Veere Di Wedding - Movie Review
our friends take care of life, love, marriage and sorrow. Has this concept not already been explored on the big screen? But what makes Shashank Ghosh's latest release, 'Veere Di Wedding', alluring is that this time, four women are directing a movie. A word of warning here though - those on high doses of "Sex & The City" might find this #NotAChickFlick a bit bland for their taste buds. But then there is enough brilliance, gal-pal collage, and picturesque location to keep you invested for 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Veere Di Wedding begins with four teenage girls bursting into champagne and engaging in locker room discussions after completing their final exams. A decade later, we have a taste of their adulthood. Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor Khan) is a commitment-phobe; The blame on a broken house, Avni (Sonam Kapoor) is a divorce lawyer whose mother continues to harass her for getting married. Sakshi (Swara Bhaskar), a stinking rich girl whose marriage is messy, and Meera (Shikha Talsania) whose "Bade Papa" binds with her after she gets married to a firang.
Things take a radical turn when Kalindi's boyfriend, Rishabh (Sumeet Vyas), gets on his knees and offers him a wedding. At first, Kalindi hesitates but yields later and agrees to be tied up. From Bondi in Australia, she finds herself disappearing under stacks of Banarasi saris and Malhotra jewels from West Delhi and struggling to get into her "fairy princess" dress for her roka. Fortunately, she has bests aka 'Veeres' by her side. However, their happiness is short when a "siyappa" pushes Kalindi to cancel her marriage.
Soon, the four 'Veeres' will fly to Phuket to relive their good memories and rethink before making the most important decision of their lives.
Shashanka Ghosh needs to be tapped on his back for throwing a story that Bollywood has earned for a long time. What makes women in this special film is not sexual language and deep profanation. Instead, it's the scars of their mistakes that they proudly choose to flaunt as badges. Society will not call them "pious," but that does not stop them from following their hearts when it comes to love and lust.
On the reverse, a little more characterization in the role of the protagonist would have made it more fun. The hilarious moments are scattered all along leaving you craving. In addition, the blatant attempts to plug product placements into the movie appear to be unintentionally hilarious.
Speaking of performances, Kareena Kapoor Khan leads the pack and is given a bigger role than the others. Sonam Kapoor gets his moments of brilliance even if they are few.
The scene where Swara Bhaskar reveals her "intimate apna haath jagan naath" to her friend and later to her family is a total killer. Shikha Talsania is all hearts and packs a punch.
The always reliable Sumeet Vyas also offers a satisfying show.
As the first half moves at a rapid pace, the spectacular twists in the second half look saccharine until Ghosh keeps his directorial reins tight to the climax. Editing and cinematography work in his favor. Most of the songs are hummable and do not stop the story.
In a nutshell, Veere Di Wedding is easy for the eyes. Since the days when the heroine was always supposed to be Mrs. Two Goody-Shoes who refrained from sneaking between sheets before marriage with women now shown inhibited when it comes to their life, sexuality, and desires, Bollywood has come a long way. Despite its set of flaws, a trip to this wedding will entertain you for most of the time.
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