Tanu Weds Manu has been linked up with many movies like Jab We Met, Band Baajaa Baaraat, and so on. However more or less in each every rom-com stories, the story is almost same, either boy falls in love or girl falls in love, then story takes a u-turn and both fall in love with each other. Now the main point is how this u-turn is being showcased and how the overall treatment is being given to the film or script that makes ‘interesting’ for the viewers to watch the movie. Now let’s see iss shaadi ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ mein kitna kharcha kiya hain!
The very first scene of the movie starts from airport where Manu (Madhvan) lands on and from there under family pressure they flies to Kanpur to see Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) for his marriage talks. Manu is a Doctor by profession and practices at London. He is a very simply guy, loves to listen old songs, and a kind of sarvagun-sampann groom. While reaching there, he falls in love with Tanu on the very first sight, who has eaten sleeping pills to avoid the meeting. Next day in the morning he found out that Tanu is a girl who smokes, drinks, give bad words, has a very rough tone, all in all very bindass and a bold kind of girl. She orders Manu to cancel the marriage talk as she is already having boyfriend. Manu does so but still can’t forget her because of pyaar ka bukhar. In respect for parents he continues in search for good bride but destiny has something else for him. He cancels all his meetings and decides to go on his best friend Jassi’s (Ejaz Khan) wedding. At the venue destiny brings back again to encounter with Manu, as she is the best friend of Jassi’s fiancée Payal. Manu is now hoping for another chance for Tanu, but she on the other hand invites him for her marriage by requesting him to come at the court for a witness because she and his boyfriend Raja (Jimmy Shergill) decided to do a court marriage. As Raja is not a ‘good guy’ kind of person because of his awaragardi, gundagardi and all sought of things, and so they both, Tanu and Raja, decided to run-away and get married. Instead of run-away, Manu decides to make understand Tanu’s father to agree for Raja, because as Manu was in love with Tanu and he did not want that she and her family should get any sought of trouble by doing run-away marriage with Raja. Manu does so and everything is now planned right from band baajaa to invitation cards and etc. However climax takes a u-turn where suddenly now Tanu realizes the love in the eyes of Manu the Doctor, but now Raja-The bhai comes as a big hurdle. What happens next is the mixture of emotional drama combined with witty humor.
As watching the film, you will surely get the glimpse of many movies you watched earlier, but even though the movie is said to be clichéd, it’s the proper treatment given in the screenplay that you will not get bore while watching it, but neither will get that sense of entertainment also. Story is corny, but scene by scene you will smile also and in some portion you will yawn also. In the entire movie, you will get the mixture of both, boredom and entertainment.
Direction is overall good, but can’t be said as impressive. As towards the climax, Anand L Rai has taken many, infact many close-up shots scene after scene. To that, viewers were getting distracted and some part of entertainment was also converting into boredom slowly by slowly. However the climax part was little bit of impressive where the two baaratis, Raja and Manu, came with the band baajaa at the venue to marry Tanu. However due to poor direction, sloppy dialogues especially given to Raja, the sudden change in Raja’s decision, and so on were not at all digested. Not only this, but the very start of the film too was something indigestive, like Tanu was in sleep, Manu saw her, love birds came, and stroke an arrow inside Manu’s heart, how romantic and fairy tale.
Performance wise Madhavan was excellent; he was the one who took the whole film to a different level. Kangana can be rated as good, but it was looking like she didn’t give her cent percent to her character. She tried her best to give bold, fearless and kind of bindass girl attitude, but her old crazy and nutty kind of behavior can be seen in her character. Jimmy Shergill was having a very short role, but made its mark in the film. He impresses a lot, but due the poor dialogues given to him in the climax, his whole charm was getting ruined, and his bhaigiri was turning into funnygiri. And from the typecast, Deepak Dobriyal is the one who impresses the most, and after that Ejaz Khan and Swara Bhaskar were the one who supported well.
On the whole, the film has plus points of its own, i.e. good performances, though the story is hackneyed but still you will not get bore while watching the film, good songs, and etc. Also it has minus points such as a bit of poor direction, indigestive climax with its sloppy dialogues, sudden change of Tanu and Raja in the film, and etc.
Can be watched in multiplexes?
No! Tanu Weds Manu is not the film which can be spent Rs. 200 bucks on it. However in fact it can be watched at home with family while its CD/DVD is out. It’s an average fare, and so if watched at the theatres, then Tanu Weds Manu ki shaadi main aapko kaafi kharcha aa sakta hain! Moral, it’s better to give best wishes on phone rather attending this shaadi.
2.25 / 5