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If one is attempting a love story replete with all the typical Bollywood ingredients, one can’t help but get inspired from some of the popular classics of the same genre, even if one doesn’t wish to. There’s of course nothing wrong in that and it’s natural too. But in order to avoid getting ‘old-wine-in-new-bottle’ kind of response, the filmmaker should ensure that his execution stands out from the rest of the films, even if it borrows heavily from them. Now this is not an easy task to attempt but director Aanand L Rai succeeds in achieving the feat in Tanu Weds Manu! A sweet romantic comedy, the execution along with the one-liners and performances ensure a good time to the viewers although the film does falter at places.
The story of the movie: Manoj Sharma aka Manu (R Madhavan) is the ideal bridgegroom anyone can ask for. He’s sweet, temperamental, working in the medical field, has a nice family and home in Delhi and doesn’t have any addictions (although he smokes occasionally). Based in London since 12 years, he’s compelled to come to India when his family pressurizes him to get married. As soon as he lands in India, he’s told to go to Kanpur to meet Tanuja Trivedi aka Tanu (Kangna Ranaut) for marriage. Manu falls for her but Tanu is least interested in him. She’s a rebel and diametrically opposite to Manu. Besides, she already has a boyfriend named Awasthi and hence in no mood to marry Manu. Manu thus steps back. But destiny has other plans. They More >
BOMBAY TIMES (February 24, 2011)
Kangna Ranaut and R Madhavan starrer Tanu Weds Manu has the courage to open when the World Cup is peaking. It is the content that is giving the makers courage to release their film this Friday. The film that has timed its release this shaadi and Valentine’s season, have characters Tanu and Manu that are realistic representations of today’s youth who even though influenced by the western world are Indian at the core. Set in North India the film it is shot on location in cities like Kanpur, Kapurthala and Delhi. The earthy touch to the romance comes alive in the concept of ishqbazzi which has somewhere been lost to Western style romance in our movies. The very identifiable characters of their friends like Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal) and Jassi (Eijaz Khan) just make the film even more endearing. In fact, Tanu Weds Manu has created a lot of buzz.