Manmarziyaan, which in Hindi translates to ‘do what pleases your heart’, is a complicated, confusing and a beautiful love triangle between Vicky (Vicky Kaushal), Rumi (Taapsee Pannu) and Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan). Now, Vicky ‘believes’ that he and Rumi are star-crossed lovers but is a very irresponsible person. When he’s given a day to come & confess his feelings to Rumi’s parents, he decides to keep it postponing.
Enters a successful banker from London, Robbie. He’s the kind of guy you get in arrange marriages but Rumi is someone you love. Annoyed at Vicky’s carelessness, Rumi warns him that she’ll get married to Robbie if he doesn’t man up. Rest of the story just builds up a curiosity along with a tad bit of confusion of what will be the fate of this trio. Whatever the result is, it comes with a package of entertainment & thrills.
Taapsee Pannu deservingly gets a song on what she really is – Bijlee! She’s thunderous in the film & her character of Rumi gets the most meat of all. Rumi is very well written and brilliantly portrayed by Taapsee. There’s no stopping for her from here & we’ve a superstar in making. Vicky Kaushal – “Kabhi kabhi lagta hai yai’ch acting ka bhagwan hai.” What started from a pure & unadulterated Deepak Chaudhary in Masaan has turned into a rumbling roar as Vicky in Manmarziyaan.
This wasn’t easy even for Vicky Kaushal because his character needed that touch of madness. Fortunately Kaushal has managed to pull Vicky off with this unmatched talent. Since the posters of Manmarziyaan were released, I was rooting for Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek’s Robbie is the biggest takeaway for me in the film. His silence, his breakdown, his definition of love – everything well portrayed by Junior Bachchan. Saurabh Sachdeva as Kakaji (Marriage Bureau guy) and Vikram Kochhar (Robbie’s brother) though have a very limited scope but are gifted some hilarious one liners. Ashnoor Kaur (Rumi’s cousin) plays her sweet little role with innocence.
Manmarziyaan is not your hunky dory love story. It has love in a more realistic form backed by some outstanding performances. The music lifts up the purpose of the film proving the point Kashyap wants to say i.e. Do what pleases your heart!