Movie: Veere Di Wedding
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Producer(s): Rhea Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Anil Kapoor
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Rarely in Indian cinema do we see a film which has a plethora of female characters that have no qualms at all about cussing, discussing sex toys or even indulging in acts of self-gratification on the screen (Yes, you read that right! This happened in a HINDI mainstream film!), which, goes without saying, came as a pleasant surprise to us when we got a chance to see the upcoming Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania-starrer Veere Di Wedding!
Talking about the concept of the film, it’s nothing really new, to be fair. It is that of four friends dealing with love, life, marriage and heartbreak. The plot is that of an ensuing marriage between Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Rishabh (Sumeet Vyas) and the hidden truths and skeletons that get unraveled along the way. But, what sets this film truly apart is the girl gang that is at its heart. As we have mentioned before already, there’s no holding them back! Kareena, Swara, Shikha and of course, Sonam, could be seen delivering their best performances as a group of long-term bum chums who would just discuss everything under the sun.
While, courtesy the nature of the characters and the stars who have stepped into their shoes, the individual performances are incredibly nuanced, they do lack a bit of the depth of character, which we believe, could have been easily thrown into the mix. A major part of this film is about the conversations between the “veeres” and as a result of that, it may seem that the story isn’t moving forward, but we guess we get the intention behind Shashanka Ghosh’s decision of keeping things the way he has. As a result, these characters, including that of High Jack star Sumeet Vyas, come across as extremely relatable and we are certain that at some point, you’re bound to think “Yes, I totally get what you’re going through, girl!”
All in all, the film is one emotional roller-coaster of a presentation which has the kind of characters that could come across as the most relatable ones till date. Despite a couple of setbacks, Veere Di Wedding is undoubtedly a must watch!
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