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Story of Indian way of Dating in Actual Life - Tanu Weds Manu

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Movie: Tanu Weds Manu
Director: Anand L. Rai
Year: 2011
Stars: R. Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut and Jimmy Shergill

Snapshot of the Story

New York based Doctor Manoj Sharma aka Manu (played by R. Madhavan) comes to India looking for an Indian bride. Manu falls in love with Tanu (Kangana Ranaut), but Tanu loves another local guy. Tanu request Manu to reject her and so he does. Movie takes the real romantic turn and becomes a romantic tale of Tanu and Manu. The on screen romance of Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut beautifully directed and equally well acted. “Manu Wed Manu” is a romantic entertainer.

Movie reviews and ratings of Tanu Weds Manu

Movie reviews and ratings of Tanu Weds Manu


“Tanu weds Manu” on the front seems like an average story, but becomes special from the onset as every area of the movie has been well directed. Manu is a New York based doctor who comes to India looking for a bride. A typical Indian way to find the bride is to look for different girls and then choose the best one you like that fits your requirements. Manu starts looking at the potential bride Tanu and likes her very much. Manu agrees to marry Tanu but Tanu is not happy with this and has been in an affair with a local man. Manu comes to know this and rejects Tanu.

Later they both meet each again in a wedding as Manu comes to learn that Tanu is still single. Tanu ask for Manu’s help to get married with her boyfriend. Somewhere bottom of his heart Manu starts to love Tanu and wants to make her happy. Tanu would be happy if she gets married to her boyfriend and he could not say no to Tanu

This complicated ride becomes the romantic tale as both Manu and Tanu start liking each other but could not share their feeling for each other. Romantic scenes of Tanu and Manu were beautifully picturized as they looked like a perfect couple. Kangana Ranaut has made a special presence on the silver screen in her short career and looked very mature. R. Madhavan gave a towering performance and looked the perfect cast for the role of Manu.

Final Thoughts

“Tanu Weds Manu” is a romantic movie released after a long time in Bollywood. R.Madhavan has a few romantic hits in South Indian cinema. R. Madhavan did not have any romantic movie after “Rahna Hai Tere Dil Me”. Madhavan has been giving hits like “3 Idiots”, “Rang De Basanti” and Guru. Kangana Ranaut is the pick of cast and fits well in the role of “Tanu”. Kangana Ranaut gave a towering performance and she has matured as an actor since her debut in “Gangster”.

Movie scores 7 out of 10 for its simple yet entertaining storyline, good music and best performances by all the actors. Story fails to score more as at times it becomes very slow and as an audience you feel like fast forwarding to the main scenes.

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A one Time Watch and Nothing Much - Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Movie: Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Director: Sanjay Gadhvi
Year: 2002
Stars: Uday Chopra, Jimmy Shergill, Tulip Joshi, Bipasha Basu and Shamita Shetty

Snapshot of the Story

“Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi” is a love of Sanjay (Uday Chopara) and a girl Anjali (Tulip Joshi) that are childhood friends. Now they are grown up and Anjali is getting married to a boyfriend Rohit (Jimmy Shergill) but Sanjay loves Anjali and believes that Anjali also loves him. Sanjay joins the wedding arrangement and try all sorts of tricks to avoid Anjali getting married to Rohit.

Movie Reviews and ratings of - Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai

Movie Reviews and ratings of - Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai


Sanjay (Uday Chopra) and Anjali (Tulip Joshi) are childhood friends and share some of the sweet childhood memories. However, both are grown up and live individual lives. Both has their dating partner and are happy with their relationships. Sanjay come to know that Anjali is getting married and his feeling for Anjali comes alive which he was not able to tell her until now. His goal is to break this relationship and stop Anjali getting married Rohit (Jimmy Shergill).

Sanjay is more of a family member to Anjali’s family as he tries to convince everyone that Rohit is not the right guy for Anjali and tries to brainwash everyone into thinking that she will not be happy after marriage.

Sanjay plays all sorts of tricks with Rohit and somehow manages to defame him, but Rohit comes to know the truth and takes this as a challenge. The special appearance of Shamita Shetty in Bachelor Party with item song “Sharara Sharar” was very hot and she sizzled on the dance floor. Story of “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai” was able to engage the audience with its good pace and the tussle between Rohit and Sanjay was fun to watch.

Unsuccessful in his trick Sanjay did not manage to break Anjali and Rohit’s relationship and decides to leave, but as all Indian romantic movies have a twist in the tale Anjali feels that she loves Sanjay more than Rohit. Her heart beats for Sanjay. Two friends who spent so much time together and could not share their feelings is hard to understand. This makes the plot of the movie a little weak and not credible.

Movie review of Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi hai

Movie review of Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi hai

“Mere Yaar ki Shaadi Hai” is another Yash Raj Studio movie which focuses on a love story. Tulip Joshi looked gorgeous in her debut film and looked like a promising star. Bipasha Basu as Sanjay girlfriend looked good but director Sanjay Gadhavi missed the trick in casting her and clearly the talent is wasted. Jimmy Shergill did an average job as Rohit.

Final Thoughts

“Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai” is an average movie, however this is the first time when Uday Chopra looked good and proved his acting talent. The only actor who gets the mileage from the movie is Uday Chopara. Very few directors get the chance of directing Yash Raj studio movie and Sanjay Gadhvi did not let them. Sanjay Gadhvi did a superb job and was outstanding with screenplay. Music by Pritam is the soul of the movie, but could not save the sinking boat of “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai”. Romance in the movie is the tradition of Yash Raj Studio from decades and with “Mere Yaar Ki Saadi Hai” audience expected the same intensity that they were used to but feel let down by this move.

“Mere Yaar ki Shaadi hai” bags 7 out of 10. Movie fails to score more even been with big star casts because of the somewhat artificialness of the story and fails to deliver what was expected.

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