Right from proving her mettle as an actor with Queen to making her performance own the box office success of Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Kangana Ranaut has created a unique space for herself as an independent self reliant actor. With Tanu Weds Manu, she took the mantle many many notches higher with the bumper success of her double role as Tanu and Dattoo, both of which were so distinct and lovable that audiences took them both home, almost making them a part of their lives.
The double role impact has been such that it has got people talking about it. Not only has it been one of the best double role anyone has seen in the recent times but also one of its kinds. While we have seen double roles in Bollywood, Kangana took it a notch above by making it look and sound like two different people altogether- be it the look, body language or dialect.
Kangana as Tanu and Dattoo in the film has been hugely appreciated by audiences and critics and has ensured that she is in a league that makes her her sole competitor – a level that no one else today can boast of. Now with her forthcoming projects including ones with Vishal Bhardwaj and Hansal Mehta, she only has herself to outdo and scale even greater unexplored heights.
Talking about what can only be called as the Kangana phenomenon, Taran Adarsh says,” Kangana is a incredible talent. This had been proved time and time again. I would not say that TWM, Queen or TWMR were her turning points, but infact getting author backed roles like in Gangster and Woh Lamhe so early in her career prove how terrific an actress she is and the finesse with which she performs. And now with Queen, TWM and TWMR, she has made such an incredible mark.
What I admire as the double role is that though I know it’s Kangana playing Tanu and Dattoo, you still can’t believe that it’s the same actress portraying the two completely different roles – that’s the hallmark of a great actor. There is no stopping her. She’s a very fine actress and very grounded. Her filmography which includes her national award winning performance for Fashion and Queen speaks volumes of her talent. And what makes it more credible is that she wasn’t a star kid or someone with a big banner launch, but was someone who took it upon herself to carve a unique niche for herself.
Kangana is truly the queen of Bollywood, ruling hearts and the BO.
Amod Mehra says,” Till date there have been many heroines who have featured in double roles.. But till date no heroine has been able to play 2 distinct characters with such conviction as Kangana has.. Outstanding.. Take a bow Ms Raunat.. Bravo.. All awards assured..”
Amul Mohan says, “Kangana is phenomenal in TWMR there is no two ways about that. But the one thing she pulled off brilliantly was the double role aspect of the script!when an actor can make you believe that they are TWO different people when in reality they’re only one I think that’s what adds to the film tremendously! And that’s pure talent, like I’ve been saying for a bit now, talent like her is so hard to find!”