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Tanu Weds Manu: Returns

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Critic Rating

7.3

43 Reviews
32 Ratings
94%
in favor

Audience Rating

7.1
16 Reviews
49 Ratings

Movie Info

Director

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Tan Weds Manu: Returns is the return of Tanu & Manu Sharma after 4 years. Sometimes, to find true love, you need a part 2! Tanu returns from London post her split with husband Manu. On the other hand, Manu encounters Tanu's lookalike, Kusum and falls in love, again! Just as he decides to tie the knot with Kusum, there comes a twist that will change their lives forever!Wikipedia

Tanu Weds Manu: Returns Reviews

8

...flat-out delightful 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'. I haven’t laughed this hard during any film recently. Watch it for Kangana Ranaut, who’s at the top of her game.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

6

...a film that is enjoyable despite its occasional slides into message-y territory...Kangana Ranaut plays Tanu beautifully mixing up the familiar with the new.

Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

8

The strong writing is complimented by equally strong performances. Deepak Dobriyal is wonderful as the hapless, permanently rejected Pappi. However, Tanu Weds Manu Returns rests on Kangana’s shoulders and she carries it with her Herculean talent. Parts of the film are over-stretched and clunky — especially the climax. But if you can get past the over-blown drama, this film is a treat. I left the theatre thinking about Kusum. She is so terrific that she overshadows the bumps in the film.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

8

Watch Tanu Weds Manu Returns if you love Bollywood. watch it if you follow Bollywood. and if you look down upon Bollywood, watch the movie to see how entertaining the industry can be. For people outside north India, the film is an authentic portrayal of middle-class small town India. And it is funny as hell! We’d say this is a must watch.

Kusumita Das
Deccan Chronicle

6

The story doesn’t delve into the seriousness of the issue of marital discord. There are subplots and then some. A barrage of coincidences follow, that don’t seem to care much for logic or details. It’s the performances and the writing that makes it all palatable.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns is not merely superior to its predecessor but the flamboyance and fun it provides is an implication we're not quite done with this mad duo and their quirky universe yet.

...is as entertaining and engaging a film as any that Bollywood has delivered this year. Do not miss it.

Srijana Mitra Das
Times Of India

9

Tanu Weds Manu Returns with double fun - and philosophy. It's hard to love happily. Yet, so easy. Aanand L. Rai merits applause for his masterful direction of Himanshu Sharma's rich, riotous story. Evoking a new-age Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Rai keeps things tight, light, yet layered - and handles two leading ladies, one of whom deserves an extra half-star.

Kangana Ranaut walks away with the entire film, playing both Tanu and Kusum with panache, in what is probably the defining female performance of 2015 (in a year already filled with many). Yet, even she cannot salvage this film in the end. Half done, in this case, is just half-baked and certainly not fit to be consumed.

Sarita Tanwar
DNA India

7

The problem with TWMR is in its sheer dishonesty. If this were an Anees Bazmee brainless comedy, it would still be understandable and acceptable...Despite all its flaws, watch it for the one-woman-show of Kangana Ranaut.

7

...the sequel deserves a watch for the sheer brilliance that it is, and the way Kangana has nailed her roles. Go watch Ranaut's utterly saaxy swagger!

Suhani Singh
India Today

5

While the first half is pacy, fun and eventful and spearheaded fabulously by Ranaut, the second is a disappointment. Devoid of ideas to reach the inevitable climax, Rai crams it with wedding festivities (three in a span of an hour) and far too many songs, which drag the proceedings and contribute little to the story.

This is a real Desi rom com with a slightly quirky touch. It will leave a big smile on your face as you leave the theatre. Go, enjoy!

...makes for a must watch, especially for Kangna's spellbinding performance, outstanding plot and amazing one-liners. SURE-SHOT HIT!

6

Kangna Ranaut has become a name big enough to call out audience to the hall single handedly. And she never takes a short-cut when it comes to acting. Tanu Weds Manu Returns is yet another film which the actress carries on her shoulders, twice over, till the climax.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times

8

...the show belongs to Kangana Ranaut who steals the thunder, lightning, rain and sunshine. She slips so effortlessly into both those characters that you have to marvel, what a gifted actress she is.

