Veere Di Wedding
Typical story, yet not-so-typical protagonists, Veere Di wedding, after all those male starring friendship flicks (yes, I'm intending to mention ZNMD, Dil Chahta Hai etc), comes with an unwonted energy with four female protagonists. The childhood best buddies have an unbreakable bond of friendship wherein come what may, they stand tall and strong for each other while having each otherâ€™s back. Premising on the same concept comes this unconventional coming of age film starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania.
The story begins with the leading ladies graduating from their school and promising while cheering to the friendship they have had. It introduces to the audience the individual family issues, following which comes the shift to the current day when Kalindi (Kareena) invites her Veeres to her wedding.
Exactly how the trailer shows, the story is nothing different. It is the story of Kalindiâ€™s marriage, who dreads it for a fear hailing from the disturbed marriage of her parents, while her pals help her to deal with the chaos and raucous in the family ceremonies.
This story is a breakthrough from a typical multi female starrers, who typically hound for a single man. It is a fresh and a way better take to the relationship between women while people, commonly, stereotype women to have weak connections with other female counterparts.
This film is not here to give a message, it is not here to enlighten the audience with some lingering thought at the end of it. It is just a light entertainer which intends to have its audience pleased and delighted at the end of it.
It is not one of those chick flicks at the end of which youâ€™ll have ennui striking. Although it has a language of its own, it has the girls swearing time and again along with some bold dialogues, yet you are entertained for the most of it.
Unlike my usual reviews, letâ€™s have the women be talked about separately in the film.
Kareena Kapoor Khan:
This woman steals the show every time she comes to sight. Her looks, her talent and her shear presence, she can give anyone a run for the money. She is one of those actors who can work with the contemporaries in the same screen and still cast her charm or even have a man with double her age and have the audience mesmerised with her oomph.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja:
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has quite a different role here. Unlike her roles that typically show her outgoing, extroverted and uninhibited, the character she plays portrays as a reserved, cultured and a valued woman who thinks it is wrong to kiss a man before marriage.
The boldest woman of the four, the uninhibited, carefree, impetuous and an alcoholic who, for the most part of the film has alcohol in her hand and swears pouring out her mouth. This has been a drastic shift from Swaraâ€™s choice of characters and well, I would not keep away from eulogising her for the acting. While her character is not one of those women one would want to idealise, which is time and again shown with the neighbours in the colony gossiping, she is one of the most brazen of all.
She come across as the sweetest and the most fun of all. Hers is a bubbly character who would charm the audience with her punjabiness amidst all. Her character has all the emotions from that of complete laughter to the charmingly sweet to one of the emotional portions whenever she sees her detached grandfather. She has my special mention for she has been able to impress every member of the audience.
The director has projected a great mix of the fun and emotionally driven halves. It has an adult certificate, so Iâ€™d recommend the children to be kept away for some of the dialogues.
In my opinion, Veere di wedding deserves 3.5 out of 5 stars!