Post the huge success of Raazi, Veere Di wedding is the second female centric hit in the last one month. Read our review to find out if the movie is worth the hype.
Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Shikha Talsania, Swara Bhaskar, Manoj Pahwa, Vivek Mushran, Sumeet Vyas
Producers: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Written By: Nidhi Mehra, Mehul Suri
Music: Shashwat Sachdev
Running Time: 125 mins
The movie revolves around Kalindi Puri(Kareena Kapoor) & her gang of girls – Avni Sharma(Sonam Kapoor), Sakshi Soni(Swara Bhaskar) & Meera Sood(Shikha Talsania). It story starts off with the main characters passing from school & give some insight about their traits, post which the story zooms ahead by 10 years. Kalindi is marriage phobic & lives in Sydney, but when her live in BF-Rishabh proposes to her she agrees to marry him. Sakshi Soni is an alcoholic, whose marriage to a London based NRI is on the rocks. Avni is now a divorce lawyer & is looking for her prince charming to get married. Meera is married to a caucasian man with a kid. Meera’s father has disowned her for marrying outside her faith. All the girls get together for Kalindi’s marriage in India. Kalindi’s mother has since died & her father is married to another woman. Her parents never had a happy marriage. This has led to Kalindi becoming commitment phobic. Will the commitment phobic Kalindi be able to beat her inner demons & get married? Will Sakshi be accepted by her parents for walking out on a marriage in just 6 months, when her dad spent 3.5 crores on her marriage? Will Meera’s father ever accept her & her son? Watch the movie to find out!
The movie is a slap on the faces of people who said a movie revolving around a gang of girls can’t be fun. The movie may had been inspired from Sex & The City but the similarities aren’t too many. We may hate Kareena for over exposing in the media thanks to her over active PR, but one can’t deny the fact that she is talented(click here to read more. She plays her role convincingly. Her performance is subtle & luckily not OTT. Sonam Kapoor is decent in her role as the uptight lawyer. She has definitely improved a lot in the past few years. But the best lines of the movie are mouthed by Swara Bhaskar & Shikha Talsania. Their comic timing is excellent. The double entendre jokes had us in splits. The masturbation scene involving Swara is not as explicit as one would imagine. The girls are not as slutty as the ones in Sex & The City either. Yes, they do mouth hindi & english expletives, but that’s that. The girls do know when & where to draw the line. The movie is a true representation of the urban, strong, independent females of India today. Calling it a path breaking film in terms of the way the woman have been portrayed will not be too far from the truth. Director Shashanka Ghosh has to be credited for portraying women in new light. The background score is one of the best we have heard in a mainstream movie for a long time.
Despite the running time being just around 2 hrs, we did find our mind wander. The script should have been stronger. While the background score is excellent, the songs are not that great. Not a single song stayed with us post exiting the theatre.
Veere Di Wedding is a movie you can enjoy with your gang of friends & families alike. We suggest you not to watch it with your granny though!
Our Rating: (3.5 / 5)