Veerey Ki Wedding Movie Review: Has Numerous ‘now-what-was-that’ Moments
Hero chases goons in Connaught Place [Delhi] and stops their van with some gravity defying action. Enraged, goons come out. Next thing that you see, hero is landing punches on each one of them. So far so good. The only trouble, this is now happening in front of Qutub Minar! Now this is what makes you exclaim 'now-what-was that', reason being that Connaught Place and Qutub Minar are 14 km apart! Veerey Ki Wedding is that kind of film! Agreed that such 'masala' entertainers are expected to be devoid of any kind of logic whatsoever. So you don't really mind when there are many such moments in the film. This means even though Satish Kaushik's fast food shop has a different name from the outside, inside you just can't miss 'Haldiram' written all over, right on the menu card as well. Okay, so these are minor things and can still be ignored if the story engrosses you. Unfortunately that doesn't happen either as the film's storyline meanders all over. One moment it is about good hearted Pulkit Samrat who is in love with pretty girl Kriti Kharbanda and goes painting the town red singing 'Mind Blowing'. Another moment it is about his elder cousin brother Jimmy Sheirgill who is finding 'pyaar mein dhokha' at every given juncture. This isn't all as there is a stray love story of an elderly couple thrown in as well. While you still try to make sense of what the film is trying to convey and Vijay Raaz too tries his best to help the audience understand that by means of his voiceover, there is a weird Utpal Dutt influence thrown in as well. So Satish Kaushik keeps going 'eeeshh' whenever someone utters the word 'Prabhu' in front of him. You really want to know why? Well, actually you don't! Nonetheless, the film keeps moving ahead in an episodic format which means Pulkit comes, he goes, then Jimmy comes, and then he disappears and then suddenly in the second half both of them go and Veerey Ki Wedding becomes all about Satish Kaushik. Since a film needs to have a duration of two hours, there is another tangent introduced, this time of a 'doodhwaala' entrepreneur who operates out of Delhi and London, also drives land mafia and has a history of 'chori', 'dacaiti' and 'loot maar', while managing to speak well in English. You are getting the gist, right? So what still keeps the film going? Well, Jimmy Sheirgill tries his best to keep a straight face during most of his scenes, Pulkit tries to indulge in some 'herogiri' while Kriti plays natural. Moreover, the sequence leading to the interval point has reasonably good dramatic quotient and then there are some good 80s style kicks and punches in the climax. Well, Veerey Ki Wedding is that kind of film!
Release Date : 09 March 2018
Director : Asshu Trikha
Genre : Comedy , Romance