5 Years of Tanu Weds Manu Returns: 6 reasons why Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan starrer is the perfect sequel

Tanu Weds Manu Returns was the much talked about sequel to Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan’s Tanu Weds Manu and had opened to impressive reviews from audience and critics alike.
5 Years of Tanu Weds Manu Returns: 6 reasons why Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan starrer is the perfect sequel5 Years of Tanu Weds Manu Returns: 6 reasons why Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan starrer is the perfect sequel
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Filmmaker Anand L Rai is known for making some stupendous movies and watching his work is always a delight to watch. But when this extremely talented director came with Tanu Weds Manu starring Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan, he did win a million of hearts with its zara hatke love story. And while we were still in awe of his awe-inspiring work in the movie, he left us spellbound once again after he came with the sequel of Kangana and Madhavan’s unusual love story as Tanu Weds Manu Returns in 2015.

Given the incredible success of the first instalment, everyone had high hopes from the sequel and it did stand true with all the expectations. Tanu Weds Manu Returns once again revolved around Tanu aka Kangana and Manu aka Madhavan’s love life with some unusual twists and was backed with an intriguing storyline that got us glued to the seats. In fact, this Aanand L Rai directorial not just opened to rave reviews from the audience but also raked in moolah at the box office. And even after years of its release, it continues to be one of the most entertaining movies of all times. So as Tanu Weds Manu Returns complete five years of its theatrical release, we bring you 6 reasons why this movie is the best sequel of all times.

Kangana Ranaut’s double role ensured a double dose of entertainment

Kangana, who is one of the most talented actresses of Bollywood, is known for her versatility. While she has been seen in different kind of roles on the silver screen, the Queen actress was seen in a double role for the first time in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Kangana not just played the role of Tanu but was also seen as Datto, Manu’s new love interest and the diva did complete justice to both the characters. Not just she kept Tanu’s swag intact, but she also portrayed Datto’s innocence with utmost honesty. Interestingly, Kangana even won National Film Award for her performance in Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

R Madhavan’s is the quintessential husband every girl would want

Who didn’t fall in love with Manu Sharma’s oh so killer smile and innocent looks? While he swooned us with his portrayal of an ideal groom in Tanu Weds Manu, he returned with his evergreen charm in the sequel and once again make us go weak on our knees. In fact, this time our Maddy is seen as the quintessential husband who has raised the bar for the men out there as he proves that perfect husbands do exist. But

Kangana and Madhavan’s chemistry looks fresh and entertaining

This unusual jodi had impressed the audience in the first instalment and they continued the same equation in the sequel. But what caught our attention was Madhavan dealing with Kangana’s double dose. Yes! He was seen romancing both Tanu and Dattu and his chemistry with the leading lady did set the screen on fire.

Deepak Dobriyal is the ideal best friend we all need in life

While Tanu and Manu’s story is everyone’s favourite, it can never be complete without the presence of Pappi Ji aka Deepak Dobriyal. This fellow is an ideal example of what best friends are like and his performances are always a treat to watch. Pappi Ji has always played a key role in Manu’s love life. Be it when Manu wanted to marry Tanu, handling him when he was heartbroken, standing by his side when Manu was attracted towards Datto and much more, Pappi also had Manu’s back in thick and thin.

A storyline which deserves the title of the best sequel in every way

In Bollywood, all the love stories usually end after the lead pair ties the knot and it is assumed that they lived happily ever after. However, Tanu Weds Manu Returns gave an insight into what happens when our hero and heroine got married. After all, it just began from the point Tanu Weds Manu had ended. Besides, it perfectly showcased the challenges of married life.

A perfect ensemble of supporting cast won brownie points

Apart from Kangana, Madhavan and Deepak, Tanu Weds Manu Returns also featured Jimmy Shergill, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Eijaz Khan and Swara Bhasker in supporting roles. Each of the actors is an astounding job with their characters which play an important role in unfolding the story and everyone had their own appeal

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Anonymous 1 week ago

I love the 2nd role of Kangana what a fantastic character, Kangana madam is the only actress perfect for this role

Anonymous 1 week ago

TWMR does have brilliant actors like Madhavan, Swara, Jimmy, Deepak but it would have collapsed if the double role was not portrayed as brilliantly by Kangana. She elevated it beyond Bollywood’s level of double roles.

