Casts: Kangana Ranaut, R. Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill
Banner: Eros International
Director: Aanand L.Rai
Producer: Krishika Lulla, Aanand L.Rai
Writers: Himanshu Sharma
Music: Surjrdb-Rdb Rythm Dhol Bass, Krsna, Tanishk, Vayu
Release Date: 22nd May 2015
Story line: Plot: It’s been four years since Tanu and Manu’s eventful wedding and they’re already feeling the seven year itch. Settled in London, their relationship is now as cold as the London winter. While Tanu expected her husband to be as flamboyant and star-like as Shahrukh Khan, Manu wanted a docile and peaceful wife. While Manu was regretting his marriage, his old friend Pappi was excited about his. Tanu and Manu decide to give their marriage one last chance on their trip to India for Pappi’s wedding. After reaching Kanpur, Tanu immediately transitions to her old self. Her new neighbour Chintu becomes her partner-in-crime and visiting old boyfriends and bike rides with him become a daily affair. Her actions had successfully managed to give Kanpur a taste of America. The situation worsens when Manu, now in Delhi, starts falling for a Delhi University student, Datto who looks exactly like Tanu. Things keep aggravating in both the cities as Raja Awasthi, Tanu’s ex-fiancee re-enters her life. So what happens next in their love story? Where does all this drama take them? Do they manage to work on their relationship? Does Pappi finally end up getting married to the love of his life or does his life get twisted as well? Take this roller coaster ride called marriage one more time with Tanu, Manu and Datto in this upcoming romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu Returns. IS MANU – Still in love with Tanu? OR – Falling For Datto? OR – Looking for Tanu s reflection in Datto??? Tanu Weds Manu Returns Iss Baar Do Hain less.
Facts And Figures: Following the positive response to Tanu Weds Manu post release in February 2011, the team considered making a sequel to carry the story forward showing the next chapter of the couple’s life. The lead couple Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut both announced their interest of being a part of a proposed sequel, months after the original’s release. In September 2011, Sunil Lulla of Eros International announced that they had signed on director Anand L. Rai to work on a second part of the film titled Tanu Weds Manu: Season 2. Early reports claimed that the lead actors would be seen in dual roles, while it was also speculated that Shahid Kapoor may replace Madhavan in the lead role. In January 2012, the project was postponed to allow Anand Rai to proceed with another venture Raanjhanaa (2013), while the makers also wanted Ranaut to finish her commitments with Krrish 3 (2013) as the sequel demanded a different look. Following the release and success of Raanjhanaa in July 2013, Anand Rai confirmed that the sequel to Tanu Weds Manu was still active and would feature the original cast in the leading roles, playing down reports that Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma were to replace them. Screenwriter Himanshu Sharma began working on the film in July 2013 and revealed that only the first ten minutes would have a London backdrop, before the story returns to Lucknow, Kanpur and Delhi. He went on to confirm the working title, though added it potentially may also be known as Tanu Weds Manu Extra Large. Pre-production continued through late 2013, with Ranaut’s two-month trip to the USA delaying the start of the shoot in early 2014. She later confirmed that she would play a dual role in the film, that of an athlete apart from Tanu, and the team scouted for a body double to be used in scenes featuring both characters. Dhanush, who had worked in Raanjhanaa, was revealed to be playing a cameo appearance in the film. The team began filming in October 2014 in Lucknow, after a small launch ceremony. The first motion poster of the film was released on 23 March 2015 on the birthday of the leading actress, Kangana Ranaut at a special event in Delhi.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:Aanand L. Rai started his career as an engineer, but soon left it and shifted to Mumbai where he started assisting his elder brother television director Ravi Rai in television series, later he started directing his own shows. Eventually he made his directorial debut with psychological thriller, Strangers starring Jimmy Shergill, based on 1951 Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train. This was followed by Thodi Life Thoda Magic (2008) starring Parmeet Sethi. However, he achieved success with 2011 romantic hit film Tanu Weds Manu starring Kangana Ranaut. In 2013, he directed Raanjhanaa which was actor Dhanush in his Bollywood debut, Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor.
My Gut Feel and comments:
I liked the last two films directed by Aanand L. Rai both Tanu weds manu and ranjhanaa. One thin was common in both that they had very interesting realistic characters, simple story lines and great mass appeal. This time Aanand L.Rai is one of the producer of the film. This is a dangerous sign as creative director going to production most of the time deviate their attention and they try too hard too play safe which is not a good sign as far a creative freedom is concern,
Last week’s release Bombay velvet was a classic example , as Anurag got the resources in abundance in terms of massive budget and up beat star cast he did’t managed to live up to the expectation of his follower audiences and created a mess out of it. One this is clear that Tanu weds manu wont have the charisma of part one however overall still seems to be a onetime watch and a masala entertainer.
3 stars out of 5, one day before the release from my side and a thumps up.