A worthy second turn
Madhavan plays an ideal foil to Kangana�s dual roles, knowing when to take a back seat and let the story take center stage. Assured and at ease, Kangana drives the film through effortlessly ahead. Watch this film only and only for her.(more)
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TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS HAS TWO QUEENS!
Straight away, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a total delight that keeps you laughing, sighing, cheering - and guessing throughout. After a stormy romance, Tanu (Kangana) married Manu (Madhavan) four years ago. But in London, the sparks between them die. Tanu Weds Manu Returns with double fun - and philosophy. It's hard to love happily. 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. (more)
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Some swagger and spitting images
The film has its share of flaws. There are the occasional dips in the pace of the narrative, and those times when it's not as rivetting. There are points in the story which don't come across as convincing. The film doesn't provide much room for a person to feel for the ones in this near-broken marriage, despite that being at the centre of it all. The freshness of the prequel is not intact in this one, much like the romance in the marriage. However, in a nutshell, 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! (more)
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Kangana is brilliant in a sequel that's half-good and half-idiotic
The biggest takeaway from Tanu Weds Manu Returns is that there has to be some sort of a demon that enters the minds of filmmakers and turns the second half of their movies into a horrific mess. Instead of the incredible devices that fill the second half, the film would have benefitted with some exorcism and an injection of logic. As of now, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is half a good movie, and half a dunderhead. If you consider both halves of this movie like a couple, then one of them surely needed to give some love and affection to the other before the fuse blew.(more)
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Tanu Weds Manu Returns is as entertaining and engaging a film as any that Bollywood has delivered this year. Do not miss it.
Kangana overshadows all else. But that is not to say that Madhavan is put in the shade. He knows exactly how to underplay his part so as not to get in the way of the film's intended emphasis. Swara Bhaskar, reprising the role of Tanu's friend who is now the mother of an IVF baby, does not have much footage to play around with. One wishes she did, for here is an actress who has the chops to deliver more. Deepak Dobriyal is a fine actor, too, and he has the funniest lines in this film. But there are occasions here when the temptation to overact gets the better of him. (more)
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Kangana Ranaut shines again in this must-watch movie
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.(more)
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TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS makes for a must watch, especially for Kangna's spellbinding performance, outstanding plot and amazing one-liners. SURE-SHOT HIT!
The film has its share of melodious music (Surj-Rdb Rythm Dhol Bass, Krsna, Tanishk, Vayu). What one observes about the music is that, despite the songs being very situational, it has a superb music score. While the tracks like 'Banno' and 'Ghari Bawri' were already popular, tracks like 'Old School Girl' and 'Move On' are real gems, which are bound to grow once people watch the film.(more)
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