Veere Di Wedding has received decent to mixed reviews from critics. The average rating is 2.72 from the total 12 reviews.
Avg Rating: 2.72/5
On the whole VEERE DI WEDDING has a bold theme that defies stereotypes and delivers a shock value. At the box office, the multiplex audience and the youth [especially female] will patronize the film in a big way. Watch it for all the fun and madness created by the four leading ladies.
The film will surely make a certain section of audience uncomfortable but it’ll cater the remaining of them. It’s entertaining in parts & falls under the one-time-watch category. All said and done, Veere Di Wedding is entertaining but only in parts. Good looking people reveal their messed up life & it might find a connect but with a very limited range of audience. Kareena Kapoor Khan has looked like a million dollars!
Net net, Veere Di Wedding is a fun ride, which squeezes past its creaky tropes and partial squelchiness by some smart casting choices, and perky performances. And lines which connect. ‘Shaadi toh foundation hai jhagde ki’, says a character, and I found myself chuckling. As did many people around me.
Veere Di Wedding is impactful especially because the lead quartet are enjoying themselves even while their film remains an unapologetic commentary on the lives of women in this setting. They are funny, these four.
In its own subtle way, Veere Di Wedding also tries to subvert the male dominant stereotype but these moments are so few and far between that you almost miss the point. It may be a buddy comedy but it is not among the best in the genre, not even top five.
It's being hailed as a female buddy flick and the girls are open about drinking, having flings and discussing sex, which by and large is taboo in our films, so it's brave in that sense. But it has nothing to do with women empowerment. Once you accept that and watch the film you are in for a crazy ride. Yes, there are loopholes in the story but then it never professed to be taken seriously. It's pitched as a comedy and one needn't always find logic in the fun.
Even as a desi version, operating from the belief system that these are real regular women we know with relatable issues - sexless marriages, over intruding in-laws, paranoid-about-shaadi parents, the narrative crawls towards a climax that looks hurried. Girls love a great love story, a happy ending we could awww for; but the union of lovers in the end don’t have that effect. There’s no one you really end up cheering for, nothing that makes you mushy. I won’t call it a waste but it’s a one-time watch, which doesn’t really require a trip to the theatres.
The film is not Pyaar Ka Punchnama (from the woman’s perspective), rather it's a woman version of Dil Chahata Hai or a Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. VDW is an easy, breezy, one-time watch. If you are a fan of happy and convenient endings, then this popcorn entertainment is your dose for the weekend.
If you are not looking for radical departures from norm and are happy watching a film that seeks to blur gender expectations without shaking the boat too much, Veere di Wedding could pass muster. Does it give you your money's worth? It does. Does it break new ground? Fat chance.
Veere Di Wedding is unapologetic and brash in its message that women can have as much fun as men, if not maybe a little more! Watch it for the all girl ensemble cast that delivers a knockout punch with their performance.
On the whole, Veere Di Wedding has taken a flying start and it will keep everyone smiling despite the fact that a section of the audience will be critical of the content. In commercial terms, this one will turn out to be a richly rewarding proposal.
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