‘Veere Di Wedding’ is Way F***ing Real for These Veeres
For these desi veeres, teetering towards the end of their 20s, with the talwar (sword) of marriage hanging over their heads, watching the movie Veere Di Wedding seemed like a leaf out of their own book. A story of four flawed women battling their anxieties, insecurities and issues, while simultaneously smashing all stereotypes of the ideal Indian girl. Hell, the masturbation scene enacted by Swara Bhasker will go down in
history (okay, desi history) as one of the funniest masturbation scenes of all time.
Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
A Kareena Kapoor voicing her concerns about marriage and its humungous expectations? Yes! A Swara reclaiming her sexuality in her marriage? Yes, yes! A Mother Dairy aka Shikha Talsania talking about the toll motherhood takes on a woman? Yes, yes, yes!
Meanwhile a Sonam, who is a successful lawyer but is still somehow ‘incomplete’ to her mother because she isn’t yet married? Sad, and yet, too close to home, no?
A Tale of a Khatti-Meethi Friendship
Veere Di Wedding offers a nuanced take on female friendships, according to Aishwarya Iyer, environmental reporter at The Quint. “I think the best part about Veere Di Wedding is that it shows how friendship is not about being good (to each other) all the time”, says Iyer. Yes, how true is that!
Talking about legit friendships, here’s what else is legit. The troubles women go through, being enacted by top commercial actors!
Mums trying to set you up with random dudes? Check.
Crying over the hazy memories of an ex during a drinking session? Check.
Fretting over future in-laws and their bazillion expectations? Duh... Check! Check! Check!
Seriously, you won’t be able to count the number of instances where you’ll go, “Dude, that’s so me!”
While Sohini Guharoy, adds,
But films are made not out of scenes entirely, they are also about relatable characters.
Most Relatable Character
“Hands down, it was Shikha Talsania, dude,” says Iyer. “I love how the new mom says, ‘Tonight we will drink like dogs’, and then literally does just that”. “That takes guts”, she adds, while letting out a huge laugh.
So, there you have it, here’s a thank you to the Veere Di Wedding team, for gifting us the first mainstream masala coming-of-age film for desi women, that doesn’t shy away from discussing anything, whether it is orgasms, sex, or (heaven forbid) even motherhood troubles!