Veere Di Wedding
Four girls in search of their true love. However, their friendship does have its consequences.Wikipedia
Veere Di Wedding Reviews
...a two-hour film that frequently feels like a fashion spread sprung to life. I had faint memories of Veere Di Wedding just hours after watching the film because it’s largely contrived and forgettable. I’m going with a generous two out of five. It’s an opportunity missed.
The four 'veeres', Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor), Avni (Sonam Kapoor Ahuja), Sakshi (Swara Bhaskar) and Meera (Shikha Talsania)—are a solid bunch despite their riches and girlish squeals and their entitled troubles.
Friends are the new family. Weddings are now as much about parents giving away the bride as they are about friends entrusting her to a man they approve of. Veere Di Wedding gets this fantastic bond right, and gives us four dramatically different kinds of women with agency and spirit. Nobody stands in the way of their decisions. Some girls will always choose to argue, just as some mothers will always choose to harangue. We haven't seen these ladies on screen before, and they will serve as an awakening. India could do with an alarm call. Sometimes we need a movie to tell us what an orgasm means.
At two hours and fifteen minutes, Veere Di Wedding is an engaging film which is let down by its flaws. It is a film that could have been so much more.
In its own subtle way, Veere Di Wedding also tries to subvert the male dominant stereotype but these moments are so few and far between that you almost miss the point. It may be a buddy comedy but it is not among the best in the genre, not even top five.
VDW is an easy, breezy, one-time watch. If you are a fan of happy and convenient endings, then this popcorn entertainment is your dose for the weekend.
Kareena's restraint around the wedding hysteria bubbling around her, Sonam's airheaded optimism, Swara's crackling profanity and comfort for innuendoes and Shikha's talent for naughty wit comes together to say it's not a big deal for women to talk and do as they please.If only Veere Di Wedding actually believed it too.
The four leading ladies break the proverbial glass ceiling with their sexy stilettos. We’ve rarely seen women on screen who are so uninhibited about their life, sexuality and desires. In that respect, ‘Veere Di Wedding’ is a brave effort indeed. This film will find an appeal with the younger generations who can relate to the discussions and dilemmas of these veeres.
In terms of humour, “Veere Di Wedding” works well, but it stutters when it comes to the emotional conflicts, which feel unreal and contrived. The sets are opulent, the costumes are expensive and these characters all live in the rarefied bubble that is Delhi high society.
It's being hailed as a female buddy flick and the girls are open about drinking, having flings and discussing sex, which by and large is taboo in our films, so it's brave in that sense. But it has nothing to do with women empowerment. Once you accept that and watch the film you are in for a crazy ride. Yes, there are loopholes in the story but then it never professed to be taken seriously. It's pitched as a comedy and one needn't always find logic in the fun.
Everything is so rosy and pretty in Veere Di Wedding that all the issues are needlessly amplified to build a sense of drama and conflict. The brazen and unapologetic behaviour seen here extends to the number of product placements thrown into the film. The sisterhood of Dilliwali girlfriends for all their rebellion and nonstop whining and profanities ultimately seek validation in the most conventional way. Veere Di Wedding emphasizes on the need to make mistakes and learn from them. The makers are guilty of not following the diktat.
All said and done, Veere Di Wedding is entertaining but only in parts. Good looking people reveal their messed up life & it might find a connect but with a very limited range of audience. Kareena Kapoor Khan has looked like a million dollars!
...has a bold theme that defies stereotypes and delivers a shock value. At the box office, the multiplex audience and the youth [especially female] will patronize the film in a big way. Watch it for all the fun and madness created by the four leading ladies.
In sum, this is not entirely unwatchable. Only, in trying too hard to play it cool, the whole experience comes across as somewhat pretentious.
Kareena, Sonam, Swara, Shikha play relatable non-conformists in a fun buddy flick...
Veere Di Wedding has taken a flying start and it will keep everyone smiling despite the fact that a section of the audience will be critical of the content. In commercial terms, this one will turn out to be a richly rewarding proposal.
Audience Reviews for Veere Di Wedding
Hardly does it even bend its clichés... Pathbreaking is just really far away. We thought that the strong female-bonding film has come. We have the first female 'Dil Chahta Hai' after 18 long years. What we do get is every Bollywood masala entertainment musings but even a message. And no, four female friends sitting in one's couch don't always talk 'Men are bloody dogs'.
Veere Di Wedding looked so much fun. I thought we have finally got a female version Dil Chahta Hai with a Sex and the City rehash. But when I left the theatre, I was utterly exhausted. The girls do get the show well for most of the time I was into the film, but there is just too much of 'blabbering' rather than actually 'echoing' boldness. However, the film gets a thumbs up from my side because it celebrates warmth between these girls, and their sisterhood has been elevated in the film. It's a drag in the second half, but what stays with you is the light-and-breezy first half.
The problem with 'Veere Di wedding' in major is that these cussing and drinking and never-giving-a-fuck women do have independent spirits, written with seasonings and tempestuous flavors. But all is let down by at below average story-telling by Shashanka Ghosh, who, after the stunning 'Khoobsurat', ultimately lets us down.
