Love isn’t complicated… people are! With this tagline, Anurag Kashyap brought a complicated story of love and relationships. Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, and Vicky Kaushal in the lead, the film Manmarziyaan hit the silver screen this weekend. While it is being considered that Manmarziyaan is Junior Bachchan’s comeback film at the box-office after a gap of two years, there were quite some expectations from AB’s role as a turbaned Punjabi munda in the film.
However, it appears like he has failed to live up to the expectations of the audience. As sad as it is, in Manmarziyaan, Abhishek Bachchan returns to do what he does the best – play the good boy who loves his girl and can do anything for her happiness. From films like Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna to Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Junior Bachchan has under-performed in many to a great extent.
Similarly, in the film Manmarziyaan too, Abhishek fails to impress in the presence of an extremely talented lot including Taapsee and Vicky Kaushal. Reportedly, while Anurag Kashyap tailored the film to be a love triangle between Taapsee, Abhishek and Vicky Kaushal, it was all and all a Taapsee Pannu show.
Looking at some of Abhishek’s praiseworthy performances including Delhi-6, Bluffmaster, and Guru, he has brought different characterizations in each of these roles. However, in all of these films, he has played roles where he had to escape his original persona and add a dash of seriousness in the roles. Apparently, this is what happened in Manmarziyaan too. While he played the role of a loving husband, he failed to shine in the presence of his wife and her lover in the film.
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Sometimes expressions speak louder than words. This when, your director suddenly decides that it would be a great idea for @taapsee to put snow down your back in the shot when you're shooting in sub zero temperatures. Needless to say, there wasn't much love for @anuragkashyap10 that day. #Manmarziyaan #RoadToManmarziyaan #TakeTwo 📸: @khamkhaphotoartist
In fact, the Anurag Kashyap directorial had a slow start on the opening day with a collection of Rs 3.52 crore at the Indian box-office in spite of the fact that it witnessed a reasonable growth of 45 percent. And during the weekend, the film could only mint around Rs 5.11 crore. The total collection during the first weekend closed to merely Rs 15 crore.
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Possibly the one time this tornado of an actor was calm and still…. @taapsee you were an absolute pleasure to collaborate with. Your crazy energy has translated so beautifully into Rumi. I don't think anyone would disagree that you were born to play Rumi. The only irreplaceable cast member in the entire film. Thank you for your love, generosity and patience with me. Don't forget @vickykaushal09 and me during your exceptance speeches. 😉 #RoadToManmarziyaan #Manmarziyaan #TakeTwo 📸: @khamkhaphotoartist
Well, netizens have reviewed AB’s performances in the film and given their reviews. Have a read at some of the Twitter responses here:
Yeh ‘Manmarziyan’ nahi chalegi.
Sikh couple played by @juniorbachchan & @PANNUTAPSEE in movie Manmarziyan does all that what is tabooed as per Sikh Rehat Maryada (Tenents)@HMOIndia @Ra_THORe should immediately intervene & have this movie banned before it flare into big problem. pic.twitter.com/S2uTCd0wEK
— RP Singh (@rpsinghkhalsa) September 17, 2018
disappointed with ur role. pls choose active roles lk in YUVA. don’t waste urself in such passive roles. make ur own films. u r sports buff. show it. No NRI roles
— jaishree pant (@PantJaishree) September 18, 2018
Tera baap na hota to tu juhu beach pe bhelpuri bechne me bi struggle Krta…. bloody failure
— Vicky (@Vicky47425441) September 10, 2018
Sir kbhi solo movie kar k bhi dekho… hw many years more u will eat food from your father money… Bharat mein isko “kuput_beta” khete hai..Every one knows movie will succeed only bcz of @vickykaushal09 ..
— Aakash Agarwal (@d_bansal24) September 11, 2018
Bullshit ridiculous performance by flop actor of Bollywood in this rest of all is perfect ,starcast script screenplay director and music director duo awesome ,but BIG zero in this movie i.e.abhishek Bachchan…so expect lower rate low records from this movie.sorry Anurag sir
— Tarush Dutt (@DuttTarush) September 13, 2018
Kuch nahi hoga iska
FLop actor Hai.
— Shaik Aahil (@ShaikAahil3) September 11, 2018
Watch the trailer of the film here: