19 January, 2021

Tanu Weds Manu

A Jab We Met, may have told a similar, predictable tale while retaining its charm. This feels like unappetising leftovers

Tanu Weds Manu
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Starring: R. Madhavan, Kangna Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kissen, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhaskar, Eijaz Khan
Directed by Aanand L. Raj
Rating: **

Tanu Weds Manu begins promisingly on a laidback, quirky note in Kanpur. But merely half an hour later it starts changing hues. You gradually begin to see in it several films you’ve already seen before: Jab We Met, Bunty Aur Babli, Socha Na Tha. A JWM may have told a similar, predictable tale while retaining its charm. TWM feels like unappetising leftovers of JWM.

An NRI doctor (Madhavan) obediently decides to go in for an arranged marriage and falls in love with the first girl (Kangna) his parents make him meet. But she won’t have him. The encounters that follow come with a dash of Bihari ethos, lots of mandatory Punjabiyat,...

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