Manmariziya Movie Review: Spice is nice. People are Complicated, Love isn’t
Anurag Kashyap has revolutionised his style of movie making definitely with Manmarziya. The actors have proved justice to the realistic nature of the story with their dazzling performances.
Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Panu and Abhishek Bhachchan make their own special features with Manmarziya. Vicky Kaushal is in an avatar we have never seen before. Huma Qureshi in one of her posts expressed her crush towards Vicky’s performance, she had to say this in her twitter post
“Can someone (re)introduce me to bad boy with endearing smile”
Manmariziya opens with a song within the scenes of Amritsar.
Taapsee Panu plays her character role Rumi a shop owner and a madly in love with Vicky, who would give up everything to be with him. From the Taapsee we have seen before, she’s hormonal, edgy and electrifying. But her hardcore interest in fyaar, loose and immoral acts give her degrading tags.
On the other side we have Vicky who plays an irresponsible, electrifying(again) and almost marriage-phobic DJ. We see Vicky jump off terraces and do everything almost impossible to have ‘leisure’ time with his mad lover. But when it comes to the talk about tying knots, he’s a little lackadaisical. When Taapsee infuses such insights to his head, things take turns, our hearts and tummies get a rush and a rumble!
When Robbie is stuck up with this situation, he brings to the screen the picture of real man. The movie bloats out towards the end to let go of ego’s and stimuli’s. You’re problems are half sorted without them.
Countless instances appear which make audiences discomforted about many conversations we hide to have. These conversations are a truth and are necessary. The writers and directors took a great leap of faith to bring it out on the screen and script it through and out. The candid moments are which helped Manmarziya set the show. Taapsee is gorgeous and has some of her careers most finest scenes. Vicky has his act cut out clear. He’s made a point that there’s more to do than delivery lines, but to speak and express through the emotions and the eyes.
We have to give it to Abhishek Bachchan to the role he played for a comeback after 2 years. It’s impossible to find anyone who humbly began after a break. Robbie doesn’t disagree, doesn’t fight and succumbs to the situation and surrenders. What makes us fall for him is his humble and meek character the perfection to which he has played it out.
The screenplay throughout the movie is a mixture of love, grief and humour. Very few things could be pointed out to critique, but that’s what makes it real.
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19 March 2019