Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Producers: Anand. L. Rai
Anurag Kashyap’s much awaited film, Manmarziyan is set to release following Friday. The film has created a good amount of buzz as it is the first light-hearted film by the director. Manmarziyan is geared up with phenomenal actors like Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. The movie is also a comeback for Abhishek Bachchan.
Set in the village of Punjab, Amritsar, Manmarziyan follows the story of Rumi, a chilled out girl, who is madly in love with a young hopeless hunk, Vicky. Rumi is a spirited young woman who eventually finds herself caught up in a trouble. Rumi and Vicky are caught red-handed having fun in bedroom. The family didn’t over reacted and was ready for the marriage. But Vicky is not ready to take that call. He asks for more time. After lots of drama, Rumi gets tired of delays made by him and eventually decides to get married with a guy her family finds suitable for her. Her idea of arranged marriage didn’t bother Vicky much. There comes the third person in the picture, Robbie. Robbie is a calm and composed person whom Rumi is going to get married to. There starts the refreshing love triangle between Rumi, Robbie and Vicky. The film is set in Amritsar, where Rumi and Vicky’s sex-heavy romance creates a radical contrast to the small-town setting. He jumps from one roof to the other, to sneak into her bedroom. They’re horny as hell and totally into each other. But the apparent and obvious frivolity of their relationship, kicks up a surprise. Commitment issues, immaturity and the folly of exuberance, bring a reality check to their rip-roaring romance. When they decide to run away, she asks the pertinent question… ‘What will we do for a living?’ and when Vicky has no answer, the fairytale romance comes crashing down. Once Robbie enters the scene, as a prospective suitor backed by the local matchmaker, the story gets an interesting spin. You can never peg down, why Robbie is so interested in marrying Rumi, knowing fully well that she and Vicky are inseparable. Will Rumi go back in life, for the sake of his love or will prefer to settle with Robbie, sacrificing her love?
It is a typical love triangle but still gives a refreshing flavor. The characters of Vicky and Taapsee are far more interesting, which makes movie fun to watch. The film is based on a good concept of commitments, which today’s generation lacks in. The film exactly aims at the reasons where most of the fairy tales fail miserably these days. The idea is absolutely good, the message is proper but again there is always something better. The major feature was the cinematography. One could literally feel the surroundings and it’s a huge thing to bring on-screen. When it comes down to performances, Taapsee as usual stands above expectations, proving that she’s one of the best contemporary main stream actress. Taapsee, overcomes a few initial hiccups, to sink her teeth into the central role. This is by far, the best performance of her career. Vicky, as the quintessential Punjabi hunk, who does not really have a handle on life, is superb too. Both of them steals away the show, whereas Abhishek again fails at some extent to stand in comparison to both of them. This new-age love story which is trapped by social media conversations, also has the charm and depth of an old-school love saga. The motif of twins, peppered right through the film is funny and random but if you dig deep, you will probably find out why. Basically the film conveys the importance of commitments, attention and courage to take up responsibilities in relationship as well as in life. The film’s core, Rumi is trapped in a complicated love triangle involving her man of dreams, impulsive yet irresponsible boyfriend and her self-possessed, loving and caring fiancé. The film has a major twist and turns which keeps the audience interesting and excited.
Cinespeaks Verdict: The love saga of two couples, who are found in bedroom most of the times, gets trapped in an unsolvable problem when the families come to know about their relation. In a complication of giving commitments and staying in the relationship and promote in up in order, love story of Vicky and Rumi gets in huge trouble. Film is preferably a good watch as it focuses on genuine problems with teens these days.
Cinespeaks gives 3 stars to the film.
Written by: Aakash Gala