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Tanu Weds Manu Returns Movie Review: Double Treat From Kangana Ranut

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This Friday, you have two movies releasing, which include Tanu Wed Manu: Returns. It’s a sequel to the 2011 film called Tanu Weds Many starring R Madhavan and Kangna Ranaut. The duo would be reprising their roles from this original film in the sequel. Besides, you have Jimmy Shergill, Deepak Dobriyal, Eijaz Khan and Swara Bhaskar in other pivotal roles in the sequel.The film is directed by Anand L Rai, while it is produced by Kishore Lulla along with the director as well. The music comes from Krsna Solo, while the lyrics is jotted by R Shekhar. The film is produced under the banner Colour Yellow Pictures. It is a romantic comedy, which has Kangana is two avatars. Now, let’s dig deep into the film to get the crux of the same.

The Story/Plot

The movie starts with the same place, which it was seen ending in the first part showcasing the post marriage life of the two. It’s been four years since both Tanu and Manu settled down, however, this duration has brought forth the seven year itch. The two settled down in London seems to experience their chilling winter relationship unlike witnessed in this place. We already knew how the two were poles apart in nature and lifestyle in the prequel, hence the difference is pretty inevitable in this film as well. At one end, you have Tanu expecting her hubby to be like a flamboyant star unlike the way she finds SRK, while Manu is simple guy who remains away from all such stylish and limelight kind of lifestyle and expect her wife to be simple and peaceful life partner. Soon Manu is seen coming out with regrets in his marriage, while his old friend Pappi seems very much excited about his wedding, which is expected soon in his life.

Tanu and Manu plans to give their marriage a last chance by visiting India for Pappi‘s wedding. On reaching Kanpur, Tanu‘s transition seems quick unlike the previous one. Soon, she with her neighbour friend Chintu is seen visiting her old boyfriends making it her daily affair. Tanu‘s lifestyle simply makes Kanpur with a taste of America. Things become bad to worse when Manu, back in Delhi, is seen following an athelte from Delhi University student called Datto who very well resembles to Tanu. Soon, things turn bad to worse at both the ends and you find Raja Awasthi entering into the life of Tanu‘s ex-fiancee (Tanu). So, what happens next is worth exploring, which is filled with all drama and roller coaster ride in their marital life.

Star Performances

Talking about the star performances, Kangana seems scoring the point high. In fact, with films like Queen, she has already carved her niche the best in the industry, which was applauded by the most prestigious awards in India – National Award for the Best Actor (Female) Category from Government of India. That speaks volumes about the talented actress who leaves no stone unturned to understand the character to be played in any movie stepping her feet the best in its shoes and Tanu Weds Manu Returns is no exception. In her characters of Tanu and Datto, she will make you laugh and cry. Don’t forget to catch her Haryanvi accent, which she keeps on saying whenever encountered with Manu. Next comes the man R Madhavan in the role of Manu, he is simple, straight and composed unlike seen in the first episode. His performance seems too sweet, which completes with Kangana Ranaut to some extent. The next man who steals the show is Deepak Dobriyal in his friend’s character called Pappi. He makes you laugh like hell and impresses with his most authentic performance. The others in different roles too were par, but have lesser screen spaces, which eventually make the trio overshadow them all.

Technical Analysis

The director, Anand L Rai is simply superb in his filmmaking skills and unlike previous part, he was successful enough to make the flow of the film straight and gripping. In the sequel, he has gone one step ahead by adding a few cross connections in the form of Datto and the re-entry of Raja in the lives of both Manu and Tanu and above all the kind of comedy is interwoven in the film is simply fabulous. The flow of the script is natural and simple, which makes the audience stay gripped for long without taking any loo break except during the intermission. The other aspects like music, location, screenplay, dialogues filled with all sort of emotions, editing, etc remained par with quality, which further adds value making it very much worthy to catch in theatres.

Tanu Weds Manu: Returns – Last Word

Tanu Weds Manu: Returns is rich film in terms of good content, power packed performances especially from Kangana Ranaut. The best part of the film comes in the form of a great balance, wherein you can find good content, you have a dexterous direction backed by good performances and other elements. The fact is the sequel is very much better than the prequel. Kangana had enough of screen space in her twin characters wherein she has given her best performance. The other elements simply added fuel to make the film from better to best, giving a complete entertainment package. With so many positive elements present in the sequel, the film deserves a better rating.

Rating – 4.0

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Don’t get confuse by title, Mere Pyare Prime Minister isn’t a political film: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

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Because of the confounded title which seems relating to the Prime Minister Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra the director of an upcoming movie under the title of “Pyare Prime Minster” has declared that his film isn’t about the Prime Minister as it appears by title yet has some unique edge.

