Published by Sanket Porwal
Okay, this movie does not claim to embrace feminism or guide people about what feminism really is. So for the love of god, spare this film from any of those kind of expectations.
It is crafted as a fun, breezy, urban timepass about 4 friends who happen to be women. The film has a surprisingly easy camaraderie at display and they all come across as genuinely best friends. The characters are pretty well divided with each one of them giving some sense of at which direction each of their lives are heading. There are some genuinely funny moments too. Even some one-liners keep coming at every few minutes just so that the film’s buoyant narrative is maintained. So far so good.
But a film can only entertain for so long with just humor especially when half the film is infused with drama. And here comes the film’s problem. All the drama in the film feels just like a drama, and no more no less. The director really fails to keep up with the characters’ arc when he is switching to even relatively tender scenes. The issues the characters go through will feel first-world but I am not the one to complaint. And I am a Zoya Akhtar fan for crying out loud! But if you are selling me characters with problems which are largely self-inflicted then you need to do it in a way which can’t be just casual. Also it is very very difficult to digest that in one scene these girls have what seemed to me as a major fallout and in next 3-minutes they are in Phuket for a holiday. Some nuances, please!
My other problem is its over-bombarded production values. Every single second of the film, every single frame is shouting and howling about it’s perfectly pieced together frills. Even a Zoya Akhtar film has these frills but she never let them take away the essence of the story.
The songs are good. The dialogues are partially good. The story is very weak although slightly balanced by the screenplay.
Kareena Kapoor really brings her experience to the foray. She gets her act just right and coasts along easy. Sonam Kapoor also enjoys her part. Swara and Shikha make their presence felt and even get the standout moments.
Veere Di Wedding is all kitchen fun. The humor, good performances and its breezy vibe will help you sustain the film even while the superficial sentimental value will drive the cringe. It is that film which you will not mind watching once and forgetting it the moment you step out.
Rating : 2 / 5 (Average)