Manmarziyaan (2018)

Taapsee Pannu: She as Rumi, overcomes a few initial hiccups, to sink her teeth into the central role. This is by far, the best performance of her career.

Vicky Kaushal: Vicky, as the quintessential Punjabi Munda, who does not really have a handle on life, is superb too

Abhishek Bachchan: He as Robbie, plays the good guy with masterful restraint.

STORY: Rumi & Vicky are in love and they can’t stay out of the bedroom. When they’re caught red-handed by Rumi’s family, pressure builds up to get married. But Vicky has cold feet and keeps avoiding Rumi’s request to bring his parents over and ask her hand in marriage. Eventually, she gives up on him and agrees to an arranged marriage. That’s when Robbie enters the proverbial love triangle.

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Top-notch

SCREENPLAY: In-depth

DIRECTION: The maturity with which Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan talks about love and relationships is refreshing. The seemingly conventional story of a love triangle gets original with its treatment and portrayal of love.

Manmarziyaan: This new-age love story with Facebook friend requests and Tinder 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.

 

Review by Shreya Ghosh

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