VEERE DI WEDDING
Director: Shashanka Gosh
Starring: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsani, Sumeet Vyas and Vishal Kini
Story: Nidhi Mehra and Mehul Suri
Balaji Motion Pictures, Anil Kapoor Films & Communication Network and Saffron Broadcast & Media Ltd’s VEERE DI WEDDING is a fun and entertaining film about friendship, relationships, love and emotions. The film is a story of four friends Kalandi Puri (Kareena Kapoor Khan) who has seen her parents’ broken marriage and hence does not believe in marriage but agrees to get married reluctantly when proposed by her boyfriend Rishab (Sumeet Vyas) with whom she is in a relationship for about 3 years , Avni (Sonam Kapoor Ahuja) is a divorce lawyer who really wants to get married; almost gets desperate to get married but does not want to have an arrange marriage, on the other hand her mother Neena Gupta wants her to settle down quickly, Shakshi (Swara Bhasker) is a head strong, unapologetic, flamboyant wealthy brat and is struggling with a divorce and constantly keeps on hearing the unhealthy remarks from the aunties staying nearby but she doesn’t care and Meera (Shikha Talsania) is a mother who has eloped herself from her family to get married to a foreigner named John. The film does not provide any lectures on feminism but is rather a fun and an entertaining watch.
Technically the film is good, music goes with the flow of the film, the film is shot stylishly, writing wise all the four characters are given pivotal roles, though Kalandi is the central character, the other three characters would not be missed for a single second. But having said, that the movie has absolutely zero conflict. It is one of the most easy going scripts where all the leads get into frivolous little problems and get out of them with much ease. No issue looks or feels big enough and all the running around seems pointless especially in the second half. The other major issue in the movie is the way it takes forever to get to the end when you can see solution for the four leading ladies’ problems from a mile and an half away. Another bummer is missing out on the much popular song Tareefan from the movie entirely.
Performances wise Kareena Kapoor Khan is terrific as Kalandi, Sonam Kapoor looks very natural and delivers a candid performance, she is admirable in her performance of being the most messed up girl among the four. Swara Bhasker is wonderful in her portrayal. Shikha Talsania is brilliant as Meera, she never hits a false note, she brings believability in her role, also the way she delivers her one liners are hilarious most times. All the other actors including Sumeet Vyas play their role nicely.
As a director Shashanka Gosh has wonderfully brought the societal lag and a woman’s tryst with the custodians of the so called culture driven society is a treat to watch.