Grab your popcorn and soda as you are in for a hilarious treat to consistently comical entertainer in Aanand L Rai's 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns, sequel to his 2011 hit 'Tanu Weds Manu' and like in the prequel, the life of this one too is the effervescent and flamboyant Miss Ranaut. The actor yet again proves that she is one of those performers who can get to the nerve of any character and make it believable. The treat in this one is that she play two distinct characters with ease and makes us accept as true that both of them are different actors altogether.
Tanuja Trivedi aka Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) and Manu Sharma (R Madhavan), two contrast personalities that fall in love in the prequel are four years into marriage now. The qualities that got them attracted to each other are now the reasons of a dying marriage. While Manu has grown up he doesn't appreciate the fact that Tanu is the same old careless and weird girl. On the other side Tanu finds Manu quite boring and has left for the company of her past lovers. Manu finds solace in Tanu's lookalike Datto, a head strong responsible girl who knows what she wants.
Kangana, as mentioned earlier, is the life and soul of the film. She is undoubtedly one of the finest we have. Madhavan's controlled persona adds more power to Kangana's overpowering characters and that is a feat that only few have achieved. The supporting cast is more than just giving support to the film. They add to the film's flavor and are a very intrinsic part of the story. Jimmy Shergill as Raja Awathi is back and how! Now, this actor really needs roles and films to be especially written for him. Deepak Dobriyal engages with his powerful comic timing. Swara Bhaskar is bold and beautiful. Eijaz Khan shines in whatever little he has.
The music and dialogue of the film are an absolute ace. As the haryanvi numbers take the story forward, the dialogues bring it to life. Himanshu Sharma has laced the film with very original and memorable dialogues and deserves a standing ovation for that.
Cinematography is colorful and portrays the Indian small town pretty well. The film isn't flawless but these little glitches can sure be overlooked. There hasn't been a film that is fun and made well in a long time and so Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a must watch.
So don't wait for nuts and get your tickets booked asap.