The trailer of the second installment of Tanu Weds Manu released yesterday and well, it is funny as expected. Reprising their roles, R Madhvan as Manu and Kangana Ranaut as Tanu, this time the addition to the cast is not someone new but Kangana herself in a double role as Kusum.
After having a dramatic marriage in the first film, the trailer of the second part starts with Manu contemplating over divorcing Tanu. On the other hand after her first marriage not working out, Tanu’s parents are out to find her another groom. She is still very much her brash self and is even seen meeting a wedding prospect dressed in a towel.
If his first attempt at marriage going sour was any less, the Mr. Sweet and innocent Manu is now falling for a Haryanvi girl who is a look alike of his wife Tanu. Here is the entry of Kusum, who is a national level athlete. She sports a bob cut and talks like there is no full stop or comma in a heavy Haryanvi accent. Well, so far if it seemed like a simple story of a divorce and Manu wooing Kusum, this Kahaani has one more twist and that is the entry of Tanu’s ex-boyfriend Raja played by Jimmy Shergill.
The first installment of this film turned out to be intersting thanks to the well built characters. Also at that point, Kangana had not exactly established herself as a powerful actress and now with the Queen success on her shoulders, she is oozing confidence in this one. In the entire trailer, Kusum’s character stands strong and while you may have to concentrate hard to figure out what she says, it is Kangana’s brilliance at adapting to the local lingo that is impressive. Madhvan on the other hand is back as the lovable Manu aka Manoj Sharma whose simplicity is what drives you towards him. Deepak Dobriyal who plays his crazy friend named Pappi also reprises his role in this film.
Overall the trailer is quirky and hopefully the film too will be as entertaining as the first one. Director Anand L Rai has an eye for making the small town stories look good on celluloid. His last film Raanjhanaa was not exactly a success but this one looks like an interesting one.