Manmarziyaan is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Anurag Kashyap and written by Kanika Dhillon. The film was titled as Husband Material for international festival releases. Manmarziyan is the first rom-com directed by Anurag Kashyap. Here is the Manmarziyan review.
One of the finest and underrated directors of the recent time, Anurag Kashyap shows his rage with this rom-com Manmarziyaan. In one of his most easygoing cinema, Kashyap manages to add his touch to an old theme in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and that makes Manmarziyaan a film worthy of your time.
After the success of the Netflix Original “Sacred Games”, Manmarziyaan has been an anticipated film of now. Set in an Indian small town Manmarziyan is executed as a pure Hindustani film. The story of Manmarziyan revolves around three peoples – Rumi (Tapsee Pannu), Robbie (Abhisekh Bachchan), and Vicky (Vicky Kaushal).
Introduction of the characters
Now the introduction of the characters of Manmarziyaan first starts with Rumi, a former hockey player who is in a committed relationship with the cool wild DJ Vicky played by Vicky Kaushal, in a scene he is said to look like “Shuturmurg” which means Ostrich in Hindi. Robbie is the most positive character in Anurag Kashyap’s film played by Abhisekh Bachchan, who is banker based in London, he is termed as “Ramji Type” be the character of Rumi and he said her back as “Daayan” means Witch. So basically, the film is about a Shuturmurg, Dayan, and Ramji.
The film is reported to be based on the real life of Kanika Dhillon and she is the writer of the film. We knew Anurag’s film as a violent, only for adults with evil vs evil story. But Manmarizyan is atypical to the director’s previous work on big screens and television. More like it’s an Anand L Rai film with not a single negative character at all.
It was amazing to watch how Anurag Kashyap pulled off the film that was not supposed to be his cup of coffee. Manmarziyan is a film about how love could be messy. After a long gap from DevD Anurag Kashyap coming back to the romance genre which looks as much for today’s and might a little bit ahead of its time.
Manmarziyan is a performance-oriented film based on a love triangle. But nothing looks old, and this was the strength of the film. The most impressive from the crew is the writer Kanika Dhillon and the music director Amit Trivedi who composed 15 songs for this album. The first when Amit collab with Anurag Kashyap, Amit Trivedi won his first National Award for Best Music. This time they have the same blast as previous. Songs like “F For Fyaar” and “Daryaa” is some of the chartbusters of the month.
The Cinematography of Manmarziyan is one more plus point of the film. It is very rare to see Anurag Kashyap in a romantic location, and the last time was No Smoking was shot in overseas that in a dream sequence. Anurag and his cinematography Sylvester capture very beautifully and it looks very catchy to eyeballs. And Now catch the limitations below.
Director – Anurag Kashyap Producer
Aanand L. Rai
Anurag Kashyap Cinematographer: Sylvester Fonseca Editor: Aarti Bajaj
Genre: Romance/Comedy Writer – Kanika Dhillon
The lyrics of the songs are nice or we can say might be good, but most of the lines are in Punjabi. We know he likes to be rooted in the character’s culture but it was also true that lines are in very hard Punjabi. In Gangs of Wasseypur, the lines are Bhojpuri but enjoyable and also understandable in an entertaining way. Critically acclaimed editor Aarti Bajaj has done a very fine job, actually, it looks a very easy film for her.
The film was very long which is a true touch of Anurag Kashyap, but this movie didn’t need that time to tell this story. Some parts the story goes very melodramatic in parts but none of the characters is trying to sacrifice, unlike other Bollywood love triangle. The film is easily comparable to films like Woh 7 Din and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, but this one is a hundred times ahead of these stories.
Talking about the casting is really wonderful, it was always a point of criticizing that Anurag Kashyap cast their actors randomly. But this film is an answer to that criticism and the credits go to the actors specially Abhisekh Bachchan coming back it’s like Kurt Russell coming back with Tarantino’s Death Proof.
Anurag Kashyap Direction
Performance of Abhisekh Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal, and Tapsee Pannu