As far as history goes, sequels have not worked very well for Bollywood. But Tanu Weds Manu Returns is definitely going to change this trend.
The story starts with our adorable couple Tanu and Manu sitting in front of a panel of doctors talking about their marital problems calling each other crazy. While Tanu succeeds in proving her husband Manu psychologically unstable and getting him admitted in a mental asylum, Manu is trapped in London with no contact to the outside world. Mrs. Tanuja decides to come back to India and calls Pappiji to order him to go to London and get Manu discharged from the trouble she has put him into. Manu is furious when he comes out and decides to file for a divorce. Meanwhile Tanu is busy reminiscing her old life before she got married and befriends her lazy paying guest Chintu. Moving on with the confusions created by the divorce notices, the movie is a treat to watch.
Manu finds a doppelganger of Tanu and falls in love with her all over again. Kusum who resembles Tanu is also promised to Raja Awasthi and this is when the real kismet ka khel starts as it is the exact same situation from the first movie. Manu decides to marry Kusum after divorcing Tanu and how their love takes a turn in their life and makes them realize that they are made for each other makes you go completely ‘awww’.
The performances by all actors is superb. Although Kangana steals the whole show as the bold Tanu she has always been and the new Haryanwi sportsperson Kusum. Madhavan (Manu Sharma), Jimmy Shergil (Raja Awasthi), Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub (Chintu) and our adorable Deepak Dobriyal (Pappi ji) have left an impression on me for a very long time.
A double dose of Kangana’s awesomeness, Pappiji’s cuteness and punch lines, Manu’s innocence and simplicity is a must watch. With Banno Tera Swagger already on so many top charts, Anand L. Rai has been successful in bringing the magic back together. The movie gets a little emotional after the interval but regains its comedy and entertaining grip soon. This is a movie you can watch with your entire family and laugh out loud.
Hmm! rates Tanu Weds Manu as a Must Watch movie with a 4.5/5.