie. And Deepak D and others are so cool.

ay1010: Movie Rating. Tanu Weds Manu: If you are looking for a great romantic comedy, this is not the one, but watch it... http://fb.me/QR4KNFgt

assassinonrun: Tanu weds manu z a must watch.....fucking awesomely good...;-)

ashnid1: Watched Tanu weds Manu last night.. Nice movie guys

ashankgpt: Although kangna needs to learn how to act.....tanu weds manu was awesome!

arnavkapoor: Tanu weds Manu | good timepass :)

answerguy: "Tanu weds Manu" a hatke movie!

ankmachine: tanu weds manu is good flick if you neglect last 45 mins of movie. Film run into nowhere. Otherwise very nice comedy.

AnirudhBalotiaa: 2nd Half of "Tanu Weds Manu" was beautifully crafted! Apart from lead cast, Deepak as Pappi and Jimmy Sheirgill as Raja were fantastic!

amit1407: finally 'tanu weds manu' today.. Liked it :)

Ambiaso: Tanu weds manu is a entertainer movie all the character has done justice to their role...especially madhvan&kangana go watch it...

ajaymago: Tanu weds Manu rocks

adityapatel: Tanu Weds Manu is a good movie. First half, hilarious at times. Second half, usual drama. Good acting, direction and music. Recommended!

aditto: Loved Tanu Weds Manu... watched a movie in a completely filled theater after a really long time! The actors did a very good job!

Abinav_Ramesh: Tanu weds Manu....FUN!

Abhii88: Tanu weds Manu was a fun watch.

a_nigam: "tanu weds manu" must watch.

777genius: tanu weds manu is a good movie

yashrocks09: Tanu Weds Manu was just about average film, some good moments, Madhavan impresses, Kangana was poor.

yanivvinay24: Tanu weds Manu ...First half is good 2nd half is boring

vishalgaba: A gud 1st half n a boring&lengthy 2nd 1/2 make Tanu Weds Manu an avg affair.. 'Pappi Bhaiyya' was absolutely rocking!

vinita83: Tanu weds manu... One time watch!

vineettandon: just wathd tanu weds manu..good timepas mvie thouh seems far 2 streghcd post lunch

vibs143: Tanu weds Manu..Ok kind of movie..Why is it difficult for people to understand true love even if it's just in front of them.1St half is good

tweet_tinu: Tanu weds Manu - first half was really good njoyed a lot but after interval its "jhilaoo"

thefilmysharma: tanu weds manu could have been better...Deepak dobriyal is super!

sureshnakhua: First half of Tanu Weds Manu was good . second half was sluggish - overall it was ok ok

SudhaKanago: Tanu weds Manu, first half is neat desi treat! 2nd half is a quick degeneration of plot.

simopedia: Saw tanu weds manu ystrdy thought its was descent considering i jus paid 100 rs for it

sauravbhanot: Tanu Weds Manu was a decent movie with a good first half and an average second half!

Sakshify: few punches of Tanu weds Manu wer awesome... overall..,. "ok" movi.. not tht gr8 !

nishantganjoo: tanu weds manu ... i like the first haf only

mjmayankjain131: Tanu weds manu is a average movie.

mathur_anurag: Tanu weds Manu - awesome first 60 mins, rest ignorable

LizaSaha: Tanu weds Manu can only be seen for the lovely music & Madhavan. Kangna can give crash course on 'How to Kill a scene with pathetic acting'

kishiarora: tanu weds manu average, as @Netra said first half decent second half a total drag!

jainavinash: tanu weds manu 2.75 stars #review

indianweera: Tanu weds Manu - is boring after interval- has some hilarious scenes-jimmy shergill-YAWN,madhavan is cute-Kangna cute n dumb


I_am_mohitt: Tanu Weds Manu was ok. Liked d first half. Kanpur, Punjab shot really well.

hiitsmanumisra: Tanu weds Manu : 1st half was gud entertainment package, 2nd half slow Madhavan ka tyag balidan, huffff,, emotaional atyachar

dr_vijays: tanu weds manu......first half is gud one but the 2nd half is just a simple bollywood movie......an average movie...

dheersa: Tanu Weds Manu – Movie Review *2.5

deepusamvarghes: tanu weds manu...people laughed where ever director wanted to...but they didnt clap where he expected them to clap.Its very much predictable

c_akhilesh: Watched Tanu weds Manu ... Kangana looks awful with plump lips ... second half drags ... avg movie. My rating - 2.5 / 5

ankkurllb: "TANU WEDS MANU"-first half is full of good comedy rather second half wich bcm a bit boring..overall one tym movie

alchemist16: tanu weds manu is ...kabhi saadi gaali vi aaya karo...ok si movie hai

abhigopal: tanu weds manu is watchable. Kangana Ranaut is NOT what a creepy woman!

