‘Veere Di Wedding’ Is Just Another Shallow Shaadi Flick
The genuine bonding between the leading ladies is the best thing about the film.
Veere Di Wedding
Camera: Shiv Kumar Maurya
Editor: Rahul Sanpui
Producer: Abhishek Ranjan
Everything and everyone in Shashank Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding exists to remind and prepare us for this huge, big fat Punjabi wedding – from the opening flashback sequence with the four best friends in school uniforms talking about “shaadi-waadi” to 10 years later still hovering around “wedding shedding”!
They talk about how everyone is only taking about getting married, they crib about how society only wants them to get married, they discuss their own wedding expectations all this while rolling their eyes, swearing to their hearts content, laughing, drinking but not moving an inch from the shaadi ka topic.
Kareena Kapoor urf Kalindi is the one getting married that sends all her buddies Avni (Sonam Kapoor), Sakshi (Swara Bhaskar), and Meera (Shikha Talsania) into a tizzy.
Rishab (Sumeet Vyaas) is sweet and caring and Kalindi loves him alright, but her journey to becoming Mrs Malhotra is hilariously flabbergasting. From hideous dresses to obscenely lavish shaadi mandaps, it’s here that we have the most clever writing and rib tickling moments – all at the expense of the gossipy aunties of West Delhi!
The easy breezy first half also gives us a quick tour of all that’s keeping Kalindi’s friends busy.
Avni is trying to find her Mr Right, while her mother (Neena Gupta) hyperventilates about her single status. Sakshi is heading towards a divorce and Meera’s 2-year-old son keeps her on tenterhooks.
The genuine camaraderie and bonding between the leading ladies is frankly the best thing about the film imbuing it with fun and warmth.
Now, if only there was a solid plot Veere Di Wedding would have been so much better.
The girls are all dressed up with nowhere to go, literally! There is a forced Phuket holiday sequence added, some pub hopping and bad hangovers, but our patience is tested in the second half.
Everything fizzles out, and even though Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhaskar are in top form, Veere Di Wedding ends up an average cliche-ridden film where neither the story nor the characters evolve.
If you are easy to please then ‘Veere Di Wedding’ should suffice.
2.5 Quint’s out of 5!
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