Manmarziyaan Movie Review: It Is A Bold And Honest Take On The Frivolous And Fiery Relationships Of Today With A Varied Of Emotions!

Manmarziyaan Movie Review: It Is A Bold And Honest Take On The Frivolous And Fiery Relationships Of Today With A Varied Of Emotions!
Starring : Taapsee Pannu, Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal
Directed By : Anurag Kashyap
3.5/5 Stars
The sophisticaton and intensity which Anurag Kashyap has implemented in decoding the complexities of modern day relationships in this tale is truly passionate and bewildering. What could've been a cliched love triangle blooms out beautifully into a mature take on love and true companionship. The highlight is the unique interplay between the lead characters with them undergoing a myriad of emotions ranging from love, separation, confusion and betrayal. Anurag Kashyap has taken a sabbatical from his usual dark comedy and gritty subjects with this film and it didn't disappoint. 

The plot revolves around Rumi (Taapsee Pannu) and Vicky (Vicky Kaushal) who are head over heels in love and much of it revolves around a fiery intimacy and carefree spark in their relationship. But the fairytale romance gets a harsh reality check when more serious issues start surfacing. Their naive sense of recklessness, childlike adolescent treatment of their future and a grave confusion when it comes to commitment proves a setback in their relationship. Here's when Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan) enters the scenario and adds to the chaotic cacophony of this love story. 

Anurag Kashyap has added diverse flavors to depict the varied shades of love and writer Kanika Dhillon does a stunning job with the intricate scrutiny on the urbanized and frivolous relationships of today. There are some grueling and hard hitting dialogue delivery where the emotions are volatile enough to portray the intensity of the scene. Be it, the exasperated Taapsee venting out her frustration on Vicky on his lack of responsibility on the middle of the road or an angry Abhishek disgusted with the lies or betrayal of Taapsee's character and lastly not to forget the climax where there is a vulnerable and beautiful interplay between Taapsee and Abhishek. 

The music by Amit Trivedi adds to the encapsulation to the wild and fervent temperants of the situation. The music acts as a catalyst for the characterization of the protagonists with songs like Darya, Halla, Dhyanchand, Sachi Mohabbat taking the center stage. The several moods and locales are beautifully captured by cinematographer Sylvester Fonseca.

The performances by the three lead protagonists Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan are truly praiseworthy. While Taapsee imbibed the passion and frivolous streak in her character with exceptional intensity, Vicky delivered the untamed, nonchalant and rugged mannerisms with perfection but it is Abhishek Bachchan who appears as a breath of fresh air in this one with the right amount of balance and patience in his performance, the least to say he also looked extremely adorable in some scenes where he plays the understanding husband. 

It also explores the whims and characteristics of the typical new age relationships pertaining to friend requests on social media which only makes it more relatable. The only minus point can be the editing which could've been a little less constricted at some places and could've been more decipherable in some parts. 

There is an excellent symbolism of the twins which needs to be cleverly decoded in the film. But overall this film is a must watch for it's much needed visualization on the chaos and complications of the modern day relationships and the very preconceived notion of love.