aarti_ghai: Tanu Weds Manu ~ first half ☺ second half ☹

whatamenon: Tanu weds Manu was a sad occasion indeed. The actors got paid handsomely for having wasted their time; sadly I paid to waste mine.

vishu2max: Tanu weds Manu was a disappointing watch or may be I was expecting more.

vishnugopal: Saw Tanu Weds Manu today. The only thing good about the movie are the one-liners by Madhavan's chum. #movies

vipullimbachiya: Tanu weds manu.... complete waste of time... predictive, poor story... kangana overacts.. better watch cricket at home ;-)

VikasTexts: Tanu Weds Manu sucks, a few crores that were kept separate for fake reviews should rather have been invested in the movie @BollywoodGandu

updates_onthego: Tanu Weds Manu.. Pls dnt watch unless utterly jobless..

udaydere: Tanu weds Manu rating 2/5

TheRealMayur: Tanu weds Manu. More like Tanu vs Manu. Till the endgame, which is quite macabre. But Deepak Dobriyal is a rockstar. So is R. Madhavan.

taniyasahni: Tanu weds Manu *DON'T WATCH*

swatinathani: Didn't like Tanu weds Manu. Also felt the movie passes a very wrong msg of being irritatingly careless and indecisive!

subhashbohra: Tanu weds manu... Another bollywood blunder :(

Stutiis: #Tanu #weds #Manu... Don't be fool and go for such nonsensical stuff

SRKsGurl: Saw Tanu weds Manu today.. it was a horrible experience.

sourabhpurohit: TANU WEDS MANU is the worst movie i have ever seen

sonamohapatra: A film (?) called *Tanu weds Manu* . Ridiculous.Avoid.Our bechara starved audience desperately laughs at points. No redeeming this 1 though

somilagrawal: Tanu weds Manu..a complete disaster...what on earth was the director thinking!!!

Somesh_Mittal: saw Tanu weds Manu yest n d only things nice abt d movie are sm of its songs n sm of Kangana's dialogues..else nthng ws really impressive !!

sankarshan: Spent the morning on the incredible waste of time called Tanu weds Manu A colossal bad movie that isn't even timepass

sangwanmanjeet: Tanu weds manu was a bore

rumeh: Tanu weds manu a big let down! Interesting concept, messed up the screenplay, 2nd half could have been chopped off!

ronniereloaded: "Tanu weds Manu",no coherence between characters and plot. #Naturalism

RohanPujari: Tanu Weds Manu - A bad imitation of Jab We Met. Kangana Raut in the movie is not even a patch on Kareena Kapoor.

rijujacobs: Tanu weds manu...the fizz dies quickly..k in bits n pieces..2 half almost waste..kangna proved she cant act..dobriyal only respite in movie.

Raj_aiims: Tanu weds manu..wastage of time n money....

purohitanurag: "Tanu weds Manu" a wedding that you can give a miss !

prashantbalel: don't watch tanu weds manu

OyeHooye: tanu weds manu - FLOP show ..

nithdotin: tanu weds manu....good first half but a boring second half....2/5...watch it for madhavan's acting....#fb

neon115: Just saw tanu weds Manu, won't recommend to anyone.!

MumbaiTalk: Something seriously lacking in Tanu Weds Manu, Madhav didnt shine. Great cinematography- beautiful location shoots+not 4 being abroad.

MOONSTAR4u: With al due respect to people who hav worked on dis muvi, I felt Tanu weds Manu was a realy bad movie. Xpectations wr high but was a let dwn

Mithun1538: Watched Tanu Weds Manu. Utter disappointment. Comic moment provided only by (not T not M) but "Pappu"... and "sadi gali" is played for 10 s

MischievousMonk: ISSUED IN PUBLIC INTEREST: Tanu Weds Manu... Maha bakwas... Maha pakao... Maha flop... *RT in ur followers interest...

Meg1285: Tanu weds manu craappy movie #annoyinng

manisharavikant: Watched tanu weds Manu.What a boring movie it was.Madhavan u r a great actor,felt bad for u.Anyway...

mahadikanu: Tanu weds Manu superflop

Kkartweett: Tanu weds Manu.....was a flick i saw cos i had complimentary tickets and I thank my stars that I dint have to pay for this one.. dull n dumb

khunal: The headache started before tanu weds manu did. Time for a strong coffee

jenny_shah16: tanu weds manu is nt s gd as was expected

jaya11shukla: don't go for tanu weds manu -very boring movie.

ingeniousnut: Such a senseless movie @ tanu weds manu, its crappy..

