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Sunday, February 27, 2011


I saw “Tanu Weds Manu” yesterday night. “Tanu Weds Manu” is the latest Bollywood release this week. The movie stars- R.Madhavan, the best south Indian actor in the Bollywood, and the actress Kangana Ranaut in the lead roles. Tanu Weds Manu is a typical Bollywood romantic comedy.

The movie is about a Doctor i.e. Manu, who works in London, comes to India for marrying the Indian girl when his parents pressurize him. Incidentally, Manu goes to see Tanu with his parents to Kanpur. Tanu is a spoiled Indian girl who doesn’t believe in arranged marriages, she loves drinking, smoking and boy-friends :) :)

Somehow, Manu finds the girl very beautiful and says yes for the marriage, but Tanu is not convinced. So, Tanu convinces Manu to say no for the marriage as she cannot say no to her parents. Then, the drama continues and the marriage is called off. Somehow, Tanu and Manu meet again at a common friends marriage (a Punjabi wedding) where they become more than friends, but there is a twist- Tanu has a brat boyfriend, played by Jimmy Shergill, who wants to marry her. Tanu is confused about the marriage as she starts loving Manu. The story then follows up with some more twists and turns and finally, Tanu and Manu gets married.

The first half of the movie is wonderful, especially the comedy in the first half of the movie steals the show. Tanu Weds Manu has been shot in the local streets and houses in places like Kanpur, Lucknow, Delhi and Kapurthala, which makes the scenes look realistic, and common people can relate to it. Both Madhavan and Kangana has done a great job along with other supporting actors in the main roles such as Pappi Singh (Manu’s close companion), Jaspreet (Manu’s best friend), and Payal (Tanu’s best friend). “Tanu Weds Manu” has a strong pre intermission story, but after the interval the movie becomes really slow and predictable. You will start feeling the movie has been dragged, and the director got confused with the ending of the movie.

The Punjabi Song- Saadi Gali in the marriage setup is very popular these days and is by far the best song of the movie. The first half of the movie is really good and I feel like giving it 4 out of 5 stars, but the second half is a total disappointment so my rating is 2.5 out of 5 stars for Tanu Weds Manu. Overall, it’s a one time watch and good job by all the actors despite a weak story. Check out this cool trailer of “Tanu Weds Manu”-

** *1/2

P.S. its been long since I did a movie review, so filling the void, Cheers !!


Sugumarje said...

Nice Review :)

Vivek Nanda said...

Thanks Sugum.. said...

it hasn't released anywhere in Texas! :( Will have to wait for the Dvd!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oooh this looks good! I love Bollywood films! Unfortunately, they are so hard to come by in city. :S

Linhy said...

Interesting blog and thoughts you got going on there!! Check out my blog sometimes when you get a chance. If you like my writing and what’s on there become my follower!

I want to see this movie!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Looove it! I love movies like this and this one is definitely one I've wanted to see!

Cadbury Girl said...

So I understand, I can watch it without any inhibitions after reading your review :) good one !
Cheers !

Vivek Nanda said...

@Tanvi, have to get a dvd :)

@Jenifer, how about the DVD?

@Linhy, thanks :)

@Caity, Bollywood is amazing..I'm sure you will love it :)

@Cadbury Girl, yeah you should watch it..Thanks for reading :)

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