Starring : Kangana Ranaut, R Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill, Deepak Dobriyal, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub, Rajesh Sharma, Swara Bhaskar
Producer : Sunil A Lulla, Krishika Lulla
Director: Anand L Rai
Music : Krsna Solo & Tanishk - Vayu
Rating : 4 out of 5
What's about :
people living overseas are far more seeped in Indian ethnic values, customs, festivities and rituals, when compared to a lot many Indians living in Hindustan.
The NRI in TWMR is docile, unassuming and soft-spoken, has no accent or attitude, believes in arranged marriages, relishes the evergreen songs of Mohammed Rafi, is old-fashioned literally. The girl is contradictory. She's belligerent and dominating, also smokes, drinks and uses expletives, has had many 'affairs', has her new boyfriend's name tattooed on her chest, is a straight-forward and fearless babe. This is their story!
The colours of Kanpur, the mood of Jhajjar in Haryana, the long shots of Connaught Place, the pedal-boats on the Purana Qila lake, the Delhi Zoo, the grounds of Ramjas College, the DTC buses , Lucknow and London all have all been captured beautifully.
The prequel TWM in 2011 had ended at Tanuja (Tanu) and Manoj's (Manu) wedding. In 2015, TWMR shows now-warring couple inside a mental rehabilitation centre in London. The asylum meeting takes a weird turn, and Manu is detained there. Tanu speaks to her friend Payal (Swara Bhaskar), and leaves for Kanpur . On her way back to India, she calls up Manu's friend Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal) and drops the 'Manu-pagal khaane-mein-hai-usko-leke-aana' bomb.
Pappi arrives in London and goes around sight-seeing, and when questioned by Tanu about the 'pagalkhaana' status, responds, "60,000 ka ticket hai, is liye socha seedha pagal khana kya jaaunga; pehle thodi sight-seeing kar leta hoon." The script is filled with these brilliant one-liners.
Pappi brings Manu back to India, and Fate places Kusum Kumari Sangwan (Kangana Ranaut), the buck-toothed 'state level athletes' from Delhi University, on his way. And Kusum is a spitting image of Manu's wife. What ensues is two hours of a laugh riot. But what will happen when the broken-hearted Tanu will learn about thisManu- Kusum wedding ? Will Manu tie the knot once again? This and much more is all rolled up in this fun-drama.
Madhavan & Kangana share a genuine, natural chemistry , a marriage of experience and sheer talent.
Kangana Ranaut [Kusum "Datto" Sangwan/Tanuja "Tanu" Trivedi] : a complete visual double treat in a double role. Kusum Dattu's innocence, Haryanvi accent and spunky Tanu. masterful performance . Kangana infuses Tanu with a rare charm, using people as a 'kandha'. Her Kusum is mind-blowing Haryanvi state level athlete ,pitch-perfect. From her accent to her gait to her mannerisms, Kusum manages to shine .
R.Madhavan [ Manu" Sharma ]
: does well some funny one-liners as cute adorable husband
Jimmi Shergill [ Raja Awasthi ]
: leaves a mark as the lovestruck Awasthi, reeling over life’s lemons. a stellar performance , superb straight faced humour!
Deepak Dobriyal [ Pappi ji ]
: steals the show . He cracks you up instantly with his straight faced way of delivering dialogues. carries off superb lines with breezy perfection, "Are you Salman Khan ,jo commitment nahin choroge?",
Swara Bhaskar [Payal Rathore ]
: looks impressive
Eijaz Khan [ Jassi ],Navni Parihar [ Tanu's Mother]
, K.K. Raina [Manu's Father ], Rajendra Gupta [ Tanu's Father], Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub [ Chintu] , Dipti Mishra [ Manu's Mother ] ,Rajesh Sharma [ Datto's Brother ] are effective & wonderful.
each actor delivers, brings an authentic feel to it’s narrative. Two new additions - Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub & Rajesh Sharma add colour & flavour with their flair for earthy roles. Ravi Kissen is wasted.
funny, eclectic and wondrous plot , spin of the story , the performances deserve standing ovation , Dialouges , Brilliant Direction , eccentric characters, hilarious scenes
Manu's mother has a whole monologue, nagging - and emotions that tug at your heart while tickling you pink.
a few technical errors- lip syncing errors at the start and in the second half. The 2nd half sags a bit with humour declining and emotional outpouring ! The beti bachao, beti ko azaadi dilao speech by Datto's brother, seems forced .
The big mole on Kangana’s neck was strikingly visible on the double role characters which the crew failed to cover up.
Music : The innovative music adds a nice touch. ‘Move On’, ‘Mat Ja Re’ and funny Haryanvi version of ‘Old School Girl’ - music & lyrics are brilliant . Banno tera Sweater , Mari Gali & Ghani Bawri are chartbusters. Background score is also heart touching.
Can you explain ? :
1- why did the lead pair visit a British Mental Assylum with Hindi-speaking psychiatrists to find a solution to their turbulent marriage ?
2 - Manu and Raja like the same girl the second time ?
3 - Pappi’s one sided infatuation was a time waster .
4 - Tanu’s flings with Raja and yet feeling remorse to suit the climax ?
5 - In India , Tanu shows her spoilt-child image by walking around in just a towel !
TWMR is a thoroughly entertaining, colourful & enjoyable experience. it makes you laugh out loud , sad and euphoric all at once. Hoots and claps are the order of the day! A treat for all married and wholesome entertainment for rest of the world , with the philosophy- It's hard to love happily, Yet, so easy.