Both Anurag Kashyap and Aanand L Rai have made music an interal part of their films. Amit Trivedi’s expertise with unique compositions and Eros International’s vision have made ‘Manmarziyaan’ a dream music project.
Rumi and Vicky (played by Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal) are in a relationship and thanks to Vicky’s acrobatic roof jumping abilities, to reach Rumi’s house every morning, the entire street is aware of their relationship. From what is seen, they’re in what we call the ‘honeymoon phase’ of their relationship even though it’s unclear as to how long they’ve been dating because they can’t get enough of each other. But it all changes when these two get caught in her bedroom. And as it happens in little towns, the girl is, of course, asked to get married, funnily enough not to the man she was sleeping with but to anyone but him. It’s only in the events that follow you realize that how different Rumi and Vicky are from each other. Vicky Sandhu aka DJ Sandz is the mould for every wannabe modern Punjabi boy complete with their love for Badshah and dream of becoming a famous DJ. Everything a teenage girl would look for in a boyfriend. But along with being carefree and too cool for school, he is afraid to take up responsibility.
Anurag says, “My Tamil film is getting good reviews. I’m only getting acting offers.”
However, in the same breath he adds, “I hate acting. I only want to direct. Someone had once told me, ‘Anurag, tu acting karega na, toh tu aur tera producer dono paise kamayenge. Tu direct karta hain, phir bhi paise nahin kamata.’
The background score and music by Amit Trivedi just adds to the story beautifully. On the downside, the movie is quite long and could have been tighter in places, but it gives you space to ponder about a lot of questions that it poses. Each and every actor in the film has outdone themselves and just for that, you can buy those tickets.
All in all, Manmarziyaan is a sweet movie that is definitely worth your time.
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, and Vicky Kaushal
Director: Anurag Kashyap