Manmarziyaan (transl. The heart’s wish; Hindi pronunciation: [mənməɾzɪjaːn]), released internationally as Husband Material, is an Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy-drama love triangle film directed by Anurag Kashyap and written by Kanika Dhillon. Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal, the film is jointly produced by Phantom Films and Aanand L. Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions. Manmarziyaan began filming in February 2018. It is a love story set in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Principal photography wrapped up in April 2018. It premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in India on 14 September 2018 to positive reviews from critics. A trailer was released on 9 August 2018.
Rumi (Taapsee Pannu), a young woman, is in love with Vicky (Vicky Kaushal), a part-time DJ. One day they are caught by Rumi’s family and pressure builds for them to get married. Rumi promises her family that Vicky will come with his parents to ask for her hand in marriage and if he doesn’t show up, she will marry whomever her family chooses. However, nervous and immature, Vicky repeatedly gets cold feet.
Eventually, she gives up on him and agrees to an arranged marriage with a mature and responsible banker, Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan). Rumi accepts the proposal but the night before the wedding, refuses to marry, believing Vicky has changed. However, he backs out again.
Robbie and Rumi get married the next day. She gradually starts getting comfortable with Robbie. One day, Vicky shows up to tell Robbie about him and Rumi, she tells Robbie that she wants to stay married to him. He still reminds her that she has a choice. She ends up sleeping with Vicky the next day. Robbie, suspiciously, follows Rumi and ends up seeing her with Vicky. Robbie, realising that Rumi has cheated on him, gets heartbroken. When confronted, Robbie confesses that he loves Rumi but she and Vicky deserve each other. The next day, Robbie files for an annulment.
Rumi realizes that she is in love with Robbie and Vicky was never the “husband material” she was looking for. Initially reluctant, Vicky leaves Rumi. Rumi meets Robbie in court. They sign the papers. On the way, Rumi answers the questions Robbie had asked her. Ultimately, Robbie forgives her and they reconcile.
Abhishek Bachchan as Robbie Bhatia
Taapsee Pannu as Rumi Bagga
Vicky Kaushal as Vicky Sandhu
Ashnoor Kaur as Kiran
Vishavpreet kaur as Rumi’s chachi
Saurabh Sachdeva as Kakaji
Vikram Kochhar as Robbie’s brother
Arun Bali as Rumi’s Grandfather
Neelu Kohli as Robbie’s Mother
Swairaj Sandhu as Robbie’s Father
Sukhmani Sadana as Lovely Singh
Rajinder Singh as Lawyer Bhalla
Jasmine Bajwa as Keerat
Rupinderjit Singh as Babloo
Akshay Arora as Rumi’s Chacha
Gaurav Amlani as Raja
Toranj Kayvon as Raja’s Girlfriend
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