This film is no fairytale of women. It might entertain to some extent, but that's just too slow. I am going with 2 stars for the film with an extra half for the film's girl band, making it 2.5 stars out of 5 for 'Veere Di Wedding'.0September 27, 19
In a modern world full of chaos, Shashanka Ghosh's four protagonists try to find harmony in their relationships, both familial and external. Highlighting their journey through deft realism and contrived drama is what she manages in her comedy drama Veere Di Wedding, after being on a four-year hiatus to mourn the failure of the 2014 debacle Khoobsurat. In a hackneyed story that has been sampled in countless art forms before, Kareena Kapoor plays Kalindi, a young, chic woman who is about to get married to her boyfriend (Sumeet Vyas) of 2-3 years JUST because he proposed to her with a diamond ring. Introspecting her decision through the days before her nuptials along with her equally chic three friends who are confused but more (sexually) frustrated than her, Kalindi fights her familial issues and inner doubts that are mostly triggered by the blanket controlling of her beau's family in everything that she does, including the wardrobe. Director Ghosh should be lauded for crafting an indomitable chick-flick in Bollywood despite the trite nature of the story and the unnecessary hyperbole. For instance, the controversial masturbation scene involving Bhaskar's character is the most unoriginal thing in the film, which makes me doubt both Ghosh's and the writers' (Nidhi Mehra and Mehul Suri) intentions behind making this. There are many more scenes that come across as exaggerated, which although are hilarious, could have been soaked with realism to make the film not look like an exercise in man-hating and namesake destruction of the patriarchy. (Wonder what's the deal here, after the recent Lipstick Under My Burkha (2017) by Alankrita Shrivastava that also depended on exaggeration and far-right feminism!?) Nonetheless, there are a lot of great things to appreciate here: from Kalindi's gay uncles to the incredible performances of Bhaskar, Sonam Kapoor, and Shikha Talsania to the portrayal of men (Vyas's and Vishwas Kini's (fantastic performance) characters) to the free dialogues that bring out the best in the film. It's a well-made film even if we disregard the conspicuous and therefore poor placement of ads in the film for HSBS, Uber, and Gulmohar Lane. Plus, if you notice, all the books (in the bookshelves) in the film look irritatingly unnatural. I'm a 100% sure that these books were borrowed in bulk from a nearby sale (those 300 rupees per KG book sale shops that have cropped up these days) and stashed in the shelves because never have I seen the books of Bill Bryson, Wilbur Smith, and Danielle Steel in a single room; it just cannot and should not happen. What an amateur work by whoever designed the production set. Enough with the digression; Veere Di Wedding is overall a good effort for a comedy chick-flick and surely paves the road for more such films. Regarding it as crass just because you don't get the point that Ghosh tries to make makes you a hypocrite. TN.0June 10, 18
Veere Di Wedding, an all-girl ensemble comedy, by Shashanka Ghosh, had all the potential for being another wonderful film on friendship like that of Dil Chahta Hai, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, but it turns out to be a disappointing take on friendship, life, love, relationships etc. It could have been really a beautiful film, if the focus was on how females bond with one another as well as with the male fraternity, their relationship issues, challenges in lives, their sense of insecurities and of course the girlie-chill-out moments. But Shashanka focused on marriage of one of the protagonists, and touched upon others’ marital / single status. The world is changing, girls’ lives are no longer revolving around just marriage, there is more to their lives, I wish, these moments were also captured. Even the girls’ friendships are showcased at a very shallow level; the depth of female bonding is absolutely missing. Shashanka did try to showcase marital conflicts, gay relationships, parents / elders’ conflicts with children, breaking of relationships due to ego hassles, losing trust in relationships due to witnessing failed relationship of parents or in and around. But none of these were handled with depth. The characters certainly seem real with them being dysfunctional, not so perfect; but shallowness in the screenplay did not do justice to the characters. Occasionally it did appear that the film is picking up, but it did not sustain for long. Even the conflicts introduced in the film were not given much attention. Veere Di Wedding misses a great opportunity to be a masala entertainer and a blockbuster.
The four protagonists’ lives, all four have distinct characters and their own struggles: Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor) is being proposed by Rishabh (Sumeet Vyas) and Kalindi accepting the same after much of reluctance. She is unable to believe in the institution of marriage in spite of saying yes to Rishabh. Shikha (Meera Sood), mother of a child, is still struggling to accept the changes in life, when a baby is born and also struggling to come to terms with the fact that her marriage was not accepted by her family. Avni (Sonal Kapoor), a divorce lawyer, who desperately wants to get married, but finds it overbearing to deal with her mother (Neena Gupta) who keeps on pestering her to look into Bharat Matrimony profiles and to get married. And Sakshi (Swara Bhaskar), who had a lavish wedding but now heading towards divorce. Sakshi finds it difficult to handle the gossipmonger aunties and also discuss with her parents, although non-interfering, regarding failure of her marriage.
All four of them get together when Kalindi (fondly known as Kalu) declares her marriage with Rishabh. What happens thereafter, how they stand for one another, how they question one another’s belief system, how they hang out together etc. take the story ahead.
It misses a great opportunity to be a masala entertainer and a blockbuster.0June 04, 18
This film clearly shows the flaws in concept of feminism in modern world.2June 01, 18