Veere Di Wedding Review

Kareena Kapoor is Kalindi Puri, hesitant about marriage because she has seen how her parents fought and fought.


Sumeet Vyas is Rishab Malhotra who lives with her in Sydney but because he's 'desi' he wants to marry her. Kalindi says yes and the two fly to India for the wedding.


Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is Avni, a divorce lawyer (her mum is played by the gorgeous Neena Gupta) who dreams of getting married having kids and doing the whole family thing. Of course she's going to go through men like a sieve (and teenagers in the theater are going to squeal and scream because a lad returns her undies to her!) (grown ups will roll their eyes many times at the predictability of it all)


Swara Bhaskar plays Sakshi Soni, the rich girl who owns a Bentley, is a motormouth, but is having a hard time in her marriage because her husband catches her (Insert many squeals from teenagers here). And yes, the trope is well played.


And as all movies go, you need a friend who is extra-large so the writers can bung in politically correct things about not body shaming someone. But Shikha Talsania carries her role rather well, despite being called 'Mother Dairy' by her unkind friend.


And if this much predictability wasn't enough, you have to add Manoj Pahwa and Ayesha Raza as Rishab's OTT parents who are part of a large OTT family. There's glitter and gota and shiny lights and sequined dresses! That dress was the funnest thing I have seen in a Hindi film. One star for Kareena Kapoor for wearing it. And for sitting on the moon with Sumeet Vyas.


The other super scene, that earns it own half star is the child imitating the mother scene. It goes on for too long, but it's fun.


One half star for the beautiful red quilt in Bhandari's room. He's too wonderfully sleazy to have such good taste. I expected a Formula One or an English Premier League quilt.


Despite the predictability of the whole wedding, 'problems' these poor little rich girls have (which can only be solved by girlfriends and a trip to foreign lands), the film comes across as real when in the last twenty minutes the pieces of these platinum edged puzzle pieces begin to fall into place.


Of course Kareena Kapoor is delicious and an amazing actor. She holds this trope bazaar together. In the end, love wins and there's a wedding and more partying and more boozing...

Four friends come together as grown ups when one of them, Kalindi, decides to get married. The couple thinks it will be a small, intimate do, but it turns out to be a great Indian over the top shindig. The friends find their troubles magnified under the glitter and after lots of boozy nights and days discover how love triumphs all. You want to facepalm several times but it's all frothy and bubbly as Champagne... (2.5) - Manisha Lakhe


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