Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tanu Weds Manu (2011) - Review

Another Band Baaja Baraat? Certainly not. Despite the misleading trailers. It seemed like trying too hard to impress by throwing in a little bit of everything:  

Great music (which it delivered, but it's too heavy to match the light mood of the film). My favorite Saddi Galli came and went all too quickly ;(

Boy-likes-girl, girl-rejects-but-eventually-accepts angle Awww, how sweet! But how many more times do we still have to see it? Ok, being a sucker for romantic films, I don't even mind watching it over and over but I'm sure something more original and engaging would have been lot more fun.

Profanities Used all too liberally and unnecessarily. I'm sure Kangana as the bold and gutsy Tanuja Trivedi urf Tanu would have convinced as much, while sparing a few c***s. [Looks can be deceptive. This, wrt the pic below ;]

Realistic characters But despite all attempts to make them appear believable, they seem an absolute misfit in a climax as high-decibel drama as this one. 

Comedy That bit I agree was bang on. Deepak Dobriyal as Manu's phrennd gives a paisa-vasool performance. (He's as good in comic roles as sombre and restrained ones like Gulaal).

While I enjoyed the film in bits and parts, some tight editing would have helped. All in all, the film has its moments but lacks a soul. Go for it, if you have nothing better to do.