Audience Reviews for Tanu Weds Manu: Returns

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    299 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    8

    Anand L. Rai's sequel to the 2011 mediocre wedding drama has not changed the title, and added a word. But the same can also be said about the film as a whole. The intent is still out there, but the comment and tonality is sharper, more rustic this time. And it's double fun, and entertainment is all guns blazing! (Yeah, I'm too excited). Set in Kanpur as always, the four years leap says Tanu and Manu have separated ways after a quirky scene at a mental asylum. Kangana Ranaut in what is the best performance by an actress this year plays Tanuja, a woman with a strong will and Haryana's Kusum, a headstrong hockey player who knows what she's doing with her life. The film is a crowd-pleaser in the best sense of word, and gives us two leading ladies to root for, Kangana×2!

    January 25, 20
  • Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    Midhun Ben Thomas (Dilseben)
    160 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    6

    Sequels have a tough task to live upto especially when its predecessor has been a blockbuster & more often than not such movies tanks at the box-office. So when the sequel of the 2011 superhit "Tanu Weds Manu" was announced, I would have to admit that I was kinda skeptical. Well was it Anand Rai's tactic to garner a sizable initial on the back of the the prequel's popularity or did it actually have the substance to outdo the former???

    Four years have passed since Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) and Manu (Madhavan) had settled in London before being married under dramatic situations. But all the flair & spark in their marriage seemed to have vanished over this period as they were literally at each other's throats for even trivial matters. Finally unable to take it any longer, Tanu packs her bags & flies back to her hometown of Kanpur, while Manu returns to Delhi. Apart from the sophistication that she had picked up from her life abroad, Tanu was still very much the fire brand that she was & meets up with her old flame Raja Awasthi (Jimmy Shergil). In the meantime, Manu falls for a much younger Haryanvi hockey player in DU, Kusum (Kangana) who bore a striking resemblance to Tanu. Since both seemed comfortable with their present life (or so they felt), they decide to legalise their separation. So was it actually over or did the couple still feel tugs at their heart cords for each other???

    It's been a couple of years since Anand L Rai had made his presence felt with his previous release being the critically acclaimed "Raanjhanaa". Anywaz he is back with his latest venture "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" which as the name suggests is the sequel. So has he been able to make it live upto expectations??? Hell yeah...it works big time primarily due to Himanshu Sharma's hilarious screenplay which keeps us engaged even though the basic thread is kinda predictable. In the technical department, just as in the prequel; adequate attention has been paid to dialects & art direction. The same also applies to Chirantan's visuals which were realistic while Hemal Kothari ensured that the film didn't test the patience of the audience.

    Just as in the prequel, Kangana rocks here as well & that too, in a double role which is no mean task as the actor have to ensure that he/she tries to make it as distinct as possible apart from just the physical differences. She ensured that Kusum wasn't only about a pixie hair style & exhibited her talent with a pronounced body language & dialogue delivery. Madhavan has also done a fine job & doesn't get overshadowed by Kangana. However, I felt the best lines of the movie were for Deepak Dobriyal (as Pappi) who was brilliant while the rest of the cast such as Jimmy Shergill, Swara Bhaskar, Zeeshan Ayub etc have also done justice to their roles.

    Verdict: In all likelihood, the film should be able to garner a credible initial & will have the word of mouth going in its favour. So I expect it to rake in the moolah at the box office without fail. In short, if you had loved the prequel then be sure to check this out & even if you haven't, give it a try!!!

    Rating: 3/5

    Regards...Ben


    September 18, 16
  • Saheb Abdullah
    Saheb Abdullah
    82 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    8

    One Of The Most Comical & Entertaining Movie Coming In Bollywood.Kangana Ranaut Plays Both Character Very Well, Especially Datto Is Flawless & Perfect, Such A Memorable Character.Like In Past Movie Himanshu Sharma Wrote Dialogues Very Well, It Becomes One Of The Main Tools Of The Movie In Comedies.Direction Is Anand Is Good But Not Crsiper.The Whole Kidnap Scene & Feminist Ones Are Melodramatic & Forced.That's Main Flaw Of The Movie.Deepak Is Excellent, Zeeshan Is Good.Swara Not That Impressive

    May 02, 16
  • Lasit Roy
    Lasit Roy
    32 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    8

    All cradits goes to Kangana's acting performence. She maintains both the character she played. Slight trace of faminism is there but we con nlt consider it as a faminist film. However, good to watch.

    November 27, 15