Greyindecision: I wanted to like Tanu weds Manu but still didn't like it. Kangna is generally not so bad.... #bollywood

gauravbatla: Tanu weds Manu: now I know why they don't allow firearms in cinema halls. Trust me I could have killed myself or fired at the screen atleast

dodiyeah: Tanu weds manu...can be skipped. shergill the only saving grace of the movie

DivRavs: Tanu weds manu coulda been brilliant but is sub-par.All actors show bursts of brilliance which the draggy script does not capitalize on.

dhairya_mk: for your wealth and wellbeing please dont watch Tanu Weds Manu it #sucks

deepakadk: Went to watch Tanu weds Manu today. One of the most boring movies. Don't watch!

debasishmisra: Tanu weds Manu - a 10 minute story (a bad one at that) stretched into a 2 hour movie. Kangana Ranaut looks outright scary.

c_aashish: Tanu Weds Manu promises to be a Socha Na Tha, degenerates fast in to a Jab We Met, and ends up being a Mohabbatein.

boogerworm: Tanu weds Manu... Pathetic. Avoid and save your life

bigblackshark: Tanu weds manu #fucktard of a movie!

AuteurMark: "Tanu Weds Manu" Enjoyable first 30-40mims uptill "Kajra Mohabbat Waala" after which the film falls big time. Sheesh!

akinak87: Oh, also saw Tanu Weds Manu. The first half isn't bad but the second half makes my drunken rambling sound like Oscar-winning material.

2wistter: And TANU WEDS MANU is just a flop....

_PGN: Tanu Weds Manu: I want my money back. #Kangana didn't say 'yuu bashterd' even once. Cheating. #TanuWedsMoney

16 readers - 9 yays 5 so-so 2 nays

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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Manu (R Madhavan) is a NRI settled in the US for 12 years. He's in India and his parents have organized girls for him to "see" for a marital alliance. The first girl he meets is Tanu (Kangna Ranaut). And all does not go well, or does it not?

What Worked

  • The titles linking the actor to the name of the character. Awesome!
  • The awkwardness when Manu sees Tanu for the first time.
  • Payal's (Tanu's friend's) accent.
  • The meaningless lives "good" boys live is captured in just a couple of lines.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Kangna Ranaut's silly grin in some scenes.
  • Kangna Ranaut cannot dance.


This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Continuity jerk - Kangna Ranaut's ghungta (part of the sari forming a veil) kept moving up and down on its own.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A couple fist fights
  • Language: Abusive words beeped out
  • Nudity & Sexual content: None
  • Concept: romance
  • General Look and Feel: an attempt at light and peppy

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

Lead Actors:
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Music Director:

Tanu Weds Manu - Cast, crew, links

Background Score:
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Running time:
125 minutes

Comments (11)

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I disagree with this review; after a long time I watched an enjoyable Hindi movie and in a filled theater.

@md sorry, don't know how i missed that. Have added it now. Thanks for pointing it out

@Sumit ha ha. *takes a bow*

@Aditya i'm glad you enjoyed it!

I take back my words that you rated it incorrectly. I think you rated the different parts correctly, 3/5 or 2/5.. only 2 or 3 out of the 5 viewers will enjoy this movie. I belong to the minority here... :)

So it means it a watch once type movie....
My friends says its good....

New style but old topic like band baaja baraat.for those who love to watch wedding movies

Yeah, this definitely has an "indie" feel to it, Meetu - a bit sluggish and done on the cheap, while at the same time giving actors a chance to stretch their artistic wings in different types of roles.

I would personally say Jimmy Sheirgill got the most benefit out of this, showing after supporting roles as the "nice kid" in the MUNNABHAI movies that he's well able to handle a Sanjay Dutt type role himself. R. Madhavan does the Mr. Nice Guy romantic lead reasonably well - but I think lacks a particular flair to elevate the writing so his character doesn't come off as a dishrag!

On the other hand, Ms. Ranaut's Tanu? As I said on your Facebook Wall (I think), that woman is doesn't deserve a happy ending! I've seen her be good elsewhere (ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI), so I'm wondering what went wrong here....

@TimELiebe Your point about Tanu is so right!

And now - they've done a sequel?

I didn't like the first one!


Yep! o.O


..absolutely disagree...I along with hundred others in crowd kept on laughing...there was hardly a 10,minutes window where the jokes dried up...
Felt that the movie gave a more than fair chance to side characters and every one was absolutely brilliant in their part....in fact the characterization and execution of these characters made the otherwise bizzare story believable... Madhawan s character might not be of a superman exactly but we had double role of kangana ...that kind of more than make up for madhawan s role .... BTW ...I have read this on quora...around 50% girls don't like kangana ranaut just the same way 50% of mother in law don't like their daughter in law ...they just hate her...without any reason

@Divya "around 50% girls don't like kangana ranaut just the same way 50% of mother in law don't like their daughter in law ...they just hate her...without any reason"

ha ha ha ha...unlikely but funny nevertheless.

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