Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)

India Eros DVD

Shergill and Ranaut

Text below written 2015-09-30

I've never seen the amazing Bollywood Star Kangana Ranaut being anything but Good to Great in her roles, this
beautiful ex-model that started her Bollywood career with a Bang, her role in the gangster melodrama .... Gangster
in 2006. Sure, she's been in some uninteresting Fluff as Fashion and Once upon a time in Mumbai but after amazing
performances in both Queen and Revolver Rani in 2014 she's one of the greatest Female Stars at the moment.
I love her and in this sequel (i haven't seen the precursor from 2011), a light-hearted comedy that sometimes feels a
bit too silly, it still works because of her charisma and FANTASTIC dual role of Tanu and Datto.

I hadn't heard anything about the film before seeing it and i must confess that when the credits were rolling i was
looking for the name of this sensational new Bollywood actress, then i saw and understood .... Kangana as Tanu
and Datto. Ha, ha, ha, how is it possible, i was absolutely sure that there were 2 different actresses in the roles.
I even found the gag that people mistook Datto as Tanu as a bit far-fetched, that's how great Kangana was.



After a really weird start in a London Mental Hospital (WTF?) the marriage between Tanu and Manu is going
to pieces and Tanu returns to India and her hometown of Kanpur.
Soon Manu follows and at a medicine cardiac-related speach in Delhi (the university) he sees a young athletic
student training outside and in the Bollywood Masala style he falls in love directly and starts to stalk the girl.
She resembles his soon to be ex-wife and her name is Datto/Kusum and she could be his daughter age-wise.
With him in his amorous efforts is his brother Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal, first time i've seen this fine actor in a
farcical role). Manoj "Manu" Sharma is played by R. Madhavan (that was so good in horror-comedy 13 B).

Manu proposes to Datto and soon there's going to be a wedding - maybe. Tanu has got her suitors too, the
old boyfriend Raja Awasthi (Jimmy Shergill) and the odd law student Chintu (a funny Mohammad Zeeshan
Ayyab). There's Tanu's and Manu's friends Payal (Swara Bhaskar) and Jassi (Eijaz Khan) and they're just
great in their supporting roles too. There's the parents and there's Datto's brother (Rahul Sanklya) and all of
them are good. Something NOT working that great were the unfunny opening in London and the Pappi
university farcical scene, both scenes could easily have been omitted.
Kangana - I Love You, and i want to see Revolver Rani 2 soon

anamorphic widescreen 5.1 or 2.0 hindi with english subtitles, song and dance number with english subtitles
No extras, but an extra disc with the film Leekar Hum Deewana Dil from 2014.
A romantic film about 2 youths in love and directed by Arif Ali and another film about Love Marriage

2 twenty year olds, K, Karishma Shetty (Deeksha Seth) and Dino, Dinesh Nigam (Armaan Jain) are studying
at a college in Mumbai and when she's going to be married by her parents, they elopes. First to Goa and then
into the countryside. They marry and are being chased by their furious Honor-obsessed families.
After a while the romance is over and they start to hate each other and the police find them.
Back home they start divorce proceedings and there's no way they will start the loving again, is there?

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