Rating : 3/5
Star Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar, Shikha Talsania
Director : Shashanka Ghosh
Producers: Rhea Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
Veere di Wedding’s greatest premise is that it doesn’t pretend to be progressive. It is progressive in the popular sense of the term. Childhood friendships that carry on till adulthood and grow stronger is the film’s premise and the four girls bond like bro’s and stick together through the ups and downs in their lives. Fiercely protective of each other, they share an equal relationship – they are all treated with equal importance by the script.
No, they don’t pretend to be like men – they are all women who bond as one strong gang staying feminine and different versions of feminine.
There are no hidden secrets between the girls and the audience is included in their soul talk – the audience is engaged to be part of their lives.
The characters are women in varying degrees of relationships – Kareena Kapoor Khan looks radiant and shines in her role as the soon-to-be-bride and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja as a divorce lawyer fits into her role with ease. Shikha Talsania plays mom to a.toddler and Swara Bhaskar plays a divorcee.
While Sonam and Kareena add the star quality to the film, both Swara and Shikha enhance Veere Di Wedding with their nonchalance and endearingly brash roles.
The old world order of on- the- face- opulence is challenged in favor of realistic /individual choices – the wedding scene for instance. For a change, we also see women making the move in love instead of the men ( as is cliche).
The 2nd half drags a bit and the script bundles everything up as compared to the first half.
And yes, the swear words are intact except in the English subtitles!