Manmarziyaan Movie Review: Taapsee Pannu & Vicky Kaushal electrify love, Abhishek Bachchan is like old wine

Manmarziyaan Movie Review: Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal's film Manmarziyaan may not be everyone's cup of tea but if you are a diehard fan of romantic movies, it is a love story worth watching.
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Robbie timidly asks his wife Rumi, "Pyaar karti ho mujhse?" To which, Rumi bravely replies, "Ho jaayega pyaar." This is the basic crux of Manmarziyaan, a love story for the hopeless and rebellious romantics. The movie shows us what happens after you fall in love with infatuation or 'Fyaar'. Taapsee Pannu plays Rumi, the young and vibrant woman of age who is madly in 'Fyaar' with the maniacal and uninhibited Vicky (Vicky Kaushal). Vicky has a whole lot of love to give but lacks ambition with failed attempts at engineering and an MBA. The two are careless rebels in love until the 'marriage' tag proves to be a damper in their life. In enters NRI Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan), a banker who is everything Vicky is not and is ready to marry Rumi irrespective of her past.

It's flabbergasting to believe that Anurag Kashyap has directed a pureblood love story, which has all the cliches of classic romances especially Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. However, Anurag gives another life and flavour to a love story set for the millennials. Add in the spices of Kanika Dhillon's writing and we have a romance we can actually relate to. There are the perfect interspersed elements of romance, humour and drama in Manmarziyaan. 

Taapsee Pannu starts off with a few glitches and in some scenes, the actress tries too hard. But eventually, she gets consumed and becomes one with Rumi, whose character perfectly meshes with the title of the movie - Manmarziyaan. Her crackling avatar is a treat to watch on-screen but it is Vicky who really steals the show with his charismatic performance. Vicky is someone you love to hate and hate to love. Every commitment phobic Romeo will relate to him. 

Abhishek makes his return to Bollywood after two years and we have missed him dearly. Robbie is the opposite of Rumi and Vicky and strikes the perfect balance of calm and composed. It is Abhishek's restrained performance that hooks you in and his eventual confrontation with Rumi is too good a scene to miss. Taapsee's chemistry with Vicky is electric passion while with Abhishek, it's like old wine, gets better with age.

A special kudos to Amit Trivedi's soundtrack which meshes well with the movie but at times felt overwhelming. The cinematography and editing were simple and sweet and one could not get over Taapsee's traditional attires which stayed true to her larger than life character. 

The first half was entertaining to watch while the second half seemed a bit too stretched at times, especially the climax sequence. 

Manmarziyaan may not be everyone's cup of tea but if you are a diehard fan of romantic movies, Manmarziyaan is a love story worth watching. 

We rate it a 65 percent on the movie meter.



Yaar Pinkvilla change the font. Go back to the original font and style. The new version is a pain to read

Abhishek sucked in the film. Period. He has limited talent and gets offer simply because of his illustrious family. The film also didn't have much new to offer. It has a mix of Tanu weds Manu, and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Tapsee's character is just the regular bubbly heroine we have seen so many times before, except that she is unafraid to express her needs and used foul language when needed. Overall the film was unimpressive. I am waiting for the release of Manto with a way powerful actor than Abhishek. Sorry neither he nor his wife are capable actors.

Abhishek is a good actor way better than some other popular star kids. Unfortunately his legacy overshadows him. I like his restrained acting but perhaps it's not for the loud and melodramatic Bollywood style?

Dissapointed looks like tanu mWeds manu

It's like HDDCS

Hddcs remake and hate the fact that Abhishek will just cannot act gets so many chances to come back unlike non nepo kids

it opened very poor at the box office, like 10%. post PV

Vicky is the best, Tapsee also v good. Weak link is AB. Sorry

Abhishek does well in restrained calm and composed roles. Guess, closer to his real life personality. So wanted to watch the movie!!
But then from the trailer it looks like a Punjabi version of Tanu Weds Manu. Can't watch that! Sorry!

Reshma Shetty always ensures that all her clients receive good movie reviews lol.

She can only manipulate as far as reviews are concerned....unfortunately she can't get people to the theatres!

Abhishek had always been a great actor - it's just the films he was offered weren't as great.
Much like many other actors - Shahid being an example.

I like all the actors in this movie but honestly I want to watch it for Vicky

this looks amazing

Reshma Shetty is a great example of how your manager can turn your career around but i am happy for abhishek everyone deserves success in life

It is a boring movie. Performance wise Tapsee overacts and fails to meet the expectations of the role. AB is ok, but Kaushal is good as usual. Tapsee please learn to act after working for more than a decade in films.

new version of Hum dil de chuke sanam!

It seems very similar to Tanu weds Manu based on the trailer.

If anyone else has seen the movie, please let me know if it is like Tanu Weds Manu.

yes dear it is. same story-line though different treatment and much more honest and believable. 2nd half is somewhat a slog. Abhi just cant match up to these 2 Vicky and Tapsee. Vicky was the best.

Bollywood lacks originality. There are people who lap up cheap copies too.

Same feeling.

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