|Producer||Shailesh Singh, Vinod Bachchan, Surya Singh|
Tanu Weds Manu is a film directed by Anand Rai. This is a cute romantic film. Like his directorial debut Strangers, director Aanand L Rai once again opts for unconventional and unpredictable situations in Tanu Weds Manu. The film has R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut as lead protagonists.
The film unfolds the story of Manu Sharma (R. Madhavan) a doctor working in London. He is in India to finalise his life partner, for which he, his father (K.K. Raina), mother (Dipti Sharma) and bosom pal, Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal), are bride-hunting. The first girl he sees as a prospective bride is Tanuja Trivedi alias Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) from Kanpur. He sees her under unusual circumstances but falls in love with her at first sight. As pre-decided, the two families embark on a train journey to Vaishno Devi the very next day to celebrate the impending union. To Manu's shock, Tanu tells him, she is not willing to marry him as she already has a boyfriend.
Being the simple, straightforward and sweet guy he is, Manu takes the blame on his head to call off the marriage, thereby saving Tanu's skin. Aware of her wayward ways, Tanu's parents accept Manu's rejection. But Manu is not able to forget Tanu. As fate would have it, he doesn't find any of the other girls he sees, suitable for himself. Again, as fate would have it, Manu meets Tanu at Kapurthala in Punjab where he goes with Pappi to attend the marriage of their best friend, Jaspreet Singh Shergill alias Jassi (Eijaz Khan). Tanu comes to attend the same wedding as she is the best friend of Payal (Swara Bhaskar), the bride-to-be. Manu, pressurised by Jassi and Pappi, gets closer to Tanu who is now more well-behaved towards him but still smokes, drinks and abuses and is still rebellious in nature. Somehow, the families of Tanu and Manu also land at Kapurthala under the mistaken belief that Tanu and Manu have decided to marry one another.
Manu soon realises, he stands no chance when Tanu invites him for her own marriage with her boyfriend, Raja Awasthi (Jimmy Shergill). Manu knows Raja as an acquaintance but is unaware that Tanu's to-be husband is Raja or that Raja Awasthi is to be married to Tanu. What happens thereafter? Does Tanu ever realise that Manu loved her even after she rejected him, forms the rest of the story.
Performance wise, R. Madhavan is top notch. He enacts his part very well. He really delivers a very controlled and fine performance. Kangana looks gorgeous, acts beautifully but there is a little bit problem with her dialogue delivery. Deepak Dobriyal is fantastic. Jimmy Shrgill is wonderful. He proves his acting caliber. Rest of the cast is all supportive.