Anonymous 1 week ago

I'm sorry, but this film was just average Bollywood entertainment, with the usual exaggerated characters that no one really believes. For those who of course immediately feel the indomitable need to call me "hater"- can´t help you but the thoughts and tastes are still free (a little more tolerance towards other opinions would be desirable). At least there are a lot of really funny and/or beautiful Bollywood films that are very worth seeing.

Anonymous 1 week ago

The rant sounds VERY familiar :) Agree & Disagree. TWMR was not a spectacular piece of cinema nor was it a comedy - it’s a sequel to a film, that’s it. And Bollywood has no high standard of good commercial films or comedies either. There have been many me too films by Anand rai himself and Ashwini Tiwari in this space with mediocre actors. TWMR to its credit is a better sequel to the first part, a rarity in Bollywood. It also features the best written & acted double role in Indian cinema. It just became a milestone because the film did business which was phenomenal for a movie driven by solid female characters (not women oriented please) and showed you can get a national award in a hardcore commercial Bollywood movie too - a first!

Anonymous 1 week ago

Anand and Kangana should definitely work on something worthwhile. Not impossible given the super successful track record but not easy creatively. He has had no luck working with other actors and now trying with Kumar who guarantees success today.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Yes. For male actors directors show loyalty and work as a team on multiple projects. For female actors, they get prominence by leveraging their talent but as soon as they get success, they pine for other male stars to soothe their egos. Weird.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

TWMR was indeed a brilliant movie elevated by Kangana's phenomenal acting. In her career, TWMR, Manikarnika and Queen are indeed her most successful movies commercially as well as critically. No actor of her generation, male or female, can boast of such phenomenal success without star directors, top male stars (khans, akshay) and big production houses.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Very true!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Why is everyone pointing out that Kangana didn't give a hit since TWMR. Had it been someone else, should would have been forgotten & replaced. Kangana has got a power & screen presence because of she still commands the screen irrespective of box office fate of her movies. Kangana has her separate dedicated fan following, other actresses r seasonal. This kind of stardom was commanded was men otherwise. Kangana still rocks the performances and becomes the highlight of her films. Hence she is still getting best of women centric films like Thalaivi and is awarded with Padmashri.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

True - infact Kangana herself can leverage these points to talk about her amazing streak even after TWMR but she has not been able to use it fully.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

This has been a tactic against Kangana but it does not change any fact! Very few people are able to deliver after the biggest hit in their careers - Kangana has delivered on 3 grounds: 1. Versatility - pick any movie of hers after and see her range - Rangoon, Simran, Manikarnika, JHK, Panga 2. Performances - Superlative in all above movies 3. Box office - Manikarnika despite the PR attack IS at 154 cr+ movie! It grossed more than 100 cr domestically and we have not factored its Japan business and revenue from satellite & digital. It’s still one of the only 3 female led movies to cross 100cr. Also despite what people update on Wikipedia, panga & JHk were both profitable ventures.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Very true. The high point of her career have been queen & tanu wed many series. She has not been able to replicate that success. She is a fine actor though probably the best in business.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yes, why have they not reported manikarnika's japan numbers yet? Even if it is 2-3 cr, it was a first time release in a new market. Reporting of manikarnika's numbers was heavily dominated by a sustained attack from other politically motivated people's PR armies.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Manikarnika crossed 154cr mark worldwide, 100 cr domestically and got a huge recovery from digital & satellite. So disagree respectfully, but manikarnika proved a female actor can pull off a high budget period drama without the crutches of male actors, steamy scenes and tacky songs.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

The high point of Kangana's career, it has all gone downhill from there. Right Rangoli.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

The fact that you dream of Rangoli in a post about kangana means you are a paid troll.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

The Best Entertaining Movie with Kangana's Excellent Acting !

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

True. It proved that a female actor can give a national award winning performance in a commercial blockbuster rewriting the stereotypes. Since then, there has been a well coordinated campaign to "replace kangana" by a bunch of non-entities but it has failed spectacularly :)

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