He knew that his film Mere can get politicized attributable to its title. The movie producer insists that the film is a “true blue socially relevant” venture with no political point.

The film annals the account of a youthful ghetto kid who goes to the capital with his companions to meet the Prime Minister, after his mom is assaulted.

“It sounds like a political film because of the term Prime Minister but it is a true blue socially relevant film. There’s no politics there whatsoever. It picks up the idea of rape and how we deal with it, the aftermath and the victim,”

“It’s more of a social message film than a political film. Looking at the response after the trailer, it feels the audience has evolved beyond our imagination,” he added.

The film discusses the requirement for open sanitation through the eyes of an 8-year-old tyke, who pledges to improve things after an appalling occurrence.

Mehra, who has recently helmed enormous scale films like Mirza, Rang De Basanti, says he must be aware of his true to life look while discussing a story, for example, this set in ghettos.

Mehra narrated that while working on his he was very nervous due to the sensitivity of the issue and we need to respect people living in slums.“There were lots of do’s and don’ts for me. Don’t insult the slums and the people down there or look down at them and have the so-called western perspective on a third world.”

The director shot the film on real locations with no sets and was constantly aware he was “invading their lives” and had to be more respectful.

The film is scheduled to  release on March 15.

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Gully Boy crosses 50 Cr business swiftly.

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The movie inspired by a story of Mumbai rapper role played by Ranveer Singh, Gully Boy has been doing a  good business and entered into the mark of 50 crores. On the first day of its release film observed 19. 40 Crore with some downfall on in the second day by earning 13.10 crore. The film is receiving a huge response from every corner and critic have come with good reviews about the movie.

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy songs also received praises and people loved the song “Azadi” and became an overnight trend on social media. Sharing the latest collections of Gully Boy, trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter writing: “#GullyBoy catches speed… Crosses ₹ 50 cr… Metros excellent, driving the biz… Mass belt/Tier-2 cities improve… Day 4 [Sun] should be huge again… ₹ 70 cr+ *extended* weekend on cards… Thu 19.40 cr, Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 18.65 cr. Total: ₹ 51.15 cr. India biz.

Giving the business graph of the movie from overseas Adarsh took his twitter and explained in one of the subsequent tweets.

“There’s a line of thought *within the industry* that Mumbai-centric films find limited takers #Overseas… #GullyBoy seems to prove this theory wrong… Goes from strength to strength with each passing day…USA-Canada leads, followed by UAE-GCC… Data follows,” he wrote.

As reported in our earlier report Ranveer also received praise from the Hollywood actor Will Smith also took to his Instagram to praise Ranveer’s work in the film and film also got a huge response at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Gully Boy has Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles – their first film together. The film also features Siddhant Chaturvedi and Kalki Koechlin in key roles. The teaser, trailers, poster, dialogues, and songs of the film are quite intriguing for the audiences.

Co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, Gully Boy released in India on 14 February

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Irfan Khan’s Hindi Medium 2, Some new names coming in the cast.

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Hindi Medium movieAfter completing the medical observations at London Bollywood star Irfan Khan has returned to India. Irfan was undergoing medical treatment for a neuroendocrine tumor in London.  The actor made his flight into London last year after getting diagnosed with a minor form of cancer.

As per the reports coming in from the B-Town, the actor will start prepping up for his next film.  Irfan Khan will return to the big screen with the sequel of 2017Hindi Medium and as earlier we reported, the shooting of the film will go on floors soon.  Though the actor has not given any statements about the upcoming project yet, reports have suggested that Radhika Apte and Radhika Madan have been approached to play the female leads in the movie.

People aware about the developments taking place inside informed entertainment portal that due to certain reason title of the movie might be changed, “Also, since the story, this time around will be about Irrfan’s beti wanting to go abroad for further studies, the film will be shot in the US and London. Even the title is likely to change. The producers are planning to call it English Medium.”

Earlier it was reported that makers of the movie approached Kareena Kapoor Khan to play the film’s female lead. It was also reported earlier last year that Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol would also be joining Irrfan for the sequel.

Meanwhile, a report coming from the B-Town is suggesting that the makers of Hindi Medium flew down to London to meet Irrfan and the narration of the script was held there. While Hindi Medium was directed by Saket Chaudhary, its sequel is being directed by Homi Adajania.

On the work front, in addition to Hindi Medium 2, a biopic on Udham Singh, to be directed by Shoojit Sircar, is Irrfan Khan’s pending project. His film with Deepika Padukone, to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, has been postponed indefinitely. Meanwhile, he opted out of Amazon’s web series Gormint. Karwaan was his last Bollywood release, which hit the screens while he was in London.

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