Directed By: Tabrez Noorani
Produced By: Colour Yellow Productions, Phantom Films
Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal
Duration: 2.35 hrs
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 4/5
Anurag Kashyap is a maverick filmmaker in every which way. His unique and out-of-the-box approach towards his films make them stand out. With ‘Manmarziyaan’, Anurag explores the genre of romance and how. It will destroy your meaning of love and leave you with a fresh approach towards romance.
Rumi (Taapsee Pannu) and Vicky (Vicky Kaushal) are in love and their meaning of romance comes down to sex. The two small town lovers cannot take their hands off each other. Unfortunately, they get caught by Rumi’s parents. Just like any other small-town girl, Rumi is forced by her family to get hitched. But their immaturity and commitment issues doesn’t let the two settle down, which is where Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan) enters the scene.
Robbie is a banker from London looking for an arranged alliance. Rumi, left with no choice, decides to marry Robbie. But will she get over her love with Vicky? And will Robbie be able to cope up with Rumi in spite of knowing her past with Vicky?
Abhishek’s character is mature, full of dignity and manners. The actor gets into Robbie’s shoes extremely well and you are fooled to believe that Abhishek has been like Robbie all his life. Taapsee is beautiful and a treat to watch in the film. She excels as Rumi and her expressions have a spellbinding effect. ‘Manmarziyaan’ can easily be called Taapsee’s best performance till date. Vicky Kaushal is also on a roll. The actor is flawless playing a quintessential Punjabi lad with ease. His madness is infectious and it proves his commitment towards his character.
Direction and Cinematography
Anurag Kashyap’s direction is mature and fresh. He brings forth a love triangle that is complicated as well as relatabale. His direction will make you cry and feel enlightened at the same time. Shot by Sylvester Fonseca and edited by Aarti Bajaj, the film scores well on all the technical aspects.
The music of ‘Manmarziyaan’ have already been topping the music charts. Amit Trivedi does a fab job in expressing each character’s emotions through the songs. They are included at the right place and at the right time.
Everything from the performances to Anurag’s taut direction, the film leaves an impact in your hearts. In spite of being emotionally complex, the movie manages to leave you full with its sheer wisdom.
The story might prove to be a little too deep for the young generation out there. The pace of the movie which runs slow in the first half, eventually gains momentum by the second.
Not always, do we come across romantic movies that highlight new-age love along with long-lost old school romance. The movie is not just a love triangle. It’s more than just a guy and a girl meeting. It’s love with a different and matured approach. You might just not want to miss this one.
Watch the trailer here: