Manmarziyaan is all about Rumi (Taapsee Pannu) and Vicky (Vicky Kaushal) who are looking for opportunities to make love. As the story progresses, Rumi wants to settle down for the sake of love and understands one cannot survive on love alone. Rumi wants Vicky to come to her house and ask for her hand, but the issue his he is commitment phobic.
Rumi gives Vicky an ultimatum that if he does not marry her, then she will go ahead and get married to the first suitable boy her family chooses for her.
In walks, Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan), an NRI who knows of Rumi’s past but thinks he can handle it. Both Rumi and Robbie get married. All three are caught in a maelstrom of emotions where one wrong step can mean the end of happiness.
Talking about the performances, well, everyone has been perfectly cast and have given their hundred percent. Vicky Kaushal gets it right once again. Post Raazi and Sanju, Vicky comes across as a sincere and earnest performer. His hyper acts are terrific, and I am sure his character will be the most identifiable.
Abhishek Bachchan is almost flawless in his part and he wonderfully underplays his role. Robbie almost stands out and is someone every girl would like to have by her side.
Coming to the director, Anurag Kashyap, well, he has very effectively narrated his version of Devdas as Dev D and Manmarziyaan is his take on Yash Chopra’s Silsila.
However, the star of this film is the writer Kanika Dhillon. She has made this reel life film almost look real. The conversations between people carry a ring of reality as well. We see three actual people, and not film tropes or archetypes, trying to make sense of their lives. There is no unnecessary drama in the film.
Do catch this one as you will love this one.
Rating: Three Stars