Veere Di Wedding
The boys have had fun in movies like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’ and ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’. Well, why should the girls be left out. This week releases ‘Veere Di Wedding’ (not to be mistaken with the Pulkit Samrat starrer). The promos gave us shades of ‘Sex and the City’. Is this ‘wedding’ worth attending….lets find out.
Story & Screenplay
Veere Di Wedding follows the story of four friends, each one with conflicts, who meet up when one of them is about to get married. The good news is this is no ‘Sex and the City’. The bad news is almost everything else. The story is unapologetic but lacks the punch. The screenplay is all over the place and keeps meandering before getting to the point. However, I enjoyed the climax(no pun intended) and would reserve a few brownie points for it.The music is good with the loudest cheers reserved for the ‘Badshaah’ number. Director Shashanka Ghosh who last directed the Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Khoobsoorat’, blows a bit hot and cold here. The direction is average at best.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
Well the performances save the day to an extent. If a few jokes land then you have got to thank Sumeet Vyas and his impeccible timing for it. Kareena Kapoor Khan post her maternity carries on from where she had left and it is a pleasure watching her onscreen. Sonam Kapoor is average. Shikha Talsania is quite natural on screen. But my pick of the 4 is Swara Bhaskar who is a bomb while on screen. The rest of the ensemble cast do a fair job.
Veere Di Wedding for me is an opportunity missed. There would be a few people who would find the proceedings relatable, sadly I didn’t but this ain’t the main issue. A better story would have worked wonders!
There would also be a section of people who would watch this film for the lovely dresses and the makeup of the four girls. Well, what can I say, to each his own. Good luck with the viewing.