Known for changing the narrative of Indian films with each passing day, ace filmmaker Aanand L Rai truly has been the pioneer of small-town movies in India. Impressively, over the years, his films have always manage to strike the right chord with the audiences, not just from the metropolitan cities, but from the tier 2 and tier 3 cities as well. Sticking to his roots and making movies with progressive characters easily show how confident Aanand L Rai is about the content in his films.
Today, as his blockbuster release ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ completes 6 years of its release, we list down 4 reasons why this film continues to be one of our favourite small-town stories of all times. Take a look…
1. Aanand L Rai’s brilliant filmmaking
Bringing to us intelligent India with his heartwarming stories, Aanand L Rai undoubtedly is the filmmaker we all love. The producer-director has never really shied away from experimenting with his craft and has always gifted us films which have been a cocktail of entertainment and social messaging. ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is regarded as one Aanand L Rai’s finest works and we sure can never get over this romantic tale.
2. Heartwarming storytelling
Second installment of his superhit film ”Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ turned out to be a bigger hit than the first one and found its place in all of our hearts. Offering major romance, sarcasm, humour and swag – Himanshu Sharma’s writing touched the audiences in zillion ways.
3. R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut’s sizzling chemistry
Delivering a top notch performance, both Tanu aka Kangana and Manu aka Madhavan made us fall in love with their realistic, new age modern love story in this sequel. The on-screen chemistry between the two actors was the major highpoint of the film. While Tanu was shown as a true rebel, Manu aka Madhavan played a simpleton with the softest heart. ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ turned out to be a milestone in both Kangana and Madhavan’s careers.
4. Blockbuster music album
A perfect mix of fun and quirky yet soul soothing songs, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ music album turned out to be a huge hit. The soundtrack and film score were composed by Krsna Solo and the lyrics were penned by Rajshekhar. Right from ‘Ghani Bawri’, ‘Banno’ to ‘Mat Ja Re’ and ‘O Sathi Mere’ amongst others, every song found its way up on the music charts.
Today, as the film completes 6 years of its release, we are definitely tuning in, what about you?