Tanu Weds Manu Returns works on the weight of its brilliant joke-skit situations, dialogues and how the excellent, spirited cast, (most reprising their roles from Tanu Weds Manu (2011)), enacts each bit with elan. The plot is just a prop, we are not complaining, because the humour is a mad riot and just keeps rolling and rolling.
Kangana Ranaut is stellar as the mad, freewheeling Tanu, more so as Komal, the young Hariyanvi althlete, going beyond the accent and sportswoman's gait. Deepak Dobriyal is a steal for the sheer comic spontaneity he brings to his role. Madhavan quietly adds nuances to his unusual lead male role, that of a subdued, withdrawn, troubled husband. The rest of the cast get their lines too, watch out for Jimmy Shergill's just complaints and KK Raina's catarthic monologue on marriage. But this is Kangana's film, as much it is of director Anand L Rai and writer Himanshu Sharma.