3.5 Very Good

Tanu Weds Manu

There are simple love stories, there are strange love stories, and then there are love stories which ends on a sad note(like TERE NAAM).. but Tanu Weds Manu is the forth kind, which I believe has been presented in a very different way our bollywood films have been projected.
A simple NRI(read Madhavan) returns to India, to find out that he is supposed to meet a girl(read Kangna) for marriage, the moment he lands. He sees her for the first & falls in love with her only to find out that she is not at all interested in him and already have a boyfriend with whom she is gonna marry soon. Then how will she falls for him and eventually get married.. well that’s the crux of the story.
The director, Anand L Rai, did a brillient job by casting Madhavan in a simple NRI guy, because he plays his part with perfection, Kangna did a fastastic job as this was her first full fledge comedy role after not so happening NO PROBLEM, she played a bindaas Kanpur girl who has studied in DU, who smokes, drinks, and abuses like a tapori, and had many boyfiends in the past and have no qualms in showing her bf’s surname’s tattoo on her chest, that’s Kangna for you. Deepak Dobriyal(of Omkara fame) has the best one liners in the movie, and he will surely be nominated for the best comdian award this year. Other character artist were just brillient and natural, you will feel like as if you were actually a part of a marriage function.
But every good film comes with some hiccupes in the storyline, the first half is pacy and brings lot of good moments and memorable, but the second half is a bit boring for 15-20 mintues but then picks up and moves the story forward. Cinematography is excellent and captures the city of Kanpur and Lukhnow brillently, the small city charm, those narrow streets… and all. Songs are fine, and looks good while in the narrration of the movie. I want to point out a particular scene where Madhwan(Manu) tells Deepak(pappy) that Kangna(Tanu) has asked him to call-off the wedding, is just hillarious.
I would definitely recommand this movie to those who loves watching wedding based, feel good films, and a kind of family dramas where you don’t need to use your rumaals.