‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’: Top reasons to watch

Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is a sequel to the 2011 hit romantic comedy 'Tanu Weds Manu’ and is directed by Aanand L Rai. The first part had Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan playing Tanu and Manu respectively. Both the actors reprise their roles in the sequel with Kangana portraying another additional role of a Haryanvi athlete in the film.  

Madhavan has returned to the big screen after a gap of three years. Kangana, who recently won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Queen’, finds success with every role that comes her way. The sequel to the 2011 hit film is no different. Kangana surely is the queen of Bollywood.

In ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ the characters of Kangana and Madhavan get married after a lot of chaos and complications. The sequel shows the couple married for four years and experiencing the ups and downs of married life. They come to a point where they cannot stand each other and all the love between seems to have gone out of the window. ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is a much more exciting story. The trailer of the movie reveals a lot of laughter, love, romance and emotion.

The new film has Kangana playing double role. Besides being Tanuja Trivedi from the previous film, she also plays the role of a Haryanvi athlete Kusum or Datto Sangwan who is very tomboyish. The actress had to sound rustic to get the thick Haryanvi accent. Kangana has played both the character very convincingly. The difference in their looks, their gait, their dress and also their language, Kangana has pulled it off very well.   

The 2011 movie brought together an unusual pair. Madhavan’s character was very calm and reserved while Kangana’s Tanu was effervescent, full of energy and a bit whimsical. A mild mannered Madhavan perfectly complimented Kangana’s overwhelming energy. In the sequel, Madhavan’s Manu not only has to deal with Tanu, but also with the tomboyish Kusum who has equally a fierce tempermant. It would be interesting to watch how the composed Manu handles the two firebrand ladies.

The movie has some beautiful mix of songs like the peppy ‘Banno’, ‘Ghani Bawri’, ‘Move on’ and the melodious emotional track ‘Mat ja re’. There are also some very smashing dialogues and one liner deep with meanings.