Over the years, we have seen many films revolving around friends and invariably, the lead cast has been masculine-from Dil Chahta Hai to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which is why Veere Di Wedding starring Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania and others, comes across as a breath of fresh air. But does the film prove to be worth a watch on the big screen?
Kalindi Puri (Kareena) is a commitment-phobic woman in a relationship with Rishab (Sumeet Vyas). When Rishab proposes marriage and Kalindi reluctantly accepts, it sets the stage for a reunion with her childhood pals Avni (Sonam), Meera (Shikha) and Sakshi (Swara). While Kalindi suffers from an acute case of commitment-phobia, the three pals too have their own set of problems and how the quartet deal with their issues over the duration of the wedding preps, forms the rest of the plot.
Kareena is obviously the central character of the story as the plot revolves around her and Bebo has done full justice to her character. Sonam has done a decent job while Swara and Shikha too have lent able support. Sumeet Vyas is dependable enough as is the rest of the cast. The chemistry between the four leading ladies is way too good and it’s a sheer delight to watch the four women have a blast with gleeful abandon.
If you are familiar with the hit TV show ‘Sex And The City’, you will find many parallels between the characters of the film and that of the show. However, having said that, ‘Veere Di Wedding’ is an entertaining fare with the right amount of humour and dramatic sequences. The dialogues are quite contemporary, urbane and relatable and you will find yourself chuckling in many scenes. Another point in its favour is the way the film has been shot- the frames are quite beautiful and vibrant and colourful.
However, on the flip side, the film does has its share of clichés and may come across as ‘more on style and less on substance’ for few. Also, at times, the cussing seems more to create shock value than for anything else. Nevertheless, ‘Veere Di Wedding’ is an entertaining fare, that one would enjoy with his/her gang of pals.